Melissa Yuan-Innes / Melissa Yi / Melissa Yuan

Melissa Yi, also known as Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes, studied emergency medicine at McGill University in Montreal. She was so shocked by the patients crammed into the waiting area, and the examining rooms without running water, that she began to contemplate murder. And so she created Dr. Hope Sze, the resident who could save lives and fight crime.  She appeared on CBC Radio’s Ontario Morning and recently had so many print interviews that an addiction services counsellor said, “I see you in the newspaper more often than I see you in the emergency room.”

Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes applied to medical school mostly because she wanted to save lives, but also because she’s nosy. Medicine is a fascinating and frustrating window into other people’s lives. She shares her sometimes painful, occasionally hilarious stories in The Medical Post, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and in her essay collections The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World, FIfty Shades of Grey’s Anatomy, and Broken Bones.

As Melissa Yuan, she writes children’s and middle-grade books for ages ranging from kindergarten through middle-school.

Doctor-wise, Melissa has worked as far north as Ivujivik, Quebec also the northernmost village in a Canadian province. Nowadays she stays closer to home, running codes in Eastern Ontario. She’s cheerfully married to her high school sweetheart, with two loud and loveable children and a Rottweiler shepherd. She loves stories, yoga, blading, sustainable fashion, laughter, intelligence, and random craziness.

Melissa Yuan-Innes, author


audiobook-The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World by Melissa Yuan-Innes

Audiobook-The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World

The Gift of Christmas Anthology

The Gift of Christmas

The Emergency Doctor's Pain-Free Back by Melissa Yuan-Innes, M.D.

The Emergency Doctor’s Guide to a Pain Free Back

Buddhish: Exploring Buddhism in a Time of Grief by Melissa Yuan-Innes, M.D>

Buddhish: Exploring Buddhism in a Time of Grief

Your Baby is Safe by Melissa Yuan-Innes

Your Baby Is Safe: an Illustrated Book For Anybody Who Has Loved and Lost a Little One

The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World by Melissa Yuan-Innes, M.D.

The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World

Fifty Shades of Grey's Anatomy by Melissa Yuan-Innes, M.D.

Fifty Shades of Grey’s Anatomy

The Unfeeling Wannabe Surgeon by Melissa Yuan-Innes, M.D.

The Unfeeling Wannabe Surgeon

The Unfeeling Doctor, Unplugged by Melissa Yuan-Innes, M.D.

The Unfeeling Doctor Unplugged

Apples, Broccoli & Rats with Islands by Melissa Yuan-Innes, M.D.

Apples, Broccoli & Rats with Islands

Eat Right and Get a Dog by Melissa Yuan-Innes, M.D.

Eat Right and Get a Dog

Code Blues by Melissa Yi

Code Blues

Notorious D.O.C. by Melissa Yi

Notorious D.O.C.

Terminally Ill by Melissa Yi

Terminally Ill

Stockholm Syndrome by Melissa Yi

Stockholm Syndrome

Human Remains by Melissa Yi

Human Remains

Broken Bones by Melissa Yuan-Innes, M.D.

Broken Bones

Italian School of Assassins by Melissa Yi

The Italian School for Assassins

Mr Chef & Ms Librarian by Melissa Yi

Mr. Chef & Ms. Librarian

Dancing Through the Chaos by Melissa Yi

Dancing Through the Chaos

The Popcorn Prophecies by Melissa Yuan

The Popcorn Prophesies

Popcorn Girl in Like by Melissa Yuan

Popcorn Girl in Like

Wolf Ice Cover by Mellissa Yi

Wolf Ice

High School Hit List by Melissa Yi

High School Hit List

Max's Magic Hat by Melissa Yuan

Max’s Magic Hat

Max et son chapeau magique by Melissa Yuan

Max et son Chapeau Magique

Dr. Dry Eyes by Melissa Yuan-Innes, M.D.

Dr. Dry Eyes

Death Flight cover by Melissa Yi

Death Flight

Cover for Graveyard Shift by Melissa Yi

Graveyard Shift

Cover for Scorpion Scheme, Hope Sze Medical Crime Novel by Mellisa Yi

Scorpion Scheme

Cover for White Lightning by Melissa Yi

White Lightning

Cover for Crime Never Takes A Holiday, A mystery anthology, edited by Paty Jager

Crime Never Takes A Holiday

Cover for The Knowledgeable Lion, a book of poetry by Melissa Yuan-Innes. Features a lion staring out among dry grass

The Knowledgeable Lion

woman wearing a surgical mask and hair net. On the mask is written: Hell hath no fury like a surgeon scorned. Cover copy: Melissa Yi, Derringer Award finalist. The Shapes of Wrath, a Hope's Seven deadly Sins Thriller

The Shapes of Wrath

Cover image for Whispers 2023 Windtree Press Anthology. Edited by Paty Jager


Cover for book Sugar and Vice by Mellissa Yi. Hope's Seven deadly sis thriller 2: Gluttony. Depicts a person face down with a giant pink donut and sprinkles covering most of her body.

Sugar and Vice