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LEE, Prof Jungkwon: President WONCA APR 2013-16

South Korea

Prof JK Lee is the new president of theWONCA Asia Pacific Region President, 2013-16

Jungkwon Lee MD, PhD, studied medicine (1974-1980) and obtained his PhD in clinical epidemiology in 1992 at the Seoul National University College of Medicine. He completed a three-year family medicine residency and a two-year clinical fellow at the Seoul National University Hospital. He began his career as an academic physician as a clinical instructor at Hanyang University College of Medicine in 1988.

Currently he is a professor of Family Medicine at Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine. He is also a director of Supportive Care Center at Samsung Medical Center. Dr Lee has shown his leadership in numerous academic societies, serving as the Editor of the Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine (1992-1994), the Director of Residency Training (2000-2003), the President of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine (2003-2005), and the Vice President of the Korean Society for Hospice and Palliative Care (2009-present). He is also a committee member in several organisations, including Korean Medical Association, Korean Association of Medical Science, Korean Society of Epidemiology, and Korean Cancer Society.

Professor Lee has been a member at large of the WONCA Asia Pacific Council for the last six years. He was overall chair of HOC of 19th WONCA Asia Pacific Conference Jeju 2012.

His research fields and interests are in the areas of clinical epidemiology of chronic disease, palliative medicine and hospice care, application of qualitative method to clinical medicine, clinical teaching to residents and medical students, doctor-patient relationship and medical ethics. He has written a number of newspaper columns on health and medicine, and is also the invited senior commentator on medical affairs of KBS(Korea Broadcasting Company). He currently resides in Bundang, a city located south of Seoul, with his wife and two adult children.