Professor of Ophthalmology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center
Chief, Division of Oculoplastic Surgery

Speciality Interests

Lacrimal disorder
Orbital disease
Eyelid disease
Cosmetic surgery


schedule of week
05 MON
AM available available

Medical School

Seoul National University College of Medicine

Specialty Training

Specialty Training
Fellowship   Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Residency   Seoul National University Hospital
Internship   Seoul National University Hospital

Other Education

  • Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, LA, CA, USA

Participation in Academic Societies
and Research

  • Board of Korean Society Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Editorial Committee of Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society
    Editorial Committee of Korean Journal of Ophthalmology
    Editorial Board, Ophthalmic Surgery News
    Editorial Board, Orbit
    President, The Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    President, Korean Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Clin Otolaryngol. 2017 Jun;42(3):550-556. doi: 10.1111/coa.12767. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

Factors associated with rhinostomy shape after endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

Shin HJ11, Woo KI2, Kim YD2.

J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2017 May;45(5):672-677. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2017.02.005. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

Surgical rehabilitation for anophthalmic sockets devoid of orbital implant

Eo DR11, Kim YD1, Woo KI2.

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep;27(5):449-56. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000301.

Current treatment of lacrimal gland carcinoma

Woo KI11, Kim YD, Sa HS, Esmaeli B.

Oncotarget. 2016 Sep 13;7(37):60639-60646. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.10259.

Clinical significance of post-surgical residual tumor burden and radiation therapy in treating patients with lacrimal adenoid cystic carcinoma

Noh JM11, Lee E1, Ahn YC1, Oh D1, Kim YD2, Woo KI2, Ko YH3, Kim S3.

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep;27(5):433-8. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000285.

Management of epiblepharon: state of the art

Woo KI11, Kim YD.


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.