Angela Ji Yeon Yoon, DDS, MPH, MAMSc

Expertise in: 
Dentistry
Board Certifications: 
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Dr. Angela J. Yoon is the Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Division at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and has an interdisciplinary appointment in the Department of Pathology & Cell Biology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She holds a hospital appointment at Columbia University Medical Center and is the Director of the Oral Diagnostic Biopsy Service.

Email: ajk55@cumc.columbia.edu

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Pathology

Academic Appointments

  • John W. Richter Associate Professor of Oral Pathology (in Dental Medicine and in Pathology and Cell Biology) at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Division

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • Korean

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

DentaQuest

  • DentaQuest

Devon Health Services

  • Devon Health Services-PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: 2006 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C

Board Certifications

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Honors & Awards

The Edward V Zegarelli Teaching Award (2003)

Research

As an academic Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology clinician-scientist, Dr. Yoon is engaged in number of NIH and non-NIH funded clinical studies and trials, looking to improve oral cancer risk assessment and its management. In specific, Dr. Yoon's study focuses on translating laboratory science into new molecular risk assessment strategies, and improving therapies for oral neoplasms.

Research Interests

  • oral precancer, oral cancer, microRNA biomarkers for prognosis, oral cancer chemoprevention

Grants

  • Molecular biomarker and chemoprevention trials for oral cancer (Role: Principal Investigator, K12 Award from Columbia University CTSA, NCRR-K12-RR024157, 2007-2009).
  • Phase IIb randomized, placebo controlled trial of Pioglitazone for oral leukoplakia, an inter-consortium collaborative study (Role: CUMC site Principal Investigator, NCI-N01-CN35159, 2009-2012).
  • MicroRNA marker-based prognosis of oral cancer survival (Role: Principal Investigator, NIDCR-R03-DE022797, 2013-2015).

Selected Publications

  • Yoon et al. 'Activated checkpoint kinase 2 expression and risk for oral squamous cell carcinoma' Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007:1;2768-2772.
  • Yoon et al. 'Association between Gly1619ARG polymorphism of IGF2R domain 11 (RS629849) and advanced stage of oral cancer. Med Oncol. 2012;29:682-285.
  • Yoon et al. 'Topical application of green tea polyphenol (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) fro prevention of recurrent oral neoplastic lesions' JOFS 2012:4;43-45.
  • Yoon et al. 'Prognostic value of miR-375 and miR-214-3p in early stage oral squamous cell carcinoma' Am J Transl Res. 2014;6:580-592.