Michael K. Yoon, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Associate Scientist

Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Yoon is interested in researching the clinical aspects of ophthalmic plastic surgery, especially orbital trauma, orbital fractures, infections, orbital imaging, and digital image analysis. In collaboration with Otolaryngology, he is analyzing fungal orbital infections, including their risk factors, current treatment algorithms, and outcomes based on risk factors. He has validated automated facial measurement software through a comparison of clinical measurements and various camera setups. Finally, Dr. Yoon is working to develop and implement software to quantify volumes of the orbit and paranasal sinuses in various conditions, such as orbital fractures and the silent sinus syndrome.


2001: B.S., magna cum laude, Spanish/Biology, Union College, Schenectady, NY

2004: M.D., Albany Medical College

Postgraduate Training

2005: Internship, Transitional Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

2008: Residency, Ophthalmology, Tufts Medical Center

2009: Fellowship, Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery, UCSF Medical Center

2011: Fellowship, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCSF Medical Center


Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see his CV.

Autologous dermal grafts as posterior lamellar spacers in the management of lower eyelid retractionYoon 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 procedureYoon MK, McCulley TJ. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;29:227-30.

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

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

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