Dr. Seo was born in Kentucky and raised in Texas. His father was a college professor, and his mother, a housewife and small business owner. After twenty years of higher education and training, he joined a private group practice in ophthalmology in Danbury, to be closer to his three brothers and retired parents who all reside in Connecticut. After 3 years in group practice, he started his solo practice in Fairfield - with no patients - and then added the Bridgeport practice (which was founded by Anitha Patel, MD). His wife Weiming Seo, M.D., is a primary care physician in Ridgefield. They have two children in middle school.
From Texas to Connecticut and places in between
After receiving a K-through-12 public school education in the city of Dallas, Dr. Seo studied physics at M.I.T. (also known as "Course 8"). His senior thesis was in astrophysics, which he pursued further in the Ph.D. program of the department of physics at the University of Wisconsin. There he continued research in astrophysics with professors Fred Roesler and John Harlander. During this time, he discovered a desire to become a physician. After receiving his M.S. in physics, he applied and was accepted to the National Institute of Health-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. For his Ph.D. thesis he studied the role of cell adhesion receptors in the setting of acute inflammation with professors C. Wayne Smith and Larry McIntire. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he re-entered medical school and decided to specialize in ophthalmology. After receiving his M.D., he did his internship in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. This was followed by a three-year residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Finally, in 2007, at the age of 38, after having completed twenty years of higher education and training, he entered the "real world" of private practice ophthalmology in Connecticut. And the rest is being written.