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About Dr. Yoon

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.

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Specialized Centers

HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine


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



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


American Board of Radiology, 2018


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


Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2012
Internship: Transitional Medicine, Flushing Medical Center, Flushing, New York, 2013
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, New York, 2017
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, 2018
Interventional Spine and Pain, Clinical Radiology of Oklahoma, 2019

State Licensure


English, Korean

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Yoon

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Yoon as of March 28, 2023.

Spinal Simplicity - Research Support

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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