Philosophy of Care
I am dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive vascular care, with approaches rooted in the most advanced and least invasive treatment options. I believe that understanding the patient experience from the patient's perspective is critical in delivering high-quality care.
I place high value on open communication with my patients and their family members to achieve optimum treatment outcomes.
Dr. Yoon specializes in complex vascular and endovascular surgery. He has expertise and experience in a full range of open vascular and advanced endovasular procedures for carotid artery surgery and stenting, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm repair, renal and visceral revascularization, and revascularization of the arteries of the lower extremities.
Dr. Yoon's research focuses on non-invasive imaging of the aorta, carotid plaque imaging, and preventive interventions in vascular surgery. His goal is to develop new patient-specific preventive interventional strategies in the treatment of aortic pathology.
M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2011
General Surgery, St. John Hospital & Medical Center, 2011-2012
B.S., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, 2007
General Surgery, St. John Hospital & Medical Center, 2012-2016
Advanced Aortic Surgery Visiting Fellowship, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, 2018
Vascular Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of Medicine, 2016-2018
Advanced Aortic Endovascular Surgery Visiting Fellowship, Paracelsus Medical University Klinikum, Nurnberg, Germany, 2018
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery Diplomat,
American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery,
American College of Surgeons
European Society for Vascular Surgery
Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
Society for Vascular Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society
Honors and Awards
Best Paper Award, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society Annual Meeting, 2018
John L. Keeley Surgical Fellowship Award, Loyola University of Chicago Medical Center, 2018
Best Chief Surgical Resident-Anthony B. Chambers Award, St. John Hospital & Medical Center, 2016
Select Recent Publications
Yoon W, Crisostomo P, Halandras P, Bechara C, Aulivola B. The utility of the Agatston calcium score in predicting carotid plaque vulnerability. Ann Vasc Surg 2018 [In Press].
Yoon W, Halandras P, Aulivola B, Crisostomo P. Malignancy does not affect outcomes of pharmacomechanical thrombolysis in symptomatic iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis. Ann Vasc Surg 2018;51:234-238.
Laczynsk D, Yoon W, Halandras P, Bechara C, Aulivola B, Crisostomo P. Long-standing inferior vena cava filter with strut extrusion and retrieval using a rotating dilator sheath. J Vasc Surg: Venous and Lym Dis 2018;6(2):300.
Yoon W, Dresher M, Crisostomo P, Halandras P, Aulivola B. Delineating the durability outcome differences after saphenous ablation with laser versus radiofrequency. J Vasc Surg 2017;66(2):e22-e23.
Yoon W, Aulivola B. Vascular injury during anterior spine exposure. In Eskandari M, Pearce W, Yao J (eds). Current Vascular Surgery: 2017. People’s Medical Publishing House-USA, Shelton, 2017. P 405 – 416.
Yoon W, Conley A, Herrera S, Van Dorp D, Lorelli D. Ruptured mycotic abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysm in a patient on hemodialysis complicated with oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Ann Vasc Surg 2016;35:204.e1-4.
Yoon W, Lorelli D. Avoiding the use of a femoral bridging catheter in selected patients using a 2-stage Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) graft implantation technique. J Vasc Access 2015;16(3):189-194.
Yoon W, Lorelli D. Two-stage Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) graft implantation technique that avoids the use of a femoral bridging dialysis catheter. J Vasc Access 2015;16(1):64-67.
Yoon W, Alame A, Berri R. Peritoneal Surface Disease Severity Score as a predictor of resectability in the treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies. Am J Surg 2014;207(3):403-407.
Yoon W, Lorelli D. A novel two-stage HeRO graft implantation technique that avoids the use of a femoral bridging hemodialysis catheter in selected patients. J Vasc Surg 2013;58(5):1437.