J. Won, MD, FACOMS

Meet Dr. Won

Photo: Dr. John Won of POMS, oral surgeon in Raleigh NC

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Won grew up in Los Angeles, California and been practicing in Raleigh & Cary area and Elizabeth City area and surrounding area since 2005.

He attended a small private high school in Glendale, California, which was located very close to a local medical center. Many of his close friends’ family worked as a physician, nurse, or 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. It is considered one of the best dental school in the US year after year.  Its selection process was rigorous and only took less than 70 new students per year out of 4000 applicants. He graduated within top 5% of the class at Columbia University.

Dr. Won 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 UNC School of Medicine 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 General Surgery internship training and Oral-Maxillofacial surgery 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 Raleigh, Cary, & Durham area since 2005 and serving patients in underserved area in the Eastern Carolina including Elizabeth City and Outer Banks area since 2016. He has successfully completed over 30,000 surgeries!

Dr. Won 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!

Innovation

Keeping pace with the ever-changing world of medical science, Dr. Won, continuously trains until this day to maintain his craft and incorporate new technique and technology to his practice. He was one of the first clinicians to adopt cone beam CT scanner for outpatient office in North Carolina. He is first one to bring in cone beam CT scanner to Elizabeth City to improve the patient care.

He frequently attends symposiums and training events in the USA, Canada, and overseas for the latest developments in oral surgery, dental implant surgery, facial surgeries, facial esthetics, and rejuvenation procedures.

To schedule a consult with Dr. Won, please use our Appointment form or call our Raleigh office: POMS Facial Surgery Brier Creek Medical Building Phone Number 919-293-0299.

Community Outreach

Photo: Dr. John Won of POMS, oral surgeon in Raleigh NCDr. Won is always grateful for North Carolina for giving him opportunities. He is actively engages within the community to show his gratitude. He has volunteered in Mission of Mercy projects, Durham Habitat for Humanity projects, and is an active volunteer of American Red Cross. He recently ran a successful program for Veterans’ Day, where he provided no-cost surgery service to veterans.

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

He has taken in numerous interns at his office throughout the years. He is very proud that all of interns has accepted into medical, dental and nursing school. Some of them are already practicing in the area!

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 four years (2011-2014) 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 recruit them to come to UNC!

He has had created a scholarship fund for UNC School of Medicine. It has contributed tuition for number of students. Also Dr. Won annually sponsors freshman medical students for the “White Coat” ceremony.

Family

Photo: Dr Won's family

Dr. Won spends most of his free time with his two kids (Ebbie & Austin) and two dogs (Bruce & Jet). One of his favorite things to do is go bike riding with kids along the American Tobacco Trail near his home in Durham.

EDUCATION SUMMARY

College Degree: B.S. Biology in 1993
University California at Irvine, CA

Dental Doctorate Degree 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 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 (since 2006)

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

Fellow, American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (since 2009)

American Red Cross Volunteer Physician (since 2017)

PAST APPOINTMENTS

Adjunct Clinical Professor at Department of  UNC Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (2007-2016)

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Medical Association
NC State Medical Association
North Carolina Medical License
No North Carolina Dental License