Hyun Koo Kim, MD., PhD.
Associate Professor,
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,
College of Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital,
Seoul, Korea

Medical Licenses and Board Certifications
1) Mar 1996; Korean License of Medical Doctor (License No.: 58305)
2) Feb 2001; Korean Board Certification of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (License No.: 797)
3) Mar 2009; Korean Board Certification of Critical Care Medicine (License No.: 764)
4) January 2011; Korean Board Certification of Traumatology (License No.: 2010-18)

Educational Backgrounds
1) 1988. 3-1996. 2; M.D. & Bachelor in Medical Science
College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
2) 2000. 2; Master in Medical Science
Graduate School of Korea University, Seoul, Korea
3) 2004. 2; Ph.D. in Medical Science
Graduate School of Korea University, Seoul, Korea

Major Working Field
1) Molecular image-guided surgery for lung and esophageal cancer
2) Minimally invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

- SCI articles (First or Corresponding Author) –
1. Kim HK, Son HS, Fang YH, Park SY, Hwang CM, Sun K. The Effects of Pulsatile Flow Upon Renal Tissue Perfusion During Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Comparative Study of Pulsatile and Nonpulsatile Flow. ASAIO Journal 2005;51(1):30-36.

2. Kim HK, Kim WH, Hwang SW, Lee JY, Song JY, Kim SJ, Jang KY. Predictive Value of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography in Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect. Ann Thorac Surg 2005 80:56-9.

3. Kim HK, Choi YH, Ryu SM, Kim HK, Chae YS, Sohn YS, Kim HJ. Infected Infradiaphragmatic Retroperitoneal Extralobar Pulmonary Sequestration. Journal of Korean Medical Science J Korean Med Sci. 2005 Dec;20(6):1070-2.

4. Kim HK, Kim WH, Kim SC, Lim C, Lee CH, Kim SJ. Surgical strategy for pulmonary coarctation in the univentricular heart. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2006 Jan;29(1):100-4.

5. Kim HK, Choi YH, Cho YH, Sohn YS, Kim HJ. Intercostal Neuralgia Caused by a Parosteal Lipoma of the Rib. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 May;81(5):1901-3.

6. Kim HK, Kim HJ, Kim JW, Sohn YS, Choi YH. Changes in N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide concentration: comparative study of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and off-pump coronary artery bypass graft. J Korean Med Sci. 2007 Feb;22(1):16-9.

7. Kim HK, Choi YH, Cho YH, Ryu SM, Sohn YS, Kim HJ. A comparative study of pericostal and submuscular bar fixation technique in the Nuss procedure. J Korean Med Sci. 2007 Apr;22(2):254-7.

8. Kim HK, Choi YH, Shim JH, Baek MJ, Sohn YS, Kim HJ. Modified Ravitch procedure: using a pectus bar for posttraumatic pectus excavatum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Aug;84(2):647-8.

9. Kim HK, Choi YH, Shim JH, Cho YH, Baek MJ, Sohn YS, Kim HJ. Endoscopic Evaluation of the Anastomosis after Esophagectomy with Gastric Tube Reconstruction. World J Surg. 2008 Sep;32(9):2010-4.

10. Kim HK, Jo WM, Jung JH, Chung WJ, Shim JH, Choi YH, Lee IS. Needlescopic Lung Biopsy for Interstitial Lung Disease and Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules: a report on 65 cases. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008. Oct, 86(4):1098-103

11. Kim HK, Kim HJ, Shim JH, Baek MJ, Sohn YS, Choi YH. Endovenous Lasering vs. Ambulatory Phlebectomy of Varicose Tributaries in Conjunction with Endovenous Laser Treatment of the Great or Small Saphenous Vein. Ann Vasc Surg. 2009 Mar;23(2):207-11.

12. Kim HZ, Kim HK, Choi YH, Lim SH. Thoracoscopic Bleb Resection Using Two-Lung Ventilation Anesthesia with Low Tidal Volume for Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Mar;87(3):880-5.

13. Kim HZ, Kim HK, Kang GR, Kang DY, Choi YH, Lim SH. Successful Removal of Indigested Shell using a Rigid Esophagoscope and a Pneumatic Lithotriptor. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep;88(3):1019-21.

14. Cho YH, Kim HK, Kang DY, Choi YH. Reoperative Surgical Stabilization of Painful Non-United Rib Fracture Using Bone Grafting and a Metal Plate. J Orthop Trauma. 2009 Sep;23(8):605-6

15. Kim S, Kim HK, Kang DY, Jeong JM, Choi YH. Intra-operative sentinel lymph node identification using a novel receptor-binding agent (technetium-99m neomannosyl human serum albumin, 99mTc-MSA) in stage I non-small cell lung cancer. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Jun;37(6):1450-6.

