Jack Yu

Hatcher Chair in Surgery

Jack Yu

Hatcher Chair in Surgery

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Plastic Surgery

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

Bio

1982- DMD - University of Pennsylvania 1984 - MS - in Education, University of Pennsylvania 1985 - MD - University of Pennsylvania 1985 - 1991 - General Surgery Residency - Univ. of PA 1991 - 1994 - Plastic Surgery Residency - Univ. of PA 1993 - 1994 - Craniofacial Fellowship - Children's Hosp. of PA 1994 - Present - Medical Director, Craniofacial Center, MCG, Children's Hospital 1994 - Joined MCG - Assistant Professor, of Surgery 1998 - Associate Professor, of Surgery 2001 - Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery 2003 - Professor of Surgery 2005 - Endowed the Inaugural Milford B. Hatcher Chair

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Education

  • MD, Medicine University of Pennsylvania, 1985

  • MS, Education, General University of Pennsylvania, 1984

  • DMD, Dentistry University of Pennsylvania, 1982

Certifications

  • American Dental Association National Board of Dental Examination, 1982

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery American Board of Plastic Surgery, INC, 1996

  • PHY GA Board of Medical Examiners, 1994

  • PHYSICIAN GA Board of Medical Examiners, 1994

  • American Board of Surgery American Board of Surgery, 1996

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2019

  • Best Doctors in America Best Doctors, Inc., 2017

  • 2016 Exemplary Teaching Award Undergraduate Medical Ed, Medical College of Georgia, 2017

  • Certificate of Appreciation - Dedicated Service to SEEP Office of Student and Multicultural Affairs, 2016

  • 2015 - Golden Pen Winner Georgia Regents University & Georgia Regents Health System, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RSUR 5000

    Surgery
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I
  • CLCR 8016

    Cleft Palate & Craniofacial An
  • SURG 5375

    Plastic Reconstruct Surg Extn.

Teaching Interests

Complex pediatric and craniofacial conditions

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Cannabinoids as a Potential New and Novel Treatment for Melanoma: A Pilot Study in a Murine Model, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD IN A WORD (DOCUMENT), 2019
    Conference Proceeding
  • Innate immunity and oral microbiome: a personalized, predictive, and preventive approach to the management of oral diseases, 2019
    Other
  • Letter From the Editor, 2019
    Other
  • Whole Body Vibration-Induced Omental Macrophage Polarization and Fecal Microbiome Modification in a Murine Model, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Stem cells in diabetic nephropathy, Fractal and fast Fourier analysis of human cranial sutures, mathematical modeling of craniofacial morphogenesis, tissue dynamics, transduction of mechanical signals to biological effects, wound healing, application of anti-glycolytic agents in non-surgical treatment of head and neck cancers, and how bioenergetics are linked to cancer and aging.

Department Service

  • Laser Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • MCG Implementation Committee 2009 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • President Brooks A. Keel, Cabinet Member 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • President Ricardo Azziz - Cabinet Member 2014 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG Strategic Planning Committee 2013 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG Steering Committee 2012 - 2013

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Faculty Senate 2005 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Medical Associates Exective Committee 2014 - 2016

    Role: Chairperson
  • AUMA Foundation 2014 - 2016

    Role: Chairperson
  • AU Medical Associates - Strategic Planning Committee 2012 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Medical Associates - Committee on Business Operations 2012 - 2014

    Role: Chairperson

Professional Service

  • American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association 2011 - Present

    Role: Editor