“I want all of my patients to know that I care. I will go above and beyond to make them feel at ease and get them on a treatment path which is right for them.”
| Specialty: Spine Surgery
| Fellowship Training: Spine Surgery
| Certification: Certified – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Ju’s academic career includes a Bachelor’s of Science with honors in Neurobiology and the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement from Stanford University. He received high honors in all coursework and rotations at Harvard Medical School where he earned his M.D. in 2010. He performed a general surgery internship at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at Massachusetts General. He was the Senior Associate in Orthopedics during his spine fellowship at Emory University.
Dr. Ju is a member of many professional organizations dedicated to the promotion and maintenance of high medical standards and continuing education including the Harvard Medical School Orthopedic Trauma Initiative, North American Spine Society, American Medical Association, and American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Ju has authored 10 scientific articles, 2 medical book chapters, and presented at more than a dozen medical meetings and conferences.
Dr. Ju enjoys outdoor activities in his spare time including SCUBA diving, skiing, sailing, and archery. Dr. Ju also enjoys technology, gadgets, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese.
• Ian Dunn, Kevin L. Ju, Robert Friedlander. “Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms” Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery. Eds. Connolly, E.S., McKhann, G.M. II, Huang, J., Choudhri, T.F. New York: Thieme, 2010. 114 – 120.
• Kevin L. Ju and Mitchel B. Harris. “Initial Evaluation of the Spine in Trauma Patients” Skeletal Trauma 5th Edition. Eds. Browner, B.D., Jupiter, J.B., Anderson, P.A., Krettek, C. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2014. 303 – 314.
• Kevin L. Ju, Nathan Manley, and Robert Sapolsky. “Anti-apoptotic therapy with a Tat fusion protein protects against excitotoxic insults in vitro and in vivo.” Experimental Neurology. April 2008. 210(2): 602-7.
• Teresa Santiago-Sim, Steven R. DePalma, Kevin L. Ju, Barbara McDonough, Christine E. Seidman, J.G. Seidman, Dong H. Kim. “Genomewide Linkage in a Large Caucasian Family Maps a New Locus for Intracranial Aneurysms to Chromosome 13q.” Stroke. March 2009. 40(Suppl 1): S57-60.
• Kevin L. Ju, David Zurakowski, Mininder S. Kocher. “Differentiating between methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis in children: an evidence-based clinical prediction algorithm.” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American. September 2011. 93(18): 1693- 1701.
• Sang D. Kim, Rojeh Melikian, Kevin L. Ju, David Zurakowski, Kirkham B. Wood, Christopher M. Bono, Mitchel B. Harris. “Independent Predictors of Failure of Nonoperative Management of Spinal Epidural Abscesses.” The Spine Journal. August 2014. 14(8): 1673-9.
• Kevin L. Ju, Sang D. Kim, Rojeh Melikian, Christopher M. Bono, Mitchel B. Harris. “Predicting Patients with Concurrent Noncontiguous Spinal Epidural Abscess Lesions.” The Spine Journal. January 2015. 15(1): 95-101.
• Michiel Hageman, Ahmet Kinaci, Kevin L. Ju, Thierry G. Guitton, Chaitanya S. Mudgal, David Ring, and the Science of Variation Group. “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Assessment of Surgeon and Patient Preferences and Priorities for Decision-Making.” Journal of Hand Surgery. September 2014. 39(9): 1799-1804.
• Kevin L. Ju, Rachel Deering, Dafang Zhang, Mitchel B. Harris, Christopher M. Bono. “Ensuring Homogenous Study Groups for Randomized Trials in Spine.” Ann Orthop Rheumatol. 2015. 3(1): 1041
• Rojeh Melikian, Sang D. Kim, Kevin L. Ju, David Zurakowski, Christopher M. Bono, Mitchel B. Harris. “Medical vs. Surgical Treatment of Spinal Epidural Abscesses in Patients with Normal Neurological Exams or Radicular Deficits.” The Spine Journal. Submitted.
• Amna Diwan, Kevin L. Ju, Kaj Lambers, Srinivas Susarla, Mark Vrahas, Malcolm Smith. “Immediate Post-Operative Weight Bearing in Ankle Fractures Does Not Lead to Loss of Position.” Injury. Submitted
1. Kevin L. Ju and Mitchel B. Harris. “Geriatric Spine Fractures.” American Orthopaedic Association Community of Leaders Newsletter. In press.
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