Lisa Yoon, PT, DPT, PCS, C/NDT

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Dr. Yoon was a lifelong native of the west coast prior to entering PT school at Columbia University in 1993. Upon graduation in 1995, Dr. Yoon remained in New York to fulfill her scholarship commitment to the Department of Education with the intention of moving back to the west coast soon after. However, over twenty-three years later, Dr. Yoon now calls New York her permanent home.

Dr. Yoon has dedicated all of her professional career understanding the unique challenges and joys in working with the pediatric population, and is excited to pass this knowledge and her passion on to the next generation of PT students.

Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia in 2016, Dr. Yoon has worked under the leadership of Drs. Debra Krasinski and Susan Klepper since 2008 in a variety of roles in the pediatrics curriculum. During the summer session, Dr. Yoon accompanied a group of six DPT students and a team leader on a service learning trip to Guatemala.

When not working, Dr. Yoon enjoys ice-skating and watching tennis, gymnastics and diving.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pediatric Cerebral Palsy
  • Pediatric Foot Problems
  • Pediatric Hip Disorders
  • Pediatric Movement Disorders
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation

Academic Appointments

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

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MS, 1995 Physical Therapy, Columbia University
  • BS, 1995 Exercise Science, University of Southern California
  • DPT, 2015 Physical Therapy, Utica College

Honors & Awards

Pediatric Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties 2003 & 2016


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

Research Interests

  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • pediatric cancer
  • Physical Activity