Chang Hyun Kang, MD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

Prof. Kang graduated from Seoul National University in 1994 and was trained in Seoul National University Hospital. He is a professor in department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and chief of division of pediatric thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in the same hospital. He is a board member of two major societies in South Korea. Korean Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (KSTVS) and Korean Association of Thoracic Surgical Oncology (KATSO). He is also a member of science committee in both organizations. He is one of founding member of Korean Association for Research on the thymus (KART).

Prof. Kang’s major clinical interest is minimally invasive surgery. Thoracoscopic surgery in pulmonary disease is one of main clinical interest. Thoracoscopic segmentectomy in early lung cancer, thoracoscopic resection in advanced lung cancer and thoracoscopic lobectomy in children are major concerns in clinical practice. He is also interested in robotic surgery. Robotic thymectomy in thymic epithelial tumor and robotic esophagectomy in esophageal cancer are also major clinical interests. He published over a hundred of papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research topic includes cancer biology, genomics, surgical technique, quality of life and survival after surgical treatment of thoracic malignancies.