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Richard S Yoon MD,FAAOS

Richard S. Yoon, MD,FAAOS

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Languages Spoken English, Korean
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    Richard Yoon, MD
    Clinical Chief, Department of Orthopedics
    Orthopedic Research Program Director
    Specializing in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery and Fracture Care, Primary and Revision Joint Replacement Arthroplasty (Hip, Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow)

    Richard Yoon, MD, FAAOS, orthopedic surgeon, is the Director of Orthopedic Research in the Division of Orthopedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction at Jersey City Medical Center.

    Dr. Yoon specializes in treating fractures and arthritic pain with non-operative and operative interventions, fracture and joint replacement care for the clavicle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, pelvis, hip, knee, and ankle. He also specializes in minimally invasive direct anterior total hip replacement.

    Though he is a surgeon, Dr. Yoon believes in exhausting all non-surgical options before offering operative intervention. Instead, his goal is to treat a patient based on their needs and desired outcome and function, depending on their diagnosis.

    Dr. Yoon received his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School-Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey and completed his residency at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. In addition, he completed a fellowship in orthopedic trauma and adult reconstruction at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida. He is Board Certified in orthopedic surgery. He was also an AO Trauma Davos Fellow, attending the prestigious Master’s Courses in Davos, Switzerland.

    Dr. Yoon is a member of the American Orthopedic Association. In addition, he is an emerging leader in the Orthopedic Trauma Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Associate of Hip and Knee Surgeons, AO Trauma of the AO Foundation, and the Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma.

    Jersey City Medical Center Director of Orthopedic Research, Division of Orthopedic Trauma & Adult Reconstruction

    Professional Membership:

    • Emerging Leader: American Orthopedic Association
    • Orthopedic Trauma Association
    • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    • American Associate of Hip & Knee Surgeons
    • the AOTrauma Foundation
    • Foundation of Orthopedic Trauma

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    Not everyone needs surgery; my philosophy for care involves recommending surgery when needed (acute fractures, infections, non-unions, painful/failed previous surgeries), but otherwise, trying all non-operative modalities first before offering surgical management. Your outcomes are my outcomes, and I want to minimize all risk of any complication as much as you do. We will proceed by making a shared plan together to maximize your individual outcome after surgery.

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    Clinical Interests

    • Treating fractures and arthritic pain with non-operative and operative interventions 
    • Fracture and joint replacement care for the clavicle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, pelvis, hip, knee and ankle
    • Robotic joint placement
    • Direct anterior total hip replacement
    • Clinical trial and research interests include clinical outcomes, quality, technique-based, bench and translational work pertaining to acute fractures, non-unions, malunions, infections and deformities, primary and revision arthroplasty in both upper and lower extremities


    Total hip replacement; anterior total hip replacement; robotic total hip replacement; total knee replacement; robotic total knee replacement; partial knee replacement; revision total hip replacement; revision total knee replacement; shoulder replacement; reverse total shoulder replacement; total elbow replacement; revision shoulder replacement; infected total joint replacement; painful total joint replacement; painful total hip replacement; painful total knee replacement; fracture care;


    hip arthritis; knee arthritis; shoulder arthritis; fracture; clavicle fracture; shoulder fracture; humerus fracture; elbow fracture; forearm fracture; distal radius fracture; non-union; leg length discrepancy; dislocation; pelvic fracture; acetabulum fracture; hip fracture; femur fracture; bisphosphonate related fracture; distal femur fracture; patella fracture; tibial plateau fracture; tibia fracture; ankle fracture; talus fracture; calcaneus fracture

  • Medical School

    New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ


    NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY


    NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY


    Orthopedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL


    AO Trauma Davos Fellow, Attending the prestigious Masters Courses, Davos, Switzerland

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    • AARP Healthcare
    • Active Care (Worker's Comp)
    • Aetna
    • Aetna Better Health
    • Aetna Health Plans of NJ
    • Aetna Medicare NNJ Prime
    • Amerigroup (Managed Medicaid Plan)
    • Amerihealth
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield Omnia
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield NJ
    • Cigna
    • Cigna Healthcare/Great West
    • Empire BC/BS
    • Empire Healthchoice
    • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Horizon Casualty Services (Worker's Comp & No Fault)
    • Horizon NJ Health (managed Medicaid plan)
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    • Medicare
    • New Jersey Manufacturers through Horizon Casualty
    • Oxford
    • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Health Plan HMO
    • Oxford Health Plan PPO
    • Oxford Medicare Advantage Plans
    • QualCare Workers Comp
    • United Medicare Advantage Plan