Newsmaker: Dr. Michael Y. Oh
Noteworthy: Oh has received a three-year appointment as chairman of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' Information Technology Committee. Founded in 1931, the 8,100-member association is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Ill.
Family: Daughters, Theodora, 14, and Alexandra, 12
Occupation: Oh is program director of the neurosurgery residency program at Allegheny General Hospital in the North Side; associate professor in neurosurgery at Drexel University in Philadelphia; and adjunct professor in The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Oakland, where he helps develop neurosurgical robots.
Background: Oh taught math at a high school in Los Angeles for a year and a half before entering medical school in 1992. He completed his residency at Allegheny General from 1996 to 2002, and a one-year fellowship at the University of Toronto in 2000. Oh was assistant professor and director of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., for three years before he was hired by Allegheny General in 2007.
Education: Bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1991; medical degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 1996.
Quote: "The most rewarding part (of my job) is teaching young neurosurgeons ... they're always fresh with new ideas. And not only am I able to help them in their careers, but they challenge me to be a better doctor, surgeon and better teacher."
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