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Jung U. Yoo M.D.

  • (503) 418-9888
    • Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Dr. Yoo joined the department in 2004 as professor and chairman. His clinical interest is spine surgery.  His research interests include enhancing the success of spine fusion and the engineering of new bone and cartilage from patients' own stem cells.

  • Residency:

    • Orthopaedic surgery, Case Western Reserve University, 1986-1990
  • Fellowship:

    • State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY, 1990-1991
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993. Recertified 2014.


  • "Review of harrington rod treatment of spinal trauma" Spine  1993
  • "Influence of anterior cervical plate design on dysphagia" Journal of Spinal Disorders October 2005
  • "Mechanics of anatomic reduction of thoracolumbar burst fractures" Spine  1993
  • "Risk factors for the development of perioperative complications in elderly patients undergoing lumbar decompression and arthrodesis for spinal stenosis" Spine January 2007
  • "Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in anterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery" Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology  2014
  • "Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis and Its Relation to Back Pain Among Older Men" Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism October 2011
  • "Cell Sources for Cartilage Tissue Engineering"  February 9 2006
  • "Commentary" Spine Journal September 1 2014
  • "In vitro chondrogenesis of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells" Experimental Cell Research January 10 1998
  • "Comparison of lumbar sagittal alignment produced by different operative positions" Spine August 1 1996
  • "Stem cell based tissue engineering for meniscus repair" Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials May 2008
  • "Augmentation of Rabbit Posterolateral Spondylodesis Using a Novel Demineralized Bone Matrix-Hyaluronan Putty" Spine November 1 2003
  • "Enhancement of pedicle screw fixation through washers" Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research  2002
  • "Incidence of second cervical vertebral fractures far surpassed the rate predicted by the changing age distribution and growth among elderly persons in the United States (2005-2008)" Spine April 20 2013
  • "A biomechanical analysis of atlantoaxial stabilization methods using a bovine model" Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research  1993
  • "Cyclic hydrostatic pressure enhances the chondrogenic phenotype of human mesenchymal progenitor cells differentiated in vitro" Journal of Orthopaedic Research  2003
  • "Popliteal artery injury associated with total knee arthroplasty" Journal of Arthroplasty  2014
  • "Ascorbate-enhanced chondrogenesis of ATDC5 cells" European Cells and Materials July 2006
  • "A quadripotential mesenchymal progenitor cell isolated from the marrow of an adult mouse" Journal of Bone and Mineral Research  1999
  • "Prevalence of degenerative changes of the atlanto-axial joints" Spine Journal February 1 2015
  • "Temporal exposure to chondrogenic factors modulates human mesenchymal stem cell chondrogenesis in hydrogels" Tissue Engineering - Part A. February 1 2011
  • "Perioperative complications of combined anterior and posterior cervical decompression and fusion crossing the cervico-thoracic junction." Spine December 15 2008
  • "Delayed fracture of fibular strut allograft following multilevel anterior cervical spine corpectomy and fusion" Spine August 2006
  • "Effect of cervical spine motion on the neuroforaminal dimensions of human cervical spine" Spine  1992
  • "Posterior fixation without debridement for vertebral body osteomyelitis and discitis" Neurosurgical Focus  2014
  • "Augmentation of spinal arthrodesis with autologous bone marrow in a rabbit posterolateral spine fusion model" Spine March 1 1999
  • "The success of anterior cervical arthrodesis adjacent to a previous fusion" Spine July 15 1997
  • "Lumbar spondylolisthesis among elderly men" Spine May 2010
  • "Back pain, neurogenic symptoms, and physical function in relation to spondylolisthesis among elderly men" Spine Journal October 2010
  • "Hyaluronan-based polymers in the treatment of osteochondral defects" Journal of Orthopaedic Research September 2000

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