Junko Ozao-Choy, MD, FACS


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Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine


Education

Bachelor’s Degree: Yale University
Medical Degree: Dartmouth Medical School
Internship:General Surgery,The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Residency: General Surgery,The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, John Wayne Cancer Institute

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery – General Surgery
American Board of Surgery – Complex General Surgical Oncology

Awards and Honors

  • Robin Berlin Memorial Prize, Yale University
  • Hilda Weyl Sokol Award, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Mosenthal Surgical Society Prize, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Medical Student Teaching Award, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • Class of 2007 Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award Honorable Mention, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Administrative Chief Resident Award, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • David A. Dreiling Award for Demonstrating Overall Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • Arthur H. Aufses, Jr. Award for Demonstrating Overall Excellence in Surgical Mentorship, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • Patricia C. Brown Foundation Surgical Oncology Fellow
  • Clinical Faculty of the Year, Harbor-UCLA Department of Surgery
Research Focus

Basic science- the role of immune tolerance in cancer metastasis, myeloid-derived suppressor cells, immune therapeutics

28 Journal Articles
4 Book Chapters
28 Abstracts

Clinical- breast cancer and ethnicity, melanoma, neuroendocrine tumors

Professional Service

Cancer Committee Quality Improvement Physician; Medical Co-Director, Surgical Ambulatory Services; Surgical Pathology Review Committee; Director of Wellness Programs, Department of Surgery

Personal Interests

European and Contemporary Art
The New York Jets
Music and teaching piano