Mission + History
Noel Lee Chun, M.D., Q.M.E.

Noel Lee Chun, MD, QME, was first elected to office in 2006. Dr. Chun brings an understanding of healthcare administration and pain management services to Beach Cities Health District and is an advocate for the Blue Zones Project, emergency preparedness and childhood education. He is committed to growing the services in the community through forward-thinking planning.

Dr. Chun has worked in private practice as an interventional pain physician since 2000. In addition, he has taught for the International Spinal Intervention Society since 2005. He is also an associate clinical professor in the department of anesthesiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. Prior to that, Dr. Chun was an anesthesiologist serving Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Dr. Chun is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, where he received a Doctorate of Medicine. Dr. Chun completed an NIH Training Fellowship in neuroanesthesiology at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, and an internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. He earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and mathematics from Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa.

A long-term resident of Manhattan Beach, Dr. Chun is a Diplomat with both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Chun is a glider pilot and enjoys hiking and travelling.