Dr. Yoo is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in abdominal organ transplantation in children and adults. He is appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine and serves as the Associate Director of the Yale Surgery Residency.
A native of New York, Dr. Yoo was an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and earned his medical degree at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. He was as intern, resident, and administrative chief resident in the Department of Surgery at Yale. During residency, he completed a post-doctoral research fellowship examining mediators of angiogenesis in hepatic malignancy and obtained support from the National Institutes of Health for his work. After residency, Dr. Yoo took advanced training in organ transplantation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
At Yale, Dr. Yoo is the Surgical Director of the pediatric kidney transplant program and is Director of Yale's program in paired organ exchange. He is a member of both the liver and kidney live donor transplant teams. Aside from transplantation, Dr. Yoo's clinical interests include the care of both children and adults with tumors, injuries, and other disorders of the liver and bile ducts, surgical care of patients with polycystic kidneys, and general surgery in patients with end stage organ failure.
Dr. Yoo's research interests include renal function in patients with liver disease, understanding geographic variations in patterns of organ donation, and various topics in surgical education including burnout prevention.