Program Director


Elizabeth Yu, MD

Program Director

Excellence in patient care, research, and education is the overall goal of the Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University. The spine surgery fellowship training program is committed to a process of maturation in the pursuit of knowledge, and the development of intellectual capacity leading to a life-long commitment to the fundamentals of a career in spine surgery. Fellows will be exposed to the full spectrum of adult spine clinical activities, teaching, and research.

The Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University is committed to a Teaching program that includes a comprehensive didactic program in which all areas of Surgery of the Spine are represented. The curriculum allows the fellow to be involved with all spine surgery faculty. The variety of styles in the management of spinal problems, surgical indication, patient/physician relationships, charting/documentation, and billing methods that exist in this broad spectrum of practices offers an experience that is truly a mosaic.

We thank you for your interest and welcome you to learn more about our program. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions


Elizabeth Yu, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Program Director, Surgery of the Spine Fellowship Program

Elizabeth Yu, M.D.



2011 – 2012
Stanford University/San Francisco Combined Spine Fellowship


2006 – 2011
Orthopaedic Surgery
Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education


May 2006
MD: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

June 2002
BS: Bioengineering, Stanford University