Member of the Month: Ihor Magun

December 14, 2020

Hometown: East Elmhurst, New York

Current Position: Medical Attending Physician, Internal Medicine, Private Practice

Professional Interests: Applying cutting edge medicine for patients

Ihor Magun, M.D., F.A.C.P. is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and has been in private practice since 1990. He received his bachelor’s and his master’s degree in cellular microsurgery from New York University. Dr. Magun graduated from the School of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, the oldest private university in Mexico, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital and Booth Memorial Medical Center (currently N.Y. Presbyterian Hospital) in New York City.

In a recent virtual event organized by the Ukrainian Institute of America, Dr. Magun moderated a discussion on the current pandemic from the United States and Ukraine’s perspectives.

Why did you decide to join the Shevchenko Scientific Society?

The Shevchenko Scientific Society is renowned for excellent lectures, unique topics and members who contribute thought provoking insights on many topics.  Membership in this society is a privilege.


What do you value about membership in the Society? What is your most memorable Society’s event or publication?

The value of membership is what I have stated about my decision to join the Society. There is no one particular event or publication that is the most memorable.  All events have value and are of interest. The wide range of topics are always a draw to attend.


How did your interest in Ukrainian culture and society influence your career path?

I always had an interest in the sciences.  Although I grew up in New York City in the Ukrainian community and I am fluent in Ukrainian and knowledgeable about the culture, there was no particular reason how it influenced my career path.


What is your current research/work project?

I attend medical update lectures and presentations to stay current in this changing medical world.  I enjoy writing and have contributed medically relevant articles to Ukrainian National Women’s League of America‘s magazine Our Life for the past 30 years.  I enjoy travel, sports, cooking and art.


What career advice would you give for new members of the Shevchenko Scientific Society?

 Never give up on your goals or dreams.  Believe in yourself and you will achieve them.