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Dr. Ju's academic career includes a Bachelor's of Science degree from Stanford University where he graduated with University Distinction as well as Honors in Neurobiology, and he received the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement. This was followed by high honors in all coursework and rotations at Harvard Medical School, where he earned his M.D. in 2010. He completed his residency training at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and then received additional fellowship training in spine surgery with the internationally recognized surgeons at the Emory University Spine Center. Dr. Ju has trained with both orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons and specializes in conditions of the neck and back (i.e. cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine). He is a member of many professional organizations dedicated to the promotion and maintenance of high medical standards and continuing education including the North American Spine Society, the international AOSpine society, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Ju has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and instructional book chapters in the field of spine surgery, and presented at more than a dozen national and international spine 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. Dr. Ju's Awards/Recognitions: 2002 National Merit Scholar 2002 Awarded International Baccalaureate Diploma– Challenging curriculum covering the experimental sciences, social sciences, languages, mathematics, and arts 2004 ExxonMobil Teagle Scholarship 2004 National Rookie of the Year (Archery) – Men's Compound Bow division 2005 URO Major Grant – Competitive one year grant to fund undergraduate research (Stanford University) 2005 National Archery Association Scholarship – National scholarship awarded for leadership and academic achievement 2003 – 2006 Broke seven high-score records in California and the U.S. West Region (Archery) 2006 Firestone Medal for Excellence in Research (Stanford University) 2006 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement – Awarded to top 25 individual graduating seniors by GPA (Stanford University) 2007 Louis W. Gilbert Fellowship – Competitive one-year clinical research fellowship (Harvard Medical School) 2013 Charles Ray Best Clinical Paper Award (International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery) 2014 Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital I CARE Award – Recognizes individuals who go above and beyond regular job responsibilities 2014 – 2015 Selected as Administrative Chief Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital 2015 Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program Executive Committee Award for Excellence on the Orthopaedics In-Training Exam (highest score throughout five-year residency)
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I love working closely with my patients to craft a treatment plan that's tailored to their goals and will get them back to their lives. Surgery should be a last resort, but if it comes to that my aim is to design a safe operation that will maximize outcomes.