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Asan Medical Center Seoul

Seoul, South Korea

Asan Medical Center is Korea’s largest medical institution, with 1,600 physicians and surgeons, 3,100 nurses, 2,680 beds, and 67 operating rooms, occupying more than four million square feet (about 371,600 square meters). A typical day at AMC sees 2,500 inpatients and 10,000 outpatients treated. The center specializes in treatment of heart diseases, cancer, digestive diseases, health screening and promoting as well as organ transplantation which is carried out within the corresponding centers of excellence.

In addition to the five above mentioned centers of excellence, the center also specializes in orthopedics (95 percent success rate for hip and knee replacements), treatment of Infectious diseases caused by microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi). The center occupies the first positions in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgeries (Department of Dentistry) and implantology. Apart from that, Asan’s Department of Reproductive Medicine and the Infertility Clinic work together as world leaders in assisted reproductive technologies. The Department of Plastic Surgery and the Asan Aesthetic Center offers a broad range of reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries.

Consistent pursuit of cutting-edge medical technology and devotion to patient-centered care has brought AMC many honors and awards. Perhaps its most prestigious honor is being named Korea’s Most Admired Hospital for five consecutive years (2007–2011) by the Korea Management Association Consulting. The Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Family Affairs repeatedly recognized Asan as a Highest Quality of Care Hospital, and in 2009 granted it the Grand Award for Korean Medical Travel, as a hospital well prepared for international patients.

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Department of Allergology

Hyouk-soo Kwon M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Mammology

Sei-hyun Ahn Dr. med.

Department of Cardiology

Duk-hyun Kang M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Jin-cheon Kim M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Dermatology

Chong-hyun Won M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Eun-hee Koh M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Gastroenterology

Kang-mo Kim M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Hematology

Kyoo-Hyung Lee M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Song-cheol Kim M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Infectious Diseases

Sang-oh Lee M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Nephrology

Soon-bae Kim M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Neurology

Jae-young Koh M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Neurosurgery

Do-hoon Kwon M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Nuclear Medicine

Jae Seung Kim M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Byung-moon Kang M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Oncology

Yoon-koo Kang M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Ophthalmology

Michael Kook M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Seung-cheol Kang M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Plastic surgery

Kyung-suck Koh M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine

Youn-suck Koh M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Radiation Oncology

Su Ssan Kim M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Radiology

Joon-Won Kang M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Dae-yul Kim M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Rheumatology

Yong-gil Kim M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Stomach Surgery

Beom-su Kim M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Dong-kwan Kim M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Urology

Choung Soo Kim M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Vascular Surgery

Tae-won Kwon M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Reproductive Medicine

Kim Sung-Hoon Dr. med.


Patients rooms

Asan offers five different types of rooms, from budget-conscious multibed units up to VIP suites. All rooms include:

  • electronically adjustable beds
  • personal nurse call system
  • bedside patient-controlled room light and TV
  • individual cable TV including Korean, English, and foreign-language programming
  • guest chair
  • personal telephone for local and international calls

Meals and Menus

Asan also provides patients and visitors with a broad range of gastronomic offerings. The restaurants of the medical center serve Korean, Western, Japanese and Chinese cuisine.

Further details

Standard rooms include:



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