Hang Seok Chang, MD, PhD, FACS

Thyroid Cancer Center, Department of Surgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul Korea

Dr. Hang-Seok Chang is Professor of the department of Surgery at the Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. He was raised in Pusan, Korea and educated at the Yonsei University, College of Medicine in the departments of General Surgery and Endocrine Surgery. And he was trained in the department of Vascular Surgery at Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Hang-Seok Chang had postgraduate training in Head and Neck Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA.

Dr. Hang-Seok Chang served as the director of scientific council at the 15th Congress of Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AsAES) 2016, and is currently the vice president of the Korean Association of Thyroid-Endocrine Surgeons (KATES). He is also serving as the director of Planning of the Korean Thyroid Association (KTA), and the chief editor of the Korean Journal of Head and Neck Oncology (KSHNO) for several years. He is an active member of Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AsAES), and International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES). He is a Fellow of American College of Surgeon (FACS).

Dr. Chang’s principle research interests have been in head and neck oncology including thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland, and also the endocrine diseases such as adrenal glands and pancreas. He has a particular interest in the treatment of advanced cancers of thyroid and parathyroid, especially in surgical treatment and molecular targeted therapy for refractory cancers.

Dr. Chang is author of more than 300 articles, including over 100 SCI articles, and he serves on three editorial boards, including The Laryngoscope, Endocrine Journal, and Video Endocrinology.

Terms of Appointment: August, 2016-July, 2018; September, 2018-August, 2020