Elizabeth Yu

Elizabeth Yu, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Spine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-2663

About Me

As an orthopedic surgeon at Ohio State, I specialize in the treatment of spinal disease and disorders. Some of my clinical interests include spinal stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and degenerative scoliosis.

I take the time to develop relationships with my patients and choose treatment options based on what is in their best interest. I work to improve their quality of life by exhausting all treatment options before considering surgery. When surgery is needed to treat a patient, my team and I are here to provide the best possible surgical care.

Working at Ohio State is great because of the friendly and compassionate environment. My job also allows me to work with amazing and talented physicians.

View my video on herniated discs: https://youtu.be/SEbUzHGWVGE

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Spine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Orthopedics
  • Back Pain
  • Spinal Cancers
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis, Spine
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Arthrodesis
  • Diskectomy
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Ankylosis
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • Kyphosis

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery
Mayo Clinic
7/1/2006 - 7/1/2011


Spine Surgery
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012

My Videos

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

My Department



155 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.6
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.5
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.6

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2018

The provider cares very much and about the long outcome.

Reviewed on Mar 03, 2018

Same as above, very good.

Reviewed on Mar 01, 2018

I wish everyone in the world could be this kind & caring. I highly recommend this facility to any & everyone that needs this kind of help.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2018

Dr Yu was outstanding. we live about two plus hours away and tried treatment around home to no avail. We wish we would have come to OSU right away.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

She explained things very thoroughly. Most impressed with how on time everyone was.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

Dr. Yu is thorough and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2018

seemed genuinely interested in my concerns

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

Dr. Yu is the best! I would recommend her (and I have!) to anyone who needs a good back surgeon.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017

Dr. Yu is exceptional/physician and has provided outstanding care.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Dr. Yu was very thorough in her examination and discussed options and additional therapies.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2017

No Bad.  Dr. Yu was great, very polite she explained everything so I understood it and showed me my films also.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

Could never repay her for giving me my life back and true blessing in her profession.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

Dr. Yu was very nice and answered our questions and explained things thoroughly.

Reviewed on Nov 09, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

Always good.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Yu has reported no relationships with companies or entities.