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Michael K. Yoon, M.D.

Specialties: Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Ophthalmic Oncology
Phone Number: 617-573-5550
Fax: 617-573-5525
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear, Stoneham
One Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180
Office Hours: Some Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Language:English, Spanish
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
M.D. Albany Medical College
Internship Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Residency Ophthalmology, New England Eye Center, Tufts-NEMC
Fellowship Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCSF Medical Center
Fellowship Neuro-Ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery, UCSF Medical Center
Teaching Affiliation Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

Dr. Michael Yoon is a member of the Mass. Eye and Ear Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service, where he treats patients with orbit, eyelid, and tear drainage system dysfunctions. He specializes in orbital tumors and inflammations, traumatic lacerations and fractures, and reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Dr. Yoon graduate magna cum laude from an accelerated medical degree program at Albany Medical College and Union College. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Tufts-New England Medical Center and received the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program Achievement Award. He went on to complete fellowship training in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Orbital Surgery, and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center.

Actively involved in medical student and resident education, Dr. Yoon also serves as a preceptor for the ophthalmic plastic surgery fellowships. He has received accolades for his excellence in teaching, including the Best Teaching by a Clinical Fellow Award from the Cordes Eye Society.

While Dr. Yoon’s clinical and practice and teaching are constitute the majority of his work at Mass. Eye and Ear, he is also a productive clinical researcher. He is especially interested in studying ways to improve the diagnosis and treatment of orbital diseases, including that involve growths in the eye socket. He also investigates thyroid-related eye disease, which can cause changes in the eye socket that may lead to impaired vision, including double vision or vision loss.

Clinical Interests

Orbital tumors and inflammations, traumatic lacerations and fractures, and reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery

Research Interests

Orbital diseases, thyroid-related eye disease


Autologous dermal grafts as posterior lamellar spacers in the management of lower eyelid retraction. Yoon MK, McCulley TJ. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2014; 30:64-8.

A national survey of practice patterns: temporal artery biopsy. Schallhorn J, Haug SJ, Yoon MK, Porco T, Seiff SR, McCulley TJ. Ophthalmology 2013;120(9):1930-4.

Secondary tarsoconjunctival graft: a modification to the Cutler-Beard procedure. Yoon MK, McCulley TJ. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;29:227-30.

Intraorbital foreign bodies: retrospective chart review and review literature. Callahan AB, Yoon MK. Int Ophthalmol Clin 2013;53(4):157-65.

Skull thickening, paranasal sinus expansion, and sella turcica shrinkage from chronic intracranial hypertension. Yoon MK, Parsa AT, Horton JC. Neurosurg Pediatr 2013;11(6):667-72.

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