Medical Professor Elected Head of Seoul National University

      June 19, 2018 12:37

      Kang Dae-hee

      Seoul National University has elected Prof. Kang Dae-hee from the medical school as its new president.

      It is the first time in 38 years that a medical professor has been elected president of the prestigious state-run university.

      Kang (56) will start his official duties on July 20 after his appointment is approved by President Moon Jae-in and his tenure will last until July 2022.

      An expert in preventive medicine, Kang specializes in cancer treatment and epidemiology. After receiving a PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1994, Kang began working at SNU in 1996. He became the youngest dean of the medical school when he was 49. 

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