Prof. Young Woo KimProfessor, Department of Cancer Control and Policy. Graduate School of Cancer Science
Professor, Department of Cancer Control and Policy. Graduate School of Cancer Science
Chief Scientist and Head of the Gastric Cancer Branch, Division of Common Cancers, Research Institute, National Cancer Center.
Chief of the Gastric Cancer Branch, Research Institute and Head, Division of Translational & Clinical Research.
Department of Cancer Control and Policy, Graduate School of Cancer Science & Policy.
Prof. Kim graduated from Seoul National University School of Medicine in 1988 and was a resident at the Department of Surgery, Seoul National University hospital before a 3 year compulsory service in the ROK Air Force 7th Hospital. In 1996 he was a Fellow and Instructor at the Department of General Surgery, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, taking the position of Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University in 1999. From 2002 Prof. Kim has been at the Center for Gastric Cancer, National Cancer Center.
He has been interested in Patient Blood Management and transfusion alternatives since 2001. Among his over 4,000 gastrectomies experiences including over 1,500 laparoscopic and, 200 robotic gastrectomies so far, the transfusion rate is less than 0.5%. Blood loss during the laparoscopic or robotic surgery is less than 20 ml over 90 % of the cases. He is the current president of Korea Patient Blood Management Group (KPBM) which he has participated as a founding member two years ago.
He has published over 224 original articles and several book chapters for Laparoscopic Gastrectomy, Textbook of Oncology, Textbook of Gastric Cancer in Korea. His main publication is for first level 1 evidence for role of laparoscopic gastrectomy in Annals of Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy (COACT 1301 trial). His new multicenter randomized trial for a PBM regarding intravenous iron supplementation as a treatment of acute isovolemic anemia after gastrectomy has just finished enrollment of the cases over 450 patients and will be published soon.
- Seoul, South Korea