Rochester, Minnesota


Park.Myung@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


In the United States alone, there are over 900,000 cases a year of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in hospitalized patients. Collectively, these complications are known as venous thromboembolism (VTE). Trauma patients are especially at high risk of developing these complications.

Myung S. Park, M.D., is a clinician engaged in research and conducts case-cohort studies that utilize the Rochester Epidemiology Project and the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science to study the effects of patients' comorbidities and injury pattern to predict VTE. Additionally, in her laboratory, Dr. Park focuses on evaluating a variety of biomarkers, which may help predict patients who may go on to develop these complications during hospitalization and after discharge.

Dr. Park receives research funding from the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health.

Focus areas

  • Standardization of coagulation assays to facilitate translation of assays from bench top to bedside
  • Mechanisms underlying the development of venous thromboembolism after trauma and surgery
  • Translation of laboratory coagulation assays to help predict venous thromboembolism in trauma patients
  • Optimal methods of resuscitation in bleeding patients

Significance to patient care

Since joining Mayo Clinic in 2008, Dr. Park has worked to develop a basic science research program within the Trauma Center that addresses the needs of this patient population. Because of acute and immediate needs of trauma patients, coordinating research with clinical care to involve trauma patients as research participants requires a paradigmatic shift in every stage of their care. Dr. Park's ultimate research goal is to reduce mortality and morbidity for trauma patients in both military and civilian populations.

Professional highlights

  • Director, Clinical Research and Trials Unit, Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS), Mayo Clinic, 2023-present.
  • Journal reviewer.
    • PLOS ONE, 2014-present.
    • Journal of Critical Care, 2013-present.
    • World Journal of Surgery, 2011-present.
    • Surgery, 2010-present.
    • Burns, 2006-2008.
  • Associate medical director, basic science research, Mayo Clinic Trauma Center, 2012-present.
  • Member, Surgery Peer-Review Research Committee, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2008-2012.
  • Commendation Medal, U.S. Air Force, 2007.
  • Director and burn consultant, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Balad Air Force Theatre Hospital, Iraq, 2006.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Trauma, Critical Care & General Surgery, Department of Surgery

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  2. Consultant, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Surgery


  1. BASIC SCIENCE MASTERS Clinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Master of Science - Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  3. Fellow - Burn Fellowship U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
  4. Fellow - Surgical Critical Care Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  5. Chief Resident Wilford Hall Medical Center, United States Air Force
  6. Resident - General Surgery Wilford Hall Medical Center, United States Air Force
  7. MD Health Science Center, State University of New York, Brooklyn
  8. BS - Chemistry and Molecular Biology Long Island University

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