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James J. Yue, MD

Dr. James J. Yue specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders.

Dr. Yue is the immediate past co-chief of the orthopaedic spine surgery section at the Yale School of Medicine which he directed from 2002-2017.

He has been the Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator on a number of FDA and non FDA clinical trials for disc replacement, motion sparing,  and endoscopic spine surgery clinical trials. 

He has published and presented over 100 scientific articles and abstracts and 2 major spinal surgery textbooks.  He is a journal reviewer for several international spine surgery journals.

He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Frank H. Netter Medical School at Quinnipiac University.

Primary Specialty

Additional Specialties

Trauma and Fractures
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Education and Training

  • B.A. Biology - Harvard University
  • M.D. Northwestern University School of Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Fellowship at the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital
  • Fellowship at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital

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Full Biography

Dr. James J. Yue was most recently co-chief of the orthopaedic spine surgery section at the Yale School of Medicine. He was also director of the ACGME Yale Spine Fellowship as well as the lead surgeon for motion sparing as well as endoscopic spine surgery. He completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA where he received an A.B. degree with Magna Cum Laude honors in biology. He completed his medical school training at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, IL and orthopaedic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland, in Cleveland, OH where he worked closely with Dr. Henry Bohlman. He completed two post residency fellowships, the first at the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore, MD and the second at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK under the supervision of Mr. John K Webb and Mr. John O’Brien.

He has been the Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator on a number of FDA and non FDA clinical trials for disc replacement, motion-sparing, and endoscopic spine surgery clinical trials. He is the Chair of the Education Committee for the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery and IITTSS spine society. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery in the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

He has published and presented over 100 scientific articles and abstracts and 2 major spinal surgery textbooks. He is a journal reviewer for several international spine surgery journals.

Associations

  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • International Society for Advancement of Spine Surgery: Chari Education Committee, Publication Committee; Chair Navigating Controversies in Spine Surgery Series; Director of Health Policy and Advocacy/AMA Delegate
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • North American Spine Society
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
  • The Herndon Alumni Orthopaedic Association
  • AO International Alumni
  • AO Faculty Member, Spine
  • AO Faculty Member, Trauma

Awards

  • 2019: Castle Connelly Best Doctor Award Metro New Haven Region
  • 2018: Gunnar B. Andersson Distinguished Service Award, International Society for the Advancement of Spine (2018)
  • 2018: Best Doctor Award Connecticut Magazine
  • 2017: Castle Connelly Best Doctor Award Metro New Haven Region
  • 2016: Castle Connelly Best Doctor Award Metro New Haven Region
  • 2016: Castle Connelly Best Doctor Award Metro Hartford Region
  • 2015: Beckers Spine Review Top 20 National Spine Leaders
  • 2014: NY Magazine Best Doctor in New York: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2007: NASS Debate Winner, Nucleus Replacement Session, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2003: Cervical Spine Research Society Young Investigators Award
  • 1999: Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award (Presented by Lisa Cannada)
  • 1998: Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award (Presented by Sean Churchill)
  • 1997: Ohio Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award
  • 1997: Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award
  • 1997: MetroHealth Medical Center Resident Research Award
  • 1996: Smith & Nephew/International Resident Research Finalist
  • 1995: Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award
  • 1995: MetroHealth Medical Center Resident Research Award

Research and Publications

TEXT BOOKS:

  • Motion Preservation Surgery of The Spine: Advanced Techniques and Controversies, eds J. Yue, R. Bertagnoli, McAfee, An. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA,
  • The Comprehensive Treatment Of The Aging Spine, eds J.J. Yue, R.D. Guyer, J. P. Johnson, T. Khoo,  S.H. Hochshuler. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.
  • Perioperative Pain Management for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery, eds, J.R. Reach, J.J. Yue, D. Nurayan et al, Oxford University Press, NY, NY, 2019.

CHAPTERS:

  • Yue JJ. Bone Grafting Techniques I: Anterior Iliac Crest Bone Graft Harvesting, Chapter 85, In Spine Surgery-Tricks of the Trade.  eds Vaccaro and Albert, Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, 2003, p. 206
  • Yue JJ. Bone Grafting Techniques II: Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Graft Harvesting, Chapter 86, In Spine Surgery-Tricks of the Trade, editors Vaccaro and Albert, Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, 2003, p. 207.
  • Panjabi M, Yue JJ, Dvorak J, Goel V, Fairfield TA, and White A: Cervical Spine Kinematics and Instability, In The Cervical Spine, 4th edition edited by Clark, Lippincott Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, 2004, pp. 56-64.
  • Erulkar J and Yue JJ:Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Trauma: Spinal Injury and Ballistics, 2005, AAOS Publisher, Rosemont, IL, Chapter 30, pp. 349-361.
  • Yue JJ and Bertagnoli R : Spine Techniques: Prodisc Disc Replacement Surgery, Chapter 158 Editors Kim, Vaccaro 2005, pp.1186-1191.
  • Yue JJ : Spine Techniques : Click-X Instrumentation, Chapter Eds Kim, Vacarro, 2005, pp. 937-949.
  • Yue JJ Garcia R: Active-L Lumbar (aesculap) Total Disc Arthroplasty, in Dynamic Reconstrution of the Spine Eds Kim, Cammissa, and Fessler, Thieme, Publishers NY, NY, 2005, Chapter 26, pp. 204-211.
  • Yue JJ Patwardan A: The treatment of Acute Low Back Pain. In Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Spine, AAOS Publishing, Rosemont, IL, 2005, pp. 281-287.
  • Bertagnoli R, Prewitt A, Yue JJ, Sabatino C: NeuDiscTM  Nucleus Replacement (Replication Medical, Inc), in Dynamic Reconstrution of the Spine. Editors Kim, Cammissa, and Fessler, 2005, Thieme, Publishers NY, NY, pp. 122-127.
  • Yue JJ, Garcia R. Active L-Lumbar Total Disc Arthroplasty, in Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine: Advanced Techniques and Controversies, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2007, pp. 346-52.
  • Yue JJ, Jaramillo, JJ: Disc Space Preparation Techniques for Lumbar Disc arthroplasty, in Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine: Advanced Techniques and Controversies, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2007, pp.305-308.
  • Yue JJ, Lawrence J: Indications and Contra-Indications for Lumbar Non-Fusion Surgery, in Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine: Advanced Techniques and Controversies, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2007, pp. 75-79.
  • Young T, Yue JJ, Prewett A: NeuDisc™ Artificial Lumbar Replacement   Nucleus, in Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine: Advanced Techniques and Controversies, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2007, pp. 411-416.
  • Yue JJ, Timm JP, Panjabi M: The Stabilimax NZ Posterior Lumbar Dynamic tabilization System, in Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine: Advanced Techniques and Controversies, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2007, pp. 476-482.
  • Yue JJ: Considerations for Spinal Arthroplasty in the Elderly and Osteoporotic, in Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine: Advanced Techniques and Controversies, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2007, pp. 720-724.
  • Delamarter R, Zigler J, Spivak J, et al Yue JJ: Five Year Results of the Prospective Randomized Multicenter FDA IDE ProDisc®-L Clinical Trial, Spine Journal, Vol 8 Issue 5, 62-63S, 2008.
  • Yue JJ: Osseofix Device, Chapter 37, in The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine, Elsevier,Philadelphia, PA, 2010, pp. 232-238.
  • Essig, D; Yue JJ: Laser and Ozone Decompression, Chapter 69, in The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2010, pp. 457-458.
  • Cai C, Yue JJ: Acupuncture and Treatment of Aging Spine Related Conditions, Chapter 20, in The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2010, pp. 110-114.
  • Huang, W, Yue JJ: Tai Chi and Qi Gong and other Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Treatment of Aging Spine and Chronic Pain, Chapter 21, in The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine, Elsevier,Philadelphia, PA, 2010, pp. 115-119.
  • Yue JJ, et al: Complexities of Single vs. Multilevel Cervical Disc Arthroplasty, Chapter 19 in DynamicReconstruction of the Spine, 2nd edition, Thieme, New York, NY, 2013, pp 145-151.
  • Yue JJ et al: “Multilevel Total Lumbar Disc Replacement, Chapter 56 in Dynamic Reconstruction of the Spine, 2nd edition, Thieme, New York, NY, 2013, pp 399-405.
  • Yue JJ: Lumbar Disc Herniation: Endoscopic Microdiscectomy, Chapter 13, in Decision Making in Degenerative Spinal Surgery: A Case Based Approach, Nova Science Pub Inc,  Hauppage, NY, 2015, pp. 195-199.
  • Yue JJ: “Lumbar Neurogenic Claudication: Causes and Pain Management Options” in Perioperative Pain Management for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery, Oxford University Press, NY, NY
  • Yue JJ: “Endoscopic Rhizotomy “ In Perioperative Pain Management for Orthopedic and Spine SurgeryOxford University Press, NY, NY, 2018
  • Yue JJ: “Analgesic Options for Spine and Back Orthopedic Surgery” in Post-Surgical Pain Management in Orthopaedic Surgery, PCI Books, West Islip, NY, 2018.
  • Yue JJ et al “Lumbar Arthroplasty” Essentials of Spinal Stabilization, to be published by Springer Science + Business Media. In press.
  • Yue JJ et al “SURGICAL TECHNIQUES: MINIMALLY INVASIVE DECOMPRESSION: Endoscopic Decompression”, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Surgical Techniques and Disease Management, 2e, Springer in press.

Appointments

  • Co-chief of the Orthopaedic Spine Surgery section at the Yale School of Medicine
  • Director of the ACGME Yale Spine Fellowship
  • Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator on a number of FDA and non FDA clinical trials for disc replacement, motion-sparing, and endoscopic spine surgery clinical trials
  • Associate Clinical Professor – Department of Surgery in the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University