Seong-Jin Moon MD

Seong-Jin Moon MD

Neurosurgery, Year 4

Seong-Jin Moon MD

Narrative Bio

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Moon spent his formative years in both Korea and Southern California before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Philosophy of Physics and Diplomatic History. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, he began his residency training in neurological surgery at the Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. His clinical interests include skull base and cerebrovascular neurosurgery.

In his spare time, Dr. Moon enjoys classical piano performance, cheering for all teams that call Los Angeles home, and spending time with family. He also serves as a medical officer in the United States military.


Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan



University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois


BA, Philosophy, History
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Wang B, Moon SJ, Olivero WC, Wang H: Pelvic pain from a giant presacral Tarlov cyst successfully obliterated using aneurysm clips in a patient with Marfan syndrome. J Neurosurg Spine 21(5):833-836, 2014 Nov. PMID: 25216402

Payne C, Olivero WC, Wang B, Moon SJ, Farahvar A, Chen E, Wang H: Myeloid sarcoma: a rare case of an orbital mass mimicking orbital pseudotumor requiring neurosurgical intervention. Case Rep Neurol Med 2014(395196):1-4, 2014 Nov. PMID: 25478260

Miller CM, Wang BH, Moon SJ, Chen E, Wang H: Neurenteric cyst of the area postrema. Case Rep Neurol Med 2014(718415):1-6, 2014 Sep. PMID: 25317345

Cai X, Ng K, Panesar H, Moon SJ, Paredes M, Ishida K, Hertweck C, Minehan TG: Total synthesis of the antitumor natural product polycarcin V and evaluation of its DNA binding profile. Org Lett 16(11):2962-2965, 2014 Jun. PMID: 24824354

Stary JM, Wang BH, Moon SJ, Wang H: Dramatic intracerebral hemorrhagic presentations of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: three cases and a literature review. Case Rep Neurol Med 2014(782028):1-7, 2014 Jan. PMID: 24707417

Wang B, Moon SJ, Olivero WC, Wang H: Cortical blindness as a rare presentation of cerebral venous thrombosis. J Surg Case Rep 2013(5):1-3, 2013 May. PMID: 24964444

Wang BH, Moon SJ, Wang H, Olivero WC: Isolated unilateral temporalis muscle hypertrophy. J Neurosurg Pediatr 11(4):451-453, 2013 Apr. PMID: 23394353

Moral JA, Moon SJ, Rodriguez-Torres S, Minehan TG: A sequential indium-mediated aldehyde allylation/palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction in the synthesis of 2-deoxy-beta-C-aryl glycosides. Org Lett 11(16):3734-3737, 2009 Aug. PMID: 19630430