Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine

Speciality Interests

Thoracic Anesthesia


schedule of week
05 MON

Medical School

Seoul National University College of Medicine

Specialty Training

Specialty Training
Fellowship   Samsung Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Residency   Seoul National University Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Internship   Seoul National University Hospital

Other Education

  • 1993-1998
    Seoul National University College of Medicine

    Research Fellowship
    (2003, September - 2004, August)
    ; Laboratory for Anesthesiology Research, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Participation in Academic Societies
and Research

  • A Member of Korean Society of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
    A Member of Korean Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiologists


J THORAC CARDIOV SUR 2020 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.10.105

The prognostic nutritional index and postoperative complications after curative lung cancer resection A retrospective cohort study

Park1, S; Ahn, HJ; Yang, M; Kim, JA; Kim, JK; Park, SJ

J ANESTH 2020 10.1007/s00540-020-02736-4

Association between intraoperative hypotension and postoperative myocardial injury in patients with prior coronary stents undergoing high-risk surgery: a retrospective study

Lee1, SH; Kim, JA; Heo, B; Kim, YR; Ahn, HJ; Yang, MY; Jang, J; Ahn, S

J CLIN MED 2020 10.3390/jcm9030654

Effect of Intraoperative Sedation with Dexmedetomidine Versus Propofol on Acute Postoperative Pain Following Major Foot Surgery under Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Kang1, R; Choi, JW; Sung, KS; Wi, W; Hahm, TS; Cho, HS; Yang, MK; Ko, JS

SCI REP-UK 2019 10.1038/s41598-019-48349-0

The effect of preventive use of corticosteroids on postoperative complications after esophagectomy: A retrospective cohort study

Jeong1, H; Choi, JW; Ahn, HJ; Choi, YS; Kim, JA; Yang, M; Kim, JK; Kim, DK; Shin, BS; Lee, SH; Kim, YR; Park, M; Chung, YJ

CAN J ANAESTH 2019 10.1007/s12630-019-01299-7

Intraoperative use of dexmedetomidine for the prevention of emergence agitation and postoperative delirium in thoracic surgery: a randomized-controlled trial

Kim1, JA; Ahn, HJ; Yang, M; Lee, SH; Jeong, H; Seong, BG


Patients' Rights and Responsibilities

Patients' Rights

1. Right to receive medical care

Patients have the right to receive proper medical and nursing services for their Health Protection and Promotion and they will not be discriminated for gender, age, religion, status, nationality, language, race, or physical/mental/financial circumstances nor be violated of their health. Medical team may not deny medical care without justifiable reason.

2. Right to be informed & autonomous decision

Patients have the right to receive be well-informed and to inquire in detail about the treating physician’s specialty, status of their disease, purpose of the treatment, treatment plan, method, expected results and side effects of the treatment, discharge plan, medical cost, whether or not they are a subject to medical research, organ transplant/donation and etc, and to decide whether to give consent. Patients may stop or deny specific treatment or planned medical care within the ethical guideline and may decide on an alternative treatment.

3. Right to have confidentiality

Patients will not be violated of their rights to confidentiality regarding their physical/health status and privacy. Medical team and facility may not reveal or announce patient’s confidential information, including personal information, unless patient has gives consent or specified in the law, such as criminal investigation.

4. Right to request for consultation and mediation

Patients may request for consultation and mediation from an internal or external agency (Korea Consumer Agency, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency) in the event of any medical dispute.

5. Right to be respected of values or beliefs

Patients will not be discriminated for their culture, religious values or beliefs, and their rights will not be violated.

6. Right to be physically protected and to have stability of mind and bod

Patients have the right to be protected from possible danger in the hospital and to have the stability of mind and body.


1. Responsible to trust and respect the medical team

Patients must accurately inform the medical team of their health condition, trust and respect the medical team’s treatment plan. Patients may be responsible for consequences which results from not following the instruction.

2. Responsible to not use dishonest method for medical treatment

Patients must reveal their identity before receiving any medical care and must not use false or dishonest method, such as receiving medical case under disguised ownership.

3. Responsible to abide by all hospital regulations

Patients must abide by all hospital regulations, respect hospital staff and other patients, and earnestly fulfill the financial obligation to the hospital.