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James Yu, MD

Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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James Yu, MD


James B. Yu MD, MHS, is a professor and Executive Vice Chair of radiation oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Yu specializes in treating genitourinary cancers (such as kidney, bladder, and prostate) and central nervous system diseases, such as brain tumors. Dr. Yu is an expert in Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery, and treats cases with the advanced technology that maximizes outcomes and minimizes side effects. When working with patients to develop their unique treatment plans, Dr. Yu takes into account not only their individual medical conditions, but also their unique values and treatment goals.

Dr. Yu’s research interests are in the use of large population-based data to evaluate disparities, trends and comparative effectiveness of modern cancer care. Additionally, he is interested in clinical trials that compare new radiation techniques and technology to improve the quality of life of patients with genitourinary cancers and central nervous system disease.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Michigan Medical School