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Dr. Henry Yu 

Hip, Knee, Total Joint Replacement, Joint Replacement Revision Surgeries, Fracture Care and Trauma

Dr. Henry Yu is the newest member of Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery. Joining Dr. Nathan Cafferky on the Total Joints team, Dr. Yu had a long and diverse history in Summit County before becoming an orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Yu grew up in Denver and moved to Breckenridge in 2000 after graduating from the University of Colorado.


As a consummate mountain-town local, Dr. Yu worked as a ski instructor and ski patroller in the winter and an EMT instructor in the summer. His experiences in Breckenridge introduced him to the field of orthopaedic trauma, and he was accepted into medical school at Loyola in Chicago in 2012. Upon graduating, Dr. Yu earned a coveted spot in the University of Colorado's orthopaedics residency, and a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery.
Along with offering direct anterior hip and minimally invasive total knee replacements, Dr. Yu's sub-specialty is providing joint revision work for younger patients who’ve had knee or hip work and need a slight upgrade as they age. Dr. Yu's background puts him in the unique position to relate to his patients, the majority of whom will be in his actively athletic age group. With his history in the Colorado mountains, education, training, and philosophies in patient care, Dr. Yu will join Dr. Cafferky in providing the highest level of care to our Total Joint patients.


  • Undergraduate School

    • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder (2001)

  • Graduate School

    • M.A., Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Loyola University, Chicago, IL (2011)

  • Medical School

    • M.D., Cum Laude, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL (2016)

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

    • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO (2016-2021)

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2021-2022)


  • Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

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