Sanghoon Jheon, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam-si, Korea

Dr. Sanghoon Jheon was a Chief Professor of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Seoul National University College of Medicine, at the same time, he was a Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. Now, he is the President and CEO of this leading hospital in Korea.

Since he became a member of the Society for Korea Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery, He has contributed in several research areas, such as photodynamic therapy, synchrotron radiation research and lung cancer treatment. Recently, he has organized multicenter study for identifying recurrence risk factors in early stage lung cancer patients in Korea, and developed risk scoring systems. Now he is conducting multicenter randomized controlled trials to investigate the effectiveness of adjuvant chemotherapy in surgically treated stage IB patients

Dr. Jheon serves on several editorial boards, and has been reviewer of many scientific journals. He was one the organizer of the annual meeting of the Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and now he is the president of the Korean Society for Thoracic Surgical Oncology. For the collaboration and innovation of Asian thoracic surgery, he also is working for the organization of ASTS (Asian Society of Thoracic Surgery).

One of the impressive things in his achievement is the establishment of education programs for thoracic surgeons, especially in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. With his colleagues in Asian thoracic surgery society, he had founded an organization for education of young thoracic surgeons, entitled the “Asia Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program (ATEP)” in 2012. The ATEP has hosted 6 international workshops for VATS educations, and 2 international conferences until now. More information about ATEP is in

Terms of Appointment: Jul 2017 - Jun 2019; Aug 2019 - Jul 2021