Prof. Young Woo Kim

Prof. Young Woo Kim


Institution: National Cancer Center, Gastric Cancer Branch, Seoul, Korea

Specialty: Oncology, Gastroenterology

Academic Affiliations:

  • Chief Scientist and Head of the Gastric Cancer Branch, Division of Common Cancers, Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 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 and Policy

Brief Resume:

  • Graduated from Seoul National University School of Medicine in 1988
  • Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University from 1999 – 2002
  • 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
  • Currently president of Korea Patient Blood Management Group (KPBM) which he has participated as a founding member two years ago
  • 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)
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  • Seoul, South Korea