- Fellowship, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine, University of Chicago
- Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Summa Health System/Northeast Ohio Medical University
- Doctor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine
I enjoy using my compassion, skills, and expertise to help my patients achieve an active and healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Yi is fellowship trained and board eligible by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He firmly believes in non-surgical treatments and that non-operative methods are successful in most cases. However, if surgery is required, Dr. Yi can perform the latest, most advanced minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries available. His fellowship training was in sports medicine and his expertise is in shoulder, hip and knee surgery. He is one of the few surgeons trained in hip arthroscopy that preserves the hip joint using small incisions instead of the traditional large incisions that require longer recovery times. His training also includes the use of ultrasound for diagnosis and treatment, including ultrasound-guided hip injections.
Dr. Yi has presented his research nationally and has authored various book chapters in sports medicine. During his training, he gained experience in the treatment of collegiate and professional athletes, assisting with team physicians for the Chicago Bears, Chicago Fire, and the Chinese Olympic Volleyball Team.
Dr. Yi was born in Jeju, South Korea but grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biology from Emory University and earned his Doctor of Medicine from Drexel University College of Medicine before completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He then completed additional fellowship training in Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine at the University of Chicago, where he trained in advanced, minimally invasive arthroscopic and open techniques.
Dr. Yi enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons. He also likes to fish, hike, and play soccer and volleyball.
I play football, and when I dislocated my right arm in two places and severely injured my elbow, the team at Florida Orthopaedic Institute were really helpful. Dr. Yi was fantastic, and with their help, I was able to recover much faster than most people with my type of injury. This place is great at what they do!
After experiencing issues with my knee for 3-4 years I finally decided to consult with Dr. Yi. I’d previously seen Dr. Epting for a minor foot issue and was very pleased with my experience. My consulting with Dr. Yi, testing to determine the likely cause of my problem, and the resulting arthroscopic surgery further enhanced my experience with Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Yi is knowledgeable and highly skilled in treating knee issues. If there is such a thing as a great surgical experience, this was it. I’ve had a few surgeries over the years and I can honestly say that my interactions with everyone at Florida Orthopaedic Institute has been the absolute best experience from the start. Dr Yi, his staff, everyone who made phone contact with me, the entire surgical staff… excellence personified. Everyone has been genuinely caring, helpful, professional, knowledgeable, nice. There were no glitches. A 100% positive experience. I highly recommend Dr. Yi and Florida Orthopaedic Institute for quality orthopedic care.
“Dr. Yi was amazing. He is a blessing to this field of surgery. He read the MRI quickly, effectively, and intelligently. My surgery was totally streamlined and I could not believe how fast I recovered and with minimum discomfort. Wow! Wow! Wow! I highly recommend Dr. Yi and this institute.”
My 93 year old mother fell and broke her left hip. Dr. Yi recently replaced it. Mom recovered very quickly with limited pain and spent only two weeks in her rehab facility at Brighten Gardens Assisted Living facility. She was back to living and moving as well after the operation as she had been before breaking her hip. Job well done!
After 5 months of going to other doctors & having no answer for my hip pain, I went to Dr. Yi and I was diagnosed during my first appointment. After a successful surgery for my CAM hip impingement/labrum tear, I’ve returned to exercising & playing sports with no pain or setbacks. Dr. Yi is the perfect example of an excellent doctor/surgeon. He listens to his patients, shows empathy towards them, does not rush through appointments, and he is very thorough when he explains information to his patients. Dr. Yi helped me get back to being the avid exerciser/athlete I am, and I beyond grateful. Also, his assistant Erin was very helpful & made herself readily available to answer any questions. Dr. Yi & Erin make a excellent team at Florida Orthopaedic Institute.
After I broke my shoulder, I was treated by Dr. Yi. I am very impressed with his knowledge, professionalism, empathy and warmth. He explained everything to me about my injury. The staff at Florida Orthopedic was very accommodating and everyone was so friendly and responsive. Dr. Yi s assistant, Erin, was very concerned about my pain and explained everything to me regarding my insurance. When there was a problem with my referral for physical therapy, Dr. Yi and Erin went above and beyond the call of duty. Dr. Yi called my primary care doctor to find out why I have not heard anything. I have never had a doctor do this for me before. Both Erin and Dr. Yi make a great team and both are very informative and helpful. I emphatically recommend Dr. Yi and his team of professionals to anyone needing orthopedic care.