Prof. Kyong Soo Park

Dr. Park is a professor of Internal Medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, Seoul National University College of Medicine. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine and did residency in internal medicine and clinical fellowship in division of endocrinology and metabolism at Seoul National University Hospital. Dr. Park has been at Seoul National University for most of his career where he was professor of Internal Medicine since 1992. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at UCSD from 1995 to 1997. He served as head of the division of endocrinology and metabolism from 2006 to 2012. Dr. Park has both clinical and research interests in diabetes mellitus. His research focuses on the genetics and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus, mitochondrial dysfunction and mechanism of insulin resistance. He served as a director of ‘Genome Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Disease’ from 2000-2011. He has been active in professional societies and hospital committees and has served as editorial board or reviewer of many international journals.  He served as chairman of board of director of Korean Society of Lipidology and Atherosclerosis, vice President of Korean Endocrine Society and president of Korean Genome Organization.  He is currently president of Biomedical Research Institute, Seoul National university hospital. He has received many awards such as SNUH best research awards, Best research award from Ministry of Health and Welfare, Sulwon award from Korean Diabetes Association, Namkok award from Korean Endocrine Society, Hamchun Dong-A award, Wunsch Medical Award and Order of Science and Technology Merit  He published about 300 papers in the field of diabetes and metabolic research, particularly in genetics and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, in peer reviewed journals including Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, Nature, Nature Genetics, Am J Human Genetics, Science Signaling, Diabetes etc.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

genomics of diabetes mellitus

1978-1984

Seoul National University College of Medicine

M.D.

insulin Resistance

beta cell dysfunction

1991-1993

Seoul National University Graduate School

Ph.D.

1995-1997

UCSD postdoc fellow

nuclear receptor

mitochondrial dysfunction