Urgent Ortho Care is now available in Huntington, Monday – Friday from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Derek Ju, MD

Specialties
Spine
Clinical Interests

Spinal Surgery, Neck & Back Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical & Nonsurgical Treatments, Disc Herniations, Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis

Located In

Great Neck, Huntington

About

Dr. Ju graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Cambridge, MA with a with a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering and a minor in biology. He received a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Ju completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics, Los Angeles, CA. He went on to complete fellowship training in spine surgery at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute/Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. He is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

Dr. Ju specializes in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders such as stenosis, disc herniations, spondylolisthesis, spinal deformity, spinal trauma, and tumors. He is experienced with minimally invasive surgery, robotic spine surgery, and motion preservation (non-fusion surgery). He customizes each treatment plan to each patient’s needs, with a focus on non-operative management when possible.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Ju has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters. He maintains an active research interest in degenerative diseases of the spine, including studying new regenerative techniques. He has received research grants and awards from organizations including the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). Dr. Ju is a member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, the North American Spine Society and a reviewer for the Global Spine Journal.

He sees patients at the OAM offices in Great Neck and Huntington, NY. He is a member of the medical staff at St. Francis Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital Long Island (Winthrop), and Northwell North Shore University Hospital.

Aetna
  • Commercial Plans
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem / BCBS (non-NY)
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
Cigna / Great West
  • Commercial CT, MetroNY
  • Cigna MetroNY
ConnectiCare
  • Commercial, including Exchange
  • Managed Medicare
EmblemHealth
  • GHI: CBP, National, Tristate; Bridge, Network Access, Medicare Choice PPO
  • HIP: Prime, Premium, Select Care, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime/Bold/Reserve
  • With Connecticare: HMO/PPO/POS and Medicare Choice / Passage
Empire BCBS
  • Commercial and Exchange (except for connection and connection exchange)
  • Managed Medicare
New York Medicare
New York State Health Insurance Program
  • Empire Plan
New York State Workers Compensation
No-Fault
Northwell Direct
United Healthcare
  • Commercial Charter, Choice, Core, Navigate, Nexus, PPO, Select and Doctors plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Managed Medicare
United Healthcare Oxford
  • Oxford Commercial Liberty, Oxford Freedom, and Oxford Metro Plan

Fellowship

Fellowship in Spine Surgery: Rothman Orthopaedic Institute/Thomas Jefferson University

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Residency

Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification

Memberships
  • North American Spine Society
  • Reviewer, The Global Spine Journal
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • NYU Langone Hospital Long Island (Winthrop), Mineola, NY
  • St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY

Dr. Ju has received research grants and awards from organizations including the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). 

Dr. Ju has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters. He maintains an active research interest in degenerative diseases of the spine, including studying new regenerative techniques.