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James R. Yu, MD

James R. Yu, MD

Locations

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance - One City


Details

  • Medical School
    Pennsylvania State University Medical School
  • Residency
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Fellowship
    Barnes - Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Certifications
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Biography

Dr. Yu graduated from The Pennsylvania State University's Medical School in Hershey, PA, in 1999. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2004, and a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2005. He joined Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance in August 2005.

He holds bachelor of engineering degrees in biomedical and electrical engineering from Duke University. This engineering background provides an unique understanding of the biomechanics and principles involved in orthopaedic surgery. In addition to foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Yu is particularly interested in orthopaedic trauma surgery, arthroscopy, and complex deformity corrections involving the lower extremity.

Dr. Yu is a member of the medical staff at Saint Thomas and Baptist Hospitals. He has articles published in major medical journals, as well as co-authored presentations given at national and international meetings.