Kee B. Park – A Journey to Find Meaning – Neurosurgery, Public Health, and North Korea
Date Published: April 24, 2020
Today, we feature Episode 7: A Journey to Find Meaning: Neurosurgery, Public Health, and North Korea of our podcast, Korean American Perspective. The episode features Dr. Kee B. Park, Accomplished Neurosurgeon and Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Park is also the Director of the North Korea Program at the Korean American Medical Association (KAMA). He leads the collaboration between U.S. and North Korean physicians and has made 18 visits to North Korea since 2007.
In this conversation with Dr. Park, he shares his experiences practicing and teaching neurosurgery in operating rooms across the world, from Ethiopia to Cambodia – even North Korea. He also gives us an exclusive inside look into North Korea’s public health systems. In this highly polarized world, Kee Park reminds us that geopolitical disputes and sanctions between nations have unintended consequences on everyday lives.
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EP 7 – A Journey to Find Meaning – Neurosurgery, Public Health, and North Korea
Kee B. Park – Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar, HMS
Dr. Park has practiced and taught neurosurgery in operating rooms across the world, from Ethiopia to Cambodia– even North Korea. During his time, he has realized the system-level need to advocate for global public health. Dr. Park has also made nearly 20 visits to North Korea since 2007. Dr. Park reminds us that geopolitical disputes and sanctions have consequences on everyday lives.
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