16. Kang DY, Kim HK, Kim YK, Yong HS, Kang EY, Choi YH. Needlescopy-assisted resection of pulmonary nodule after dual localization. Eur Respir J. 2011 Jan;37(1):13-7.

17. Kang DY, Kim HK, Choi YH. Right Diaphragmatic Rupture with Intrathoracic Dislocation of the Liver. ANZ J Surg. 2011 May;81(5):395-6.

18. Kim H, Kim HK , Kang DY, Lee DK, Choi YH, Lim SH. A Comparative Study of Two-Lung Versus One-Lung Ventilation Anesthesia: for Needlescopic Bleb Resection of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax. Eur Respir J. 2011 Jan;37(1):13-7.

19. Kim HK, Kim S, Park JJ, Jeong JM, Mok YJ, Choi YH. Sentinel node identification using technetium-99m neomannosyl human serum albumin in esophageal cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 May;91(5):1517-22.

20. Kim HK, Shim JH, Choi KS, Choi YH. The Quality of Life After Bar Removal in Patients After the Nuss Procedure for Pectus Excavatum. World J Surg. 2011 May 11. Jul;35(7):1656-61.

21. Kim HK, Kim S, Sung HK, Lee YS, Jeong JM, Choi YH, Comparison between Preoperative Versus Intraoperative Injection of Technetium-99 m Neomannosyl Human Serum Albumin for Sentinel Lymph Node Identification in Early Stage Lung Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Apr;19(4):1343-9

22. Sung HK, Kim HK, Choi YH. Re-thoracoscopic surgery for middle lobe torsion after right upper lobectomy. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Sep;42(3):582-3.

23. Kim HK, Yoo D, Sung HK, Lee HJ, Choi YH. Vibration response imaging in prediction of pulmonary function after pulmonary resection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov;94(5):1680-6

24. Kim HK. Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for lung cancer. J Korean Med Assoc 2012 December; 55(12): 1193-1198.

25. Lee DK, Kim H, Lim SH, Choi YH, Kim HK. Bronchial obstruction by tumor embolus of contralateral lung during pneumonectomy: report of a case. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Feb 19;8:26.

26. Kim HK, Sung HK, Lee HJ, Choi YH. The feasibility of a Two-incision video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Apr 15;8(1):88.

27. Oh Y, Quan YH, Choi Y, Kim CK, Kim H, Kim HK, Kim BM. Intraoperative combined color and fluorescent images-based sentinel node mapping in the porcine lung: Comparison of indocyanine green with or without albumin premixing. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Dec;146(6):1509-15.

28. Oh Y, Lee YS, Quan YH, Choi Y, Jeong JM, Kim BM, Kim HK. Thoracoscopic color and fluorescence imaging system for sentinel lymph node mapping in porcine lung using indocyanine green-neomannosyl human serum albumin: intraoperative image-guided sentinel nodes navigation. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Apr;21(4):1182-8.

29. Eo JS, Kim HK, Kim S, Lee YS, Jeong JM, Choi YH. Gallium-68 Neomannosylated Human Serum Albumin-Based PET/CT Lymphoscintigraphy for Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print]

30. Hwang J, Kang MH, Yoo YA, Quan YH, Kim HK, Oh SC, Choi YH. The effects of sonic hedgehog signaling pathway components on non-small-cell lung cancer progression and clinical outcome. World J Surg Oncol. 2014 Aug 21;12:268.

31. Doo KW, Yong HS, Kim HK, Kim S, Kang EY, Choi YH. Needlescopic Resection of Small and Superficial Pulmonary Nodule After Computed Tomographic Fluoroscopy-Guided Dual Localization with Radiotracer and Hookwire. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print]

32. Quan YH, Kim B, Park JH, Choi Y, Choi YH, Kim HK. Highly sensitive and selective anticancer effect by conjugated HA-cisplatin in non-small cell lung cancer overexpressed with CD44. Exp Lung Res. 2014 Dec;40(10):475-84.

33. Lee DK, Kim HK, Lee K, Choi YH, Lim SH, Kim H, Optimal respiratory rate for low-tidal volume and two-lung ventilation in thoracoscopic bleb resection. J Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 2014 [In press]

34. Kim HK, Choi YH. The feasibility of single-incision video-assisted thoracoscopic major pulmonary resection performed by surgeons experienced with a two-incision technique. Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery. 2014 [In press]
35. Ng CSH. Kim HK, Wong RHL, Yim APC, Mok TSK, Choi YH. Single-Port Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Major Lung Resections: Experience with 150 Consecutive Cases. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. 2014 [In press]