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Nam K. Yoon, MD

Dr. Nam K. Yoon, MD Dr. Yoon is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who has a special interest in cerebrovascular and skull base disorders. He grew up in Southern California before moving to Salt Lake City for residency where he fell in love with the intermountain community. It was his desire to serve this community that ultimately drew him back after further fellowship training. A teacher at heart, he enjoys educating patients about their condition and taking the time to guide them through some of the most difficult moments of their lives.

Neurosurgical Interests
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Arteriovenous Fistulas
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Brain Tumors
  • Skull Base and Pituitary Tumors
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Acute Spinal Disorders
  • Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego, B.S. in Bioengineering
  • Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, M.D.
  • Internship: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Neurosurgery
  • Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine, Neurosurgery
  • Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine, Neuroendovascular Surgery
  • Fellowship: Baptist Neurological Institute, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Sherrod BA, Yoon NK, Anzai Y, Schmidt RH, Couldwell WT, Hawryluk GWJ. Delayed Cerebrospinal Fluid Cleft Formation through the Midbrain and Thalamus Following Hemicraniectomy and Cranioplasty for Acute Subdural Hematoma. Oper Neurosurg. 2019 Jun 20.
  • Yoon N, Shah A, Couldwell WT, Kalani MYS, Park MS. Preoperative Embolization of Skull Base Meningiomas-Current Indications, Techniques and Pearls for Complication Avoidance. Neurosurg Focus 44(4): E5, 2018.
  • Gamboa NT, Karsy M, Gamboa JT, Yoon NK, Driscoll MJ, Sonnen JA, Salzman KL, Jensen RL. Preoperative and Intraoperative Perfusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a RELA Fusion-Positive Anaplastic Ependymoma: A Case Report. Surg Neurol Int 9:144, 2018.
  • Yoon N, Scoville JP, Taussky P. Adenosine-induced cardiac standstill for endovascular treatment of pediatric vein of Galen malformations. J Neurosurg Pediatr 21(4): 380-383, 2018.
  • Karsy M, Yoon N, Boettcher L, Jensen RL, Shah L, MacDonald J, Menacho ST. Surgical Treatment of Glioblastoma in the Elderly: The Impact of Complications. J Neuro-oncol 138(1): 123-132, 2018.
  • Abou-Al-Shaar H, Yoon N, Mahan MA. Surgical Repair of Sciatic Nerve Traumatic Rupture: Technical Considerations and Approaches. Neurosurg Focus 44 (Video):V3, 2018.
  • Yoon NK, Awad AW, Gee JM, Taussky P. Ruptured Persistent Trigeminal Artery Causing Direct Cavernous Sinus Fistula Treated with Pipeline Embolization and Minimal Coiling. World Neurosurg 109: 471-475.E1, 2018.
  • Awad AW, Moon K, Yoon N, Mazur MD, Kalani MYS, Taussky P, McDougall CG, Albuquerque FC, Park MS. Flow Diversion of Tandem Cerebral Aneurysms: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Study. Neurosurg Focus 42(6):E10, 2017.
  • Yoon NK, Awad AW, Kalani MYS, Taussky P, Park MS. Stent technology in ischemic stroke. Neurosurg Focus 42(4): E11, 2017.
  • Yoon NK, McNally S, Taussky P, Park MS. Imaging of cerebral aneurysms: a clinical perspective. Neurovascular Imaging 2:6, 2016.
  • Huerta-Yepez S, Yoon NK, Hernandez-Cueto A, Mah V, Rivera-Pazos CM, Chatterjee D, Vega MI, Maresh EL, Horvath S, Chia D, Bonavida B, Goodglick L. Expression of Phosphorylated Raf Kinase Inhibitor Protein (pRKIP) is a Predictor of Lung Cancer Survival. BMC Cancer. 2011 Jun 21;11(1):259
  • Presson AP, Yoon NK, Bagryanova L, Mah V, Alavi M, Maresh EL, Rajasekaran AK, Goodglick L, Chia D, Horvath S. Protein expression based multimarker analysis of breast cancer samples. BMC Cancer. 2011 Jun 8;11(1):230.
