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Dr. Thomas Youm, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Thomas Youm is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of athletic injuries and performs arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip. He has a special interest in joint preservation surgery for the active patient. He performs cutting-edge procedures such as robot-assisted unicompartmental arthroplasty of the knee, bicompartmental arthroplasty of the knee, total knee replacement using custom block technology, shoulder resurfacing arthroplasty, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, hip resurfacing arthroplasty, and hip arthroscopy for labral tears and femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). He is also certified in cartilage replacement surgery for the treatment of cartilage lesions of the knee. A native of Long Island, New York, Dr. Youm graduated cum laude from Yale University. He attended New York University Medical School where he was elected to the AOA honors society. He completed his orthopaedic residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. While in residency, Dr. Youm completed specialized training in orthopaedic trauma surgery at Seattle’s Harborview Hospital, one of the busiest and most respected trauma centers in the country. After residency, Dr. Youm went on to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. During his fellowship, he participated in the orthopaedic care of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Avengers, Sparks, Galaxy, and USC Football teams. He was also selected to be the physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers Dominican Republic team in the spring of 2005. Dr. Youm has published over 18 articles and has presented at numerous national meetings on the topics of total joint replacement surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine where he teaches both medical students and orthopaedic residents. He is also a member of the Sports Medicine Department at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Youm staffs the Sports Medicine Clinic at the Manhattan VA Hospital and the Adult Reconstructive Surgery Clinic at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is a faculty member of the Joint Replacement Center and the Hip Center at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Youm is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • New York University Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy

Awards and publications

  • Castle Connolly Best Doctors.
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors.
  • New York Metro Best Doctors.
  • New York Super Doctors.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1134116445

Office locations

RYC Orthopaedics, P.C.

