James B. Yu, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Director, Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Radiotherapy Program

Departments & Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology: Central Nervous System Radiotherapy | Prostate & Genitourinary Radiotherapy | Spine Radiosurgery

Faculty Research

Gamma Knife Center

General Adult Urology

Radiation Oncology

Radiobiology and Radiotherapy

Yale Cancer Center: COPPER Center | Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program | Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Yu is the director of genitourinary cancers radiotherapy and co-director of the gamma knife program for the department of Therapeutic Radiology at the Yale School of Medicine. As a former Yale Center for Clinical Investigation scholar and member of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale, Dr. Yu’s research centers on the comparative effectiveness of new radiation technologies and how these new technologies are adopted nationally. Dr. Yu is currently a Senior Editor of the journal Practical Radiation Oncology, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology - Clinical Cancer Informatics, Journal of Surgical Oncology, and Oncology (Williston Park).

Education & Training

MHS Yale University, Masters of Health Science (2014)
MD University of Michigan Medical School (2004)
BS Yale University (1999)
Chief Resident Yale School of Medicine
Resident Yale New Haven Hospital
Intern California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Board Certification AB of Radiology, Radiation Oncology (2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • Population Research PrizeYale Cancer Center (2013)

  • Seattle Prostate Brachytherapy Fellow American Brachytherapy Society (2009)

  • Young Oncologist Essay AwardAmerican Radium Society (2008)

  • Research and Education Foundation Research GrantRadiological Society of North America (2008)

  • Roentgen Resident Research AwardRSNA (2008)

  • University of Michigan Medical School Commencement Class Speaker (2004)

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Contact Info

James B. Yu, MD, MHS
Patient Care Location
Yale Therapeutic RadiologySmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
Yale Therapeutic RadiologyHunter Building
15 York Street, Ste HRT 138

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Therapeutic RadiologyPO Box 208040
New Haven, CT 06520-8040

Curriculum Vitae

Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale