Jennifer Yu, MD, MPHS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Expertise


Specialty Areas


  • Transplant Surgery
Education

Degrees


Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2012

MPHS: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2015

BS: Biomedical Engineering, Applied Science (Chemical Engineering), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2008

Residency


General Surgery Residency, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2012-2020

Fellowship


Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 2020-2022

T32 Surgical Oncology Clinical Research Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 2014-2017

Professional Memberships


American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Association for Surgical Education
Association of Women Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery

Awards and Honors


  • 2020-2021, Clinical Educator of the Year Award, Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2020-2021, Gregorio A. Sicard Teaching Fellow Award, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • 2020, Eugene M. Bricker, MD, Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • 2019, Keith D. Amos, MD, Memorial Award, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • 2019, Top Ten Finalist, Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery, American College of Surgeons
  • 2018, Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, Association for Surgical Education
  • 2017, 2019, Resident of the Year, Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2016, 2019, Top Ten Finalist, American College of Surgeons Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching
  • 2012, Dr. Harvey Butcher Prize in Surgery
  • 2012, AMWA Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement
  • 2012, Alpha Omega Alpha, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2011, William A. Peck Scholar in Medicine
  • 2010, American College of Physicians Physical Diagnosis Award
  • 2008, Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Washington University in St. Louis
  • 2007, Tau Beta Pi, Washington University in St. Louis
Research

Publications


  • Yu J, Gao F, Klimberg VS, Margenthaler JA. ABO blood type/Rh factor and the incidence and outcomes for patients with triple-negative breast cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2012 Oct; 19(10): 3159-64.
  • Yu J, Al Mushawah F, Taylor ME, Cyr AE, Gillanders WE, Aft RL, Eberlein TJ, Gao F, Margenthaler JA. Compromised margins following mastectomy for stage I-III invasive breast cancer. Journal of Surgical Research. 2012 Sep; 177(1):102-8.
  • Greenspon J, Yu J, Warner BW. Late volvulus of an intrathoracic gastric pull-up. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2012 Apr; 47(4):792-4.
  • Yu J, Brown D, Kodner IJ, Ray S. Looking beyond the crystal ball: An ethical dilemma in advance directive implementation in multidisciplinary patient care. Surgery, Volume 158, Issue 5, November 2015, 1389 – 1394.
  • Yu J, Olsen MA, Margenthaler JA. Indications for Readmission Following Mastectomy for Breast Cancer: An Assessment of Patient and Operative Factors. – Oral Presentation, Missouri Chapter ACS 48th Annual Meeting. 5/2015; Lake Ozark, MO. – Poster Presentation, Society of Surgical Oncology, 2016 Annual Cancer Symposium. 3/2016; Boston, MA.
  • Choi PM, Yu J, Keller MS. Missed injuries and unplanned readmissions in pediatric trauma patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27839721.
  • Madubata CC, Liu Y, Goodman MS, Yun S, Yu J, Lian M, Colditz GA. Comparing treatment and outcomes of ductal carcinoma in situ among women in Missouri by race. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Dec;160(3):563572. PubMed PMID: 27771840.
  • Yu J, Colditz GA. Defining Issues in the Study of Process or Quality Improvement Versus Implementation Science. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Dec;102(6):1774-1775. PubMed PMID: 27847032.
  • Yu J, Carlsson NP, Colditz GA, Goodman MS, Chang SH, Margenthaler JA. Guideline Adherence in Screening Mammography: Behavior Patterns in Commercially-Insured U.S. Women. – Oral presentation, 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. 2/2017; Las Vegas, NV.
  • Yu J, Rendulic M, Olsen MA, Cyr AE, Margenthaler JA. Outpatient vs. Inpatient Mastectomy: An Analysis of Patient Factors in U.S. Women with Breast Cancer. – Oral presentation, 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. 2/2017; Las Vegas, NV.
  • Yu J, Liu XY, Margenthaler JA, Colditz GA, Goodman MS, Chang SH. Association of Annual Mammography Screening with Healthcare Costs Following Breast Cancer Diagnosis. – Oral presentation, American Society of Breast Surgeons 18th Annual Meeting. 4/2017; Las Vegas, NV.
  • Yu J, Olsen MA, Cyr AE, Margenthaler JA. Impact of Patient and Operative Factors on 30-day Revisits Following Outpatient Mastectomy. – Poster Presentation, American Society of Breast Surgeons 18th Annual Meeting. 4/2017; Las Vegas, NV.
  • Yu J, Elmore LC, Cyr AE, Aft RL, Gillanders WE, Margenthaler JA. Cost Analysis of a Surgical Consensus Guideline in Breast-Conserving Surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Aug; 225(2):294-301.
  • Tan WH, Yu J, Feaman S, McAllister JM, Kahan LG, Quasebarth MA, Blatnik JA, Eagon JC, Awad MM, Brunt LM. Opioid Medication Use in the Surgical Patient: An Assessment of Prescribing Patterns and Use. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 May 7. pii: S1072-7515(18)30331-4. PubMed PMID: 29746919. – Oral presentation, 7th Annual Patient Safety & Quality Symposium (Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine). 3/2017; St. Louis, MO.
  • McEvoy AM, Poplack S, Nickel K, Olsen MA, Ademuyiwa F, Zoberi I, Odom E, Yu J, Chang SH, Gillanders WE. Cost-effectiveness analyses demonstrate that observation is superior to sentinel lymph node biopsy for postmenopausal women with HR + breast cancer and negative axillary ultrasound. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Sep;183(2):251-262. doi: 10.1007/s10549-020-05768-2. Epub 2020 Jul 10. PMID: 32651755.
Locations

Hospital Affiliations


Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At


Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite B, 12th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-362-2820
Fax: 314-362-4197

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Contact


To request an appointment with Dr. Yu, please call 314-362-2820.