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Kim, Kyung Hwan

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


valve , New technology for valve surgery , Arrhythmia , Robotic/minimal invasive surgery , Adult heart , Thoracic and abdominal aorta , Aortic valve stenosis , rapid deployment valve surgery



Kyung Hwan Kim is Chairman and Staff Cardiac surgeon as a professor in the department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, Seoul National University Hospital(SNUH), Seoul, Korea. He is one of representative cardiac surgeons in Korea leading innovative heart valve surgery and complex aorta surgery. He is CEO of The Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, President of Heart Valve Disease Forum and official Proctor of Edwards INTUITY Elite Rapid Deployment Valve(Edwards Lifesciences). He is also deeply involved in the medical IT field. He is one of the IT leaders in Korea and has dedicated as CIO and IT team leader in SNUH for more than 10 years since the year 2004 when the full HIS system had launched in SNUH. He is Vice President of The Korean Society of Medical Informatics(KOSMI) and Chairman of the medical CIO forum in KOSMI. He contributed to the first implementation of the precision medicine platform(Syapse) in Korea. He is the principal investigator of next-generation smart clinical trial technology innovation center funded by the ministry of health and welfare. Recently, he published one meaningful paper in the Journal of Medical Internet Research; Information Technology-Based Management of Clinically Healthy COVID-19 Patients-Lessons From a Usability Study at a Living and Treatment Support Center Operated by a National Hospital in Korea. Currently, he is chair of academic committee in Korean Society for Patient Blood Management(KPBM).

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