ABOUT ME

Hyung Seok Park, MD, PhD

 

Prof. Park is a breast surgeon and surgical oncologist currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yonsei University College of Medicine.

 

He is one of the pioneers in robot mastectomy. He began performing the robotic mastectomy using cadaveric samples in 2013. He performed the first human case of a robot mastectomy in Asia in 2016. He developed a gasless technique of robot mastectomy and was the first to publish a paper describing it. He also performed the first robot mastectomy and robotic axillary lymph node dissection using the new da Vinci SP system in 2018 and 2019, respectively. He is actively applying robotic surgical systems in mastectomy and/or axillary lymph node dissection for women with breast cancer or BRCA1/2 mutations. He is one of the high-volume surgeons in his country performing over 500 breast surgeries in 2018. His team at Severance Hospital performed over 200 cumulative cases of robotic mastectomy in 2020.

 

He is actively participating in the clinical trial group of the Korean Breast Cancer Society. He established the Korea Robot-Endoscopy & Minimal Access Breast Surgery Study Group (KoREa-BSG) and the director of general affairs of the group. He has published over 70 scientific articles in the literature, conducted numerous lectures as an invited speaker in many scientific conferences, and he wrote several chapters of a textbook of breast oncology in Korea. His research interests include robot breast surgery, oncoplastic breast surgery, surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, endocrine surgery, biostatistics, preclinical models, and genomics.

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AWARDS AND FUNDS

  • National Research Foundation of Korea Fund, research title : Development of Deep Learning Model for Guiding Breast Surgery using Data from Prospective Clinical Trials. 2022

  • Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology Fund, research title : Clinical application and practical validation of 3D printed, patient-customized surgical guide to the surgeries of breast cancer. renal cancer, skin cancer, and reconstruction of aorta. 2021

  • Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology Fund, research title :

  • Clinical application and practical validation of 3D printed, patient-customized surgical guide to the surgeries of breast cancer. renal cancer, skin cancer, and reconstruction of aorta. 2020

  • MediTip, Inc. Fund, research title : A prospective, multi-center, randomized, single blind, parallel, exploratory comparative clinical trial study to assess wound healing effect and safety of MTHG0808 and Collatamp®G apply to modified radical mastectomy. 2020

  • Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. Fund, research title : A multi-center study analyzing surgical outcomes of robot-assisted nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction compared to conventional nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. 2020

  • ​Inseok Award (Best teaching award) 2019, Yonsei University College of Medicine

  • Excellence of Clinical Professor 2019, Severance Hospital

  • A good poster presentation award, 2019, GBCC, Incheon

  • AZ-KHIDI oncology research grant winner 2017

  • Coviden Research Fund, A prospective randomized study comparing surgery using electrosurgical bipolar sealing devices and surgery using conventional electro-cautery, 2017

  • Korea Breast Cancer Foundation Fund, research title: Re-classification of germline variant of unknown significance of susceptibility genes related to hereditary breast cancer in Korean population, 2016,

  • The National Research Foundation of Korea, Development of Germline multigene panel and HORMAD1 overexpression anysis in triple negative breast cancer, 2016

  • Korea Breast Cancer Foundation Fund, research title: RANKL/OPG expression in patients with breast cancer

  • Avon Foundation-AACR International Scholar-in-Training Grant: 34th San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2011

  • Korea Breast Cancer Foundation Fund, research title: BRCA 1/2 mutation test using next-generation gene sequencing


Professional Training and Employments

2021 – Present: Associate Professor, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2021. 2: Visiting Scholar, Department of Convergence Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea (PI: NamKug Kim, PhD, Research Subjects: Artificial intelligence and 3D printer)

2014 – Present: Member of the multi-disciplinary team of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Clinic at Cancer Prevention Center, Yonsei Cancer Center

2019. 8 – 2020. 8: Chief of Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2018 – 2021: Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2012 – 2017: Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2011 – 2012: Clinical Fellow, Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, Seoul St. Mary Hospital and The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2009 - 2011: Clinical and Research Fellow, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2008 – 2009: Attending Surgeon, Busan Mirae Breast Clinic, Busan, Republic of Korea

2007 – 2008: Attending Surgeon, Busan Veterans Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea

2005 – 2007: Surgeon, Medical advisor, Busan medical information center, Busan National University Hospital and the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea

2005 – 2008: Public Health Doctor as a military service, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea

2005.2 – Board-certified surgeon, Republic of Korea

2001 – 2005: Residency of Surgery, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea

2000 – 2001: Internship, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea