Nicholas C. Yaru, M.D.
Nicholas C. Yaru, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and total hip and total knee replacement. Dr. Yaru has been on staff at Hoag Hospital since 1986 and has served as a Department Chairman in Orthopedics for a two-year term.
Dr. Yaru graduated from Chicago Medical School and served his Internship and Residency at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Yaru was Chief Resident during his final year of Residency and was awarded the McCoy Award as Outstanding Resident in 1986. Dr. Yaru also had a one-year orthopedic research fellowship in San Diego in 1983. After graduation Dr. Yaru did a one-year fellowship in knee surgery and sports medicine at the University of California San Diego, in conjunction with Kaiser Hospital San Diego.
“As a result of his research fellowship and fellowship in knee surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Yaru has published numerous papers in numerous journals pertaining to orthopedic surgery.”
Dr. Yaru has served as Resident Physician for the San Diego Chargers in 1982 and as team physician for the Palomar College football team in San Diego.
In addition, Dr. Yaru has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Hoag Hospital 552 Club. During his second term he was treasurer of the Hoag Hospital 552 Club.