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Bundang Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI)

BCNI is Manned by Experts in Various Areas of Neuroscience.

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In BCNI, medical workers from the departments of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and others are working together to treat various neurological diseases, such as dementia, stroke, brain tumor, etc., which are increasing alongside the increase in the elderly population.

BCNI is Composed of Centers and Clinics Dedicated to the Comprehensive Care of Neurological Patients.

  • Neurorehabilitation Center  
  • Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center & Sleep Clinic
  • Neuro-Oncology Clinic
  • Gamma Knife Center
  • Cerebrovascular Center
  • Neuroendovascular Center
  • Autism and Developmental Disorders Center
  • Pediatric Neuroscience Center
  • Neurocognitive Behavior Center
  • Center for Dizziness and Ocular Motor Disorders
  • Spinal Cord & Neuromuscular Center
  • Center for Dementia and Other Cognitive Disorders (CeDOCoD)
  • Parkinson Center
  • Hemifacial Spasm Clinic
  • Neurocritical Care Center
Chairperson
Oh, Chang-Wan

Oh, Chang-Wan | M.D.
Specialty : Surgery for cerebral aneurysm, moyamoya disease & cerebral vascular malformation. Gamma-Knife for cerebral vascular malformation

wanoh@snu.ac.kr

 
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine Director, Bundang Clinical Neuroscience Center.

He is a chief professor of the cerebrovascular section and has served as the head of neurosurgery at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH) from 2006 to 2014. He has been in charge of Bundang Clinical Neuroscience Institutue (BCNI) since 2014, and has served as a chairman of neurosurgery department in Seoul National University (SNU) College of Medicine from 2014.
His clinical practice includes all modes of cerebrovascular surgeries, and his major clinical interest is surgery for cerebral ischemic disease, such as moyamoya or atherosclerotic disease. He also performs Gamma-Knife surgery for cerebral vascular malformation.



Pediatrics

Hwang, Hee

Hwang, Hee | M.D.

jspark.im@gmail.com

 
Graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine (1996)
Pediatrics residency, Seoul National University Children's Hospital (1998-2002)
Clinical fellowship, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Seoul National University Children's Hospital (2002-2004)
Professor of pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (2004 - present)
Visiting professor, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital (2008-2009)
Member, Korean Child Neurology Society, Korean Epilepsy Society, American Epilepsy Society, Asia-Oceania Child Neurology Society
Major research field: Pediatric epilepsy, electrophysiological-source reconstruction
Kim, Hun-Min

Kim, Hun-Min | M.D.


 
Prof. Hunmin Kim is a board-certified pediatric neurologist and a member of the Korean Pediatric Society and Korean Pediatric Neurology Society. His areas of clinical expertise are epilepsy, headache, developmental delay, and other pediatric neurologic conditions. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine and was trained at Seoul National University Hospital. He has a ECFMG (Educational Committee of Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate for USMLE and has been practicing at SNUBH since 2012. His active clinical research areas are clinical epilepsy, electrophysiology including MEG (magnetoencephalography), epilepsy pharmacotherapy, intractable epilepsy, and headache .

 



Neurology

Park, Seong Ho

Park, Seong Ho | M.D.
Specialty : Epilepsy, Headache, Stroke

nrpsh@snu.ac.kr


 
Professor Neuroscience Center

Prof. Park, has been an exchange professor of Duke University Hospital Epilepsy Center. He is one of the renowned epileptologists in South Korea, and one of his major concerns is alcohol-related neurologic disorders.
Kim, SangYun

Kim, SangYun | M.D.
Specialty : Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular cognitive impairment, Cognitive and behavioral disorder, Parkinson’s disease

neuroksy@snu.ac.kr

 
The researches that have been conducted by Prof. SangYun Kim and his research team focused on the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases causing dementia or cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies, and also on human prion disorders. He leads two research teams, one is clinical research team and the other basic research team. This clinical research team has been working on many clinical trials for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia and do many clinical study to find the best way to diagnosis early and treat effectively many neurodegenerative disorders. His collaborative research team is also developing new disease-modifying drugs and a new biological marker for Alzheimer’s disease and prion diseases, using a new technique: multiple detection system.
Prof. Kim is also working as a full-time neurologist at Clinical Neuroscience Center and director of Neurocognitive Behavior Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. His clinical activities are also focused on patients with dementia caused by various disorders, including mild cognitive impairment and transient global amnesia. His working group has well established patient database of dementia, especially early onset Alzheimer's disease and also human prionopathy, transient global amnesia.
Kim, Ji-Soo

