Jason W. Yu, MD, DMD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

Medical Schools:
  • DMD, Boston University Henry M. School of Dental Medicine (2006)
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2010)
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System Program (2007)
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery (2018)
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Chief Resident, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (2013)
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Craniofacial Surgery (2020)
  • New York University School of Medicine Program, Microsurgery (2019)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


  • Cho AM, Lopez J, Teven CM, Pourtaheri N, Do NTK, Jazayeri HE, Steinbacher DM, Blackwell KE, Ozaki W, Yu JW. Outcomes in Pediatric Maxillofacial Reconstruction With Vascularized Fibular Flaps: A Systematic Review. J Craniofac Surg. 2022 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35184106
  • Pourtaheri N, Peck CJ, Gowda A, Parsaei Y, Allam O, Patel VK, Park E, Yu J, Lopez J, Steinbacher DM. Perceived Age and Personality Profiling after Orthognathic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Jul 1;150(1):146-154. PubMed PMID: 35575641
  • Teven CM, Gupta N, Yu JW, Abujbarah S, Chow NA, Casey WJ 3rd, Rebecca AM. Analysis of 20-Year Trends in Medicare Reimbursement for Reconstructive Microsurgery. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2021 Oct;37(8):662-670. PubMed PMID: 33634443
  • Salibian AA, Bekisz JM, Frey JD, Nolan IT, Kaoutzanis C, Yu JW, Levine JP, Karp NS, Choi M, Thanik VD. Comparing outcomes between stacked/conjoined and non-stacked/conjoined abdominal microvascular unilateral breast reconstruction. Microsurgery. 2021 Mar;41(3):240-249. PubMed PMID: 32997369
  • Yesantharao PS, Lopez J, Reategui A, Jenny H, Najjar O, Yu JW, Yang R, Manson PN, Dorafshar A, Redett RJ. Combined Symphyseal and Condylar Fractures: Considerations for Treatment in Growing Pediatric Patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Jul 1;148(1):51e-62e. PubMed PMID: 34076622
  • Kantar RS, Berman ZP, Diep GK, Ramly EP, Alfonso AR, Sosin M, Lee ZH, Rifkin WJ, Kaoutzanis C, Yu JW, Ceradini DJ, Dagher NN, Levine JP. Hepatic Artery Microvascular Anastomosis in Liver Transplantation: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 Jan;86(1):96-102. PubMed PMID: 33315357
  • Yu JW, Wong FK, Thompson KM, Aycart MA, Francis A, Labow BI, Upton J, Taghinia AH. Overcoming Microsurgical Anastomotic Challenges in Supercharged Pedicled Jejunal Interposition for Pediatric Esophageal Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Aug;9(8):e3780. PubMed PMID: 34667706
  • Jazayeri HE, Lopez J, Pourtaheri N, Lee KC, Peck CJ, Best DL, Yu JW, Gosain AK, Peacock ZS, Edwards SP, Steinbacher DM. Clinical Practice Trends and Postoperative Outcomes in Primary Cleft Rhinoplasty. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2021 Sep 22;:10556656211032196. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34549628
  • Kaoutzanis C, Yu JW, Lee ZH, Davary A, Fleisher KE, Levine JP. Mandibular Reconstruction with Free Fibula Flap for Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Patients with Multiple Myeloma. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Oct;8(10):e3186. PubMed PMID: 33173694
  • Yesantharao PS, Lopez J, Reategui A, Najjar O, Yu JW, Pourtaheri N, Redett RJ, Manson PN, Dorafshar A. Open Reduction, Internal Fixation of Isolated Mandible Angle Fractures in Growing Children. J Craniofac Surg. 2020 Oct;31(7):1946-1950. PubMed PMID: 32804826
  • Flannery KM, Yu JW, Resnick CM, Evans FM. Bradycardia and asystole during temporomandibular joint reconstruction. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 Oct;30(10):1146-1148. PubMed PMID: 32741014
  • Lee ZH, Alfonso AR, Ramly EP, Kantar RS, Yu JW, Daar D, Hirsch DL, Jacobson A, Levine JP. The Latest Evolution in Virtual Surgical Planning: Customized Reconstruction Plates in Free Fibula Flap Mandibular Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Oct;146(4):872-879. PubMed PMID: 32590512
  • Yu JW, Rifkin WJ, Lee ZH, Borab Z, Alfonso AR, Thanik VD, Levine JP. Does Laterality of Lower Extremity Donor Site Affect Outcomes in Microvascular Soft Tissue Lower Extremity Reconstruction?. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 May;36(4):289-293. PubMed PMID: 31994158
  • Lee J, Yu JW, Lee ZH, Levine JP, Jacobson AS. Alexis Retractor: Institutional Experience of Its Applications in Head and Neck Surgery and Review of the Literature. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2020 May;57(5):656-659. PubMed PMID: 31960710
  • Padwa BL, Yu JW. Discussion: Challenges in the Successful Reconstruction of Cleft Lip and Palate: Managing the Nasomaxillary Deformity in Adolescence. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Mar;145(3):604e-605e. PubMed PMID: 32097324
  • Yu JW, Frey JD, Thanik VD, Rodriguez ED, Levine JP. The Rich Get Richer: Osseous Chimeric Versatility to the Anterolateral Thigh Flap. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 Mar;36(3):171-176. PubMed PMID: 31652481
  • Jazayeri HE, Khavanin N, Yu JW, Wu B, Payne E, Mundinger GS, Patel KB, Peacock ZS, Villa MT, Dorafshar AH. Variability in Current Procedural Terminology Codes for Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Reconstruction: A National Survey. J Craniofac Surg. 2020 Jun;31(4):996-999. PubMed PMID: 32168130
