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
Physician 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 

1856 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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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August 31, 2021

5.0

Efficient team

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August 30, 2021

5.0

His expertise

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. You is the best.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Personable and caring demeanor

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and kind.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon, excellent judgement.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Extremely competent and pleasant.

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August 27, 2021

2.0

Was very quick.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Yoo is kind and caring. He made me feel very comfortable during my Mohs surgery. My nurse Meg was great!!

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Great personality

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August 25, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent doctor and always has taken the best care of me

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August 25, 2021

5.0

See above AND Dr. Yoo went to CAL!

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Please see previous answer - and, again, Dr. Simon Yoo is the best!

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. was informative and personable.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

He is good and very efficient

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Awesome physician, he gives really good results. Earlier in the year I had a procedure and the scar is very minimal. Good instructions for going home.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Great Care

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Great manner and answered all questions.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Never had issues with Dr Yoo. Easy to understand

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August 19, 2021

5.0

He talked to you to make you feel at ease and is a great surgeon

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Yoo is kind and caring with his patients. He explains what is going to be done a d inspires confidence.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Very smart and very professional

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August 19, 2021

5.0

He’s excellent.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

He made me feel very comfortable about the procedure. The procedure was very smooth.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Yoo exudes confidence and competence, has time for questions, and was easily available for post-surgery follow up.

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August 14, 2021

5.0

Excellent care.

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August 13, 2021

5.0

Professional knowledgeable friendly and answered all questions

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Highly recommended by my dermatologist.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Very skilled. Good communicator.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Yoo is a fabulous human being and physician. He shows compassion and expertise. A rare combination in medicine

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Inspires patient confidence

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Feels a bit rushed.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Efficient and told me everything

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August 10, 2021

5.0

He has a great personality and Let’s you know what is going to be done as he proceeds. He’s great with a scalpel too.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Seemed to do a good job removing my squamous cell carcinoma. Felt no pain during surgery. Doctor stitched it up pretty well.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Best!

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Very professional and competent

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August 08, 2021

5.0

He is the best, most thorough in addition to being a very kind and caring human being

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner and friendly staff

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Yoo actually talks to his patients, treating each as an individual. He is also wonderful to his staff, who obviously enjoy working with him. But more importantly, I have had multiple surgeries without complications. He discusses what he is going to do with me and the healing process. Six surgeries on my face have left almost no visible scars.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

He seemed extremely competent plus he had a good sense of humor but not unpleasant

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Very nice and professional!

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Excellent care

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Always thorough, explains everything

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Obviously competent and made me feel everything was going to be ok.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Listens to the patient, thorough is concerned with safety, etc.

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August 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Yoo is very easy to talk with.

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August 01, 2021

5.0

He knew exactly what was wrong, was experienced knew what to do even spotted an additional concern and addressed it at the same time.

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July 31, 2021

0.0

He took my money but didn't provide the service. Gave contradictory information.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

He was informative with updates during the whole procedure.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

He did a wonderful job reconstructing no nose after eliminating the basal all cancer.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner. Explains everything he does.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

He was a pleasure to speak with and his sense of humor was appreciated!

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Yoo was extremely efficient and reassuring. The Mohs procedure on my back was over before I knew it! Thank you!

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Friendly , explained things and great office manners- a doctor you can joke with. Which makes me at ease.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Seems to know what he's doing

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Yoo is a very skilled surgical oncologist .

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Professional

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July 23, 2021

5.0

The same reasons

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Yoo is fast but thorough.. he is always busy but takes time to listen

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Knew what he was doong

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Yoo and his associates (another doctor and a nurse) did a fine job.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

professional - approachable - quick & efficient

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Simon’s professionalism and expertise

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Although it is disappointing to have to have any sort of surgery, Dr. Yoo and his team was always straightforward and informed me of all that they were doing and what the process would be like even after the surgery and through the healing process. It could have been a scary experience except for the knowledge that everything I was experiencing was discuss with me beforehand.

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July 19, 2021

4.0

He’s competent and efficient, but did not introduce himself to me when he walked in the room. Just got straight to business and we’ve never met before…

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July 19, 2021

4.0

Dr Yoo was kind & very much engaged before & during the surgery. We had a very friendly exchange but I needed a follow-up conversation explaining what happened during the surgery & why there was a deviation from the original plan.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

patient understanding....turn around when calling prompt...

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July 19, 2021

5.0

very professional care

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July 19, 2021

5.0

I would recommend him highly, save for those patients who wish to have more time with the physician. He rushes in an out quickly, leaving his nursing staff to answer all questions. I really wish I coul have had a better conversation about my eventual procedure outcome.

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July 18, 2021

4.0

Very competent and timely. Not much communication in terms of consultation, discussion

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. You did his job wellwhile putting me at ease.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

He is fast well knowledgeable of the Derm industry

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Very professional

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Good bedside manner

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July 16, 2021

5.0

The whole procedure was organized and explained to me to comfort my fears

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr.Yoo did an excellent job on my Mohs surgery.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Great first time

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July 14, 2021

3.0

His medical skills are terrific. His bedside manner can be a bit rash.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

He seemed to really know his craft ...was very informative , answered all my questions ! Assumed he is top notch ....liked him too !

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Kept me informed about the process I was having done.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Diagnosed quickly and made a recommendation that is getting results.

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July 13, 2021

3.0

Doctor was in my room for about 45 seconds. Spoke fast and don't think he even said goodbye

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Doctor was very friendly and knowledgeable about his area of expertise.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Northwestern has always delivered excellent care to myself and my family. Dr. Yoo was great; very friendly and made it easy.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Genuine caring.

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July 10, 2021

5.0

Very nice and friendly. He guided me thru the procedure with a caring manner.

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July 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Yoo is very competent and described in detail what he would be doing to take care of the severe basal skin cancer in my nose.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Too is an authority on skin cancers.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Yoo is delightful; his manner put me at ease at once. Expert care. The procedure was over before I thought it started. Dr. Too is very caring.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Expert in his field Efficiency and knowledgeable

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Yoo took the time to ensure he’d completely gotten the tumor which took more time than either of us expected. He gave me clear feedback after each round of MOHS. He also did an admirable job of distracting me with conversation.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Explained procedure

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Should introduce his 3 person entourage as he enters the room

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November 16, 2020

5.0

BEST DOCTOR

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November 16, 2020

5.0

GREAT DEPARTMENT

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Great doc!

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