Youngkyu Moon, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea

With more than 10 years of industry experience, Dr. Moon has worked as an assistant professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital at the Catholic University of Korea since 2019. Prior to this appointment, he was a clinical assistant professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital from 2017 to 2019. Previously, he was a clinical fellow at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital from 2013 to 2017.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Moon pursued an education at the Catholic University of Korea, earning a Doctor of Medicine in 2005. He followed this accomplishment as a diplomate with the Korean Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in 2010. Dr. Moon concluded his studies in 2015, graduating from the Catholic University of Korea with a Doctor of Philosophy.

In addition to his work in the field, Dr. Moon has contributed to numerous endeavors in his professional circles. From 2015 to 2019, he contributed numerous articles to such journals as the World Journal of Surgery, the Journal of Thoracic Disease, Respirology, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the World Journal of Surgical Oncology, and the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Recently, Dr. Moon’s research focuses on the minimally invasive surgery (Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and non-intubated thoracic surgery) with special dedication to lung cancer surgery.

Articles Published in the Journal of Thoracic Disease

Predictive factors for invasive adenocarcinoma in patients with clinical non-invasive or minimally invasive lung cancer. (J Thorac Dis. 2018 Nov;10(11):6010-6019.)

Non-intubated thoracoscopic surgery: initial experience at a single center. (J Thorac Dis. 2018 Jun;10(6):3490-3498)

Prognostic prediction of clinical stage IA lung cancer presenting as a pure solid nodule. (J Thorac Dis. 2018 May;10(5):3005-3015)

The prognosis of invasive adenocarcinoma presenting as ground-glass opacity on chest computed tomography after sublobar resection. (J Thorac Dis. 2017 Oct;9(10):3782-3792)

Clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of non-lepidic invasive adenocarcinoma presenting as ground glass opacity nodule. (J Thorac Dis. 2016 Sep;8(9):2562-2570)

The effectiveness of mediastinal lymph node evaluation in a patient with ground glass opacity tumor. (J Thorac Dis. 2016 Sep;8(9):2617-2625)

Risk factors for recurrence after sublobar resection in patients with small (2 cm or less) non-small cell lung cancer presenting as a solid-predominant tumor on chest computed tomography. (J Thorac Dis. 2016 Aug;8(8):2018-26)

Pure ground-glass opacity on chest computed tomography: predictive factors for invasive adenocarcinoma. (J Thorac Dis. 2016 Jul;8(7):1561-1570)

Differing histopathology and prognosis in pulmonary adenocarcinoma at central and peripheral locations. (J Thorac Dis. 2016 Jan;8(1):169-177)

Clinicopathologic correlates of postoperative N1 or N2 nodal upstaging in non-small cell lung cancer. (J Thorac Dis. 2016 Jan;8(1):79-85)