Individuals must strike a balance between personal and professional obligations
Having earned his medical degree in South Korea, Dr. Joon Song served as an attending physician for ten years, before earning his Ph.D. in specialized endocrinology. As a highly experienced gynecologist, Dr. Song actively seeks out innovative solutions to improve patient care.
After serving as a physician at the Korea National Medical Center, he decided to expand his scope of knowledge by completing a fellowship program in reproductive biology at Yale University. Having performed over 2000 laparoscopic surgical cases to date, Dr. Joon Song is now one of the top-rated robotic myomectomy surgeons in the country.
In 2012, he established Robotic Gynecology & Woman’s Health located in New York, where he currently treats a wide range of challenging reproductive conditions. Dr. Joon Song is certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Other accolades include the President Award from the Society for Gynecology Investigation and the Young Scientist Award from the Japanese OB/GYN Society.
Where did the idea for Robotic Gynecology & Woman’s Health come from?
One of my primary career objectives has always been to make a positive difference in the medical field. The healthcare system is complex and difficult to navigate, so the professionals at my practice work diligently to make those who need clinical assistance feel comfortable and at ease.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I begin my day by waking early and listening to a sermon. I try to pray to God before leaving for work, as I believe it is an important component to my everyday routine. I typically see patients from nine to five, when I am not in hospital for a surgical procedure. My patients keep me motivated and productive throughout the day, as I owe it to them to provide top quality care.
How do you bring ideas to life?
The Lord is a continuous source of motivation and I attribute much of my success to the following phrase: Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
What’s one trend that excites you?
I am fascinated by innovative technology and I work diligently to develop customized treatment plans for my patients. The healthcare landscape is continuously evolving and the advancements in robotic surgery have had a profound impact on the lives of many. I am excited to see further developments in this area of medicine.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I believe individuals must strike a balance between personal and professional obligations. I think it is important to take the time to care for one’s physical and emotional health. I make an effort to set aside time to work out and listen to inspirational sermons in my spare time.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I would likely open my practice much sooner. I take great pride in my ability to help women receive specialized treatment and through our comprehensive evaluation, management, and maintenance techniques, we combat complex health conditions.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Although it is not scientifically proven, after 20 + years of gynecology experience, I believe there is a definite link between stress and gynecology issues.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I think it is imperative to remain open-minded and consistent. It is easy to become distracted and lose sight of long-term goals; However, by developing a comprehensive plan of action and strategizing effective solutions, individuals can remain on track.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
I am constantly searching for innovative technology to improve patient experience. I value each individual, and by developing customized treatment alternatives, we are always striving to offer a higher level of care.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I have overcome many obstacles during my time as an attending physician, but regardless of the hardships, it has only made me a better doctor. Failure is often inevitable, but what is important is that you use it as an opportunity to grow.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
I believe establishing some form of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) or computer-based record that translates into various languages and can be used internationally would be an innovative solution to improve patient care. This would enable physicians access to personal healthcare information to provide specialized care regardless of their location.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I recently purchased a new set of headphones to listen to my sermons in the morning. Taking the time to listen to the word of God is a crucial aspect of my productivity and prepares me for my workday.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Electronic Medical Records are imperative to ensuring proper communication between the physician and patient. EMRs paint a complete picture of an individual’s medical history and provide physicians with the information necessary to provide proper care.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
I would recommend that everyone read the bible. Despite varying religious beliefs, the Bible contains various messages of hope, perseverance, and strength.
What is your favorite quote?
1 Chronicles 16:11- Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually. I find strength through my relationship with God and continuously look to the Bible for inspiration and direction.
- Individuals must strike a balance between personal and professional obligations
- My patients keep me motivated and productive throughout the day, as I owe it to them to provide top quality care.
- I think it is imperative to remain open-minded and consistent
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.