Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I always wanted to help people. After college in New York City, my career started as a Peace Corps volunteer working with Hansen's Disease (leprosy) patients in a small town in South Korea. This was the greatest experience I will ever have and led me to medical school in Korea.
What I want my patients to know about me:
I believe that the most important attribute to good health is to know your body and that when changes persist you should pursue medical evaluation. Healthy choices benefit the whole body and mind—not just particular organs—and lead to a good life.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
I try to be happy; I enjoy socializing, playing sports, catching up on history, and, of course, eating Italian and Korean foods.