About / CV
I am currently a transitional year resident at Memorial Sloan Kettering. I will begin my radiology residency at NYU in 2024. I got my bachelor and master of science in engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and my MD PhD at Mount Sinai. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Toronto, Canada and Auburn, Alabama.
My goal is to become an academic radiologist and improve accessibility of machine learning and imaging techniques. I have research experiences in molecular imaging, radiation physics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. I have been published in NeurIPS Proceedings (PMLR), Radiology: Artificial Intelligence (cover article Volume 3 Issue 2), Nature Medicine, Pediatrics, and more.
Clinically, I have worked as a certified EMT and a senior clinician in a student run, physician supervised clinic at Mount Sinai. Working with underserved communities inspired me to research methods to expand availability of radiology resources to all patients.
I fell in love with radiology, an exceptional intersection of technology and medicine, during a signals course lecture given by Andrew Maidment at The University of Pennsylvania. I completed my senior design project with him and developed methods to quantify and incorporate super resolution in digital breast tomosynthesis. I completed my master's thesis with Marni Falk at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and developed a technique to automate quantitation of fluorescent markers of mitochondrial physiology.
During my PhD training with Anthony Costa and Eric Oermann at Mount Sinai, I focused on developing an objective, quantitative metric to evaluate diagnostic utility of generative ML algorithms. I was part of an international federated learning project to improve the generalizability of a COVID-19 prognostication algorithm. I am continuing to work with Eric as a postdoc at the NYU OLAB to build standardized radiology datasets and create additional federated learning collaborations.
Burton Drayer Prize in Radiology and Biomedical ImagingMay 2023 | Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Award given to a graduating student who has demonstrated dedication and achievement in the field of clinical radiology and biomedical imaging research.
Cover Article of Radiology: Artificial IntelligenceApril 2021 | Radiological Society of North America
First-author article on multi modality, deep learning prognostication model was published as the cover article of Volume 3, Issue 2 of Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.
Excellence in Teaching AwardMay 2020 | Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Award given to a student who has displayed outstanding teaching skills and has selflessly devoted significant time and energy to enhancing students' learning, generally through engagement in review sessions, labs, and tutoring.
RSNA Medical Student Research GrantApr 2020 | Radiological Society of North America
$6,000 grant that gives medical students the opportunity to gain research experience in medical imaging and a chance to consider academic radiology as a future career option.
Society of Interventional Radiology Medical Student ScholarshipMar 2018 | Society of Interventional Radiology
Selected scholars attend the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting -- an experience that includes dedicated educational programming, presentations from leaders in the field of interventional radiology, and networking opportunities with IRs from across the world.
Bioengineering Senior Design AwardApr 2016 | University of Pennsylvania
Award given to a graduating senior team who, in the conduct of its senior project, has best demonstrated originality and creativity in the application of engineering principles to the solution of a biomedical problem.
Herman P. Schwan Bioengineering AwardApr 2016 | University of Pennsylvania
Award given to a graduating senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship and academic achievement.
SIMD Travel AwardApr 2016 | Society of Inherited Metabolic Disorders
$1000 travel award to present original research on flunarizine rescue of Batten disease at the Annual SIMD Conference