Sanghoon Jheon, MD, PhD

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

Dr. Sanghoon Jheon has been professor in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital since 2003, and is a Chair Professor of Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Seoul National University College of Medicine.

Now he serves as a president and CEO of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital.

He has contributed in several research areas, such as cardiopulmonary physiology, 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 among Asian countries.

Dr. Jheon serves on several editorial boards, and has been reviewer of many scientific journals. He is one the founder of the Asian Thoracic Surgical Club, and now he is the president of the Korean Society for Thoracic Surgical Oncology.

One of the impressive things in his achievement is the establishment of education programs for thoracic surgeons, especially in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. With leaders of this field, he had founded an organization for education of young thoracic surgeons, entitled the “Asia Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program (ATEP)” in 2011. The ATEP has hosting educational workshops for advanced VATS techniques, international scientific conferences and outreach program for developing countries. Travelling fellowship program will be launched. More information about ATEP is in

Terms of Appointment: Dec 2015 - Nov 2017; Jun 2019 - May 2021