Lisa Yoon, PT, DPT, PCS

Specialties:
Physical Therapy
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Overview

Dr. Yoon is a board-certified physical therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience treating infants and young children with developmental, neuromotor and neuromuscular disabilities in community-based settings. She has a special clinical interest in early detection, evaluation, and treatment of medically fragile infants, and individuals with cerebral palsy and pediatric cancer. Dr. Yoon collaborates with the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Neonatology, and the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center to bridge the early identification of infants to the evidence-based multidisciplinary care of children throughout their life. Her current research interest is in characterizing muscle quality and architecture using ultrasound in individuals with ambulatory Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Pediatric Cerebral Palsy
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Female

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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

Cigna

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

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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

Healthfirst

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • EdD, Movement Science - Applied Physiology, Teacher's College/Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy
  • BS, 1993 Exercise Science, University of Southern California
  • MS, 1995 Physical Therapy, Columbia University
  • DPT, 2015 Physical Therapy, Utica College

Board Certifications

  • Physical Therapy

Honors & Awards

  • Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Research

Dr. Yoon's clinical and research interests include neuro developmental disabilities, and pediatric cancer.

Research Interests

  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • pediatric cancer
  • Physical Activity

Selected Publications

Yoon L, Brough C, Fu W, Johnson M. Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and education in oncology: Practical applications and experiences, from physical therapy classroom to clinic. Rehabilitation Oncology. 2022;40(1):24-31. doi:10.1097/01.reo.0000000000000280

Johnson M, Fu W, Brough C, Yoon L. Integrating oncology education into an entry-level doctor of physical therapy program using a systematic and comprehensive approach. Rehabilitation Oncology. 2022;40(1):38-46. doi:10.1097/01.reo.0000000000000279

Drumm, Fabiano J, Lee E, Jezequel J, Rao AK, Yoon L. Effects of power training on gait, power, and function in children with cerebral palsy. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 2021:1-15. doi:10.1080/01942638.2021.1995098

Montes J, Yoon L. Commentary on "Stander Use in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Results from a Large Natural History Database". Pediatric Physical Therapy, 2020. doi:10.1097/pep.0000000000000722

Yoon L, Montes J. What System Controls Balance in Children with Carcot-Marie-Tooth Disease? Muscle Nerve 2019;60(3):219-221. doi: 10.1002/mus.26612

Runco DV, Yoon L, Grooss SA, Wong CK. Nutrition and Exercise Interventions in Pediatric Patients with Brain Tumors: A Narrative Review. J Natl Inst Monogr 2019(54): lgz025 doi:10:1093/jncimonographs/lgz025.