Biography & Education


"To me, the best treatment plans are a balance between evidence based medicine and compassionate, individualized care. To provide a high standard of care, I am relentless in assuring that patients have received the required follow up care or instructions. I am passionate that patients be provided the highest quality of surgical care possible."

Dr. Yu has been in surgical practice in Portland, Oregon since 1997. He graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine where he also started and completed residency training in General Surgery. He also completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

His practice interest includes all aspects of General Surgery. As an Endocrine Surgeon, he has a strong interest and expertise in the management and treatment of Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal disorders. As a Surgical Oncologist he has a particular interest and proficiency in the management and treatment of melanoma, breast disorders, intra-abdominal malignancies and soft tissue tumors.

When he is not working he enjoys cycling, traveling, cooking and snowboarding.

Areas of expertise

Melanoma Surgery, Thyroid & Parathyroid Disease, Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer Surgery, General Surgery

  • BA, Biology and Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1986
  • MD, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, 1990
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, San Francisco, CA, 1995-1997; 1990-1993
  • Fellow, Surgical Oncology, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Surgery Branch, Bethesda, MD, 1993-1995
  • English
  • Mandarin

Care Locations

The Oregon Clinic-Portland Surgeons
5050 NE Hoyt St.
Suite 651
Portland , OR 97213
Fax 503-935-8701


Board Certifications
  • Surgery - general