Dr. Yu is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist and a UW clinical assistant professor. Her clinical interest is in comprehensive eye care including dry eyes, blepharitis, cataracts and cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetes in the eye and macular degeneration.

She was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She earned her bachelor’s degree with highest distinction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She attended Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis and earned her Ph.D. in molecular biology and her M.D. Following her transitional internship at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis she returned to Washington University School of Medicine to complete her residency in ophthalmology.

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Undergraduate Education: BS, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan, 1995
Medical School: MD, Washington University School of Medicine, 2002
Post Graduate Education: PhD, Molecular Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, 2002
Internship: Transitional, Forest Park Hospital, 2003
Residency: Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, 2006
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2008
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

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Academic Interests 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Yu’s clinical interests include comprehensive eye care, including cataracts and cataract surgery, dry eyes, blepharitis glaucoma, diabetes in the eye and macular degeneration.

Research Focus

Dr. Yu’s research focuses on cataracts and cataract surgery.


Yu JT, Culican SM, Tychsen L. Aicardi-like chorioretinitis and maldevelopment of the corpus callosum in congenital lymphocytic choriomeningitis. J of AAPOS 2006 10(1): 58-60.

Yu JT, Apte RS. A case of intravitreal silicone oil migration to the central nervous system. Retina 2005 25(6):791-793.

Yu JT, Foster RG, Dean DC. Transcriptional repression by RB-E2F and regulation of anchorage-independent survival. Mol Cell Biol. 2001 21(10):3325-35

Weber JS, Jang W, Simin K, Lu W, Yu J, Meisler MH. High resolution genetic, physical, and transcript map of the mnd2 region of the mouse chromosome 6. Genomics 1998 54(1):107-15.

Griffith AJ, Burgess DL, Kohrman DC, Yu J, Blaschak J, Blanton SH, Boehnke M, Hecht JT, Overhauser J, Meisler MH. Localization of the homolog of a mouse craniofacial mutant to human chromosome 18q11 and evaluation of linkage to human CLP and CPO. Genomics 1996 15:43(3): 299-3

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