Dr. Don Young Park is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with a particular interest in minimally invasive spine surgery, spine tumor surgery, and spinal trauma. He was born and raised in Los Angeles. He is proud to be an alumnus of UCLA and now part of the faculty at UCLA.
Dr. Park received his medical degree from the UCSD School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency and spine surgery fellowship at Stanford. During residency and fellowship, Dr. Park published groundbreaking research in stem cell transplantation in spinal cord injury using the rat model. For his efforts, he was awarded the Cervical Spine Research Society 1st place Fellow Research Award in 2011. He was also awarded the Research Award at Stanford upon graduation. Dr. Park is currently a reviewer for The Spine Journal and the Global Spine Journal.
Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, Dr. Park was in private practice in the Bay Area. This experience in private practice provided valuable insight in giving exemplary patient care and service. He has a special interest in medical
education and clinical research, which brought him back to academic medicine at UCLA.