Board Certified Maui Plastic Surgeon Leonard T. Yu, MD, FACS —Training & Experience You Can Trust.
Dr. Yu graduated with honors from Amherst College and received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York. He completed a 5 year residency in general surgery and a 2 year fellowship in plastic surgery at the hospital of The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Dr. Yu was appointed an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Florida where he was teaching plastic surgery for four years. Dr. Yu grew up in New Jersey but has called Maui his home since 1994.
Dr. Yu is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and board certified in all aspects of plastic surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the Hawaii Society of Plastic Surgery, and Wound Healing Society.
Dr. Yu has been actively involved in the development of plastic surgery through teaching other plastic surgeons, his research and publications. He is the recipient of several grants and awards for his scientific work and has authored or co-authored over twenty articles and books on topics including nerve reconstruction, breast reconstruction, and breast implants. He has presented this information at over twenty national and international scientific meetings and has taught other surgeons during several national courses in breast reconstruction. He is a co-holder of a patent on the use of Bioglass to stimulate bone growth. As a part of his commitment to children, Dr. Yu has donated his surgical expertise to Operation Smile in China.