Greetings from the Director

Joo-Young Kim M.D. Ph.D.


  • Pediatric cancer
  • Gynecological cancer
  • I have served as a radiation oncologist since 1990 and have much experience in radiotherapy of gynecologic cancer and pediatric cancer. Between 2000 and 2002, I worked as a clinical research fellow sponsored by the Welcome Trust at the Paterson Cancer Institute and ChristieHospital in Manchester, England. In 2008, I visited Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where I learnt about proton therapy of pediatric cancer. Since 2007, when we first started proton therapy in Korea, many pediatric patients from Korea and other countries have been referred to our center. Several clinical studies evaluating the effects of proton therapy on brain tumors in children are now underway. I also manage a translational research laboratory.My research interests include genomic instability, as well as radiation-induced DNA damage and repair in human cancer cells. As my careerhas involved many years of treating gynecologic patients, the radiosensitivity of human papillomavirus is another area of my research interests.
  • M.D., Korea University, College of Medicine, 1986
  • Ph.D., Korea University, Graduate School of Medicine, 1993
  • M.Sc., Korea University, Graduate School of Medicine, 1989
  • Clinical Instructor, Korea University Hospital, 1990-1992
  • Clinical Instructor, Seoul National University Hospital, 1992-1993
  • Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Gil Medical Center, 1995-2003
  • Clinical Research Fellow, Paterson Cancer Institute and Christie Hospital, Manchester, U.K., 2000-2002
  • Proton Therapy Center, National Cancer Center, 2003-present
  • Director of the Proton Therapy Center, 2011-present
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