Peter Steven Yoo, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Transplant); Associate Program Director, Surgical Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Director, Paired Kidney Exchange Program

Biographical Info

Dr. Yoo is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in abdominal organ transplantation in children and adults. He is appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine.

A native of New York, Dr. Yoo was an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and earned his medical degree at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. He served as intern, resident, and administrative chief resident in the Department of Surgery at Yale. During residency, he performed a post-doctoral research fellowship examining mediators of angiogenesis in hepatic malignancy and obtained funding from the National Institutes of Health for his work. After residency, Dr. Yoo took advanced training in organ transplantation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

He specializes in the care of patients with end-stage organ failure including transplantation, post-transplantation immunosuppression, and management of transplant-related infections. At Yale, he is a member of both the liver and kidney live donor transplant teams. Dr. Yoo has expertise in minimally invasive surgery including total laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and is Director of Yale's program in paired kidney exchange. Aside from transplantation, Dr. Yoo's clinical interests include the care of both children and adults with tumors, injuries, and other disorders of the liver and bile ducts, surgical care of patients with polycystic kidneys, and general surgery in pre- and post-transplant patients.

Dr. Yoo's research interests include renal function in patients with liver disease, strategies to refine the determination of compatibility between organs and recipients, and understanding geographic variations in patterns of organ donation. He also directs the educational program in transplantation for medical students and surgical trainees.

Education & Training

Dartmouth College (1998)
SUNY at Stonybrook (2003)
Intern, Resident
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Surgery (2003 - 2009)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Organ Transplantation (2010 - 2012)
Administrative Chief Resident
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Surgery (2009 - 2010)
Board Certification
Surgery, General, Board Certified  (2011)
Board Certification
Transplant Surgery, Board Eligible 

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