Background and education
Dr. Song earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Dartmouth College. While he worked to complete his academic coursework, he also spent time volunteering at a local children’s hospital. He then achieved his medical degree from the University of California, Davis, where he graduated at the top of his class.
In fact, he scored in the 99th percentile nationally on his board exams. Consequently, his prestigious academic profile secured him a spot in the highly competitive General Surgery/Plastic Surgery program at U.C. Davis.
While enrolled in the General Surgery/Plastic Surgery program at UC Davis, Dr. Song trained under the tutelage of some of the most renowned cosmetic plastic surgeons in the country, including Dr. Thomas Stevenson (former director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery); Dr. Granger Wong (prestigious Harvard-trained craniofacial surgeon); Dr. Michael Wong (prominent body contouring expert), and Dr. Lee Pu (internationally-renowned fat grafting expert). During this time, he was the recipient of the prominent Francis W. Noel Award for scholarly activity, and in 2011, he was the runner-up for the resident research competition at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting.