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 

2075 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

4.0

Friendly and good communication

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Dr Yoo has a pleasant reassuring demeanor. He puts you at ease. Confident in his knowledge and skills.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Great doctor and personality

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March 30, 2022

5.0

He is the best of the best surgeon , no words enough to say how good he is.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

professional, informative on the procedure, and post care

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March 29, 2022

5.0

I trust Dr. Yoo with my skin

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Easy and direct conversations

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Expert in what he does.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Highly skilled staff

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Excellent Doctor

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Kind, friendly, and excellent care.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He is a good dr and nice

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He made me feel calm and less anxious

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March 27, 2022

5.0

Accommodating and thorough.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Professional knowledge and attentive. Explains what he is going to do and does it. Friendly

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March 25, 2022

5.0

The doctor is extremely knowledgeable, proficient and comforting.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Good "bedside manner" while still being efficient.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Confident , professional , and informative

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March 25, 2022

5.0

He was charming and very efficient and professional.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

I feel that I have the best skin care treatment and I am extremely confident in the team and I trust them.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Very competent

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Very proficient and great sense of humor

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner

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March 22, 2022

5.0

I have gotten to know Dr. Yoo a little bit and I like his care and efficiency. A very good man.

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March 22, 2022

4.0

Definitely competent.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable, understanding.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

I appreciate his compassion

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Yoo was very professional, and did an excellent job with my surgery. He made it go by fast by engaging me in conversation which really eased my anxiety! He's the BEST!! Highly recommended!

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Good team. Explains things well.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Experience coupled with a marvelous personality

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March 18, 2022

3.0

Long wait time. Multiple students in room with no introduction or permission requested.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Competent. Likable.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Very concerned about how I was handling the procedure

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March 15, 2022

5.0

answers all questions. hi quality care

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March 15, 2022

4.0

Dr Yoo seems like a very competent surgeon which is the most important thing. And for that I would give him a 10. But he is in and out of the room in a flash. Seems like a sweet man but he left me feeling like he really didn’t have an extra moment to say do you have any questions or something like that. So I would definitely recommend him but tell the person that you are not gonna feel like there’s much bedside manner going on. You’re gonna feel more like it’s crank them in and crank them out.

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March 14, 2022

4.0

Very competent, not a strong people person.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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March 12, 2022

5.0

They are sensitive, responsive, and liste ans respond with clear and complete explainations.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He completed a similar procedure on my scalp 3 years ago. Very efficient, kept me informed along the way. Also friendly & personable.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He is funny

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He was thorough and knew everything he was talking about. He took one look at my nail and corrected the diagnosis.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He is competent and very friendly.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Great guy whom seems genuinely concerned about his patients.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Very personable.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Yoo works hard to put patients at ease. He knows these procedures produce significant anxiety but he does his best to relax the patient.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Top of his field

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Very competent

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Yoo and his staff have been great. Highly recommend.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Again, hard to rate without knowing what the scar will look like, but Dr. Yoo was clearly very experienced, and also personable and friendly and put me at ease.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Super nice and obviously very competent. He made me feel at ease during the procedure.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Yoo is an excellent surgeon.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Dr Yoo was attentive to my concerns and he did a great job of laying out next steps for my care. I felt very comfortable thru the whole process.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Simon is an extremely skilled and competent physician, qualifications which are critical when a patient needs care of this nature. His interpersonal skills and highly capable and personable medical staff also give me confidence in recommending Simon to colleagues, friends or family members.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Aw this is my first time of meeting him very polite. And good communicator. week recommend him to friends

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr Yoo leads a team of highly professional individuals operating in a seamless and efficient manner.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

I’ve been going to him for years and know he is highly qualified

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March 02, 2022

5.0

He is careful, kind, and an expert at Mohs technique

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Made me feel very relaxed and comfortable.

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March 01, 2022

3.0

I saw him for maybe 5 min.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Prompt and professional.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Yoo very competent specialist. He is providing great care.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

He spoke to me about the procedure, and explained what I was to expect after the surgery. He was very quick and talked with me as he was performing the surgery to keep my mind off of what he was doing. Very pleasant, I was very pleased.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

He is an expert and has an engaging personality.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Very capable and nice

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February 25, 2022

5.0

He listened and explained well

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February 25, 2022

5.0

I think Dr. Yoo is an excellent doctor.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Combine great knowledge and skills and humane and personal care.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Yoo and his assistant where very nice and explain the entire process to me. They answered my questions which put me at ease.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Yoo is very kind, gentle, understanding professional Doctor who cares about his patient's.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, professional and friendly

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Did a great job!

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He was successful and was also very kind and smart

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Did a great job and I have been Dr Yoo before

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Fast, personable. Explained what he was doing, asked me questions to keep my mind off of what he was doing. Laughed at my jokes. 😉 My only complaint is really all the time between him having to go back in for more surgery. Glad they got it all. But between being called back in it was nearly a two hour wait (even the last time when they said it would be less than an hour). I was there so long I lost track. Makes me wonder if they are short staffed of people reading the slides. Or if they are overbooked.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

His surgical work was flawless. I felt that I was in good hands.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Yoo is an excellent and efficient surgeon who explains clear what he is doing and why it is necessary.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Friendly, informative, on time, knowledgeable, clean

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Straight to the point and pleasant for the time you see him. You might be in the middle of a sentence and look back and he’s gone.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He is efficient and also friendly

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He is the best at what he does!

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Results so far so good. He knows what he’s doing.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He is a magic man. Incredible surgeon. Good sense of humor!

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Quick and personable!

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Because I was satisfied going there

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February 16, 2022

5.0

The service was very good and very professional.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Yoo is an excellent doctor. This was my second Mohs surgery with him and he does amazing work.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

very well run office and a very pleasant experience /

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Nice down to business doc.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Excellent caregiver.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Yoo has done several MOHS procedures on my face. The cosmetic result is uniformly excellent.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Professional Knows his craft Good listener Great personality

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very quick, proficient, skilled care.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Very efficient and professional!

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February 14, 2022

4.0

He's extremely competent but I wish he spent more time getting speaking with the patient. He's a very busy physician and it shows.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Fast and informative.

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February 12, 2022

4.0

Dr Yoo was pleasant but he seemed rush and didn’t spend very long with me. Would like liked to slow down to discuss facial issues.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Yoo Dermatology Rock Star!!!

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Very professional doctor and very good and very professionally made surgery. Dr. Simon Yoo, MD so attention.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He seems to be a very good surgeon, however the staff seems to do the rest of the work. The staff seems to handle the work very well and also seem to work together very well.

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Disclosures

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

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