Jung U. Yoo M.D.

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Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (600 Ratings, 254 Comments)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine
  • Revision Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spine
  • 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.


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.


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (600 Ratings, 254 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 14, 2019

    Very organized and quick

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Positive. Good info. Listened. Responded in terms I understood.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    He helped me though a difficult decision for surgery on my lower back.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Visit went great, got in early and Dr. very informative. Only issue for me is LOCATION!!!!!! Live 130 miles away and hate traffic but that is my issue.

  • Dec 08, 2019

    Dr. Yoo, is an excellent diagnostician and answered all of my questions.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Dr Yoo was extremely informative about my injury and my upcoming surgery

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Always on time, very professional, comforting and pleasant atmosphere from check-in to check-out.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    the only thing I would like that we did not get was a written report of what took place at the appointment. What I got off line was only a list of my meds.

  • Nov 02, 2019

    Dr Yoo is simply the best!!

  • Nov 02, 2019

    Visit was okay.

  • Nov 02, 2019

    I was extremely happy with the surgeon surgeon and with my care at OHSU I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you.

  • Oct 31, 2019


  • Oct 26, 2019

    Very thorough and very good doctor.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Dr Yoo was very helpful, explaining why I have new pain.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Dr. Yoo answered my questions and provided an outline of what I can expect in the future. My objective prior to recent surgery has been achieved.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Dr Yoo was thorough and patiently explained my condition and his recommendations for treatment. Overall a positive experience

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Dr. Yoo was very caring very knowledgeable. He had an assistant and a medical student with him and was very caring with them. I mean to educate them and I appreciated that . My sister was with me. She thought he was good too, and I am continuing my treatment as long as he asks me to come back. I'm awaiting his return feedback on my case. So I appreciate him. I appreciate the opportunity to say so and thank you for your call.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Dr. Yoo was very pleasant. He took the time to explain my problem including showing me my MRI. He also took the time to answer my questions and at no time did I feel like he was rushing me.

  • Oct 11, 2019

    Dr.Yoo is an Angel on Earth and fixed my back when I thought I'd always be in pain. I'll never be able to thank him enough! Kara Berent PA and the rest of his staff were incredible! Everything about my experience with OHSU has been amazing ... Thanks to all of you ( :

  • Oct 06, 2019

    we had a very good appt. w/ Dr Yoo last Friday! he has explained everything concerning [Name] back surgery. we appreciate that!

  • Oct 05, 2019

    Dr. Yoo is a very wonderful and talented doctor. He is very experienced and knows exactly what he's doing. He's great and tells you exactly how it's going. Thank you.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Knowledgeable, experienced, friendly .

  • Oct 03, 2019

    I saw Dr. Yoo after other orthopedic physicians had told me there was nothing that could be done to help my condition (adult onset scoliosis). Dr. Yoo told me there was something and offered to perform the surgery that has given me back my life. And I am no longer bent over and continuing to get worse. I feel very fortunate and grateful to Dr. Yoo and his team for the surgery they performed and the care they provided.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    He doesn't explain what he's going to do. He doesn't give you any idea any changes. Every time I come and see him. The thing is, I have no real information from him to make a decision on the surgery or not. And it's leaving me in limbo. I'm going to be searching for other opinions other hospitals because of the way he has treated me.

  • Sep 30, 2019

    Very professional/confident Great

  • Sep 29, 2019

    I had great feedback and excellent explanations of what my back and leg pain issue was that he felt he could help me with it. He gave me some options and I decided what I would like to do with his recommendations.I am very hopeful that the treatment I am going to receive with alleviate my pain.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Very efficient did not notice any slow down for how many people were using bld.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Didn’t have to wait very long after checking in . And seeing Dr Yop.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Dr. Yoo is absolutely amazing!!!!

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Hi. I've been very happy with my provider and would recommend him to anyone that needed his services. Thank you.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Really streamlined process for intake. Very professional and thorough.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Dr Yoo did a great job on my surgery. The results were instantaneous. Right after surgery I could tell by my first walk that the surgery was successful . My 2 follow up visits were great also. He answered all my questions and offered some good advice on other matters. My rehab is going well also. I would highly recommend Dr Yoo.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    I feel like Dr. Jung Yoo is an excellent practitioner, very thorough, very knowledgeable, and is an extremely good physician.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    My experience was absolutely fantastic.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    Dr. Yoo takes time, communicates well and always cares.I’ve known him for many years and he’s done my three surgeries. He’s consistently one of the best providers.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    It was a quick appt because he was running late. However I submitted the questions I forgot to ask through my chart which also allows communication.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    He was very patient with me and took a lot of time. Did not feel like he was trying to on to the next patient. Explained my health issue to me and is willing to work with me on my health issue.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    Dr Yoo had a very pleasant bedside manner. He was thorough with explanations and willingly answered our questions.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    The physician understood the diagnostic implications and provided the alternatives to treatment while respecting and realizing that another physician needed to be brought into the loop before a surgical solution could be decided upon.

  • Aug 31, 2019

    He was a great doctor that saved my back. I thought I'd be paralyzed, great doctor. Thank you very much.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with a provider who has finally directed me to begin a healthy recovery after a full year of other providers who were not addressing the symptoms and results of MRI, CT, X-rays and blood work. Dr Yoo answered all the questions I had for him and referred me to a provider who will begin my treatment!

  • Aug 23, 2019

    He's a super nice doctor, and he's a great doctor. I can tell he's just he's the pop, he knows everything about back. Thank you very much. Bye.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    Professional and Explains medical issues so we can understand. Very pleasant and polite presence Staff is also very kind and Professional

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Excellent Dr. YUU every visit is a pleasure

  • Aug 20, 2019

    I have had 3 back surgeries with Dr. Yoo. He is a caring, skilled physician and I have complete confidence in him.

  • Aug 17, 2019

    I was a great experience. I loved every second of it. I wish I could go back and get back surgery because I was out of it. I don't know what happened, but it was great. Love you guys. Bye.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Staff were professional and polite. Dr. Yoo was thorough and did not make me feel rushed. He took his time to explain his findings. I was very satisfied and felt like I was in caring hands.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Dr Yoo was very imformitave, answered my questions and with knowledge,he is kind and considerate. We felt relaxed and comfortable with his decision.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Very professional and met all expectations and needs. Timely. I felt respected and not condescended to (one of my primary issues with health care providers and hospitals in general).

  • Aug 12, 2019

    Dr. Yoo was the most incredible doctor that I have ever had experience with he his kindness and compassion was over a 10 and I felt very confident in him as my neurosurgeon and have recommended him already too many people. I need to have a neck surgery and I've already asked him if you'll do it. So I will well pleased with him as my doctor and my treatment at OHSU by the staff was absolutely amazing. It is the best experience I've ever had. So thank you all very much.