Professor Yvonne Troya is the founding legal director of the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic (MLPS), a project of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, & Health Policy. MLPS is a collaboration between UCSF and UC Hastings College of the Law whereby law students work closely with medical providers to provide holistic legal care for older adult patients. MLPS is one of very few geriatric medical-legal partnerships in the country and has been recognized in the New York Times for its innovative approach to legal services for older adults. In Fall 2015, MLPS expanded its services to represent geriatric veterans seen at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
Yvonne previously served as a Supervising Attorney in the Health Practice of the East Bay Community Law Center, a clinic of UC Berkeley Law School. While there, Yvonne worked in two medical-legal partnerships serving low-income adults with HIV/AIDS and families seen at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She was also involved in the planning of a law school-based medical-legal partnership in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Yvonne holds a J.D. from UC Berkeley Law and her B.A. in Biology and Latin American Studies from Bowdoin College. She is fluent in Spanish and French.
B.A., Biology and Latin Studies