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Jessie Z. Yu, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine



Jamail Specialty Care Center (Clinic)
1977 Butler Blvd.
Suite E6.100
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (Hospital)
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 791-1414
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Ben Taub Hospital (Hospital)
1504 Ben Taub Loop
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 873-2000
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  • Fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Residency at New York University Langone Health
    New York

  • Research Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York
  • Residency at New York University Langone Health
    New York

  • MD from New York University School of Medicine
    New York
  • AB from Princeton University


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CME Presentations

The Evolution of Lymphedema Surgery: Is Super Microsurgery the Cure?
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
September 22, 2021

Professional Statement

Jessie Z. Yu, M.D. is an assistant professor of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a fellowship-trained reconstructive microsurgeon and provides a comprehensive spectrum of plastic surgical care, ranging from cosmetic to trauma surgical needs. Dr. Yu has specialized interests in complex free flap reconstruction after breast, head and neck, and orthopedic surgeries, as well as the surgical treatment of lymphedema. Dr. Yu is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized patient care while optimizing safe and long-lasting aesthetic and functional outcomes. Dr. Yu completed her Plastic Surgery Residency at the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Health in New York City, one of the country’s premiere plastic surgery training programs. After residency, she pursued an advanced fellowship in Microsurgery and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she focused on patient-tailored, state-of-the-art reconstruction techniques, including DIEP and PAP free flaps, VSP-planned free flaps, vascularized lymph node transfer, and lymphovenous bypass super microsurgery. Dr. Yu is passionate and dedicated toward applying cutting edge plastic surgical techniques to restore quality of life for oncologic patients. Dr. Yu grew up in New Jersey and attended Princeton University where she received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology, graduating with the Sigma Xi Award for Outstanding Thesis. She completed her MD at the NYU School of Medicine, and her dedication to excellence in patient care was recognized with the Gold Foundation Humanism Award. Dr. Yu further pursued an additional research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with a focus on the development of novel treatments for lymphedema. Her commitment to research and education are reflected in not only her numerous publications, but also her passion for mentoring future generations of plastic surgeons.

Professional Achievements

  • Valentine Mott Surgery Award
    New York University School of Medicine
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Leonard J. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
    New York University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Saul J. Farber Research Award in Public Health
    New York University School of Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Lymphedema Surgery
  • Aesthetic Surgery

Physician Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Cosmetic Surgery

Professional Specialties

  • Microsurgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Body Contouring
  • Botox
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Lymphatic Surgery
  • Chest Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation
  • Breast Augmentation


  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery