I was born and raised in Tucker (metro Atlanta), Georgia, USA.
B.A. in East Asian Studies at Harvard University, 1998. Worked closely with Vietnamese refugee population in Dorchester, Massachusetts, through BRYE and Phillips Brooks House.
Taught English at Vinh Long Teachers College in southern Vietnam, 1998-99.
Medical school, residency and geriatrics fellowship at Emory University, 1999-2007.
Palliative Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, 2007-2012.
Married to Miri Park in 2005; we have a son Eliot, born in 2006, and a daughter Gaia, born in 2008.