Keon Young Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Keon Young Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Resident (PGY-3) 
General Surgery

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Keon Young Park, M.D., Ph.D. is currently a general surgery resident with the UCSF Department of Surgery. She undertook undergraduate studies at Emory University majoring in Physics. She received a medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering jointly from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University where she received the American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship.

Dr. Park began her general surgery residency training as a categorical resident at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she completed the first two years of general surgery training. Between 2018-2020, she completed a T32 Research Training Program.

Dr. Park's clinical interest is in pediatric surgery and inflammatory bowel disease. Her research interest is to combine computational and experimental biology to develop patient-specific intestinal models to predict disease progression and treatment responses in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • MD
  • Medicine
  • 05/2016
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • PhD
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • 12/2012
  • Emory University, Atlanta
  • BA
  • Physics
  • 05/2008
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • Travel Award
  • UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision
  • 2019
  • Poster award
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • 2019
  • Teaching Fellowship
  • HHMI
  • 2013
  • Travel Award
  • International Protease Society
  • 2013
  • Poster award
  • Gordon Research Conference
  • 2012
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal immunology
    • Organotypic models
    • Personalized medicine
    • Pediatric Surgery
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    1. Keon-Young Park, Jose M. Ayuso, María Virumbrales-Muñoz and David J. Beebe. Toward improved in vitro models of human cancer. APL Bioengineering. 2021; 5(1). View in PubMed
    2. Park KY, Russell JI, Wilke NP, Marka NA, Nichol PF. Reducing cost and waste in pediatric laparoscopic procedures. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 Jan; 56(1):66-70. View in PubMed
    3. Park KY, Chaiet SR, Greenberg CC. Diversity and Inclusion-One Size Does Not Fit All. JAMA Surg. 2019 Oct 16. View in PubMed
    4. Park KY, Gill KG, Kohler JE. Intestinal Perforation in Children as an Important Differential Diagnosis of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Am J Case Rep. 2019 Jul 20; 20:1057-1062. View in PubMed
    5. Park KY, Li G, Platt MO. Monocyte-derived macrophage assisted breast cancer cell invasion as a personalized, predictive metric to score metastatic risk. Sci Rep. 2015 Sep 09; 5:13855. View in PubMed
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