Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Professional Interests: Currently, I’m undecided on a subspecialty but hoping to continue research down the line. My research is in otology and I’m hoping to get a clearer picture with more experience.
What are your favorite things to do in the Denver area? I love taking advantage of seemingly endless hiking trails which is usually followed by exploring various small mountain towns. With 300 days of sun, even when I don’t have the chance to drive up to the mountains, enjoying the views of the mountains with a beer comes close.
What is the biggest strength of our program? Our exposure to subspecialties is very diverse, which ultimately makes us well-rounded and well-trained otolaryngologist. But I think ultimately, the people in the program are our greatest strength.
Patel NK, Shah SJ, Lee NK, Gao Q, Carullo VP, Yang CJ. Intraoperative intravenous ibuprofen use is not associated with increased post-tonsillectomy bleeding. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2020; 133: 109965. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.109965
Dominguez JF, Kalakoti P, Chen X, Yao K, Lee NK, Shah S, Schmidt M, Cole C, Gandhi C, Al-Mufti F, Bowers CA. Medicaid payer status and other factors associated with hospital length of stay in patients undergoing primary lumbar spine surgery. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2020; 188: 105570. doi:10.1016/j.clineuro.2019.105570
Kim MG, Gandhi C, Azizkhanian I, Epstein B, Mittal A, Lee N, Santarelli J, Schmidt M, Al- Mufti M, Bowers CA. Frailty and spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: Does the modified frailty index predict mortality? Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2020; 194: 105816. doi:10.1016/j.clineuro.2020.105816
Kim JS, Phan K, Cheung ZB, Lee N, Vargas L, Arvind V, Merrill RK, Gidumal S, Capua JD, Overley S, Dowdell J, Cho SK. Surgical, Radiographic, and Patient-Related Risk Factors for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis: A Meta-Analysis. Global Spine Journal. 2018; 9(1): 32-40. doi:10.1177/2192568218761362
Dominguez J., Kalakoti P., Chen X., Yao K., Lee N.K., Schmidt M., Cole C., Gandhi C., & Bowers C. Factors Associated with Hospital Length of Stay in Patients Undergoing Primary Lumbar Spine Surgery. Spine. 2018, Sep
Dominguez J., Kalakati P., Yao K., Lee N., Bowers C., Schmidt M. (2018). Independent Risk Factor Associated with Longer Hospital Stays in Patients Undergoing Primary Lumbar Spine Surgery. Poster presented at: New York Medical College Medical Student Research Forum; Valhalla, NY.
Lee N.K., McDonough A.P., Wallack M.K., & Mariadason J.G. (2017). A Rare Variant of Lynch Syndrome in a Septuagenarian. Poster presented at: Louis R.M. DelGuercio Professorship & Research Day; Valhalla, NY.
Dominguez J., Kalakati P., Yao K., Lee N., Bowers C., Schmidt M. (2018). Independent Risk Factor Associated with Longer Hospital Stays in Patients Undergoing Primary Lumbar Spine Surgery. Oral Presentation presented at: Annual Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference; Salt Lake City, UT.
Kim M., Lee N., Santarelli J., Gandhi C., & Bowers C. (2018). Modified Frailty Index as a Predictor of Mortality in Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Oral Presentation presented at: Annual Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference; Salt Lake City, UT.
Gold Humanism Honor Society (Member of GHHS)
American Medical Association
American Medical Student Association
American Medical Women's Association
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Association of Women Surgeons
New York Medical College Certificate of Exemplary Professionalism (2018)
Clerkship honors in Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry
Clerkship high pass in General Surgery