Simon S. Yoo, MD

Simon S. Yoo, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Mohs Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Yale University School of Medicine - 2000
Internship:
Brigham and Women's Hospital - 2001
Residency:
Johns Hopkins University - 2004
Fellowships:
University of California (San Francisco) - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Korean

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology - Dermatology (Certified)
  • American Board of Dermatology - MOHS-Micrographic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

2623 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

75 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

75 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Good communication, clear and helpful.

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August 30, 2023

5.0

He definitely knows what he is doing and for what he does it is very important to have you feel you can put your trust in him

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Dr Yoo is amazing. We were having a conversation about movies, and he said “All Done!” Fast, easy, and painless.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Everyone is excellent all the services are great thank God for doctor yoo

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Great guy with great staff.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yoo walked me thru the entire MOHS procedure and it was happening. He was very skilled in his work.

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August 26, 2023

5.0

Excellent Dermatology Surgery practice.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yoo is outstanding! I’ve had several Mohs surgeries and they’ve healed beautifully

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Twice he’s cared for me and both times successfully.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Exact and efficient care

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Highly skilled, personable, provided good info.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

He puts his patient at ease.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Considerate of time

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Did a good job last time and hopefully this time

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August 23, 2023

5.0

He knows what is doing! And he was reassuring about the ultimate outcome.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

He’s very good

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Excellent surgeon both in skill and patient interaction

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Engaging, professional, humorous and willing to take time to explain options and subsequent procedures. The assisting staff, especially Nurse Jessica, is competent, thorough, compassionate and excellent at communicating.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Wonderful. Always very confident in his skills and concern for my well being.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yoo is professional and created a relaxing atmosphere for surgery

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August 17, 2023

5.0

He answered all of my questions and had a good staff.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

He is the most experienced skilled surgeon in Chicago. I have total trust and his surgical abilities.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

no one better

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August 15, 2023

5.0

This is the fourth procedure performed by Dr Yoo. He has always been very professional and thoroughly explained what he was doing and answered all my questions.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Felt confident in him

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August 13, 2023

5.0

Seems efficient and capable.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

I trust Dr Yoo wholeheartedly! He is an outstanding surgeon!

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August 10, 2023

5.0

He explained what he was going to do and was super fast.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Great skills, very pleasant to deal with.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

He was very kind and honest with my questions per Mohs next week. Am very nervous!

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Yoo is very friendly and appears very happy to help you. You know he is glad to help you. He listens to you.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

He was personable, thorough and professional with lots of experience removing growths.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Professional

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Competent and experienced physician

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Highly experienced and competent

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Quick and painless procedure. Pleasant too

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Highly competent and responsive

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and professional. I trust his care.

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August 06, 2023

5.0

The Moh's surgery was done quickly.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Good family friend and great doctor

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Took time to explain everything he was doing. Very thoughtful and professional

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yoo and his staff are very kind and skilled. As a new patient, they all listened well and are willing to help.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yoo is a very caring and incredibly skillful surgeon, certainly one of the very best in his field. He also has a very kind and calm demeanor which puts the patient at ease.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Second MOHS surgery with Dr Yoo. Good bedside manner which tremendously helps ease the patient’s anxiety.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

He’s demonstrates a good balance of humor and confidence, instilling trust in his patients

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Professional, thorough, and exceptional talent.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yoo is great! I always feel very comfortable with him. He is competent and kind.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable & professional

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August 01, 2023

5.0

He told me exactly what he was going to do each time which made me feel relaxed. He is very efficient and professional. Very nice man.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

He was skilled and thorough and put me at ease. His assistants Amy and Victoria really looked after me.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

He is very professional and thorough.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

I needed a little more clarification of understanding the complications of the need for Mohs surgery.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

He was careful not to take more skin than Was called for. He was a very skilled doctor

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Very skilled and has a great personality and really put me at ease.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. You was personable & created confidence in my decision to have the cyst removed.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant makes you feel comfortable

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July 27, 2023

5.0

He knew who I was (and I was a returning patient), his explanations were clear and honest

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor and surgeon. Gives it 100% and clearly cares about his patient [namely me].

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Effective and efficient

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July 26, 2023

5.0

He’s amazingly nice person in addition to being extremely well qualified

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July 25, 2023

5.0

He knew exactly what to do

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Very competent and confident which is exactly the traits needed for a good medical surgical provider. He was compassionate and professionally outstanding. Highest recommendations.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

He is helpful and knowledgeable.

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Fast and smooth.

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yoo is very personable and I was happy with the care I received from him.

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Friendly and very good doctor

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Yoo is a very talented surgeon...

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July 19, 2023

5.0

He was funny, very blunt and had lots of opinions. Made for an interesting surgery, and I had a surprisingly good time lol also the resident did a great deal of the surgery, and she was amazing!

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July 19, 2023

5.0

High level of trust

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yoo is positive about the procedure he is doing. He talks as he works, explaining what he is doing, checking to make sure that there is no severe pain for his patient. He also has a fabulous team working with him. No long waits alone in a waiting room or in a procedure room. So basically, a well run, efficient, caring professional staff, and a contented, comforted patient.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Thorough. Patient centered.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

All my past experiences with Dr. Yoo have gone very well.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Dr Yoo and his team were wonderful, they made me feel secure in the procedure being done, they were not in a hurry to do the job and get out, they took their time, and I trusted them, this was not an easy procedure at least for me, Dr. Yoo and his team made sure to ensure the best that they could about how my nose would look afterwards. The follow up care has been awesome.

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Disclosures

Simon S. Yoo, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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