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Prof Woong Youn Chung MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery & Director - Thyroid Cancer Clinic - Yonsei University College of Medicine Seoul, Korea

Woong Youn Chung MD, PhD, is the Professor of Surgery and Director of Thyroid Cancer Clinic at Yonsei University College of Medicine Seoul, Korea and the Executive Director of Korean Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

He is also serving as the President of the Korean Association of Robotic Surgery (KAROS) and the chair of founding committee, Asian-Pacific Association of robotic surgery. He was the president of the Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS). He did his Research Fellowship at endocrine surgical oncology laboratory, UCSF, USA from 2003 to 2005. He has substantial contribution in the development of endocrine surgery in general and minimally invasive thyroid surgery in particular. He is a pioneer of robotic thyroid surgery; he and his colleagues have performed more than 5,300 robotic thyroid surgeries.

Prof Chung has 16 books to his credit including those on Robotic and Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy, and has more than 155 publications in world renowned journals. He is a member of many well-known associations of endocrine surgeons including the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons and Clinical Robotic Surgery Association.