Institute for Corean-American Studies

Sook Hee Yoo

Senior Attending Staff & Director of Older Adult Unit
Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment
Philadelphia, PA

Present Positions:

Director, Older Adult Unit, Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment (formerly Philadelphia Psychiatric Center), 1981 to present
Senior Attending Staff, Active Medical Staff, Philadelphia Psychiatric Center, 1975 to present
Active Staff, Psychiatric Department, Jefferson Park Hospital, 1987
Active Staff, Psychiatric Department, Lankenau Hospital, 1985 to present

Professional Experience:

Unit Director, Philadelphia Psychiatric Center, 1976
Staff Psychiatrist, Philadelphia Psychiatric Center, 1975
Assistant Unit Director, Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, St. Lukes Hospital Division, Hahnemann Hospital, 1974
Assistant Director, Dermatology Department, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, 1967

Medical Training:

Completed residency in psychiatry, Philadelphia Psychiatric Center, 1974
Completed rotating internship, St. Josephs Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 1971
Completed residency, Dermatology & Venereology, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, 1967
Completed rotating internship, Hospital of Medical College Korea University, Seoul, Korea, 1964


Medical College of Korea University, Seoul Korea: M.D., Summa Cum Laude, 1963
Premedical College of Korea University, Seoul Korea: B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1959
Chonju Girls High School, 1957

Teaching Appointments:

Department of Psychiatry, Temple University: Assistant Professor, 1985
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania: Clinical Associate in Psychiatry, 1978
Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, 1976
Hahnemann Medical College: Clinical Instructor, 1974


New Jersey and Pennsylvania in FLEX (1971)


Board certified in psychiatry and neurology, 1977
Qualifications in geriatric psychiatry, 1991
Re-certification, 2001

Special Interests:

To develop comprehensive Geropsychiatric programs and teaching medical students and residents in psychiatry

Other Appointments and Honors:

Mentioned as one of the Top Docs for the Aging by Philadelphia Magazine, 1998
President of medical staff at Belmont Center, 1999-2001
Member of Board of Directors at Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1999-2001

ICAS Web Site Links for Sook Hee Yoo:

2004 Summer Symposium
2003 Summer Symposium

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