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Anthony Yi, MDOrthopedic Surgeon, Specialist in Foot & Ankle Surgery

Dr. Anthony Yi is an orthopedic surgeon with additional advanced training in Foot & Ankle surgery. He provides compassionate, thorough, and effective care for all problems involving the foot & ankle. He is committed to providing you with treatment that leads to a complete recovery and life without pain or restrictions through the most effective, safe, high quality, innovative, and state-of-art methods including minimally invasive surgery.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Dr. Yi grew up in Tacoma, WA, where he attended high school at Bellarmine Preparatory School. He graduated as valedictorian and received the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California (USC) where he earned degrees in Biological Sciences and Business Administration and achieved Summa Cum Laude.

He then earned his medical degree at USC Keck School of Medicine where he was awarded a year of research funding through the Dean’s Research Scholar program and made significant contributions towards the advancement of orthopedic surgery by authoring numerous research publications.

He then completed his general orthopedic surgery training at the prestigious University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center where he served as the administrative chief resident in addition to honing his surgical skills and clinical acumen under world-renowned leaders in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Yi was then selected for additional training at Harvard Brigham & Women’s Hospital, where he honed a diverse set of Foot & Ankle surgical skills under the mentorship of leaders in the field. He is well-trained in procedures ranging from novel minimally invasive techniques to major reconstructive procedures such as total ankle arthroplasty and deformity correction.

  • University of Southern California
    University of Southern California (USC)
    Undergraduate School
  • University of Washington
    University of Washington
    Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • USC Keck School of Medicine
    USC Keck School of Medicine
    Medical School
  • Harvard - Brigham & Women's Hospital
    Harvard - Brigham & Women's Hospital
    Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Fellowship

PERSONAL

As Pacific Northwest natives, Dr. Yi and his wife are excited to return to the community in which they cherished their most formative years. Outside of work, he enjoys skiing, cooking, and cycling.

AWARDS

  • 2015 David T. Sisk Award for Best Original Research Paper- awarded by Sports Health journal and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine for the article titled: Prevalence of Abnormal Vitamin D Levels Among Division I NCAA Athletes.

ABSTRACTS

  • Hu J, Nosova K, Nuno M, Yi A, Black K, Patil C. Retrospective Analysis of Glioblastoma Patients Treated with Bevacizumab Who Presented with Multifocal Disease at Diagnosis. American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2012 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Wu A, Hocker A, Gilbert P, Yi A, Rao R, Damodar D, Hatch GFR III, Shroeder E, Dreyer H. Effects of Tourniquet Use on Muscle Cells During Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2015;28(1) Supplement 151.11.
  • Yi A, Damodar D, Dacey M, Villacis D, Hatch GFR III. Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes after Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction. American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. 2015 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Omid R, Cavallero M, Granholm D, Villacis D, Yi A. Surgical Anatomy of the Lower Trapezius Tendon Transfer. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 2015 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Merriman J, Villacis D, Wu B, Patel D, Yi A, Hatch GFR III. Does Patient Sex Affect the Anatomic Relationships Between the Sternoclavicular Joint and Posterior Vascular Structures? American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 2015 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Sivasundaram L, Heckmann N, Villacis D, Kleiner M, Yi A, White E, Hatch GFR III. Radiographic Landmarks for Identifying the Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee. Orthopedic Research Society. 2015 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Yi A, Kennedy C, Chia B, Kennedy S. Parameters of Soft Tissue Swelling in Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis. American Society for the Surgery of the Hand. 2018 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

