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

  • SURG 5000

    Basic Clkshp in Surgery Core
  • MEDI 5088

    Medical Scholars Program
  • SURG 5375

    Plastic Reconstruct Surg Extn.
  • RSUR 5000

    Surgery
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I
  • OBMP 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology 3
  • OBPR 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology III
  • RSUR 5004

    Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • SURG 5100

    Basic Clkshp in Surgery SS
  • BMCC 5201

    Craniofacial Complex
  • SURG 5002

    General Surgery Research
  • OBMP 8002

    Topics in Oral Biology 2
  • OBPR 8002

    Topics in Oral Biology II

Teaching Interests

Complex pediatric and craniofacial conditions

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Innate Lymphoid Cells in Human Milk, 2018
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Venous Thromboembolism Incidence and Management Following Craniofacial Surgery, 2017
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Thyroxine Exposure Effects on the Cranial Base, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Increased Innate Lymphoid Cells in Periodontal Tissue of the Murine Model of Periodontitis: The Role of AMPK and Relevance for the Human Condition, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Whole-body vibration mimics the osteogenic and metabolic effects of treadmill exercise in leptin receptor-deficient mice, 2017
    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