Hyung-Ho Kim (M.D., Ph.D. FACS) is a Professor of the department of surgery at Seoul National University and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea.
He graduated from Pusan National University College of Medicine in 1986. He was trained at the department of surgery of Dong-A University Hospital in Busan for his residency and fellowship program between 1989 and 1996. He received Ph.D. also from Dong-A University. From 1998 to Feb. 2003, he worked for Dong-A University Hospital and Dong-A University College of Medicine as full-time faculty. He succeeded in laparoscopic gastric surgery for gastric ulcer patients around 1996 and then expanded the indications for laparoscopic gastrectomy to gastric cancer patients and firstly established a stable program in Korea. In 2003 he moved to the department of surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital as founding members. He was the chairman of the department of surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital between 2012 and 2016. Now, he is the director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the chairman of development support in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital.
He has been conducting many clinical trials to evaluate MIS's role in gastric cancer, including sentinel navigation surgery, image-guided surgery, function-preserving proximal gastrectomy with double tract reconstruction, and intraperitoneal chemotherapy, and making progress in various translation research well including gastric cancer peritoneal metastasis. Above all, he successfully conducted the study as the principal investigator of KLASS-01, a phase 3 study comparing laparoscopic gastrectomy and conventional open surgery in clinical stage 1 patients. This KLASS -01 study played an important role in confirming the scientific justification of laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer and leading the revision of treatment guidelines. He has written more than 210 SCI papers so far and his h-index is 57. He is recognized as the world's leading authority in MIS for gastric cancer.