Yu Yanhong, female, born in Shaoyang of Hunan province in October 1962, is of the Han ethnic group. She joined the Communist Party of China in September 1993. Yu started her career in August 1983.
Yu holds a master’s degree and a PhD in medicine. She is a professor, chief physician and was selected as a candidate of the New Century National Hundreds, Thousands and Tens of Thousands Talents Project.
From September 1978 to August 1983, Yu studied at the medical department of Hengyang Medical College; from August 1983 to August 1985, she worked in the department of obstetrics and gynecology of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Hengyang Medical College; from August 1985 to August 1988, she pursued her master’s degree in obstetrics and gynecology at the medical department of Hunan Medical University.
After graduation, Yu served as deputy director and director of the department of obstetrics and gynecology in the First Affiliated Hospital of the First Military Medical University, and then as director of the department of obstetrics and gynecology and vice-president at the Southern Hospital of the Southern Medical University.
From September 2004 to June 2007, Yu studied at the department of pathology and pathophysiology as an on-the-job postgraduate at the Southern Medical University and received her doctoral degree in medicine.
From July 2008 to April 2013, Yu worked as vice-president of the Southern Medical University; from April 2013 to February 2018, she served as deputy Party secretary and president of the Southern Medical University.
From September 2016 to January 2017, Yu took part in training for young and middle-aged officials at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee.
In January 2018, she became vice-governor and member of the Leading Party Members' Group of the Guangdong provincial government;
As of June 2018, Yu was appointed as a member of the Leading Party Members' Group of the National Health Commission and the secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group and deputy director of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Yu is also a delegate to the 19th CPC National Congress.