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Introduction to the Department

In Cardiovascular Center, adult and pediatric cardiology, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, general surgery, geriatrics, and cardiac rehabilitation medicine are united to provide state-of-the-art cardiac care to thousands of patients with complex diseases of the heart, blood vessels, and circulatory system, ranging from hypertension to heart transplantation. Our team offers every patient comprehensive and seamless care. Cardiovascular Center opened in May 2003, and since then, it has developed into one of the largest and most advanced cardiovascular centers in South Korea, with more than 26,000 patients undergoing coronary angiography and more than 2,400 patients receiving open-heart surgery since its opening. The center has five state-of-the-art cath-labs, 1 hybrid operating room, and 25 CCU and sub-CCU beds available for daily patient care. In 2013, Cardiovascular Center was appointed as the “Regional Cardio-Cerebrovascular Center” in Gyeongi-gi Province by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Korea. Our mission is to pursue a collaborative, integrated, and multidisciplinary approach to achieve the highest level of excellence in patient care, research, and education.

24-Hour/365-Day Access For Emergency Patients

Cardiovascular Center is ready for emergency patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Concerning acute myocardial infarction, most patients receive revascularization within 60 minutes after their arrival in the Emergency Department because our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons are available 24 hours/365 days for any medical emergency.

Specialized Care for the Elderly

The decline in the physiological reserve in the organs makes the elderly susceptible to the development of diseases and complications from mild problems. Cardiovascular Center operates a ward specialized for the elderly, focusing on the unique needs of elderly patients.

Doctors
Kim, Cheol-Ho

  Kim, Cheol-Ho | M.D.
  Specialty : hypertension, heart disease in the elderly

  cheolkim@snu.ac.kr

 
He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1980. He had training in Internal Medicine in the Deaprtment of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hosptial. He had subspecialty training of Carrdiology in the same institition. He became the lecturer of Department of Internal Medicne, Seoul National University College of Medicine qn 1991 and is the Professor. In 1992, he was the research associate in the Cardiovascular Research of the Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN. He observed the geriatric medicine in the Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital in 1999. His main interest is the hypertension, cardiovascular diseases in the elderly. He is now the academic director of Korean Society of Hypertension.
Choi, Dong-Ju

   Choi, Dong-Ju | M.D.
   Specialty : heart failure, hypertension, angina


 
Professor Choi, a renowned cardiologist, completed his fellowship at the University of California in San Diego and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. An active clinician and interventionist, Dr. Choi has been conducting researches in the treatment of coronary artery disease and heart failure in South Korean patients, especially during and after myocardial infarction. He also actively conducts basic researches to identify the factors or agents for preventing reperfusion injury, using ischemic animal models.
Chae, In-Ho

   Chae, In-Ho | M.D.
   Specialty : angina, aorta and arterial disease, structural heart disease, hypertension


 
Dr. Chae excels in the field of interventional procedures for coronary artery disease, boasting a perfect treatment record for chronic stable angina pectoris and acute myocardial infarction. He also has the highest treatment success rate for chronic obstructive coronary artery disease. He joined a project on the development of the latest treatment for the coronary/carotid/aorta arteries and peripheral vessels at Columbia Univ. Hospital in New York City, and introduced the treatment to South Korea, offering high-quality treatment of vascular diseases. He leads the industry in interventional treatment for heart valve disease related to the anatomical structure of the heart and congenital heart disease. He has been conducting a study on the independent development of the stent, which is used for interventional treatment for the coronary arteries and peripheral vessels, making significant progress in animal tests and research study.
Cho, Goo-Yeong

  Cho, Goo-Yeong | M.D.
  Specialty : heart failure, valvular or congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension



 
Dr. Cho completed his fellowship at the Department of Cardiovascular Imaging of University of Queensland in Australia. His major research interests are heart failure, myocardial function, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Cho co-authored and edited The Textbook of Hypertension and Clinical Echocardiography and was an editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Korean Society of Hypertension.
Youn, Tae-Jin

   Youn, Tae-Jin | M.D.
   Specialty : coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypercholesterolemia




 
Dr. Youn, a heart specialist, did residencies at Seoul National Univ. Hospital and University of California in San Diego. He is an active practitioner and clinician, specializing in interventional treatment. He is currently doing research on interventional treatment and drug therapy for Korean patients with coronary artery disease.
Cho Young-seok

