Sloane Yu, MD
Pain Medicine Physician
Dr. Sloane Yu is passionate about changing lives by discovering the right diagnosis and unique treatment for each patient. He believes that the right conservative options, such as physical therapy and acupuncture, can give the body the extra boost it needs to heal. He also appreciates the value of cutting-edge medical tools and offers the latest interventional pain procedures, ultrasound-guided injections, and non-operative orthopedic care.
Dr. Yu has a special interest in neuromodulation, which attacks pain at the source using tiny implantable devices. Placed on the right nerve, the devices can potentially offer a drastic and permanent reduction in pain. Dr. Yu used the technique with great success on San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana.
As a child, Dr. Yu watched a loved one deal with the debilitating effects of fibromyalgia, an experience that spurred his journey into medicine. He finds it immensely gratifying to be able to teach patients about new and exciting treatment options. Beyond his dedication to excellent patient care, Dr. Yu excels in medical research and has published multiple articles in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals
Dr. Yu graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He earned his doctorate in a combined MD/MBA program at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Stanford Medical Center in Stanford, California, and a pain medicine fellowship at Dartmouth Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He is a Howard Hughes research scholar and recipient of the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Award. He is board certified in pain medicine as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation.
In his spare time, Dr. Yu enjoys watching comedies with his wife, running with his dog, and playing basketball. Cool fact: When he was 8 years old he played an extra in the western movie Wyatt Earp and has the picture with Kevin Costner to prove it. He spent his entire earnings on Skittles, Gobstoppers, and Nerf guns.