Hyung-Ho Kim, MD, PhD (Minimally Invasive Gastric Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Seoul National Bundang Hospital, Korea

Dr. Kim was born in 1962 in Busan, South Korea. He graduated from Pusan National University College of Medicine in 1986. He was trained at department of surgery of Dong-A University Hospital in Busan for his residency and fellowship program between 1989 and 1996. He received Ph.D. from Dong-A University during his fellowship period. From 1998 to Feb. 2003 he worked for Dong-A University Hospital and Dong-A University College of Medicine as full time faculty. 

In 2003 he moved to department of surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital as founding members. Since 2009 he has served as a professor at department of surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine. He was the chairman of department of surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital between 2012 and 2016. Now, he is president of Comprehensive Cancer Center in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. 

He is a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery of gastric cancer treatment in Korea. He started to perform laparoscopic gastrectomy from 1996 and achieved 500 laparoscopic gastrectomy in 2006 which was the first in the world. His unit is one of biggest minimally invasive gastric cancer surgery center in the world. His team reported 3000 cases laparoscopic gastrectomy in 2014 with lower morbidity and higher survival rate than those of historical reports. The cumulative number of laparoscopic gastrectomy of his team currently has reached to 5000 cases. His team performed many onsite and tele-live surgery of laparoscopic gastrectomy for international and regional scientific meeting. 

He is one of the foundation members of Korean Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery Study Group (KLASS) which was established from 2004. He was the president of KLASS from 2012 to 2015 and principal investigator of KLASS 01 trial to compare laparoscopic gastrectomy with open gastrectomy in phase III setting. He has been working in the editorial board on World Journal of Gastrointestinal surgery, Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine, World Journal of Gastroenterology and taking a role as a director in many Korean professional societies.

He has been conducting many clinical trial to evaluate the role of MIS for gastric cancer which included sentinel navigation surgery, image guided surgery, and function preserving proximal gastrectomy with double tract reconstruction and making progress in various translation research as well. He published 123 SCI papers and 55 domestic papers. He is recognized as a world’s leading authority in MIS for gastric cancer.