PODIUM PRESENTATION

  • Yi A, Damodar D, Dacey M, Villacis D, Hatch GFR III. Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes after Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction. American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. 2015 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Patil CG*, Yi A*, Elramsisy A, Hu J, Mukherjee D, Irvin DK, Yu JS, Bannykh SI, Black KL, Nuño M. Prognosis of Patients with Multifocal Glioblastoma: A Case-Control Study. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2012 Oct;117(4):705-11. (*Co-first author).
  • Villacis D, Yi A, Jahn R, Kephart C, Charlton T, Gamradt S, Romano R, Tibone J, Hatch, GFR III. Prevalence of Abnormal Vitamin D Levels Among Division I NCAA Athletes. Sports Health. 2014 Jul;6(4):340-7.
  • Merriman J, Villacis D, Kephart C, Yi A, Hatch, GFR III. Acute Compartment Syndrome After Non-Contact Peroneus Longus Muscle Rupture: A Case Report. Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery. 2015;7(4):527-530.
  • Merriman J, Villacis D, Wu B, Patel D, Yi A, Hatch GFR III. Does Patient Sex Affect the Anatomic Relationships Between the Sternoclavicular Joint and Posterior Vascular Structures? Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 2014 Nov;472(11):3495–3506.
  • Narvy SJ, Pearl M, Vrla M, Yi A, Hatch GF 3rd. Anatomy of the Femoral Footprint of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament: A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy. 2015 Feb;31(2):345-354.
  • Yi A, Avramis I, Argintar E, White E, Villacis D, Hatch GFR III. Subacromial Volume and Rotator Cuff Tears: Does an Association Exist? Indian Journal of Orthopedics. 2015 May-Jun;49(3):300-3.
  • Yi A, Kleiner MT, Lorenzana D, Koniceck J, Charlton T, Hatch GF III. Optimal Femoral Tunnel Positioning in Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Outside-in Drilling. Arthroscopy. 2015 May;31(5):850-8.
  • Yi A, Zusmanovich Z, Jahn R, Villacis D, Hatch GFR III. Combined Glenoid and Humeral Head Reconstruction with Allografts: A Report of Two Cases and the Mid-term Outcomes. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Case Connector. 2015 Feb 11;5 (1):e10.
  • Omid R, Cavallero MJ, Granholm D, Villacis DC, Yi A. Surgical Anatomy of the Lower Trapezius Tendon Transfer. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2015 Sep;24(9):1353-8.
  • Yi A, Villacis D, Yalamanchili R, Hatch GF 3rd. A Comparison of Rehabilitation Methods After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Systematic Review. Sports Health. 2015 Jul;7(4):326-34.
  • McCrum C, Yi A, Omid R. Arthroscopic Decompression and Bone Grafting of Proximal Humeral Intraosseous Ganglion: A Novel Technique. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2015 March;16(1):29-31.
  • Omid R, Kidd C, Yi A, Villacis D, White E. Measurement of Clavicle Fracture Shortening Using Computed Tomography and Chest Radiography. Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery. 2016;8(4):367-372.
  • Heckmann N, Sivasundaram L, Villacis D, Kleiner M, Yi A, White E, Rick Hatch GF 3rd. Radiographic Landmarks for Identifying the Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee. Arthroscopy. 2016 May;32(5):844-8.
  • Wu B, Graff R, Badash I, Skeate JG, Lane C, Mansour I, Rao R, Yi A, Merriman J, Vangness CT, Hatch III GR, Dorr L, Gilbert P, Shroeder ET. Effect of Tourniquet Use During Total Knee Arthroplasty on Global Inflammatory Cytokine Changes Associated with Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Clinical Trials Orthopedic Disorders. 2017;2:1-10.
  • Hatch GFR III, Damodar D, Dacey M, Villacis D, Yi A. Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes after Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction. Journal of Knee Surgery. 2018 Feb 12. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1626737. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Yi A, Kennedy C, Chia B, Kennedy S. Radiographic Soft Tissue Thickness Differentiating Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis From Other Finger Infections. J Hand Surg Am. 2019;44(5):394‐399. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2019.01.013.

VIDEO PUBLICATION

  • Kennedy S, Yi A, Cherones A. Distal Radius Fracture Radiographic Anatomy and Manual Reduction Techniques. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 2019 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.