Dr. Seung Hyup KIM received his MD in 1979, his master degree in 1982, and his PhD in 1988 at Seoul National University (SNU). He completed his internship and residency at the Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) and became a board-certified radiologist in 1983. After military service, he became an instructor in radiology at the SNU, spent 1 year as visiting radiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and advanced through the academic standings to become a professor of radiology, a professor of urology, and Associate Dean of SNU. Dr. Kim served as the Chair of the Department of Radiology for 2 years and Vice-President of the SNUH for 3 years.
Dr. Kim was the secretary general of the 11th Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB), held in Seoul in 2006. Dr. Kim was one of the key members in upgrading the Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (KSUM) and transforming the KSUM annual congress to an international one with a slogan of ‘KSUM Open’ adopting English as a congress language. From the year 2001, he contributed to Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (AFSUMB) as a council member, treasurer, secretary, and currently he is the President of AFSUMB. In WFUMB, he is contributing as a councilor and member of various committees. Currently he is the Vice-President of WFUMB.
Dr. Kim has 337 publications including 187 SCI-indexed papers, 7 monographs, 22 book chapters, and has presented 275 international lectures.