Young-Woo Kim, MD, PhD, FRCS (Gastric Surgery)

Department of Cancer Control and Policy, Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy & Chief Surgeon, Center for Gastric Cancer, Research Institute & Hospital, National Cancer Center, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Dr. Young-Woo Kim graduated from Seoul National University School of Medicine in 1988 and finished his training at the Department of Surgery of Seoul National University Hospital. And, he served as a flight surgeon, ROK Air force Captain for three years. From 1997 through 2002, he had been working for Ewha Womans University as a faculty. Now he is a Chief Surgeon, Center for Gastric Cancer, Research Institute & Hospital, National Cancer Center as well as a professor of Department of Cancer Control and Policy at National Cancer Center Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy. From Jun.2014 through Aug. 2014, he was an Honorary Visiting Professor at Imperial College of London. His main research field is gastric surgical oncology encompassing clinical trials, developing surgical techniques of laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and open surgery, translational researches over gastric cancer, and medical device development. He developed 3 D laparoscopy system and planned surgical robot development for the Korean government. He has performed over 5,000 gastrectomies including over 3,000 laparoscopic and, 200 robotic gastrectomies so far. He published over 279 original articles and several book chapters for Laparoscopic Gastrectomy, Textbook of Oncology, Textbook of Gastric Cancer in Korea. His main publication includes JAMA paper for FAIRY trial in 2017, and first level 1 evidence for role of laparoscopic gastrectomy in Annals of Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy (COACT 1301 trial). His recent main clinical trial is ADDICT trial for D1+ vs. D2 for stage IB and II gastric cancer. He is current SMIT president organizing iSMIT & IBEC2018 on 8-10 Nov in Seoul.