"I try to give each patient the highest quality of care with a personal touch. Each person I meet is special and deserves respect."
Board certified Ophthalmology
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a doctor. I remember early on that I had a general desire to help people. As I progressed in school, I found medicine to be a field where I could use my best qualities and talents to help others. I try my best to give each patient the highest quality of care with a personal touch. Each person I meet is special and deserves respect. My patients are usually older with lifetimes of wisdom and experience. Working here, I feel that I can contribute my knowledge in collaboration with other staff and physicians to provide the best medical care for patients. Whether that’s improving vision with surgery or helping someone deal with an untreatable problem, I strive to make a difference in their lives.
I’m third-generation Korean, born and raised in the Los Angeles area. My grandparents came to the United States more than a century ago. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend college on a gymnastics scholarship, where I competed against future Olympic gold medalists, and afterward, attended medical school there. I moved to Seattle for ophthalmology training and found it felt more like home than California. I’m married, and we have a son and a daughter, both of whom are in college.
I have many electronic gadgets - most of them help to remind me to exercise more. In my free time, I enjoy cross-country skiing, photography, and cooking.