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Dr. Youn [phonetic:  youuuuuuu - n] is a board eligible general surgeon who started practicing at FirstLight in October of 2017.  Dr. Youn completed his undergraduate studies in Biology (with highest distinction) at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  He went on to medical school at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 2012.  His internship was completed at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and his residency in the Department of Surgery was completed at the same location.  Dr. Youn’s professional interests include general, endocrine, hernia, laparoscopic and anti-reflux procedures. 

Dr. Youn was raised in Seoul, South Korea until the age of 14, and he then moved to Minnesota in 1998 where he learned to speak English.  He admires his parents for the sacrifices they have made while moving to the United States and his wife for her unlimited patience and role as a mother to their beautiful little girl, Mina. 

Some personal information about Dr. Youn:

His favorite food: Mapo Tofu

What he has learned from his patients? 

Remembering to pay attention to the small details can go a long way when caring for those in need.

Personal interests include: 

Soccer, hiking, mountaineering, traveling, backpacking and jigsaw puzzles.  He also loves going to the Minnesota Timberwolves games with his wife and daughter.

Dr. Youn will see patients in both our Mora and Pine City locations. He has future plans to treat patients at our Hinckley location. A referral from your primary care provider (PCP) may be needed to be seen by Dr. Youn.


Please talk to your primary care provider as a referral to see this specialist may be required.
  • General surgery
Professional Interests
  • Anti-reflux
  • Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedures
  • Surgery, hernia
Evening/Weekend Appointments
  • Yes
  • Male
Additional Languages Spoken
  • Korean
Years of Experience
  • 4
Educational Institutions
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IA
  • University of Minnesota - Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Exempla St. Josepha Hospital, Denver, CO
  • Exempla St. Josepha Hospital, Denver, CO
  • American College of Surgeons, Resident member
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa
Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Assurant
  • BCBS of MN
  • Cigna Health
  • Davis Vision
  • Delta Dental
  • Eyemed
  • First Health/Coventry
  • First Plan of MN
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid/Medicare
  • Metropolitan Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum Health Vision
  • Partnership Health Plan
  • Patient Choice
  • Preferred One
  • PrimeWest
  • Sanford Health Plan of MN
  • SelectCare/LaborCare
  • South Country Health Alliance
  • Tri Care
  • UCare MN
  • United Behavioral
  • Unicare
  • United Health Care
  • WEA Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Physician Services

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301 South Highway 65

Mora, MN 55051
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