Kelvin Yu, MD, FACS

Areas of Focus: 
Melanoma Surgery
Thyroid & Parathyroid Disease
Surgical Oncology
Breast Cancer Surgery
General Surgery

About Me

To me, the best treatment plans are a balance between evidence based medicine and compassionate, individualized care. To provide a high standard of care, I am relentless in assuring that patients have received the required follow up care or instructions. I am passionate that patients be provided the highest quality of surgical care possible.

- Kelvin Yu, MD, FACS

Dr. Yu has been in surgical practice in Portland, Oregon since 1997. He graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine where he also started and completed residency training in General Surgery. He also completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

His practice interest includes all aspects of General Surgery. As an Endocrine Surgeon, he has a strong interest and expertise in the management and treatment of Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal disorders. As a Surgical Oncologist he has a particular interest and proficiency in the management and treatment of melanoma, breast disorders, intra-abdominal malignancies and soft tissue tumors.

Other Interests: 

When he is not working he enjoys cycling, traveling, cooking and snowboarding.

My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Providence Portland Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Melanoma Surgery
Thyroid & Parathyroid Disease
Surgical Oncology
Breast Cancer Surgery
General Surgery

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
General Surgery
Education & Training: 
  • Fellow, Surgical Oncology, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Surgery Branch, Bethesda, MD, 1995
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1990-1993, 1995-1997
  • MD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1990
  • BA, Biology and Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1986
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2008, 2013, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023
  • Psi Chi Honor Society, 1986
  • Magna Cum Laude, Rutgers University, 1986
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1986
  • Henry Rutgers Thesis Scholar, Rutgers University, 1986
Other Activities: 
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association
  • Member, American Board of Surgery
  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Association of Endocrine Surgery