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Department of Internal Medicine for Endocrinology

Introduction to the Department

The Department of Internal Medicine for Endocrinology is a department that treats diseases caused by the abnormality or improper balance of the hormones secreted by the body.

The representative organs secreting hormones in our body include the pituitary, thyroid grand, pancreas, adrenal gland, ovary, and testis; diseases afflicting these organs and in relation to tumor or chronic inflammation will be dealt with by the Department of Internal Medicine for Endocrinology.

The Department of Internal Medicine for Endocrinology provides various forms of diabetes education to patients through a team consisting of specialists, nurses specializing in diabetes, nutritionists, and pharmacists.

This department operates a thyroid clinic for the convenience of patients so that they can undergo one-stop ultrasonography and/or biopsy on the day of their visit or on the following day.

Treatments & Services

Diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, thyroid cancer/tumor, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, pituitary tumor/dysfunction, adrenal tumor/dysfunction, etc.

Jang, Hak-Chul

Jang, Hak-Chul | M.D.

Professor Jang has an interest in clinical epidemiologic studies on prediabetes, gestational diabetes, and elderly diabetes. Recently, he presented the role of visceral obesity and adipokine on the development of diabetes in previous GDM. Professor Jang and his colleagues are performing community-based studies focusing on diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and sarcopenic obesity in Seongnam-si (KLoSHA).
Lim, Soo

Soo Lim | M.D.

Soo Lim, MD is Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. After obtaining his medical degree at Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Dr. Lim completed an internship, residency, and fellowship at the same institution. He obtained the degree of Master of Public Health at Seoul National University School of Public Health. He also received a doctorate in Medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine. He worked as a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA in 2011-2012. Dr. Lim’s research interests focus on biology and pathophysiology related with diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome. He has published more than 200 scientific journals in these fields. He is an expert in managing patients with diabetes mellitus and also a well-known lecturer in many Asian countries.
Choi, Sung-Hee

Choi, Sung-Hee | M.D.

Professor Choi’s major fields of expertise are diabetes, dyslipidemia, and other endocrine diseases, including pituitary and adrenal disease. Her primary research interests include studies on the etiology, treatment, and prevention of insulin resistance and diabetic dyslipidemia. Specifically, she is currently working on a number of projects investigating the role of some adipokines and hepatokines. Professor Choi is also actively involved in several global clinical trials.
Moon, Jae-Hoon

Moon, Jae-Hoon | M.D.

Professor Moon’s major fields of expertise are thyroid tumor/cancer and thyroid dysfunction. His research interests focus on the metabolic, neuropsychiatric, and growth effects of the thyroid hormone and nuclear receptors. He is currently conducting clinical and basic researches on the metabolic or neurocognitive effects of thyroid dysfunction, and is working on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer, the prediction of the prognosis of thyroid cancer, and strategies for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer.
Kim, Kyung-Min

Kim, Kyung-Min | M.D.

Professor Kim’s major fields are bone metabolic diseases (osteoporosis, osteomalacia, etc.), parathyroid disease, functional thyroid diseases, and other endocrine diseases, including pituitary disease. Her research interests focus on investigating the pathogenetic mechanisms of osteoporosis using various imaging modalities. She is also working on the relationships between bone and other organs, especially for osteoporosis and atherosclerosis, or osteoporosis and sarcopenia.


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