James J Yue, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Co-Director, Orthopaedic Spine Service ; Director, Yale Spine Fellowship

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation: Fracture Problems | Membership | Spine Service (Orthopaedics)

Spine Center, Yale

Yale Medical Group


Dr. James J. Yue is co-chief of the orthopaedic spine surgery section at the Yale School of Medicine. He is 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 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.

Education & Training

MD Northwestern University Medical School (1992)
BA Harvard College (1988)
Resident University Hospitals of Cleveland
Fellow Queen's Medical Center
Fellow RA Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital
Board Certification AB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2001)

Honors & Recognition

  • Beckers Spine Review Top 20 National Spine LeadersBeckers Spine Review Top 20 National Spine Leaders (2015)

  • NY Magazine Best Doctor in New York: Orthopaedic SurgeryNY Magazine Best Doctor in New York: Orthopaedic Surgery (2015)

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Contact Info

James J Yue, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Orthopaedics/Spine ServiceYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 1st floor

New Haven, CT 06519
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
Orthopaedics - Milford
48 Wellington Road

Milford, CT 06461
Yale Spine Center1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 6th floor
New Haven, CT 06511
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
Mailing Address
Orthopædics and Rehabilitation Yale Physicians Building P.O. Box 208071
New Haven, CT 06520-8071

Curriculum Vitae

Research Image 1

Endoscopic Spine Surgery with laser and burr decompression