Yan Gu, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Gu is a board certified physiatrist by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is also board certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He completed his residency at Temple University Hospital MOSS Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia, PA, where he served as chief resident. He completed an ACGME Accredited Interventional Spine and Pain fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians in Newark, DE. Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Gu worked for 12 years in the Orthopaedics Department at Ninth People’s Hospital in Shanghai Second Medical University in Shanghai, China, as a resident, attending surgeon and associate professor.

Dr. Gu provides non-operative spine and musculoskeletal care and performs minimally invasive spine procedures including spinal cord stimulation.  He also performs diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided joint and tendon injections.

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    Professional Profile

    • M.D., M.Sc., PhD, Shanghai Second Medical University, Shanghai, China
    • Internship, General Surgery, North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital, New York, NY
    • Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Temple University Hospital/MOSS Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, PA
    • Fellowship, ACGME Accredited Interventional Spine/Pain, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA/Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians, Newark, DE
    Titles & Certifications
    • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine



    1. Y. Xing, Y. Gu, LC. Xu, CA. Siedlecki, HJ Donahue, J You. Effects of membrane cholesterol depletion and GPI-anchored protein reduction on osteoblastic mechanotransduction. J Cell Physiol. 2011 Sep;226(9):2350-9.
    2. Y. Xing, Y. Gu, RR Jr. Gomes, J. You. P2Y(2) receptors and GRK2 are involved in oscillatory fluid flow induced ERK1/2 responses in chondrocytes. J Orthop Res. 2011 Jun;29(6):828-33.
    3. F. Shen, Q. Lin Q, Y. Gu, C. Childress, W. Yang. Activated Cdc42-associated kinase 1 is a component of EGF receptor signaling complex and regulates EGF receptor degradation. Mol Biol Cell. 2007, Mar; 18(3):732-742.
    4. JC. Chow, MA. Weiss, Y. Gu. Anatomic variations of the hook of hamate and the relationship to carpal tunnel syndrome. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2005, Nov; 30(6):1242-1247.
    5. Y. Gu, Q. Lin, C. Childress, W. Yang. Identification of the region in Cdc42 that confers the binding specificity to ACK. J Biol Chem. 2004 May 279(29): 30507–13.
    6. J.C. Chow, Y. Gu. Material reaction to suture anchor. Arthroscopy. 2004 Mar; 20(3): 314-6.
    7. Y. Gu, K. Dai. An experimental study of in vivo tissue engineering technology scaffolds-small intestinal submucosa. National Medical Journal of China 2002, 82(18): 1279-1282.
    8. Y. Gu, K. Dai, X. Hou. X-ray evaluation of Subacromial Impingement Syndrome. Chinese Journal of Orthopedics 2002, 22(3): 154-157.
    9. Y. Gu, K. Dai, W. Xue, D. Gu. The mechanical property of in vivo tissue engineering technology scaffolds-small intestinal submucosa. Journal of Medical Biomechanics 2001, 16(3): 160-164.
    10. Y. Gu, K. Dai. The appliance of in vivo tissue engineering technology scaffolds-small intestinal submucosa. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics 2001, 2:158-160.
    11. X. Hou, Y. Wang, Y. Gu, D. Shi, Y. Gao. Mini-invasive treatment of tibial plateau fracture. Chinese Journal of Orthopaedic trauma 2000, 2 (1): 13-15. 
    12. Y. Gu, K. Dai. A Comparative Study of the Effect on the Morphology of Articular Cartilage under Different Mechanical Environment. Chinese journal of Joint Surgery 1997, 2(2):212-7.
    13. X. Hou, Y. Wang, Y. Gu, D. Shi, J. Tang, Y. Wang, K. Dai. Tibial plateau treatment under Arthroscopic monitor.  Chinese Journal of Orthopedics 1997;17:26-31
    14. Y. Gu, K. Dai, S. Qiu, M. Dai. Ultrastructural investigation on the articular cartilage from knee joint under low loading. Chinese Journal of Orthopedics 1995, 15(9):631-3.
    15. Y. Gu, K. Dai, S. Qiu, M. Dai. Walking trace analysis evaluate loading of the hind legs of rats. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 1995, 10(1): 46-50.
    16. Y. Gu, K. Dai, S. Qiu, M. Dai. A morphological study of degeneration mechanism of articular cartilage induced by abnormal high loading. Chinese Journal of Surgery 1995,33(10): 597---600.
    17. Y. Gu, K. Dai. Degenerative mechanism of Articular cartilage Induced by low stress: A morphological study. Chinese Medical Journal 1995, 108(11): 835-8.
    18. K. Dai, Y. Wang, J. Wei, Y. Gu. Movement of the cervical spine. Chinese Journal of Orthopedics 1992;12(3):218-220.



    1. “Current Diagnosis and Treatment in PMR” (Chief-editor, Ian B. Maitin), Lange Chapter 30. Musculoskeletal
    2. “Contemporary Surgery” (Chief-editor, MeiXin Shi and YanLin Zhang) , 2002.8, FuDan University Publication. Chapter 106, Page 1973-1981, Chapter 107, Page 2012-202016, Chapter 116, Page2230-2238.
    3. “Arthroscopy Surgery”. (Chief-editor, Hou Xiaokui) , 2001,8, Shanghai Science & Technology Publication. Chapter 3, Page 12-18, Chapter 14, Page 164-169, Chapter 29, Page303-312.
    4. “Periarthritis of Shoulder”. (Chief-editor, GuYan and Dai Kerong), 2001, Shanghai Science & Technology Publication.
    5. “Trauma”. (Chief-editor, DingLin Zhao and Dai Kerong), 1999, JiLin Science & Technology Publication. Chapter 9, Page 103-107,8, Chapter 10, Page 166-181, Chapter 14, Page233-238.

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