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Younsuck KOH, Republic of Korea / Professor


Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Asan Medical Center
Dr. Koh is a physician scientist working as a Professor of Department of Internal Medicine,
a Professor of Department of Medical Humanities & Social Sciences, and critical care physician at Asan Medical Center,
the University of Ulsan College of Medicine in Korea.
His broad research interests include ARDS, mechanical ventilation, sepsis, and medical ethics. Recently his research
in sepsis directs on genetic susceptibility of sepsis. He has published more than 310 articles (including 106 SCI journals)
as an author or coauthor in peer review journals.
He had served medical academy societies such as a President of Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine,
and a President of the Korean Society for Medical Ethics. Currently, he serves as the organizing chairman of
the 12th World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) Congress in Seoul.
He serves also as one of the 15 councils of the WFSICCM and as the chairman of the Asian Collaboration of Critical Care
Trial Group. He has been contributing to enhance the mechanical ventilation care in Asia as ex- chairman of
Asian Ventilation Forum, which is non-profit and a voluntary educational organization.