James B. Yu, MD


Radiation Oncology

Conditions & Treatments

Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Brain Metastases, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Eye Cancer, Gamma Knife Surgery, Genitourinary Cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, Kidney Cancer, Melanoma, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Renal Cancer, Testicular Cancer

(203) 200-2000
Accepting New Patients


James Yu, MD, MHS, is a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating genitourinary cancers (such as kidney, bladder and prostate), central nervous system cancers, and cases requiring Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery.

“We treat our patients with state-of-the-art, evidence-based care that takes into account not just their medical condition, but their values and goals,” he says. “Using advanced technology, such as the Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™, we can protect as much of the patient’s brain as possible. This maximizes our patients’ ability to think and function. I tell patients that our treatments try to keep ‘you being you’ for as long as possible.”

A professor of therapeutic radiology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Yu also conducts research on ways to use radiotherapy treatments to improve outcomes for cancer patients. “We need to push the field ever forward and not be satisfied with merely prolonging survival,” says Dr. Yu. “I think radiosurgery will play a role in this. As systemic therapies improve and our ability to control microscopically disseminated disease improves, noninvasive ablative therapies will become ever more important.”





Affiliated With

Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine


Education & Training


Yale University;University of Michigan Medical Center


California Pacific Medical Center


California Pacific Medical Center;Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare