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Byungin LEE, Republic of Korea / Professor

Department of Neurology
Yonsei University College of Medicine
[Educational Background]

1974 Graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine(MD)

1980-1983 Neurology Residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN

1983-1984 Fellowship of epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

[Work Experience]

1984-1988 Assistant Professor, Neurology department of Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

1988-present Professor, Department of Neurology, Yonsei Univeristy College of Medicine, Seoul, KOREA

1996 Chair of Organizing Committee of the Inaugural Congress of Asian Oceanian Epilepsy Organization of ILAE

1996 General Secretary of 9th Asian Oceanian Congress of Neurology

1999-2003 President of Korean Epilepsy Society

2006-2008 CEO of Korean Neurological Association

2008-2013 President of Korean Neurocritical Society

2009-present Chair, Commission on Asian Oceanian Affairs of ILAE

2013-present Member, Executive Board of ILAE


1. Sang-Ahm Lee, Kyoung Heo, Won-Joo Kim, Hong-Ki Song, Sung-Eun Kim, Sang-Ho Kim, Soon-
    Kee No, Byung-In Lee(Co-Authors) Clinical feasibility of immediate overnight switching from slow-
    release carbamazepine to oxcarbazepine in Korean patients with refractory partial epilepsy. Seizure
    2010; 19 (6): 356-358
2. Lee SA, Lee HW, Heo K, Shin DJ, Song HK, Kim OJ, Lee SM, Kim SO, Lee BI. Cognitive
    and behavioral effects of lamotrigine and carbamazepine monotherapy in patients with newly
    diagnosed or untreated partial epilepsy. Seizure. 2011 Jan;20(1):49- 54
3. Lee YJ, Kang HC, Bae SJ, Kim HD, Kim JT, Lee BI, Heo K, Jang JW, Kim DS, Kim TS, Lee JS.
    Comparison of temporal lobectomies of children and adults with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy.
    Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Feb;26(2):177-83.
4. Kim WJ, Lee JH, Yi J, Cho YJ, Heo K, Lee SH, Kim SW, Kim MK, Kim KH, In Lee B, Lee MG. A
    nonsynonymous variation in MRP2/ABCC2 is associated with neurological adverse drug reactions of
    carbamazepine in patients with epilepsy. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2010 Apr;20(4):249-56.
5. Lee W, Kim JH, Kim HS, Kwon OH, Lee BI, Heo K. Determination of lamotrigine in human serum by
    high-performance liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry. Neurol Sci. 2010
6. Heo K, Rhee Y, Lee HW, Lee SA, Shin DJ, Kim WJ, Song HK, Song K, Lee BI. The effect of
    topiramate monotherapy on bone mineral density and markers of bone and mineral metabolism in
    premenopausal women with epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2011 Oct;52(10):1884-9.
7. Lee MK, Yoo J, Cho YJ, Lee BI, Heo K.Reflex epilepsy induced by playing Go-stop or Baduk games.
    Seizure. 2012 Dec;21(10):770-4
8. Ye BS, Cho YJ, Jang SH, Lee MK, Lee BI, Heo K The localizing and lateralizing value of auras in
    lesional partial epilepsy YMJ 2012 May; 53(3): 477-485
9. Heo K, Lee BI, Yi SD, Cho YW, Shin DJ, Song HK, Kim OJ, Park SP, Kim SE, Kim SH, Lee JH, Kim
    KS, Lee S Short-term efficacy and safety of zonisamide as adjunctive treatment for refractory partial
    seizures: a multicenter opin-label single-arm trial in Korean patients. Seizure 2012; 21; 188-93
10. BI Lee Classification of epileptic seizures and epilepsy syndromes Neurology Asia 2013;
    18(supplement 1): 1-4
11. SW Kim, KJ Cho, BI Lee Compensatory actions of orexienrgic neurons in the lateral hypothalamus
    during metabolic or cortical challenges may enable the coupling of metabolic dysfunction and
    cortical dysfunction Medical Hypothesis 2013; 80(5); 520-526
12. Moon Kyu Lee, So Won Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Yang-Je Cho, Doh-Eui Kim, Byung In Lee, Ho Min Kim,
    Min Goo Lee, Kyoung Heo A newly discovered LGI1 mutation in Korean family with autosomal
    dominant lateral temporal lobe epilepsy Seizure 23 (2014) 69–73
13. Byung In Lee , kyoung heo Epilepsy: New genes, new technologies, new insights Lancet Neurology
    (2014) 7-9
14. Heung Dong Kim, Hoon-Chul Kang, Sang Ahm Lee, Kyun Huh, and Byung-In Lee
    Changing name of epilepsy in Korea; cerebroelectric disorder(noi-jeon-jeung,뇌전증,): my epilepsy
    story. Epilepsia, 55(3):384–386, 2014
15. Doh-Eui Kim , Yang-Je Cho, Moon Kyu Lee , Byung In Lee, Kyoung Heo
    Nonconvulsive status epilepticus manifesting as full-blown psychosis during pregnancy. Seizure 23
    (2014) 402–404
16. Fisher RS, Acevedo C, Arzimanoglou A, Bogacz A, Cross JH, Elger CE, Engel J Jr, Forsgren L,
     French JA, Glynn M, Hesdorffer DC, Lee BI, Mathern GW, Moshé SL, Perucca E, Scheffer IE,
     Tomson T, Watanabe M, Wiebe S. ILAE official report: a practical clinical definition of epilepsy
     Epilepsia 2014; 55: 475-482
17. Hyungjeong Kim, Minsun Park, Su-Kyoung Lee, Jihyeon Jeong, Kee Namkoong, Hyun-Sang Cho,
     Jin Young Park, Byung-In Lee, Eosu Kim Phosphorylation of hypothalamic AMPK on serine485/491
     related to sustained weight loss by alpha-lipoic acid in mice treated with olanzapine
     Psychopharmacology 2014; DOI10/1007/s00213-014-3540-3 (published on line on 15 April, 2014)
18. Byung-In Lee Commentary: International Epilepsy Day Epilepsia 2014: doi: 10.1111/epi.12821


1997 Bowon Academic Award(Yonsei Univ College of Medicine)
2005 JiSukyoung academic Award(Hoosaeng Medical News)
2013 Ambassador of Epilepsy(ILAE)
2014 Songpa Award(Korean Neurological Association)