Kim, Ji-Soo | M.D.
Specialty : Dizziness, Vertigo, Double vision, Ocular motor disorder, Visual loss

jisookim@snu.ac.kr

 
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology

Prof. Kim’s researches are focused on dizziness and ocular motility disorders. His laboratory has the state-of-the-art technology for recording eye movements, using three-dimensional video oculography and the magnetic search coil system. He currently works as a full-time neurologist at Clinical Neuroscience Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, and is in charge of Center for Dizziness and Ocular Motor Disorders. He has published more than 300 articles, including about 200 SCI papers. His recent publications are mainly on the treatments for and mechanisms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vertigo of vascular origin, animal model of bilateral vestibulopathy and vascular vertigo, vestibular neuritis, and various ocular motility disorders from central lesions. He is the current chair of the Scientific Committee for the Korean Neurological Association, Vascular Subcommittee of the Barany Society, and Scientific Committee of 2016 Barany Society Meeting.
Bae, Hee-Joon

Bae, Hee-Joon | M.D.
Specialty : Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment

braindoc@snu.ac.kr

 
The researches of Prof. Bae and his stroke research team are focused on (1) the acute treatment of ischemic stroke; (2) the epidemiology and risk factors of ischemic stroke; (2) the epidemiology and risk factors of ischemic stroke; (3) stroke systems of care; and (4) vascular cognitive impairment. He has been in charge of the fifth section of Clinical Research Center for Stroke (CRCS), funded by the South Korean government between 2006 and 2015, and he has been designated as a chair of Regional Cardio-Cerebrovascular Center of Gyoenggi Province, funded by the South Korean government. He has published various articles in Annals of Neurology Stroke, Neurology, International Journal of Stroke, Journal of Stroke, and other top international journals. His recent major interests are the vascular cognitive impairment, precision medicine and organization of stroke systems. He tries to elucidate mechanisims to determine patient outcomes, predict patient outcomes before treatment decisions, and to change the outcomes with this information. He is also currently deeply involved in the governmental policies related to stroke care. He is presently a director of Policy, the Korean Stroke Society, and a member of the task force for developing a research roadmap to overcome cardio-cerebrovascular diseases in South Korea, organized by Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention. His commitment is to dedicate his efforts and time to improving the treatment outcomes of stroke victims.
Park, Kyung Seok

Park, Kyung Seok | M.D.
Specialty : Peripheral nerve diseases, Myasthenia gravis, Neuropathic pain, Multiple sclerosis/myelitis, Muscle diseases

parkk@snu.ac.kr

 
Prof. Park’s main research fields are neuromuscular and spinal cord diseases and neuro-electrophysiology (clinical neurophysiology). His researches are focused on these diseases, and he uses a wide variety of electrophysiological tests, including electromyography, evoked potentials, and ultrasonography. He received a certificate in clinical neurophysiology (electromyography and evoked potentials) from the Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology in 2009. His recent research interest is intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (INM, IOM). He and his colleagues are also working on neuroimmunological diseases, especially on neuromyelitis optica.
Han, Moon-Ku

Han, Moon-Ku | M.D.
Specialty : Stroke, Neurocritical care

blue4han@chollian.net

 
Prof. Han received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, and his Ph.D. (Dementia) from the Graduate School of Medicine of Chungbuk National University from 1993-2001. Prof. Han underwent fellowship training in stroke at Seoul National University Hospital. He was an assistant professor of Neurology and Stroke Center at Seoul National University from 2003 to 2008, and then an associate professor from 2008. As a visiting professor at UC (San Diego) Neuroscience Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital Neuroscience Critical Care Service from 2007 to 2008, he focused on research. He has conducted focused researches on neuroregeneration and neuroprotection of various agents, such as statin and EGB 762, and on rt-PA toxicity in vitro and in animal models of cerebral ischemia. Clinically, he is an expert in managing acute ischemic stroke patients and has published a number of papers related to IV or IA thrombolysis. Prof. Han is also an expert in neurocritical care and director of Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. He is an active member of Korean Neurocritical Care Society and American Neurocritical Care Society.
Kim, Jong-Min

Kim, Jong-Min | M.D.
Specialty : Parkinson's disease, Parkinson-plus syndromes, Tremor disorders, Gait disorders, Other movement disorders

jongmin1@snu.ac.kr

 
Prof. Kim is conducting focused researches on the genetic pathogenesis of Parkinsonism and ataxia. He is also working on functional and molecular neuroimaging using dopamine transporter imaging and high-field MRI.
Yun,Chang-Ho

Yun, Chang-Ho | M.D.
Specialty : Sleep disorders (sleep apnea, insomnia, circadian rhythm disorder, hypersomnia, restless legs syndrome, parasomnia) and epilepsy

ych333@gmail.com

 
Chang-Ho Yun, MD, PhD. Professor, Neurology, Bundang Clinical Neuroscience Institute, and Sleep Disorders Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital.
Dr. Yun is an International Sleep Specialist certified by American Board of Sleep Medicine (2005), and former fellow of Division of Sleep Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
His area of expertise has been evolved from epileptology to sleep medicine. Research interests are in optimal management and phenotyping of obstructive sleep apnea and developing the biomarkers of sleepiness and sleep stability. He has been contributing to the standardization of sleep-diagnostic procedure such as polysomnography and management pathway of OSA, and establishment of “Education Program for Sleep and Sleep Medicine” in Korea from the support of Korean Sleep Research Society (KSRS). He is a member of board of councils of the KSRS and executive editor, Journal Sleep Medicine Research (www.sleepmedres.org). He was a member of organizing committee for 6th World Congress on Sleep Medicine, Seoul 2015 (wasmcongress.com) and for World congress on Sleep Apnea, Seoul 2009.
Kim, Beom-Joon

Kim, Beom-Joon | M.D.
Specialty : Stroke, Headache

robotcat.bj@gmail.com



Prof. Beom Joon Kim graduated from Seoul National University (SNU) and received his Ph.D degree from the graduate school of the same university. He finished his residency training in the Department of Neurology of Seoul National University Hospital. His main field of clinical and academic interest is stroke. He has published a couple of papers in the Neurology and Stroke journal, where he investigated the association between body mass index (BMI) and long-term survival after ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. For more information, please visit .
Park, Young Ho

Park, Young Ho | M.D.
Specialty : Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular cognitive impairment, Cognitive and behavioral disorder

kumimesy@gmail.com


Prof. Park graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine. After undergoing neurology residency training at Seoul National University Hospital, he completed fellowship training at Neurocognitive Behavior Center at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. Prof. Park’s practice and research are focused on Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, geriatric neurology, neurodegenerative diseases, and cognitive impairment.
Choi,

Choi, Jeong(Jung)-Yoon | M.D.
Specialty : Neuro-otology/ophthalmology, Headache


Dr. Choi’s main clinical interest is disorder in vertigo (dizziness), balance disorders, headache, and stroke. His research focuses on the central and peripheral vestibular disorders. He also had interest in diagnosis of infratentorial stroke based on clinical manifestation.


Neurosurgery
Kwon, O-Ki

Kwon, O-Ki | M.D.

kwonoki@snu.ac.kr



 
Professor Kwon is the director of department of neurosurgery in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH) and in charge of endovascular neurosurgery in SNUBH. He is exclusively clinically dedicated to the neuroendovascular field. He covers all neuroendovascular procedures, including aneurysm, vascular malformations, fistulas, extra and intracranial stenosis, vascular tumor, and spinal vascular diseases. His major basic research interests are the study on hemodynamics and the development of endovascular devices.
Kim, Ki-Jeong

Kim, Ki-Jeong | M.D.
Specialty : Degenerative spinal disease (minimally invasive spinal surgery), first and second cervical vertebrae disease (instability, tumor), tumor disease/injury in the vertebrae and spinal cord, infectious spinal disease, spinal cord arteriovenous malformations
kimemail@snubh.org


Professor Kim majored spinal surgery as a clinical fellow at Seoul National University Hospital. He studied spinal surgery and disc biology as a fellow at Pittsburgh University Medical Center. His major interests are Syringomyelia/CSF dynamics, Cerebral palsy related spascticity, Degenerative spinal disease (minimally invasive spinal surgery), first and second cervical vertebrae disease (instability, tumor), tumor disease/injury in the vertebrae and spinal cord, infectious spinal disease, spinal cord arteriovenous malformations
Bang, Jae-Seung

Bang, Jae-Seung | M.D.
Specialty : vascular neurosurgery (cerebral aneurysm, AVM, cavernous malformation, bypass surgery, Moyamoya disease, stroke)

nsbang@snubh.org


Professor Bang is especially interested in minimally invasive aneurysm surgery, difficult bypass surgery, high-flow bypass surgery, and bypass to posterior circulation. His research interests are hereditary moyamoya disease, cerebrovascular ischemia, and pathogenesis of aneurysm. He is also interested in neurointensive care and is thus in charge of the Neurocritical Care Unit of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. He also participates in and leads the clinical trials of cerebrovascular surgical outcome and efficacy of hypothermia treatment in cerebral ischemia.
Park, Young Ho

Kim, Chae-Yong | M.D.
Specialty : Brain tumor surgery, Pediatric brain tumor surgery, Neuro-oncology, Gamma knife radiosurgery, Skull base tumor surgery

kimemail@snubh.org


Professor Kim, an enthusiastic neurosurgeon, is eager to find a new therapy for brain tumor, especially malignant brain tumors. He conducted and continues basic researches on the effects of anticancer agents on a mouse brain tumor model, and clinical researches involving prospective studies improving the treatment results of the multidisciplinary team approach for malignant gliomas. He also participates in and leads the domestic and international clinical trials verifying the significance of the recently developed treatment protocols in high-grade gliomas.
Han, Jung-Ho

Han, Jung-Ho | M.D.




 
Professor Han completed his fellowship at Seoul National University Hospital. He is an active neurological surgeon who is interested in radiosurgery and functional neurosurgery. He has also conducted many researches about radiosurgery, neuro-oncology, and functional neurosurgery, and actively endeavors to identify the clinical factors for surgical outcome in patients with idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus and to evaluate the possibility of surgical treatment in managing patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Jin Deok joo

Jin-Deok, Joo | M.D.
Specialty : Brain Tumor, Endoscopic cranial base surgery

 

  


Professor Joo is a board certified neurosurgeon at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital who specializes in the treatment of brain tumors. He operates on brain tumors using modern techniques including endoscopic device. His clinical and research interests focus on improving patient outcomes following brain tumor surgery. He specializes in neuro-oncology. He treats conditions including glioblastoma, gliomas (low grade and high grade), metastatic brain tumors, and benign brain tumors located especially around sella turcica. His research focuses on identification of anti-tumor effect of novel agent for glioblastoma with Blood-Brain Barrier disruption.
Ban,Seung-pil

Ban,Seung-pil| M.D.
Specialty : neurointervention (cerebral aneurysm, vascular malformation, ischemic disease), neurotrauma

89459@snubh.org


Professor Ban is a neurosurgeon specializing in endovascular neurosurgery. Cerebrovascular diseases have had multimodal treatment needs of late, because of their complexity. He is exclusively clinically dedicated to the neuroendovascular field. He covers all neuroendovascular procedures, including aneurysm, vascular malformations, fistulas, extra and intracranial stenosis, vascular tumor, and spinal vascular diseases. He has been conducting researches on cerebrovascular diseases, including cerebral aneurysms, acute ischemic strokes, and arteriovenous malformations.


Rehabilitation Medicine

Paik, Nam-Jong

Paik, Nam-Jong | M.D.
Specialty : Neurorehabilitation, Pain (Myofascial pain, Shoulder pain, Neck pain, Back pain, Arthritis)

njpaik@snu.ac.kr

 
MD. PhD

Dr. Paik received his M.D. degree from Seoul National University, and his Ph.D. degree in Preventive Medicine from Seoul National University. He did his residency training in rehabilitation medicine at Seoul National University Hospital. At SNUH, he did a two-year clinical fellowship, studying neurorehabilitation and clinical neurophysiology. He became an assistant professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine in 2001 and is now a tenured professor. He is also serving as the chief communications and policy officer and as the chief of the Cardio-Cerebral Rehabilitation Center of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. From 2005 to 2006, he studied brain plasticity in stroke patients at the Human Cortical Physiology Section of NINDS/NIH, USA, as a visiting fellow.

