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Erika J. Yoo

Erika J. Yoo, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department: Medicine: Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Practices: Drexel Pulmonology

Specialties: Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care


  • BA, magna cum laude, English Language & Literature - Yale University (2001)
  • MD - Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (2005)

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa (2000)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations


  • California Thoracic Society (2008-Present)
  • American Thoracic Society (2008-Present)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (2011-Present)

Professional Affiliations

  • Chairperson, California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce ICU Committee (2009-2011)

Dr. Erika Yoo is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care. She sees patients at the Drexel Pulmonology office in Center City Philadelphia.

Dr. Yoo is actively involved with the inpatient pulmonary service rounds, fellows' chest continuity clinic, and critical care service rounds at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital.

Clinical Services

Thoracic oncology, Critical care, General pulmonary, Endobronchial ultrasound, ICU outcomes


  • Pulmonary & Critical Care - University of California, San Francisco (2008-2011)


  • Internal Medicine - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia (2005-2008)

Erika Yoo, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, where she has taught since August 2011.


Dr. Yoo is currently engaged in a number of research projects, including.

  • Outcomes of Nighttime Refusal of Admission to the Medical Intensive Care Unit: The Role of the Intensivist in Triage
    This project specifically looks at the impact of the critical-care-trained physician in the outcomes for patients who are denied ICU admission.
  • A Multi-Faceted Intervention to Improve Resident Awareness and Practice in Diagnosing and Treating ICU Delirium
    This project aims to provide medical housestaff with an evidence-based approach to recognizing and treating delirium in critically-ill patients through a standardized education program.
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit Boarders
    The effect on patient outcomes of boarding patients in distant critical care units. This project seeks to measure the outcomes for and identify the characteristics of MICU patients who are housed in distant units.
  • Severe Maternal Asthma Exacerbations Among Inner-City Women: Identifying Risk Factors with Evidence-Based Intervention
    This is a grant-supported study seeking to provide asthma care to our urban, inner-city population of women that is integrated with their pre-natal care, thereby improving patient outcomes.


Selected Publications

"Multidisciplinary Critical Care and Intensivist Staffing: Results of a Statewide Survey and Association With Mortality"
Yoo EJ, Edwards JD, Dean ML, Dudley RA
J Intensive Care Med (May 12, 2014)

"Coronary Revascularization of a Noncardiac Tumor"
Nguyen G, Kheti Y, Macgarvey NC, Yoo EJ
American Thoracic Society, poster presentation session (May 2014)

"Processes and Protocols in a Community-Based Sample of Intensive Care Units: A Survey of Contemporary Practice"
Yoo EJ, Dean ML, Dudley RA
American Thoracic Society, poster presentation session (May 2014)

"Evaluating Telemedicine in the ICU" (Editorial)
Yoo EJ and Dudley RA
JAMA, 23;302(24):2705-6 (December 2009)

Selected Abstracts

"Impact of Emergency Department Admission Time on Clinical Outcomes Among Critically-Ill Patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit"
Yoo EJ, Salvit C, Factor P, Cunningham JA
American Thoracic Society, Poster presentation session (May 2007)

"Intensive Care Unit Mortality Risk Prediction and Quality Measurement: The Impact of Code Status and Sepsis as Risk Adjustors"
Yoo EJ, Dean ML, Clay T, Dudley RA
American Thoracic Society, Poster presentation session (May 2010)

"Thoracic Splenosis After Remote Trauma: A Noninvasive Diagnosis"
Yoo EJ, Roubinian N, McCowin MJ, Kim S
American Thoracic Society, Poster presentation session (May 2010)

"Chance and Continuity in the Public Reporting of Intensive Care Unit Mortality Rates Over Time"
Yoo EJ, Dean ML, Clay T, Dudley RA
American Thoracic Society, Poster discussion session (May 2011)

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Pulmonology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.2688
Fax: 215.762.2689