Dr. Yoon holds an MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and a BS in computer science & engineering from Seoul National University. Upon completing his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford, Dr. Yoon continued on as senior research associate working on musculoskeletal MRI and PET/MRI. He has been involved with development of research imaging techniques and translation of those into clinical protocols for patient care.
Dr. Yoon’s research interest is in the development of PET/MRI and MRI methods for identifying peripheral pain generators in the musculoskeletal system. His recent projects include PET/MRI of various chronic pain conditions (low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, CSF leak, etc.), high-resolution/quantitative MRI of peripheral nerves, and artifact-free MRI near metallic implants. Dr. Yoon is embarking on a new NIH/ NIAMS-funded project as a co-investigator, which aims to enable [18F]FDG PET/MRI near metallic hip implants for the improved identification of local sources causing persistent pain following total hip arthroplasties.