Timothy Yu, MD

"Growing up in rural Virginia, I always admired my town doc. My passions are to make a difference in our community and care for the entire family through their stages of life. As our healthcare system continues to evolve, I strive to be your advocate and treat you as I would my own family."

Board Certification(s)

  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography
  • Preventive Medicine


  • Fellowship
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Fairfax Family Practice
    Sports Medicine
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Residency
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Bon Secours St Francis
    Family Medicine
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Internship
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Bon Secours St Francis
    Family Medicine
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Medical School
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Portsmouth, Dominica
  • Undergraduate School
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, Virginia

Academic Positions

  • Virginia Commonwealth University-Fairfax Family Practice
    Family and Sports Medicine


  • Thomas BJ, Ho GW, Yu TJ. “Medical Issues in Football: Eye, Dental and Skin.” The American Journal of Orthopedics. (2016)
  • Yu T, Lawhorn K, Ho G, “Is The Argument for Autograft versus Allograft ACL Reconstruction Settled.” Sports Review Journal. (2016)
  • Yu TJ, Lawhorn KW. “Suprascap Mishap-Shoulder Pain In A Former Athlete.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. (2016)
  • Yu TJ, Lawhorn KW, Ho GW and Rupp P. “Leg Swelling and Pain After a Football Game.” American Medical Society For Sports Medicine. (2016)
  • Yu TJ, Agbeibor V, Murray L, Tee A. “Diabetes in the Volta Region of Ghana.” World Organization of Family Doctors 4th Africa Regional Conference. (2015)
  • Yu TJ, Roberts JB. “A Surprise Outcome In A Patient With Chronic Bilateral Lower Extremity Pain.” American Medical Society For Sports Medicine. (2015)
  • Yu TJ, Somers K, Agbeibor V. “Implementing Autism Specific Screening into Family Medicine Education.” Virginia Academy of Family Physicians. (2015)

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Christian Medical and Dental Associations
  • Virginia Academy of Family Physicians
  • Wilderness Medical Society

Personal Interests

  • Dr. Yu’s adores spending time with his beautiful wife and children. His personal interests include outdoors activities, playing the guitar, martial arts, dancing, and event planning.


Dr. Yu is a native Virginian. He received his B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), attended medical school at Ross University, and then completed his residency at VCU. Dr. Yu was Chief Resident and a recipient of the Renaissance Award for Excellence in recognition of all seven medical tasks of the Trivium-Quadrivium and the Family Medicine Resident Award for Scholarship from the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and the North American Primary Care Research Group.

Afterwards, he completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at VCU. His Sports Medicine experience include: examining and caring for athletes, covering the training room or working the sidelines/games/events for the Washington Redskins, NFL Combine, Washington Nationals at Spring Training, Potomac Nationals, LPGA Championship at Kingsmill, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Marine Corp Marathon, Army 10 Miler, Reston Triathlon, A10 Track and Field Championship, A10 Men’s Soccer Championship, CAA Women’s Basketball Championship, Special Olympics, Washington Ballet, DC Divas, Skatefest, and local high schools. He has also provided sports physicals for athletes at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Catholic University, and Marymount University.

Dr. Yu leads an annual medical mission to Ghana providing care for hundreds of patients in remote villages and his research was accepted at the World Organization of Family Doctors Africa Conference. He also volunteered at the White House Summit on Asian American and Pacific Islanders, completed a Federal Health Policy Internship at the United States Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration, and has presented and taught at national conferences.

Locally Dr. Yu has been a physician leader for community health fairs, volunteered in emergency medical services, was an advocacy council member for the Medical Society of Virginia, and continues to enjoy teaching medical students and residents.

Patient-Centered Medical Home

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