Dr. James J. Yue was most recently the co-chief of the orthopaedic spine surgery section at the Yale School of Medicine 2002-2017. He was also the founder and director of the ACGME Yale Spine Fellowship in which he trained over 25 national and international spine fellows. He is currently in private practice as a member of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists where he focuses his attention on the treatment of spinal disorders. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery in the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine Quinnipiac University. He completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA where he received an A.B. degree with Magna Cum Laude honors in biology. He completed his medical school training at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, IL and orthopaedic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland, in Cleveland, OH where he worked closely with Dr. Henry Bohlman. He completed two post residency fellowships, the first at the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore, MD (Trauma and Spine Trauma Surgery) and the second at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK under the supervision of Mr. John K Webb and Mr. John O’Brien (Spinal Surgery).
He has been the Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator on a number of FDA and non FDA clinical trials for disc replacement, motion sparing, and endoscopic spine surgery clinical trials. He has been Chair of the Education Committee for the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) and IITTSS spine societies. He is currently president of the IITTSS spine society and the AMA CPT delegate for ISASS.
He has published and presented over 100 scientific articles and abstracts and published 2 major spinal surgery textbooks. He is a journal reviewer for several international spine surgery journals.