  • Ramly EP, Yu JW, Eisemann BS, Yue O, Alfonso AR, Kantar RS, Staffenberg DA, Shetye PR, Flores RL. Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis in Pediatric Patients With Craniofacial Differences: Causes, Recurrence and Clinical Outcomes. J Craniofac Surg. 2020 Jul-Aug;31(5):1343-1347. PubMed PMID: 32176014
  • Teven CM, Yu JW, Zhao LC, Levine JP. Extended medial sural artery perforator free flap for groin and scrotal reconstruction. Arch Plast Surg. 2020 Jul;47(4):354-359. PubMed PMID: 32252207
  • Yu JW, Xu W, Wink JD, Wes AM, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA. Strabismus in Unicoronal Craniosynostosis: Effect of Orbital Dysmorphology and Fronto-Orbital Advancement and Remodeling. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Feb;145(2):382e-390e. PubMed PMID: 31985648
  • Frey JD, Yu JW, Cohen SM, Zhao LC, Choi M, Levine JP. Robotically Assisted Omentum Flap Harvest: A Novel, Minimally Invasive Approach for Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Apr;8(4):e2505. PubMed PMID: 32440389
  • Jazayeri HE, Khavanin N, Yu JW, Lopez J, Ganjawalla KP, Shamliyan T, Tannyhill RJ 3rd, Dorafshar AH. Does Early Repair of Orbital Fractures Result in Superior Patient Outcomes? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Apr;78(4):568-577. PubMed PMID: 31682791
  • Chang BL, Yu JW, Nikonova E, Low DW, Taylor JA, Jackson O. Palatal Measurements Pre- and Post-Furlow Cleft Palate Repair: Analysis of Palatal Lengthening and Comparison Within Cleft Types. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 May;56(5):601-609. PubMed PMID: 30309259
  • Jazayeri HE, Khavanin N, Yu JW, Lopez J, Shamliyan T, Peacock ZS, Dorafshar AH. Fixation Points in the Treatment of Traumatic Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Oct;77(10):2064-2073. PubMed PMID: 31132344
  • Chang CS, Swanson J, Yu J, Taylor JA. Early, Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Modeling Planned, Le Fort I Advancement With Internal Distractors to Treat Severe Maxillary Hypoplasia in Cleft Lip and Palate. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Jun;28(4):931-934. PubMed PMID: 28403134
  • Swanson JW, Yu JW, Taylor JA, Kovach S, Kanchwala S, Lantieri L. The Retroauricular Approach to the Facial Nerve Trunk. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Mar;28(2):347-351. PubMed PMID: 27997448
  • Ligh CA, Swanson J, Yu JW, Samra F, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA. A Morphological Classification Scheme for the Mandibular Hypoplasia in Treacher Collins Syndrome. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 May;28(3):683-687. PubMed PMID: 28468148
  • Ligh CA, Fox JP, Swanson J, Yu JW, Taylor JA. Not All Clefts Are Created Equal: Patterns of Hospital-Based Care Use among Children with Cleft Lip and Palate within 4 Years of Initial Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jun;137(6):990e-998e. PubMed PMID: 27219268
  • Stanton DC, Liu F, Yu JW, Mistretta MC. Use of bioresorbable plating systems in paediatric mandible fractures. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2014 Oct;42(7):1305-9. PubMed PMID: 24815762
  • Chung CU, Yu JW, Bastidas N, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA. Utility of the ultrasonic scalpel in mandibular distraction osteogenesis. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Sep;23(5):1279-82. PubMed PMID: 22948652
  • Voiner J, Yu J, Deitrich P, Chafin C, Giannakopoulos H. Analysis of mandibular motion following unilateral and bilateral alloplastic TMJ reconstruction. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Jun;40(6):569-71. PubMed PMID: 21376536
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Practice Locations

UCHealth Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

  • Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Board Certification (2020)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Surgery - Orthognathic Surgery (Corrective Jaw Surgery)
  • Surgery - Breast Surgery
  • Failed Prior Surgery
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Facial Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Surgery - Free flaps and limb salvage
  • Surgery - Gender Affirmation Surgery
Clinical Interests
Clinical interests include complex reconstruction of head (craniomaxillofacial region) and body. Breast: breast reduction; breast revision surgery; breast reconstruction including implant based and autologous based free flap such as DIEP and msTRAM. Abdomen: abdominoplasty (tummy tuck); liposuction, panniculectomy. Craniomaxillofacial Surgery: Jaw cysts and tumors such as ameloblastoma ; osteonecrosis (medication or radiation related) complex facial trauma & post traumatic facial reconstruction; nasal reconstruction; ear reconstruction; scalp reconstruction, cranioplasty, orthognathic surgery; temporomandibular joint reconstruction; facial feminization and masculinization; dynamic facial reanimation.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • DMD, Boston University Henry M. School of Dental Medicine (2006)
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2010)
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System Program (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery (2018)
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Chief Resident, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (2013)
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Craniofacial Surgery (2020)
  • New York University School of Medicine Program, Microsurgery (2019)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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