Yun-Beom Choi, MD
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Yun-Beom Choi, MD

  • Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • Korean

Related Practices

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Neurology

Locations &
Appointments

Locations

  • Bergen Neurology Consultants

    25 Rockwood Place Suite 110 Englewood, NJ 07631

    Main: 201-894-5805
    Fax: 201-894-1956

Insurance

Insurances Accepted

Below is a list of the insurance plans that your provider participates in. It is very important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each health insurance plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage: only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)

Aetna

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health

Amerigroup

  • Amerigroup Medicaid
  • Amerivantage

AmeriHealth

  • AmeriHealth Administrator
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Value Network (Exchange Plan)

APWU

  • APWU Health Plan

Cigna

  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Health

CoreSource

  • CoreSource

Coventry

  • CCN

EmblemHealth

  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Access Network
  • Blue Priority
  • Direct HMO
  • Direct PPO
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • Pathway EPO
  • Pathway HMO
  • Prism
  • Silver
  • Total Blue

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

First Health

  • First Health

GEHA

  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid

MagnaCare

  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)

Medicaid

  • Medicaid NJ

Medicare

  • Medicare NJ

MultiPlan/PHCS

  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • MultiPlan Worker's Comp
  • PHCS
  • Pomco

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO

NALC

  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits

Oxford

  • Freedom
  • Garden State Network
  • Liberty
  • Metro
  • Oxford Medicare

QualCare

  • Choice Care
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP PPO
  • HIP PRIME HMO
  • HIP PRIME PPO
  • Oscar
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker's Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • CHAMPVA
  • DVA

UMR

  • UMR

United Healthcare Community and State

  • Dual Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ FamilyCare)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • Medica
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

Wellcare

  • Wellcare Medicaid Managed Care
  • Wellcare Medicare Managed Care

About

About Yun-Beom Choi

Dr. Choi is board certified in neurology. He received his MD and PhD in neuroscience from Harvard Medical School. He did his residency in neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian and Neurological Institute of New York. In addition to practicing clinical neurology, Dr. Choi conducts research in molecular and cellular mechanisms of memory formation with scientists at Columbia University. Additionally, he is an attending neurologist and teaches residents in the general neurology clinic of the VA New Jersey Health Care System. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Society for Neuroscience. He is fluent in Korean.

Honors & Awards

2020-2016: Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor

2020: Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area

2019: Bergen Magazine Top Doctors

2019-2017: Jersey's Best Magazine Top Doctors

Professional Memberships

Society for Neuroscience

American Academy of Neurology

Education &
Training

Education & Degrees

MD: Harvard Medical School

PhD: Harvard-MIT Division of Health and Sciences and Technology

Residency

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Publications

Publications

Choi Y-B, Lipton SA. ldentification and mechanism of action of two histidine residues underlying high-affinity Zn2+ Inhibition of the NMDA receptor. (1999) Neuron 23:171-180.

Kim W-K, Choi Y-B, Rayudu PV, Das P, Assad W, Arnelle DR, Stamler JS, Lipton SA. Attenuation of NMDA receptor activity and neurotoxicity by nitroxyl anion (NO-). (1999) Neuron 24:461-469.

Chol Y-B, Tenneti L, Le DA, Ortiz J, Bal G, Chen H-SV, Lipton SA. Molecular basis of NMDA receptor-coupled ion channel modulation by S-nitrosylation. (2000) Nature Neuroscience 3:15-21.

Kim J, Jung SY, Lee YK, Park S, Choi JS, Lee CJ, Kim HS, Choi YB, Scheiffele P, Bailey CH, Kandel ER, Kim JH. Neuroligin-1 Is required for normal expression of LTP and associative fear memory In the amygdala of adult animals. (2008) Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA 105:9087-9092.

Puthanveettil SV, Monje FJ, Miniaci MC, ChoiY-B, Karl KA, Khandros E, Gawinowicz MA, Sheetz MP, Kandel ER. A new component in long-term synaptic plasticity: upregulatlon of kinesin in the neurons of gill-withdrawal reflex (2008) CelI135:960-973.

SI K, Chol Y-B, White-Grindley E, Majumdar A, Kandel ER. Aplysia CPEB can form prion-like multimers in sensory neurons that Contribute to Long-Term Facilitation. (2010) Cell 140:421-435.

Jung S-Y, Kim J, Kwon OB, Jung JH, An K, Jeong AY, Lee CJ, Choi Y-B, Bailey CH, Kandel ER, Kim J-H. Input-specific synaptic plasticity in the amygdala is regulated by neuroligin-1 via postsynaptic NMDA receptors (2010) Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA 107:4710-4715.

Till SM, Li HL, Miniaci MC, Kandel ER, Chol Y-B. A Presynaptic role for FMRP during protein synthesis-dependent long-term plasticity in Aplysia. (2011) Learning and Memory 18:39-48.

Choi Y-B, Li HL, Kassabov SR, Jin I, Puthenveetlil SV, Karl KA, Lu Y, Kim J-H, Bailey CH, Kandel R. Neurexin-neuroligln trans-synaptic interaction mediates learning-related synaptic remodeling and long-term facilitation In Aplysia. (2011) Neuron 70:468-481.

Kassebov SR, Choi Y-B, Karl KA, Vishwasrao HD, Bailey CH, Kandel ER. A single Aplysla neurotrophin-mediated synaptic facilitation via differentially processed isoforms secreted as mature or precursor forms. (2013) Cell Reports 3:1213-27

Kwon OB, Lee JH, Kim HJ, Lee S, Lee S, Jeong MJ, Kim SJ, Jo HJ, Ko B, Chang S, Park SK, Choi Y­B, Bailey CH, Kandel EA, Kim J-H. Dopamine regulation of amygdala inhibitory circuits for expression of learned fear. (2015) Neuron 88:378-389.