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Ji-Suk Kristen Yoo, DO

Ji-Suk Kristen Yoo, DO Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery

Dr. Yoo is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Back and Neck Herniated Disc Repair Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Back Surgery
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Herniated Disc Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Surgery
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spinal Degenerative Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vagas Nerve Stimulator (VNS)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School:
Residency: Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Memberships

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, National American Osteopathic Association, National North American Neuromodulation Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Yoo is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Yoo K, Lew S, Doyle W: The Impact of Subcortical Volumes and Cortical Thicknesses on Outcome of Resective Epilepsy Surgery. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting - San Diego, CA : 2016.

Miekisiak G, Yoo K, Sandler AL, Kulik TB, Chen JF, Winn HR: The role of adenosine in hypercarbic hyperemia: in vivo and in vitro studies in adenosine 2(A) receptor knockout and wild-type mice. J Neurosurg. 110 (5): 981-8,2009.

Grzegorz Jerzy Miekisiak, Alexander Beylin, David Kung, JiSuk Kristen Yoo, Sidhartha Chandela, Adam Lance Sandler, and H. Richard Winn: Reduction of Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF) in Adenosine (ADO) Knock-out (KO) Mice during Hypoxia. FASEB J. 21 : 960.25,2007.

David Kung, Alexander Beylin, Grzegorz Jerzy Miekisiak, Adam Lance Sandler, JiSuk Kristen Yoo, Nicholas Dale and H. Richard Winn: Changes in Brain Extracellular Adenosine (ADOe ) during Acute Hypoxia. FASEB J. 21 : 960.22,2007.

Yoo KJ, Kung D, Sandler A, Winn HR.: Effects of Prostanglandin (PGE) on Reactivity of Non-pressurized Cerebral Arterioles. XXIIIrd International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function - Osaka, Japan. : 2007.

Bernstein AM, Willcox BJ, Tamaki H, Kunishima N, Suzuki M, Willcox DC, Yoo JS, Perls TT: First autopsy study of an Okinawan centenarian: absence of many age-related diseases. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 59 (11): 1195-9,2004.

Academic Contact Info

Philadelphia VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)