Press Releases FirstLight welcomes new general surgeon, Dr. Youn_2018 FirstLight Health System welcomes Dr. Albert Youn to the #FirstLightFamily as its newest general surgeon. Dr. Youn comes to us from Denver, Colorado where he just finished his surgical residency at Exemplia St. Joseph Hospital. In addition to general surgical duties, Dr. Youn specializes in endocrine, hernia, laparoscopic and anti-re flux procedures. Dr. Youn was raised in Seoul, South Kora, until the age of 14 and then moved to Minnesota in 1998. Still fluent in Korean language today Dr. Youn only learned to speak English when he moved to the states. He attributes his successes to his parents, for all their sacrifices during the move to the United States and also to his beautiful wife, Erica, for being a great mom to their daughter, Mina. Dr. Youn is a big Minnesota Timberwolves fan, but also enjoys soccer, hiking, mountaineering, backpacking and putting jigsaw puzzles together! Welcome Dr. Youn, it is great to have you in our #FirstLightFamily!