Joon Song, MD, Ph.D, FACOG
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
“As a gynecologic surgeon with experience in a wide range of minimally-invasive benign, infertility and urogynecologic procedures, I’ve found that robotic surgery offers clear advantages, especially when performing procedures that are very suture-intensive, since it lets me suture with greater speed and accuracy compared to laparoscopic surgery. Also, because I’m controlling all three instrument arms in addition to the camera, I have more control when performing robotic procedures.”
Dr. Song brings a unique mix of skills to his surgical practice. In addition to being a highly experienced minimally-invasive surgeon, having performed over 3000 robotic assisted and laparoscopic procedures for benign, infertility and urogynecologic conditions, he also has extensive training in reproductive medicine, including in vitro fertilization. A board-certified endoscopic gynecologic surgeon, he is currently transferring his extensive expertise in laparoscopy to the field of robot-assisted gynecologic surgery. In addition to using robotic surgery to treat conditions like fibroids, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse, he is pioneering the use of robotic techniques to reverse tubal ligation—a relatively new procedure known as tubal recanalization. Dr. Song is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and has Level 3 certification from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
Dr. Song’s areas of research include investigations into endoscopic gynecologic surgery techniques, translational biology for women’s health initiatives, and the treatment of intraperitoneal adhesions.
Medical Education & Training
Dr. Song received his medical degree from Chung Nam National University in South Korea, followed by a five-year residency at the South Korea National Medical Center Ob Gyn. He then served as a doctor in the South Korean military for three years, followed by a fellowship at Korea University Hospital, studying in vitro fertilization and endoscopic surgery. After several years as an attending physician at Korean National Medical Center, he returned to Korea University to earn a Ph.D. in obstetrics and gynecology. He arrived in the U.S. in 1999, spending two years at Yale University completing fellowships in ob-gyn specialized in endocrinology, followed by two years as an associate research scientist. He completed his U.S. residency in ob-gyn at Nassau University Medical Center (an affiliate of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine) in 2007, going on to serve as an attending physician at Nassau University Medical center and New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, specializing in gynecologic endoscopic surgery. In 2008, he was named a clinical assistant professor in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Song joined the NYU Langone Medical Center faculty in 2010.
Diseases and Conditions that Dr. Song Treats with Robotic Surgery
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Ovarian Cyst (benign)
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Reversal of tubal ligation
- Uterine Bleeding
- Uterine Fibroids