   Cho Young-seok | M.D.
   Specialty : dyslipidemia, coronary artery disease, aorta and arterial disease



 
Dr. Cho’s researches are focused on the predictors of distal coronary flow improvement after percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion lesion, and on the predictors of side branch compromise in percutaneous coronary intervention for bifurcation lesion. He is also researching on the role of adipocytokines in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension, the biological markers of coronary plaque vulnerability, and the imaging of atherosclerotic plaques.
Suh, Jung-Won

   Suh, Jung-Won | M.D.
   Specialty : myocardial infarction, angina, structural heart disease, heart failure



 
A circulation specialist, Dr. Suh earned his bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral degrees at SNU College of Medicine. He is currently training at Columbia University Medical Center. To date, Dr. Suh has published the results of his clinical researches and genotomic studies with regard to antithrombotic therapy in many international journals. He specializes in coronary artery surgery and has a special interest in treatment and disease prevention for female patients.
Yoon, Chang-Hwan

   Yoon, Chang-Hwan | M.D.
   Specialty : angina, myocardial infarction, peripheral artery disease


 
A heart specialist, Dr. Yoon graduated from SNU College of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship at SNU Hospital. He currently practices interventional cardiology and ultrasonic cardiography at SNU Bundang Hospital, treating patients with heart failure, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and coronary artery disease. He took a two-year postdoctoral course at the circulation lab of Frankfurt University in Germany, doing research on stem cells and cardiovascular basic science. He is currently in the middle of a bench-to-bedside translational research that aims to develop a cutting-edge therapy for cardiovascular diseases based on a differentiation induction study on induced pluripotent stem cells and vascular growth in diabetes.
Oh, Il-Young

   Oh, Il-Young | M.D.
   Specialty : arrhythmia, adult heart disease



 
A heart specialist, Dr. Oh graduated from SNU College of Medicine and did his internship and residency at SNU Hospital. Having majored in arrhythmia, he is currently an active practitioner in the field of radiofrequency catheter ablation for arrhythmia, heart pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy. He is also currently conducting basic research on the treatment of ischemic disease using stem cells.
Yoon, Yeon-E

   Yoon, Yeonyee E. | M.D.
   Specialty : heart failure, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease,
hypertension


 
Dr. Yoon is the cardiac imaging specialist. She practices noninvasive imaging diagnosis including echocardiography, cardiac CT and MR, and her specialty incudes cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and heart failure. She graduated from SNU College of Medicine and did his internship, residency and fellowship at SNU hospital. He took two years of research fellowship at the noninvasive imaging department of Mie University Hospital, Japan, doing research on cardiac MR. Dr. Yoon published many research article in field of cardiac imaging and was awarded “Young Investigator Awards of Korean Society of Cardiology”, and “LG Future Medical Practitioner Award”, and others.
Park, Jin Joo picture

Park, Jin Joo | M.D.
Specialty : heart failure, heart transplantation, hypertension, angina



 
Dr. Park graduated from Heidelberg University Medical Faculty in Germany and completed his internship and residency at SNU Hospital. He completed clinical fellowship in cardiology at the same hospital. His specialty includes heart failure, heart transplantation, and coronary intervention. Dr. Park published many research articles in field of heart failure, heart physiology, and coronary intervention. Dr. Park was a recipient of scholarship from German Government during his medical study, was awarded “Young Investigator Award of Korean Society of Cardiology”, “Young Schweitzer Prize”, and others.
Cho, Young-Jin

   Cho, Young-Jin | M.D.




 
KANG, SI-HYUK

   KANG, SI-HYUK | M.D.
   



 
Dr. Kang is an interventional cardiologist, and specializes in acute myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, and sudden cardiac arrest. He graduated from Seoul National University medical school. His research field includes coronary artery disease, sudden cardiac arrest, atrial fibrillation, and epidemiology of cardiovascular disorders. He has published a number of important papers, and is undergoing many clinical trials. He is a passionate and dedicated practitioner, and also fluent in English.
Yoon, Yeon-E

   Lee, Ji Hyun| M.D.
   Specialty : arrhythmia, adult heart disease

 

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