Centennial history of Yonsei University Dermatology in Korea: 1917 to 2017

Jihee Kim, Tae Gyun Kim, Si Hyung Lee, Min Kyung Lee, Jong Hoon Kim, Sang Eun Lee, Do Young Kim, Mi Ryung Roh, Chang Ook Park, Ju Hee Lee, Min Geol Lee, Dongsik Bang, Sang Ho Oh, Kee Yang Chung

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Yonsei Dermatology celebrated its centennial in 2017, marking 100 years since Kung Sun Oh established the first Department of Dermatology and Urology in Korea in 1917. Following the footsteps of Kung Sun Oh, a pioneer of Korean dermatology, its members united and worked to provide the best medical service and achieve academic milestones in dermatology. Over the past hundred years, Yonsei Dermatology has played a pivotal role in the advancement of medical science and academia in Korea. The main activities of the department include medical care, education, and dermatologic research. Its research activities have encompassed a wide spectrum of dermatologic manifestations from skin immunology and pathology to introduction of newly developed treatment technologies. As Kung Sun Oh was the first Korean professor of dermatology at Severance Medical School and a passionate educator, we continue to serve his will by nurturing medical students and dermatology specialists to serve as global medical leaders. The Kung Sun Oh Memorial Lecture, first hosted in 1977, was the beginning of mutual international academic exchange in the field of dermatology in Korea. The memorial lecture has played a major role in advancing the academic status of Korean dermatological science by inviting distinguished dermatologists from around the world as guest lecturers. Yonsei Dermatology has played a key role in the history of modern medicine and dermatology in Korea over the last 100 years and continues to make an impact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-521
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct

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Copyright © The Korean Dermatological Association and The Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology.

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  • Dermatology


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