Dr. Youn [phonetic: youuuuuuu - n] is a board eligible general surgeon who started practicing at FirstLight in October of 2017. Dr. Youn completed his undergraduate studies in Biology (with highest distinction) at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He went on to medical school at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 2012. His internship was completed at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and his residency in the Department of Surgery was completed at the same location. Dr. Youn’s professional interests include general, endocrine, hernia, laparoscopic and anti-reflux procedures.
Dr. Youn was raised in Seoul, South Korea until the age of 14, and he then moved to Minnesota in 1998 where he learned to speak English. He admires his parents for the sacrifices they have made while moving to the United States and his wife for her unlimited patience and role as a mother to their beautiful little girl, Mina.
Some personal information about Dr. Youn:
His favorite food: Mapo Tofu
What he has learned from his patients?
Remembering to pay attention to the small details can go a long way when caring for those in need.
Personal interests include:
Soccer, hiking, mountaineering, traveling, backpacking and jigsaw puzzles. He also loves going to the Minnesota Timberwolves games with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Youn will see patients in both our Mora and Pine City locations. He has future plans to treat patients at our Hinckley location. A referral from your primary care provider (PCP) may be needed to be seen by Dr. Youn.