The objective of Dr. Paik’s research is to develop novel therapeutic approaches for the restoration of human function, and to understand these mechanisms. He is also interested in improving the different functions in the elderly. The principal diseases he has studied are stroke, dementia, and aging, and the principal symptoms he is studying are weakness, sensory loss, dysphagia, spasticity, cognitive dysfunction, excretory dysfunction, pain, etc. His work has focused of late on developing rational therapeutic strategies to improve function and learning ability in stroke patients, and on understanding the mechanisms of human neuroplasticity. For evaluation, he employs techniques like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), electromyography (EMG), evoked potential (EP), and neuroimaging.

Dr. Paik is now the associate editor of several international journals, including Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience and PM&R, the official journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR).

He received the 2007 Fletcher H. McDowell Award from the American Society for Neurorehabilitation in 2007, and the first-place Poster Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine in 2009. He was also honored by the American Society of Neurorehabilitation at the ASNR/WFNR Member News Page listed in the May 2009 issue of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.
Kim, Won-Seok

Kim, Won-Seok | M.D.
Specialty : Neurorehabilitation (Stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease), Cardiac Rehabilitation)

wondol77@snubh.org

 



Neuropsychiatry
Kim, Ki-Woong

Kim, Ki-Woong | M.D.



 
M.D., Ph.D

Professor, Psychiatry Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine/Behavioral Cognitive Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University
Associate Dean, College of Medicine, Seoul National University
Director, National Institute of Dementia, South Korea

Prof. Kim major field of practice and research is geriatric neuropsychiatry, with focus on dementia and late-life depression. He is the head of the Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment Center of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital and the director of the National Institute of Dementia. He is currently leading several representative research projects on the aging of the Koreans, such as the Korean Longitudinal Study on Health and Aging (KLoSHA), the Korean Longitudinal Study on Cognitive Aging and Dementia (KLOSCAD), the Nationwide Surveys on Dementia Epidemiology of Korea (NaSDEK), and KT-Seoul National University Bundang Hospital U-Health Project. He has published about 200 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Alzheimer Dementia, Biological Psychiatry, Neurology, and Stroke; has written 12 books on dementia and geriatric psychiatry; and has obtained six patents. He has also received many research awards, including the Distinguished Psychiatry Research Award (2013), Bulgok Research Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Distinguished Achievement Award in Overcoming Dementia (2009), and Korea Distinguished Geriatric Psychiatrist Award (2008).
Yoo, Hee-Jeong

Yoo, Hee-Jeong | M.D.



 
M.D., Ph.D

Associate Professor, Psychiatry Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, Seoul National University

Prof. Yoo is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and conducts research particularly on autism spectrum disorder, with special interest in early clinical manifestations, behavioral endophenotypes, social deficits in high-functioning autism and Asperger? disorder, and elucidation of genetic causes.
Han, Ji-Won

Han, Ji-Won | M.D.



Assistant Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital

Prof. Han major field of practice and research is geriatric neuropsychiatry, focusing on Alzheimer? disease and other cognitive disorders. She also has a strong interest in characterizing mild cognitive impairment and the risk of progression to dementia. She is currently operating the Korean Longitudinal Study on Cognitive Aging and Dementia (KLOSCAD, Principal Investigator: Pf. Ki Woong Kim), a nationwide multicenter cohort study involving about 7,500 randomly sampled, community-dwelling Korean subjects aged 60 years or older. She is currently investigating various biomarkers predicting progression to dementia, and developing cognitive training programs for mild-cognitive-impairment or early-dementia patients for the prevention of disease onset or progression. She is running specialized clinics for mild cognitive impairment, for behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD), and for early-onset dementia in SNUBH (Department of Neuropsychiatry, Center for Dementia and Other Cognitive Disorders (CeDOCoD) in BCNI, Geriatric Medical Center).
An, Hoyoung

An, Hoyoung | M.D.
Specialty: Dementia, Mild Cognitive impairment

 

 


 
Dr. An has spent many years investigating various factors related to dementia and memory loss. Hs has also had many years of clinical experience. Currently, he is the deputy director of the National Institute of Dementia, and is striving to free the nation from the throes of dementia.

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