During college, Dr. Choi had first-hand experience working in a free medical
clinic and this coupled with her strong interest in science confirmed
her decision to pursue a career in medicine. This decision came easily
as her goal was to focus on her patients and provide the highest quality
health care possible.
Dr. Choi enjoys her profession as a physician as it allows her the opportunity
to provide in-depth care for her adult patients. She chose to pursue a
specialty in endocrinology as she finds it intriguing to identify the
best treatments for common disorders, such as diabetes and thyroid disease,
and research ways to manage rare hormone-related disorders.
As Dr. Choi states it best, “I appreciate the opportunity I have
to learn from my patients on a daily basis. I believe in partnering with
my patients to provide the best care possible.” Developing relationships
with her patients and providing education are the highlights of her profession.
It bring Dr. Choi back to her goal of serving as an advocate for her patients
and supporting them through their life-long journey toward good health.
A graduate of University of California Irvine medical school, Dr. Choi
completed her internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai and her fellowship
in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism at City of Hope/Harbor-UCLA.
Having lived in Korea, Mexico City and the United States, Dr. Choi is
fluent in Korean and Spanish. She enjoys spending time with family and
friends, going to concerts and movies, and visiting new places in her
time outside of work.