Dr. Huang in Iraq

Posted by on Jun 1, 2008 in Medical Center | 0 comments

Dr. Huang in Iraq

URMC neurosurgeon saves lives in Iraq

Before Dr. Jason Huang became a major in the U.S. Army, he faced tanks at Tiananmen Square, served three years of house arrest, signed daily confessions to the Chinese police, was blacklisted by the government, had himself declared mentally ill, used a fake passport to enter the United States and became a political refugee, an American student, an American citizen and eventually a neurosurgeon at Strong Memorial Hospital.

To understand the story is to know that – behind his calm words and steady hands – there are pieces that can only be lived, not told.

“But here,” says the 37-year-old, hands folded neatly Friday morning at the desk in his University of Rochester Medical Center office, “are the highlights.”

Click here to read the entire article by Justina Wang, Democrat & Chronicle staff writer.

Update: Dr. Guzick, Dean, School of Medicine & Dentistry, has recently written an even more extensive account of Dr. Huang’s life in his July Newsletter.

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