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Edward S. Yoon, MD

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Edward S. Yoon, MD

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Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1130
Fax: 212.734.7378
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1130
Fax: 212.734.7378

Chief, Division of Interventional Radiology 

Dr. Edward Yoon is an interventional musculoskeletal radiologist who specializes in novel minimally invasive treatments of the joints and spine. Dr. Yoon is dual fellowship trained and dual board certified/board eligible in Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Pain Management. Dr. Yoon is an active member of North American Spine Society, Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Spine Radiology, Society of Skeletal Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, and Society of Interventional Radiology where he has presented at national meetings. He was a course instructor for the lumbar injection course for the North American Spine Society and is currently serving on the Radiology Section Committee.

Dr. Yoon completed his fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at HSS after which he trained in interventional musculoskeletal/spine and pain management under Dr. Douglas P. Beall at the Oklahoma Spine Hospital and Summit Medical Center. During his fellowship, Dr. Yoon completed over 700 vertebral augmentation procedures and had extensive training involving intrathecal targeted drug delivery, neuromodulation, interspinous process devices, basivertebral nerve ablation, stem cell allograft augmentation, sacroplasty, axial skeletal osteoplasty, discography, and radiofrequency rhizotomy.

Trained in all areas of musculoskeletal intervention and imaging including MRI, CT, and ultrasound, Dr. Yoon is also extremely well versed in the more common procedures such as facet, sacroiliac, epidural, intradiscal, and joint injections. Given the recent opioid crisis, the procedures he performs provide a non-opioid alternative that is highly effective, research supported, and very sustainable for patients wanting pain relief without the risks of opioid medications. Treatments performed by Dr. Yoon for very common conditions such as discogenic back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee not only provide profound pain relief but are backed by the highest level of research and were not even available five years ago. The research that went into developing these new techniques was facilitated by Dr. Yoon's efforts in studying and propagating these procedures.

Dr. Yoon has strong interest in regenerative medicine and interventional procedures. He has been involved in numerous research projects throughout his training and has presented on the largest intradiscal stem cell therapy for degenerative disc disease. He has published multiple articles and book chapters on vertebral augmentation for the treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures as well as intrathecal opioid and intrathecal baclofen therapies.

Patient Stories


Chief, Division of Interventional Radiology, Hospital for Special Surgery 
Assistant Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


Specialized Centers


Vertebral Augmentation:
Tumor Ablation

Spine Injections:
Cervical Epidural Injections
Cervical Facet Injections
Lumbar Epidural Injections
Lumbar Facet Injections
Thoracic Epidural Injections
Thoracic Costovertebral Joint Injections
Thoracic Facet Injections
Caudal Epidural Infections
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Epidurography: Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions
Facet Cyst Aspiration

Musculoskeletal Injections:
Tendon injections
Perineural/ Peripheral Nerve Block
Trigger Point Injections

Intradiscal Injection
Intradiscal Injection of Stem cells/Exosomes

Neuroablative Procedures:
Radiofrequency and Chemical Neurolysis
Basivertebral Nerve Ablation


Young Investigator Travel Award, Society of Skeletal Radiology, 2018, 2020
Fellowship Research Award: Musculoskeletal Radiology Hospital for Special Surgery, 2018
RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, 2018
RSNA Traveling Trainee Research Prize, 2018
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007
Suma Cum Laude, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Senior Service Award, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007


English, Korean

Insurance Information

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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of February 04, 2020, Dr. Yoon reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. Yoon in the News


Doctor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2012


Transitional Medicine, Flushing Medical Center, Flushing, New York, 2013


Diagnostic Radiology, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, New York, 2017


Musculoskeletal Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, 2018
Interventional Spine and Pain, Clinical Radiology of Oklahoma, 2019


American Board of Radiology, 2018

State Licensure

Selected Publications

Yoon E, Grechushkin V, Chaudhry A, Bhattacharji P, Durkin B, Moore W. Cryoneurolysis in Patients with Refractory Chronic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Feb;27(2):239-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2015.11.027.

Rajput A, Yoon E, Nguyen D, Gupta R, Maleson A. Complications of Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization with Focus on Embolization of the Hepatic Falciform Artery. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2016; 27:e22-e29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2016.01.090.

Choi JK, Gardner TR, Yoon E, Morrison TA, Macaulay WB, Geller JA. The effect of fixation technique on the stiffness of comminuted Vancouver B1 periprosthetic femur fractures. J Arthroplasty. 2010 Sep;25(6 Suppl):124-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2010.04.009.

Sunaga H, Malhotra JK, Yoon E, Savarese JJ, Heerdt PM. Cysteine reversal of the novel neuromuscular blocking drug CW002 in dogs: pharmacodynamics, acute cardiovascular effects, and preliminary toxicology. Anesthesiology. 2010 Apr;112(4):900-9. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181d31f8c.

Yoon E, Lin B, Miller TT. Ultrasound of Musculoskeletal Hematomas: Relationship of Sonographic Appearance to Age and Ease of Aspiration. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Jun 29, epub ahead of print.

Shonnard NH, Berven S, Anderson PA, Verschuyl E, Norwitz J, Shonnard N, Khor S, Wagoner DD, Yoon ES, Beall DP. Appropriate Management of Vertebral Fragility Fractures: Development of a Pathway Based on a Vertebral Compression Fracture Registry. Pain Physician. 2020 Jul;23(4):E343-E352.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.