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Composition Faculty

Jason Suh, born and raised in Queens, New York, is a Medical Oncologist at the Blumenthal Cancer Center, at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. He began his piano studies at age six and later went on to double major in Biology and Music Theory and Composition at the University of Pennsylvania, earning both B.A. degrees in 1999. He then earned his M.D. at St. George’s University where he was a Legacy of Excellence merit scholar, and graduated with honors and earned membership into the international honor society Iota Epsilon Alpha. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and later his post-doctoral fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island NY. Shortly afterwards he earned ABIM Board certification in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology.

Despite his career path as a physician, he maintained his interests in music with numerous activities throughout the years, notably serving as director of the Full Measure a capella group based in Philadelphia, and served as choir director at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. His most recent activities include forming a new duo “Walk 132” collaborating with cellist Soo Bae, and also serving as resident composer for the Angelos Mission Ensemble.

His other interest lies in medical missions. He participated in a trip to North Korea in 2008, providing basic medical supplies and medicine to hospitals and orphanages. In 2011 he led a mission team to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a year after the quake to continue in relief efforts. Finally, he recently came back from trips to Mahabubnagar, India, Issyk Kul, Krygystan, and Urgup, Turkey assisting local missionaries.

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