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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


  • 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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • 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


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.


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.

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.

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.

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)