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photo Joo Heung Yoon, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-864-3199

Office: UPMC Montefiore, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Judy Nauman
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
MD, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea, 2002
Internship, Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center - SUNY Downstate, 2007
Resident, Internal Medicine, New York Medical College, 2009
Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, 2011
Research Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School, 2014
Fellowship - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2017
Research Interest
I have been interested in identifying hidden patterns of pathologic state with machine learning, and developing prediction models with using a large-scale clinical data. With the collaborations with the School of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University, as well as School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, I have been building various prediction models using supervised ML as well as deep neural network. To implement the model in the ICU, I developed an alert system that can guide clinicians to preemptively manage the patients with impending crisis, and plan to create a graphic user interface (GUI) equipped with such analytic platforms.
Clinical Interest
As a critical care physician, I spend most of my time in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). My clinical interests are shock and resuscitation, especially on identifying etiologies of physiologic deterioration from various acute illnesses.
Educational Interest
In the ICU, I provide structural teaching to house staffs and medical students at a daily basis. I like to teach cardiopulmonary physiology and resuscitation, that includes pulmonary mechanics, use of vasopressors/inotropes, response to resuscitation, and post-cardiac arrest care.
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Chen Y, Yoon JH, Pinsky MR, Clermont G. Development of hemorrhage identification model using non-invasive vital signs. Physiol Meas. 2020; 41(5): 055010.
Yoon JH, Mu L, Chen L, Dubrawski A, Hravnak M, Pinsky MR, Clermont G. Predicting tachycardia as a surrogate for instability in the intensive care unit. J Clin Monit Comput. 2019; doi: 10.1007/s10877-019-00277-0.
Yoon JH, Pinsky MR. Predicting adverse hemodynamic events in critically-ill patients. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2018; June;24(3): 196-203.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Developing Machine Learning-Driven Prediction Models and Therapeutic Strategies for Circulatory Shock in Critically-ill Patients
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Grant Number: K23 GM138984
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2025
Notable Achievements
SCCM Gold Snapshot Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2019
Abstract Award, American Thoracic Society, 2018
Excellence in Clinical Service Award, North Shore Medical Center, 2010
Partners in Excellence Award, 2009
Richard D. Levere Excellence in Teaching Award, New York Medical College, 2008