Dr. Seo was born in Kentucky and raised in Texas, the youngest of
four brothers. His father was a college professor and his mother, a housewife and small
After extensive education and training (see below), he joined a
large group practice in Danbury. After three years, he decided to start his own solo
practice. His wife Weiming Seo, M.D., is a physician in group practice in Ridgefield.
They have two energetic children. His parents and three brothers' families reside
From Texas to Connecticut and places
Dr. Seo enjoyed his K-through-12 years in the Dallas public shool
system. At M.I.T. he studied physics, affectionately known as "Course 8", with special interest in
astrophysics. His senior thesis title was "De-reddening
of optical data of stars in the Andromeda Galaxy." Upon graduating from M.I.T. with a B.S. in physics, he entered the Ph.D. program in the physics
department of the University of Wisconsin. There he continued his
research in astrophysics
and performed tests of a novel optical instrument,
Heterodyne Spectrometer, designed to collect sounding rocket data of the
Medium. It was during this time that he found a desire to serve
others through medicine and science while volunteering as a patient escort at the University of
Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
Upon receiving his M.S. in physics, he was
accepted into the competitive National Institutes
of Health-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program of Baylor College
of Medicine, located in the world's largest medical center in Houston,
Texas. As part of his training, he joined the doctoral program
in Structural, Computational Biology and Molecular
Biophysics, where he studied and
conducted research on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of acute inflammation, resulting in several
publications. His Ph.D. thesis title was "Rapid LFA-1 and Mac-1 adhesion on acutely stimulated human neutrophils."
During the medical school phase of his training, he decided to specialize in ophthalmology. After
graduating with both an M.D. and Ph.D., he completed a year of
internship in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital. This was followed by a three-year residency in ophthalmology
at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He came to
Connecticut to be closer to family.