James Sunwoo, MD, DDS

James Sunwoo, MD, DDS

Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Learning the Science of Oral Surgery

James Sunwoo, MD, DDS, is an oral and facial surgeon dedicated to providing comprehensive care in the head and neck region. His areas of expertise encompass traditional oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetic maxillofacial surgery.

He obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago. Dr. Sunwoo received dual degrees in medicine and dentistry, from the University of Southern California and Columbia University, respectively. His postgraduate training, including an internship and residency, in general surgery and maxillofacial surgery, was completed at the University of Southern California. In addition, he is dual-fellowship trained in maxillofacial orthognathic surgery and general cosmetic surgery.

Board Certifications and Awards

Dr. Sunwoo is a very accomplished board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon that patients in Beverly Hills can trust to help keep their smiles healthy. Dr. Sunwoo is also a:

Throughout the many years Dr. Sunwoo has been practicing medicine and dentistry, his amazing accomplishments have been honored extensively with:

  • Southern California Superdoctors, 2019, 2020
  • New York’s Top 10 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Specialists, 2014
  • Top 10 Doctor of 2014
  • Patients’ Choice Physician Award, 2010
  • Most Compassionate Doctor Award, 2010
  • University of Southern California Van Zile Endowment Scholarship, 2004
  • University of Southern California Kistler Scholarship, 2003
  • Quintessence Award for Academic Achievement, 2003
  • Columbia University Research Excellence Award, 2003
  • American Association of Oral Biology Award, 2003
  • Columbia University Divisional Excellence in Oral Biology, 2002
  • Milton G. Schlesinger Research Award, 2001
  • Columbia University Appointed Research Assistant, 2001
  • Columbia University Appointed Assistant Editor of Columbia Dental Review, 2001
  • ADA/NIDCR/Pfizer 38th Annual Dental Student Representative, 2001
  • NIH/NIDCR T35 Research Training Grant, 2001
  • Percy T. Phillips Student Scholar Nomination, 2001
  • ADEA/Warner-Lambert Listerine Preventive Dentistry Scholarship Recipient, 2001
  • William J. Gies Research Scholar, 2000

Outside of the Office

When he’s busy caring for patients in Beverly Hills, Dr. Sunwoo enjoys spending time with his wife, Emma. She’s also an accomplished PhD. They both love spending every moment they have together with their beautiful daughter. Dr. Sunwoo’s other interests include hiking local trails at Griffith Park, Runyon Canyon, and Mount Baldy. You might also see him at Lakers games or hear about his latest adventures as he also enjoys traveling extensively. Dr. Sunwoo also likes to unwind with good conversation and laughter with family, friends, and colleagues.

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