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Professor of Radiology, Vascular-Interventional Radiology Director of Operations Director of VIR Quality and Safety


Medical School: Chung-Ang University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Residency: Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Yu completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea. After completing his fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at University of North Carolina, he joined the faculty in 2010.

Dr. Yu’s main clinical interests include selective venous samplings, prostatic artery embolization (PAE), and interventional oncology, such as chemoembolization (TACE), radioembolization (TARE) and thermal ablation of liver malignancies. His research interests include PAE for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and interventional management of portal hypertension, such as splenic arterial embolization, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), embolization of spontaneous portosystemic shunt in patients with hepatic encephalopathy, and retrograde transvenous obliteration of gastrorenal shunt for managing gastric variceal bleeding.

Dr. Yu is also a clinical physician in the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care.


To view a list of Dr. Yu’s publications, click here.

Hyeon Yu Headshot