Current Position: Attending physician, Emergency Medicine, The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Favourite Surf Destination: Hawaii
Surf travel: California, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, South America, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe
Education/work experience: UCLA School of Medicine, University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency Program/The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, HI
Any other information you would like to add about yourself:
My family immigrated from S. Korea when I was 5 years-old and we settled in a small farming town in California between Santa Barbara and Ventura. I enjoyed playing all sports, but quickly grew to love surfing. And I have been fortunate to keep surfing a part of my life throughout most of my educational and career activities. I studied international economics as an undergraduate at UCLA then worked in business consulting in Boston, MA. I returned to UCLA for medical school and then shipped off to Chicago to complete a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago. From there, I was fortunate to land a job in Honolulu, HI where I currently work as an attending physician at The Queen’s Medical Center. The past few years, I have had the privilege of working in the medical tent at the Vans Triple Crown Events on the North Shore of Oahu.