John Won, MD, FACOMS

Meet Dr. Won

Dr. John Won of POMS
Dr. Won grew up in Los Angeles County Southern California. Went his middle school and high school in Glendale area. He also spent few years in Mexico City for junior high school where his family was there for business. Till this day one of his favorite food is Mexican.

He went to a small private high school that was located very close to a local medical center. Where many of his close friends’ family worked as a physician, nurses and physical therapist. He wanted to become a doctor after being positively affected by their happiness and compassion for helping people in needs.

He majored in Biological Science in University of California Irvine. Upon graduation, he was accepted to Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. Institution where selection process was rigorous and only took less than 70 new students per year. He has graduated top 5% of the class at Columbia University then he pursued his education further.

He moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1999 to start next phase of education. He was admitted to University of North Carolina School of Medicine. The school was consistently ranked by US News & World Reports as #1 or #2 out of all the best medical schools in the country. After receiving his M.D., he stayed on for training in General Surgery internship and Oral-Maxillofacial residency at the UNC Hospitals. He successfully completed both of them and received certificates in 2003 and 2005 respectively.

He has been taking care of patients in Triangle area since 2005 and has treated over 20,000 patients. He is focused on providing compassionate care to patients with his expertise in the field and empathy for all aspects of patient’s needs. His biggest professional compliments are when patients bring their family members or friends based on his and her positive experience which happens often here!

Ever changing world of science of medicine, Dr. Won, continuously train till this day to sharpen his craft and incorporate new technique and technology to his practice. He was one of the first clinician to adopt cone beam CT scan in North Carolina. He is frequent to symposiums and training events in USA, Canada and UK for the latest development on facial cosmetic surgeries, facial esthetics and rejuvenation procedures.

He is also actively engaged on community to give back the wonderful opportunities he has gotten from North Carolina over the years . He has volunteered in Mission of Mercy projects, Durham Habitat for Humanity work, and active volunteer of American Red Cross. He recently ran successful program for veterans day where he provide no cost surgery service to veterans.

He is currently adjunct clinical professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospital Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

He served University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s the Board of Visitors as per recommendation from the School of Medicine. He has served three year as a member of new student committee. It was one of the most rewarding process where he had chance to talk to brightest high school students and help them to come to UNC!

He has created a scholarship fund for UNC School of Medicine. It has contributed tuition for small number of students. He is currently working with medical school for creating a permanent fund for that scholarship. Also Dr. Won annually sponsors multiple medical students for medical school’s “White Coat” ceremony for incoming freshman class.

He spends his free time with his two kids and two dogs. One of favorite thing is go bike riding with them at the American Tobacco Trail.


College Degree: B.S. Biology in 1993
University California at Irvine, CA
Dental Doctorate Degree, D.D.S. in 1999
School of Dental Medicine, Columbia University at New York, NY
Oral Surgery & General Anesthesia Internship 2000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Medical Doctorate Degree, M.D. in 2001
School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
General Surgery Internship, Certificate in 2002
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Maxillofacial Surgery Training & Certification in 2005
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Professional Appointments
Medical Licensure, North Carolina Board of Medicine (2006)

Board Certified, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (2009)

Clinical Adjunct Instructor, University of North Carolina Hospitals
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (2006)

Member of the Board of Visitors, New Student Committee University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2011-2014)

American Red Cross Volunteer Physician


American Medical Association
NC State Medical Association


Dr. Won lives in Chatham County with two children; Austin & Ebbie.


Auto Restoration
Long Range Rifle Shooting
I root for my hometown teams the Dodgers and the Lakers.
I also root for my adopted hometown teams the NY Yankees and the Carolina Hurricanes.
I root for my alma mater UNC Tarheels and Columbia Lions.