Dr. Peter Yu is an accomplished pediatric surgeon with education and training from the finest institutions in the United States. This background and experience has translated into high-quality, effective care with a patient-centered and data-driven approach. He strongly believes that the key factors in an excellent surgical outcome are compassion, technical excellence, and clear communication with patients, their families, his surgical team, and referring physicians.
Dr. Yu hails from St. Louis. He earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University with additional master’s degree in biology coursework at Washington University in St. Louis. His medical education was completed at the University of Missouri, Columbia. His internship, residency and research fellowship in general surgery were completed at UC San Diego, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Yu additionally finished a fellowship in surgical critical care at Boston Children’s Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is board certified in general surgery, surgical critical care, and pediatric surgery.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Yu has secured research grants and has an extensive list of publications with a focus on outcomes research. He consistently presents lectures at national conferences and is a member of several professional associations dedicated to the advancement of surgical care for children. Furthermore, he is currently working toward a master degree of public health from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Yu is a compassionate physician dedicated to working together with community pediatricians to treat and heal the children of Orange County and beyond. His inpatient expertise spans the breadth of pediatric surgery, including fetal surgery, neonatal surgery, trauma and pediatric surgical critical care, while his outpatient expertise includes thoracic surgery, abdominal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, tumors, pediatric hernias, hydrocele and circumcision.
Neonatal surgery, perinatal counseling, pediatric laparoscopic surgery and hernia surgery.
CHOC Children’s Specialists – Pediatric Surgery
505 S. Main St. 225
Orange, CA 92868
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
- Medical School
University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
- General Surgery Residency
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
- Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Boston Children’s Hospital, MA
- Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
- Master of Public Health (in process)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
- American College of Surgeons
- Society of Critical Care Medicine
- American Pediatric Surgical Association
- American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery
- American Medical Association
C.R. Harnsberger, E.C. McLemore, R.C. Broderick, P.T. Yu, M.A. Berducci, C. Beck, H.F. Fuchs, G.R. Jacobsen, S. Horgan. Foramen of Winslow Hernia: A Minimally Invasive Approach. Surgical Endoscopy. 2014; Abstract.
Our pediatric general and thoracic surgeons commonly perform the following surgeries:
- Thoracic surgery (chest and lungs)
- Central venous access
- Gallstones (cholecystectomy)
- GERD (fundoplications)
- Inguinal hernia
- Lumps & bumps
- Major abdominal surgery (stomach, small and large intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, diaphragm)
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Pectus excavatum
- Precocious puberty (Supprelin implants)
- Umbilical hernia
- Undescended testicle (orchiopexy)