Caroline Ngo, MD
I speak: English, Cantonese
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I welcome the opportunity to introduce myself and tell you about my work as a radiologist. It is my belief that patient care is enhanced when there is open communication between patients and caregivers.
I was born and grew up in Southeast Asia. Chinese was my first language. French was the language I learned while attending French elementary and middle school. When I came to the United States as an eighth-grader, I did not speak a word of English. So it was rather challenging to learn and perfect a third language while taking on the heavy workload of a high school education. I was fortunate to enroll in the combined 6-year BS/MD program at the Sophie Davis Center for Biomedical Education and the State University at New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, School of Medicine. Being a physician attracted me because it puts me in a position to help others at a time when they are most in need. It’s also challenging because it entails a lifelong commitment to learning and keeping up with what’s new, while building on one’s experience.
About my practice
In a modern medical center such as Woodland Hills Medical Center, it is critical that the physicians and the staff work together as a team. I’m lucky to work with a group of talented and dedicated colleagues. As a radiologist, I am an integral part of that team. Radiology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the years. The technological advances have enabled us to help physicians make timely and more precise diagnoses, thus facilitating the care of our members.
How I thrive
While it isn’t easy, I strive to keep a balance between my professional and personal lives. My philosophy is to give back to society what I have received so abundantly. I try to set an example for my children while attending to their needs. In order to perform my duties as a physician, mother, and productive member of society, I strive to maintain a lifestyle that promotes my physical, mental, and spiritual health. With that framework, I exercise regularly, enjoy classical music and theater, and attend church on a regular basis.