Dr. Kevin Ju, MD

Dr. Kevin Ju, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 33
Dr. Kevin Ju, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Rockwall, TX and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2010 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

3164 Horizon Rd Ste 100

Rockwall, TX 75032

Contact Information

(972) 772-8767

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Back Pain
more than 4% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 3% of peers

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Dr. Ju's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ju "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ju "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."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Ju does not have any board certifications listed.

56  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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41  Procedures

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Decompression
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Spine Surgery at the Emory Spine Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ju has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ju has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ju's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ju to family and friends
28 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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Dr. Ju's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

My experience with Dr. Ju was great. He explained what was causing my pain and what steps were necessary to fix the pain. After sugary I had no pain in my legs. I would recommend him to everyone who has back problems.
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Before finding Dr. Ju, I had been to see 3 other spine surgeons across DFW to try and fix the problem caused by a previous spine surgery. Dr. Ju took the time to go through all of my previous surgeries and MRI's, did a thorough examination, and explained exactly what was causing my problem....more
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5 days after my neck surgery my incision got infected so I called and got in right away. When I was seen I was told, not infected but put on antibiotic just incase. Infection got much worse so sent several pics and made several calls. Told NOT infected! The infection was so bad pus was running down...more
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Dr. Ju quickly diagnosed the herniated disk in my neck that was causing my neck/arm/hand pain. He crafted a treatment plan of a spinal fusion surgery and recovery restrictions that followed the surgery. His treatment relieved me of my neck pain and had significantly improved my arm & hand...more
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After months of neck pain and severe headaches, it was discovered that I had C-Spine issues. I had severe narrowing in my C4-5,C5-6 and C6-7 levels. I made an appointment with Dr. Kevin Ju and immediately felt that he was the Dr that I could trust to take care of my issues and perform my surgery....more
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