James B. Yu, MD

Specialty

Radiation Oncology

Conditions & Treatments

Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Brain Metastases, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Eye Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Genitourinary Cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, Kidney Cancer, Melanoma, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Renal Cancer, Testicular Cancer


Phone
(203) 200-2000
Accepting New Patients

Biography

James Yu, MD, MHS, is the director of Yale Medicine’s Prostate & Genitourinary Cancer Radiotherapy Program. A radiation oncologist, Dr. Yu specializes in treating genitourinary cancers—such as kidney, bladder and prostate—, central nervous system cancers and cases requiring Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery.

“We treat our patients with state-of-the-art, evidence-based care that takes into account not just their medical condition, but their values and goals,” he says. “Using advanced technology, such as the Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™, we can protect as much of the patient’s brain as possible.  This maximizes our patients’ ability to think and function. I tell patients that our treatments try to keep ‘you being you’ for as long as possible.”

An associate professor of therapeutic radiology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Yu also conducts research on ways to use radiotherapy treatments to improve outcomes for cancer patients. “We need to push the field ever forward and not be satisfied with merely prolonging survival,” says Dr. Yu. “I think radiosurgery will play a role in this. As systemic therapies improve and our ability to control microscopically disseminated disease improves, noninvasive ablative therapies will become ever more important.”

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine

Locations

Smilow Cancer Hospital

35 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519

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Fax
(203) 785-4622

Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center

230 Waterford Pkwy S
Waterford, CT 06385

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Fax
(860) 271-4947

Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center

111 Goose Lane
Shoreline Medical Center
Guilford, CT 06437

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 737-1281

Education & Training

Education

Yale University;University of Michigan Medical Center

Internship

California Pacific Medical Center

Residency

California Pacific Medical Center;Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare