Dr. Michelle Khoo Named Top Cardiology Doc 2021

CHILDHOOD: I grew  up  in  the jungles and  plantations  of  Malaysia without electricity,  then  went to  high school  and  medical  school  in  Ireland  before  coming to  the U.S.  in 1996

DREAM JOB AS A KID: Astronaut

AGE WHEN I DECIDED TO  BECOME A DOCTOR: I  told  my  parents  I would study  either law,  business or medicine, depending on  where  they sent  me  for  college;  they  chose  to  keep  me  in  Dublin, Ireland, and  I studied  medicine (turned  out to  be  a  great decision)

GUILTY PLEA­SURE: Computer strategy  games

CELEB STORY: While getting  coffee  at  Heathrow Airport  in London,  I  never  realized  I  was  standing  behind  Glenn Close  until  someone told  me

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Golf (and, in  these  pandemic times,  eating)

COFFEE PREFERENCE: Extra hot

TV  FAVORITE AS  A  KID: When  we  finally got two  hours  of  electricity  a  day  as  a  teenager, we watched  Yankees,  Lakers  and  Cowboys  games

HIDDEN TALENT:  Palm reading

CELEBRITY CRUSH: Gru from  “Despicable  Me”

FAVORITE PRO TEAM? New York Yankees

FIRST CAR: A very old Volkswagen Passat

FIRST CONCERT: Tina Turner

STAFF SAYS MY  MOST ANNOYING HABIT IS: I  order chicken  almost every  day for  everyone,  and they’re  all  sick of  chicken

A DOCTOR’S MOST IMPORTANT BEDSIDE MANNER IS: To listen  to  the  patient

THE PIC ON MY CELL PHONE HOME SCREEN: Mother Earth

MY MOST UNUSUAL JOB WAS:  I  once  applied for  a summer job  picking  up trash  at  the  Grand  Canyon  (I  was  rejected)

SPECIALTY DISH THAT I MAKE: Salmon

FAVE  FAMILY TRADITION: My  father, who was  also  my  mentor,  passed  in July of  2015, and  my family comes together  in  Singapore  every  year  on  the  anniversary of  his  passing  to pay respects

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