Profile

Career

  • Performed the first robotic surgery in Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2002
  • Performed the first robotic surgery in Korea in 2005
  • Successfully completed korean robot development and clinical trials in 2017
  • Professor, Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Yonsei University
  • Training Director, Robot and MIS Center, Severance Hospital
  • Urology consultant, 121 General Hospital for Eighth United States Army
  • Volunteer urologist, Holy Family Welfare Hospital  
  • Executive director/vice-president, Korean Endourological Society  
  • President and Advisory Board Member, Urology and Engineering Society, United States
  • Reviewer, Journal of Urology, United States
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Robotic Surgery, United States
  • Director, Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS)  

Education

  1. Feb. 1992. Graduated the College of Medicine, Yonsei University
  2. Apr. 2002. Visiting assistant professor, Johns Hopkins University, Brady Urological Institute, United States
  3. Jul. 2002. Society and Engineering Scholar, United States
  4. Jun. 2003. Completed "Business in Medicine" Certificate Program of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School    
  5. Nov. 2010. Completed “Leadership in Academic Medicine" Program in School of Public Health, Harvard University  
  6. Apr. 2002 – Present. Professor, Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Yonsei University / Head of Planning and Management, Severance Hospital
  7. Oct. 2007 – Present. Training Director, Robot and MIS Center, Severance Hospital
  8. Apr. 1998 – Present. Urology consultant, 121 General Hospital for Eighth United States Army
  9. Dec. 1998 - Present. Volunteer urologist, Holy Family Welfare Hospital  
  10. Dec. 2005 – Present. Executive director/vice-president, Korean Endourological Society      
  11. May 2006 – Present. President and Advisory Board Member, Urology and Engineering Society, United States
  12. Feb. 2004 – Present. Reviewer, Journal of Urology, United States
  13. Jan. 2006 – Present. Associate Editor, Journal of Robotic Surgery, United States
  14. Mar. 2008- Present. Director, Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS)

Awards

  1. Apr. 2015Prime Minister Award : The 60th Science Day, Republic of Korea
  2. Nov. 2014. Kim Se Cheol Scholar Award: Korean Urological Association
  3. Jun. 2013. Scholars Award (Korea) : Korean Endourological Society 
  4. Jun. 2013. Best Presentation Award: Korean Endourological Society
  5. May. 2013. Best Reviewer Award: the 24th Annual Meeting of the Engineering and Urology Society, United States (San Diego, USA)
  6. Nov. 2013. Best International Paper Award: Korean Urological Association
  7. June 2012. Scholars Award (International) : Korean Endourological Society
  8. Aug. 2011. Scholar Award: Korean Urological Oncology Society  
  9. May. 2006. Best Reviewer Award: the 18th Annual Meeting of the Engineering and Urology Society, United States
  10. May. 2002. Award for Outstanding Paper (video): 97th Annual Meeting of American Urological Association
  11. Mar. 2001. Best Paper Award: Korean Society for Sexual Medicine and Andrology
  12. Nov. 2001. Best Paper Award (video): 19th World Congress of Endourology (WCE)
  13. Jan. 2001. Scholar Award: Korean Urological Association
  14. May. 1999. Award for Outstanding Paper (International): Korean Urological Association
  15. Nov. 1997. Scholar Award: Korean Urological Association
  16. Apr. 1994. Best Video Award: 1994, 89th Annual Meeting of American Urological Association
  17. Feb. 1988. Magna cum laude from Yonsei University College of Medicine / awarded full Kim Myung Sun Scholarship (for 4 years)

Others

  • Published academic papers in Science Citation Index (SCI), etc.  (332) / in Korea (55)
  • Academic publications: International (441) / in Korea (87)
  • Other publications (13) International patents (2)
  • Lectures on robotic surgery (440): robotic surgery demonstrations (35)
  • Robotic surgery proctoring: In Korea (11) / International (29)
  • Researches on robotic surgery (10)
  • 2500 cases of robotic surgery (2,000 prostatic cancer / 500 kidney cancer)
  • Medical licenses in 13 countries (demonstration/proctoring on robotic surgery)