Dr. Oh is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC and is the medical director of the St. Jude Center for Thoracic and Esophageal Diseases, a multidisciplinary program designed to deliver state-of-the-art care for patients in north Orange County.
Dr. Oh specializes in general thoracic surgery, which includes benign and malignant diseases of the lung, pleura, esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall. Recognizing the limitations of standard thoracoscopic surgery or VATS (Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery), he utilizes robotic technology with the da Vinci system to perform surgery when appropriate. These techniques allow operations to be performed through small incisions for less pain and a shorter recovery period. He has accumulated extensive experience in robotic lung surgery, having performed hundreds of cases since 2011.
Dr. Oh obtained his surgical training at two internationally recognized institutions for thoracic surgery: USC and Harvard Medical School. He has comprehensive experience in the full spectrum of thoracic surgery, including minimally invasive lung resection, minimally invasive esophageal surgery, and advanced endoluminal technology for the airways and esophagus.
His research interest is in robotic-assisted surgery, and he works to study national outcomes, optimize training with novel technology, and advance new techniques. He has lectured extensively on lung screening and lung cancer, and his work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and surgical textbooks.
Dr. Oh is an active volunteer with the American Lung Association and has served as the Los Angeles Leadership Board Chair, event and program committees, speaking engagements and facilitated the inaugural Lung Force Gala in Los Angeles.
- Wearing turquoise in the months of March, April and May
- Raising awareness for the cause through their social media networks
- Fundraising for the American Lung Association, with a minimum target of $1000