Yanghee Woo, MD
Yanghee Woo, MD
Yanghee Woo, M.D., is an internationally recognized surgeon-scientist with expertise in robotic surgery and gastric cancer. As a leader in her field, Dr. Woo has dedicated her unique perspective, training, and expertise to bring the best of surgical innovation and medical discoveries to transform the cancer care of her patients and cancer patients worldwide. Dr. Woo has been awarded the “Illuminator Award” by Hope for Stomach Cancer for her visionary work in stomach cancer and the “Community Leader in Medicine Award” by the Korean American Federation of LA for her efforts to eliminate disparities in cancer care in our communities.
Dr. Woo's education, training, and experiences have equipped her well as an exemplary cancer surgeon. She graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in political science, received her M.D. from Drexel University Medical School, completed the general surgery residency at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), the research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (mentored by Yuman Fong, M.D., the Sangiacomo Family Chair in Surgical Oncology) and a clinical fellowship at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, Seoul (mentored by Woo Jin Hyung, M.D., Ph.D.). She began her career as faculty at CUMC in the Division of GI and Endocrine Surgery, where she initiated the robotic surgery program for complex abdominal cancers and established the Center for Global Excellence in Gastric Cancer Care. Subsequently, she was recruited to the Department of Surgery at the City of Hope in 2015.