Dr. James Choi is a dual-degree, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He completed his undergraduate studies as a McConnell scholar at McGill University with honors in Anatomy and Cell Biology. He went on to University of Pennsylvania, completing Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) in the top of his class and continued his studies at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania to obtain Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). He completed his two year General Surgery training and rotations in Plastic Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Neurosurgery, Critical Care as well as PGY-1 level General Anesthesia and Pediatric Anesthesia training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He subsequently completed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the same institution, serving as chief resident.
His surgical training was focused on the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including Corrective jaw surgery, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery, Complex facial trauma/reconstruction and Microneurosurgical repair of the inferior alveolar nerve as well as adjunctive facial procedures including Botox® and Facial fillers. Heavy emphasis was placed on Dental implants, Complex bone grafting as well as Dentoalveolar surgery and General anesthesia.
Dr. Choi has received awards from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation (OMSF), Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF), National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Osteo Science Foundation. He has been published in numerous scientific journals including Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction. His most recent research utilizing stem cells for bone grafting of the craniomaxillofacial region was funded by Osteo Science Foundation. Dr. Choi currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology.
Dr. Choi maintains faculty position at NYU Long Island School of Medicine as Adjunct Assistant Professor and teaches residents at NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island. He maintains admitting privileges at NYU Langone Hospitals.
- DMD – School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
- MD – Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
- Residency – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UPenn Health System/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor