Dr. Ileen S. Huh joined Nimiipuu Health in September 2014. She is originally from sunny California, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Then she moved to Chicago and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry. She has been awarded a membership in the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Huh has served Native Americans prior to coming to Nimiipuu. Most recently, she worked at the Chinle Service Unit of the Navajo Area Indian Health Service. She also did one of her clinical externship trainings at Ft. Duchesne Indian Health Service Clinic in the Ute Reservation in Utah. She completed her other clinical externship trainings at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center in California, Black Hills Regional Eye Institute in Rapid City, South Dakota, the Illinois Eye Institute and the University of Chicago Ophthalmology department at the Weiss Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Huh is committed to providing high quality full scope eye care and enjoys volunteering. She has served through the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and Remote Area Medical. She is fluent in Korean and learned some Navajo from her patients during her time in the Navajo Nation. She is interested in learning about the Nez Perce, and the culture of Nimiipuu as well. In her spare time, Dr. Huh enjoys crafts and being outdoors. She is contemplating about obtaining a pilot license but is also considering to master rock climbing, archery or hang gliding some day.