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Gordon Yu, MD

Gordon Yu, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Yu is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Anatomic Pathology, 1993
  • Pathology - Cytopathology, 1996

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center


American Society of Clinical Pathologists, National American Society of Cytopathology, National Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology, International Pathology Society of Philadelphia, Local United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Yu is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Yu GH, Gustafson KS, Pan S-T, Wetherington RW: Peripheral endothelial cells are not reliable in differentiating primary benign and malignant hepatocellular lesions in fine needle aspirates of the liver Cytopathology 13 : 145-151,2002.

Saqi A, McGrath CM, Skovronsky D, Yu GH: Cytomorphologic features of fine-needle aspiration of metastatic and recurrent melanoma Diagn Cytopathol 27 : 286-290,2002.

Saqi A, Pasha TL, McGrath CM, Yu GH, Zhang P, Gupta P: Overexpression of p16INK4A in liquid-based specimens (SurePathTM) as marker of cervical dysplasia and neoplasia Diagn Cytopathol 27 : 365-370,2002.

Yu GH, Gustafson KS, Sturgis CD: Fine needle aspiration In: Gynecology & Obstetrics, 2nd edition. Philadelphia : 2002.

Yu GH, Nayar R, Furth EE: Adenocarcinoma in colonic brushing cytology: high-grade dysplasia as a diagnostic pitfall Diagn Cytopathol 24 : 364-368,2001.

Yu GH, Soma L, Hahn S, Friedberg JS: The changing clinical course of patients with malignant mesothelioma: implications for FNA cytology and utility of immunocytochemical staining Diagn Cytopathol 24 : 322-327,2001.

Gelfand JM, Mirza N, Kantor J, Yu G, Reale D, Bondi E, Junkins-Hopkins JM: Nodular fasciitis Arch Derm 137 : 719-721,2001.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
6 Founders Pavilion, Rm. F06.044
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6741
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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