John-Paul Yu, MD, PhD

  • Radiology


John-Paul (JP) Yu, MD, PhD, is a UW Health radiologist and tenured assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In addition, Dr. Yu has courtesy appointments as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the College of Engineering. Dr. Yu is a neuroradiologist who focuses in neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive illnesses, Dr. Yu uses the latest imaging technology, including CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies to diagnose a variety of diseases, including psychiatric disorders.

In addition to his clinical and faculty work, Dr. Yu leads a systems neuroscience laboratory where he researches various aspects of brain imaging, including gene-environment interactions, therapeutic outcomes of diffusion weighted MRI and the development of new MR and PET neuroimaging methods for neurologic and psychiatric disease.

In Dr. Yu’s off time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, hiking, cycling and mountain biking.

I welcome the opportunity to serve my community and to advance the science and art of care for patients with neurological illness.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Medical School
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Fluoroscopic Studies
  • Intraoperative MRI (iMRI)
  • Neuroradiology