Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2014; 27(02): 039-040
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1376166
Introduction to the Guest Editor
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David E. Beck
1  Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana
2  Ochsner Clinic School, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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Publication History

Publication Date:
09 June 2014 (online)

Dr. James Yoo is a colon and rectal surgeon and Chief of Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Tuffs Medical Center, Boston, MA. Dr. James Yoo received bachelor of science in biology from Brown University, Providence, RI, and MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. He did his General Surgery Residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, which included 2 years of research at Harvard University in Boston and the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH. Following residency, he did a laparoscopic colon and rectal fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, followed by a clinical residency in colon and rectal surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY.

Following his training, Dr. Yoo joined the UCLA School of Medicine in California as an assistant professor and advanced to be Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery in the UCLA Department of Surgery. In 2014, he moved to Tufts Medical Center and assumed his current position.

Dr. Yoo is an associate professor of surgery at Tufts University and is board certified in general and colon and rectal surgery. He teaches fellows, residents, and medical students on a daily basis and is an active participant in multiple surgical societies. He currently serves as chairman of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ASCRS) Awards committee.

Dr. Yoo is an active researcher and has received NIH KO8 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Surgical Research and the American Journal of Digestive Disease. His contributions to the medical literature include 19 peer-reviewed publications, 5 review articles, 3 book chapters, and multiple presentations at national meetings. Dr. Yoo and his wife, Shirley Y. Huang, MD, live in Boston.

Academic activities and research play an increasing role in colon and rectal surgery. On behalf of the readers and staff of Clinics of Colon and Rectal Surgery, I sincerely thank Dr. Yoo for serving as a guest editor and for providing us with a superb issue on developing a career in colon and rectal surgery.