Hyung Joo Park, MD, PhD, FCCP

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea

Dr. Hyung Joo Park is a professor of College of Medicine, the Catholic University of Korea in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He graduated from Korea University College of Medicine and was trained in Korea University Medical Center. He has started Chest Wall Surgery in 1999 as a pioneering surgeon on minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair (MIRPE). He currently dedicates himself solely on pectus deformity repair for excavatum, carinatum, and mixed malformations. 

Dr. Park has been working on developing pectus related technology for the past 20 years: Morphological Classification of Pectus Excavatum; Techniques for Asymmetry; Technique and Devices for Bar Fixation; Crane Technique; New CT Indices for Pectus Excavatum; the Pectoscope; the Sandwich Technique for Pectus Carinatum Repair, the Bridge Technique; the Cross-Bar Technique. Recently, he has changed the paradigm of the pectus surgery by creating the New Concepts: “Column-Roof Principle” with the “Totally Craned Approach” and “Entire Chest Wall Remodeling.” 

He served as the president of Chest Wall International Group (CWIG) from 2016 to 2018. He successfully hosted 19th CWIG Annual World Congress in Seoul, South Korea in June 2018. He continues to serve CWIG as an Executive Committee member. He has been leading Chest Wall Surgery in Korea for the past 10 years. He presented papers in over 60 international meetings around the world. He hosted over 20 live surgery workshops for surgeons worldwide.

 He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and a member of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS), the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), and the Korean Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (KATCVS).

Terms of Appointment: Dec 2018 - Nov 2020