1056 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10028

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StraIght to the point. Honest advice.
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Dr. Youm was amazing!!! Very knowledgeable. If you need to see an Orthopedic don't think twice- Call his office right away!
Less than 3 months ago
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Everyone who worked there was super friendly, helpful, and efficient. Dr Youm is clearly an expert, and he delivers information thoroughly.
Less than 3 months ago
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Appeared straightforward and honest. Gave me a useful second opinion. I happen to be a doctor myself. His vibe is that he is highly competent.
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Extremely affable and knowledgeable man. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
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All staff members are very friendly and helpful, and when I sent email, they replied right away.
Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent , would not go anywhere else
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Despite being very busy, everyone was courteous and professional.
Less than 1 year ago
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I recommend both the place and the doctor.
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Dr Youm was attentive and very professional. I left the appointment assured that I was in the right hands to have my ongoing medical issue treated effectively.
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Dr. Youm is just awesome. Unquestionable knowledge of orthopedic conditions and very willing to have open and honest conversations for alternatives to surgery. Professional and exceptional bedside manner.
Less than 1 year ago
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He was very thorough and took his time to go over everything with me
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Very comfortable...understanding to your needs...options beforw thinking about sergury. I highly recommend. He's realistic, honest and approachable to questions and concern due to your health.
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No wait at all, professional and kind staff and very patient doctor to my 1001 questions lol!!!
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Arrived a little early.. receptionist that was there when i first arrived around 7:45am was great! Very nice went out of her wayto accomodate everyone in waiting room.. the two receptionists that were there after my apptment was over were notas pleasant, actually not even half as pleasant and not helpful at all.. the dr suggested a hip artrogram to be done that same day and since i live almost 2 hours away, he said he would have the receptionist call to see if the imaging place could get me in that day. It was only 8:30 am. The receptionist gave me the slip and said i had to call to schedule an appt. i explained that the dr was having the office call to see if i could get a same day appt.... she handed the info to the other receptionist who asked for my phone number. Then after five minutes she gave me back the slip and said the imaging place would call me. I asked if she had called for authorization and how long before the mri place would call me back. She was very short and said i dont know. When i left i called the imaging place, they were very nice and helped me right away. There were no appts available for that day for what the dr was ordering. I would have waited around all day for a phone call that would have never happened, the dr and early morning receptionist, even the xray technician and gentelman who took me i to the room were excellent. The other two receptionist made the visit uncomfortable ,and i would definitly reconisder coming back after driving as far as i did for that appt.
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It is always a pleasure to go to a doctor's office where a straight answer is forwarded. Dr Youm listened my comments re discomforts, immediately diagnosing the cause of the problem with suggestions for possible self medication. DR Youm hasexcellent bedside manner with precise questions to learn of my condition. His staff at front desk also great, very professional and courteous with time for those that need to get to work after the office visit.
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I highly recommend him on all counts.
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my visit was great. I was an hour early, and it was not an issue. They are great.
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efficient, respected time and everyone was professional
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Dr. Youm was very approachable and a good listener. He explained my options and answered all my questions. I would highly. recommend him.
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Been there before for a different problem and loved everything about the visit and service, that's why I returned to his office.
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Very good!
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Perfect He's very nice,patient,knowledgeable. Would def reccomrnd him
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Dr. Youm was amazing! I am 6 months post-op and pain free. Back to running, skiing, tennis, hiking, biking. It was a game-changing experience to have my hip repair done - no more impingements and labral tears. HIGHLY recommend Youm. Iam complete type A sports-freak and he has me back in action! THANK YOU!!
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While Dr. Youn was knowledgable, I am extremely frustrated with the brace specialists. A woman who seemed very new on the job brought out a brace and asked if it was my right wrist that was injured. It was not, itwas my left. Shortly after I left, the brace was bothering me and I was in discomfort. I received a call from the brace specialist who stated that she needed me to come back in to make sure she gave me the right brace. She asked that I call her back on her personal cell phone which I found peculiar but could not articulate what was wrong. I was already late to work because of the appointment. I reviewed the invoice for the brace and sure enough, I had been fitted with a right hand brace for my left hand. I then spent the entire weekend in discomfort and will have to return to the office when it re-opens, which means being late for work an additional day. I am extremely frustrated by the entire process.
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Very profissional
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Dr. Youm really listened to me and was very empathetic to my problem. I went a long way to see him as I live on Long Island but it was well worth it.
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I've been to so many knee doctors, Dr. Youm is the best one of all. Very efficient and answered all my questions in a easy to understand way. Highly recommend.
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Dr Youm and all other staff were courteous and professional.
More than 1 year ago
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Good appointment, very clear with what was happening, what the issues were and gave opportunity to ask questions. Professional and business like but friendly.
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I am impressed with the doctors knowledge and attitude, I will continue to use Dr. Youm.
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Excellent physician! Intelligent, clear spoken, empathic and considerate of patient's concerns. Office staff were courteous and efficient.
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Went there with a bad shoulder fracture. Surgery was needed. He scheduled us with NYU. He performed the surgery. All went well. His office suite could use a remodeling, but other than that, absolutely no complaints. Professional staff. Dr. Youm seems super-qualified and super-competent.
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Dr. Youm is very thorough and clear. He explains everything from the initial visit to the proceeding steps. Highly recommend Dr. Youm.
More than 1 year ago
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I cannot even begin to tell you how great the whole experience was. I was going to miss my appointment which was totally my fault due to having THE WORST 18 hours ever prior to my scheduled time and ending uptotally in the wrong part of town. I literally broke down on the phone when I called. Dr. Youm was also leaving early, but they somehow manage squeezed me in an hour later. I had already checked in on ZocDoc so all my forms were pre-filled. The receptionists were great, the x-ray tech was wonderful. Dr. Youm was still there after the time he was supposed to leave and saw me. He's gotta be one of the nicest doctors I have come across. He explained what the problem with my shoulder was and what my next steps should be. Overall, a fantastic experience, especially after such a crappy morning and night before
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Amazing man
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Excellent
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He and staff were friendly and professional.
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THIS WAS MY 1st TIME HERE, SO I WAS VERY NERVOUS. ONCE I ENCOUNTERED SOME OF THE STAFF, I SEEN THAT THEY WERE FRIENDLY. I HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE & WILL SEE THEM AGAIN SOON.
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