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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY May 2017 | Archived Issues

Two Minutes With …

This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the faculty in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery.

Joshua Tseng, MD, general surgery resident

Where did you grow up?

I was born in New York City, and spent the next few years in Taipei, Taiwan. I moved to Southern California in fourth grade and lived here since then.

Why did you decide to specialize in surgery?

Operating is the most fun I've ever had.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Crafting a solution to help others.

What did your parents always tell you that now you have to admit was correct?

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

If you could spend the day doing one thing, what would it be?

I'd spend the day lounging at a poolside in a resort with my wife, Ohmar, and my dog, Potato.

If you were not a physician, what other career would you choose?

I would open an Asian bakery in Westwood and make bank. As a matter of fact, I am still looking for potential business partners.