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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine

Introduction to the Department

· As one of the special clinical departments in internal medicine, the division of infectious diseases is in charge of the diagnoses and treatments of various kinds of infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites.

· Infectious diseases can affect any part of our body. Sometimes, they can be minor, such as the common cold. Among these diseases, however, are various diseases may lead to death within several hours if not treated properly upon onset, such as sepsis.

· Although the symptoms that appear differ depending on the infected area of the body, the patient develops fever in most cases. Therefore, the division of infectious diseases diagnoses and treats patients suspected of having an infectious disease to find out the cause, make a diagnosis, and treat them properly according to the diagnosis.

Treatments & Services

1. Various kinds of infectious diseases that commonly afflict the general public

  • Fever with unknown origin, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, cystitis, meningoencephalitis, endocarditis, etc.
  • Viral infectious diseases: influenza, herpes zoster, chicken pox, measles, epidemic hemorrhagic fever, etc. 
  • Bacterial infectious diseases: typhoid fever, Vibrio sepsis, tuberculosis, scrub typhus, leptospirosis, etc. 
  • Other infectious diseases: malaria, venereal diseases, etc. 

2. Infectious diseases of patients with reduced immunity (opportunistic infectious diseases)

  • Patients with transplanted organs
  • Patients with reduced immunity due to leukemia or cancer 
  • Patients taking immunosuppressants (steroids, etc.) for other diseases 

3. HIV/AIDS patients

4. Consulting for overseas travel

  • Consulting on health management before and after travel to prevent contraction of various endemic diseases when going abroad for travel or business 
Doctors
KIM, Hong-Bin

KIM, Hong-Bin | M.D.
Speciality : Infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, Travel medicine

hbkimmd@snu.ac.kr

 
Dr. Kim's research interests include molecular epidemiology and control of antibiotic-resistant pathogens, with focus on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and quinolone resistance in gram-negative bacteria. He is also interested in infection control and hospital epidemiology.

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
KIM, Eu-Suk

KIM, Eu-Suk | M.D.
Speciality : Infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, Travel medicine

eskim@snubh.org

 
Dr. Kim’s research interests include clinical and epidemiological characterization and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. He is also interested in surgical-site infections and in the review of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis.

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital Chief, Infection Control Office, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
SONG, Kyoung-Ho

SONG, Kyoung-Ho | M.D.
Speciality : Infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, Travel medicine

khsongmd@snubh.org

 
As an active clinician and researcher, Dr. Song has conducted and continued research on managing infectious diseases, including Staphylococcus aureus infection and surgical site infection. He also actively researches on a new diagnostic method for tuberculosis and on establishing the risk factors for infection with and mortality due to S. aureus infection.

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital

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