James R. Yu, M.D.

James R. Yu, M.D.



Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

Undergraduate:
- Duke University, Durham, NC (B.S.E. - Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, 1993)


Medical School:
- Pennsylvania State University Medical School, Hershey, PA (M.D. - 1999)


Residency:
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN (2004)


Fellowship:
- Foot and Ankle Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2004-2005)


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 West and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospitals. He has articles published in major medical journals, as well as co-authored presentations given at national and international meetings.


Outside of medicine, most of his time is spent with his wife, Dr. Erin Yu, and their family. He enjoys fly-fishing, building custom fly rods, and turkey hunting.


Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners


Patient Testimonial

  • My daughter, Jaden, dancing en pointe as Clara in the Nutcracker just a few years after Dr. Yu performed surgery to remove an extra bone in her foot. If you have any questions about the skill of Dr. Yu; a picture is worth a thousand words. What the picture does not show is the level of compassion and patient education he showed through the whole process!

    Thank you, Dr. Yu.

    - Bart Stewart