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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications:

  • Gastroenterology


  • English
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Korean

Areas of Interest:

  • Liver Disease, Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant


  • McAuley Plaza at Mercy
  • Mercy Personal Physicians at Glen Burnie

Hwan Yoo, M.D.

Hwan Y. Yoo, M.D., Ph.D., is an experienced liver specialist at The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Diseases, part of The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland. Board Certified in Gastroenterology, Dr. Yoo diagnoses acute and chronic liver disorders and offers some of the best advanced therapies as treatment options. Dr. Yoo is highly skilled at performing various endoscopy procedures to help diagnose and treat liver and biliary diseases.

Patient-Focused Care by Expert Liver Doctor

Dr. Hwan Yoo takes special interest in patients with Hepatitis C. He continually looks for the newest and best treatment options to help patients manage their Hepatitis C symptoms. Dr. Yoo believes in limiting the amount of medications that all patients take. He works individually with his patients to best manage their liver disease through innovative pill therapy that combines various medication types.

Experienced Educator and Researcher

Dr. Hwan Yoo previously served as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award. He also has received the REGAL Award for GI and liver research excellence. Dr. Yoo has authored numerous articles and dissertations pertaining to liver transplantation.

Trained by Renowned Leader in Liver Disease

Dr. Hwan Yoo completed his Gastroenterology/Hepatology fellowship training under the direction of Dr. Paul Thuluvath, a respected authority on liver and biliary diseases and liver transplant management at Mercy.

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship – GI/Hepatology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Residency in Surgery – St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Residency in Internal Medicine – West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Ph.D. in Surgical Endocrinology – Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • Master of Science in Surgical Oncology – Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • Medical Degree – Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Associations & Memberships
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Advances in Hep-C Treatment Provide Incentive for Screening - Mercy Medical Center

The most common blood-borne viral infection in the United States, Hepatitis C (HCV), can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. It impacts more than 4 million people, the vast majority “baby boomers,” those born 1945-1965, who are encouraged to undergo a simple HCV blood test as significant breakthroughs have been made recently to successfully treat this disease.

Research by medical professionals and physicians at The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease have led to the development of a new class of drugs with few side-effects and a 95 percent cure rate. Learn more at www.mdmercy.com.

Non-alcohol Related Liver Disease - Dr. Hwan Yoo - Mercy

Mercy liver health expert Dr. Hwan Yoo discusses non-alcohol related liver disease and Its treatment. Learn more at mdmercy.com.

Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy

The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy offers advanced diagnostic tools and treatment options for GI conditions. The Institute's esteemed physicians specialize in digestive health and liver diseases, providing screening services and treatment for illnesses affecting the colon, esophagus, stomach, liver, bile ducts, pancreas and intestines.

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