Kwang-Woong Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Lee graduated from Seoul National University. He has been with Samsung Medical Center and National Cancer Center, Korea as a hepatic and transplant surgeon. He has also been in Johns Hopkins U niversity Hospital as a LDLT consultant. He is a professor of department of surgery, Seoul National Univ ersity, Korea. He performed the first successful hepatocyte transplantation in Korea when he was in Sams ung Medical Center. His research topics are hepatocyte transplantation, gene delivery, cancer stem cell, be st immunosuppressant for HCC, bile duct ischemia induced by warm ischemia, polymorphism and so on. He developed several innovative techniques to reduce biliary complications after liver transplantation suc h as high hilar dissection (HHD) and Tailored Telescopic Reconstruction (TTR) of bile duct. He also play ed an important role to change deceased donor allocation system in Korea (split liver transplantation regul ation and Deceased donor allocation system based on MELD) by publishing several important papers anal yzing Korean database. He performed first living donor liver transplantation for pure foreign patients in K orea when he was in National Cancer Center, Korea. And he has performed more than 100 cases of LDLT in Kazakhstan, Georgia and Myanmar since 2013. He is leading person in global health business. He has been a vice president for Global Planning and Development of Seoul National University Hospital for 2 y ears and an executive director of International Health Care Center for 5 years. And recently, he was in cha rge of Kuwait hospital project until June 2020.
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