  • Mah V, Marquez D, Alavi M, Maresh EL, Zhang L, Yoon N, Horvath S, Bagryanova L, Fishbein MC, Chia D, Pietras R, Goodglick L. Expression levels of estrogen receptor beta in conjunction with aromatase predict survival in non-small cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2011 Nov;74(2):318-25.
  • Maresh EL, Mah V, Alavi M, Presson A, Bagryanova L, Yoon NK, Chang G, Elshimali Y, Shevlin L, Zhang L, Hong L, Schatz S, Li A, Fu M, Wadehra M, Chia D, Horvath S, Goodglick L. Development and Application of Tissue Microarrays for Biomarker Studies. Forum on Immunopathological Diseases and Therapeutics. 2011 Feb.
  • Yoon NK, Maresh EL, Shen D, Elshimali Y, Apple S, Horvath S, Mah V, Bose S, Chia D, Chang HR, Goodglick L. Higher Levels of GATA3 Predict Better Survival in Women with Breast Cancer. Human Pathology. 2010 Dec;41(12):1794-801.
  • Yoon NK, Maresh EL, Elshimali Y, Li A, Horvath S, Seligson DB, Chia D, Goodglick L. Elevated MED28 Expression Predicts Poor Outcome in Women With Breast Cancer. BMC Cancer. 2010 Jun 28;10:335.
  • Yoon NK, Seligson DB, Chia D, Elshimali Y, Sulur G, Li A, Horvath S, Maresh E, Mah V, Bose S, Bonavida B, Goodglick L. Higher Expression Levels of 14-3-3? in Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast Predicts Poorer Outcome. Cancer Biomarkers. 2009;5(4):215-24.
  • Mumenthaler S, Yoon NK, Li A, Mah V, Chang G, Nooraie F, Elshimali Y, Hanna S, Kim S, Horvath S, Apple S, Chia D, Seligson DB, Goodglick L. Tissue Microarrays: Construction and Utilization For Biomarker Studies. In: Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, therapy, and Prognosis. M.A. Hayat, Editor. Springer, Co, 2008.
  • Yoon NK, Kim R, Taussky P. Assessment of Skill Acquisition of an Endovascular Fellow. Abstract and presentation at the Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference, 2018.
  • Yoon NK, Karsy M, Jensen R, MacDonald JD, Menacho ST. Diagnosis of GBM based on pre-operative imaging in the elderly patient population: do the ends justify the means? Abstract and presentation at the Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference 2017.
  • Yoon NK, Taussky P. Use of Adenosine-Induced Cardiac Standstill for Trans-Arterial Embolization of Vein of Galen Malformations in the Pediatric Population. Abstract and poster presentation at the World AVM Congress, 2016.
  • Yoon NK, Bowers C, Selzman C, Mahan M. Management of Intracranial Hemorrhage in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Abstract and presentation at the Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference 2016.
  • Hanna G, Yoon NK, Ajayi O, Asgarzadie F, Olmecah H. Hypertonic Saline Therapy and Decompressive Surgery with Multi-Modal Therapy in Acute Spinal Cord Injury. Abstract and presentation at the National Neurotrama Society Meeting, 2015.
  • Hanna G, McClure M, Yoon NK, Grigsby P, Grube M, Jacobson P, Woods K. The Association of Cerebral Venous Stenosis or Hypoplasia with Delayed Ischemic Neurological Deficit in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Abstract and presentation at Brain Edema Conference, 2014.
  • Prall RF, Yoon NK, Carlson J, Chan C, Monshizadeh R, Pesavento R, Schneider M, Fan JT. Retrospective Review of Proton Beam Therapy for Ocular Melanoma. Abstract and presentation at American Society of Retina Specialists, 2011.
  • Presson AP, Yoon NK, Mah V, Alavi M, Maresh E, Goodglick L, Chia D, Horvath S. Multimarker Analysis of Breast Cancer Patients using Weighted Correlation Network. Abstract and presentation at the 6th Early Detection Research Network Scientific Workshop, 2009.