Welcome, and thank you for visiting my Web page. It's nice to have this chance to tell you about my practice and myself. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and our members, and I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States when I was just 7 years old. I graduated from Pomona College in 1988 and received my medical degree from UC San Diego in 1992. I completed a general surgery internship at UC San Diego in 1993 and completed my neurosurgical residency at USC in 2000. I then completed a fellowship from 2000 to 2001. I’m currently the assistant chief of neurosurgery. I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2001 and practiced in Orange County for three years. Between 2004 and 2006, I was in private practice at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. I then returned to Orange County in 2006. I’m a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
I have an interest and expertise in endoscopy, and minimally invasive brain and spine surgery.
I’ve participated in medical missions to New Orleans, Ecuador, Mexico, Cambodia, West Africa, the Middle East, North Korea, and the Philippines. I also enjoy deep-sea fishing and spending time with my family.