Board of Directors / Honorary Presidents
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Ji Youl Lee, MD, PhD
President, 1/1/19~ 12/31/20
Professor Ji Youl Lee is the director of the Urology Oncology team, director of urology department, President of Catholic Cancer Center and the Korea Prostate Bank at St Mary’s Hospital, Catholic University of Korea. He has strong affiliations to prostate societies. He is the President of and Asia-Pacific Society of Uro-oncology, Asian Pacific Prostate Society and served as President of the Korean Prostate Society. Professor Lee is a highly-awarded speaker and researcher. His special interests are in Urological Oncology, Robot-assisted and Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Disease and Kidney Transplant. He has published widely in international peer reviewed journals.
Jun Hyuk HONG, MD, PhD
Secretary General, 1/1/17~ 12/31/20
Professor Jun Hyuk Hong is currently a Chief of Center for Robot Training, Chief of Center for Urologic Oncology of Asan Medical Center. He is an active member of several urological societies. He serves as President of the Korean Prostate Society(KPS), Secretary General of Asian Pacific Prostate Society(APPS), Director of International Cooperation Committee(KSSMA), Secretary General of at Korean Urological Association(KUA), Director of Korean Society for Men’s Health and Aging(KOMHA). He has a wide range of interest, in particular in prostate cancer, Bladder Cancer, Renal Cancer, Cell Therapy.
Business Secretary General, Standing Committee Member
President and Principal Consultant Global Link Medical Consulting Company LLC, USA
With headquarters located in the United States and affiliated distribution companies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and SE Asia, Mr. Cheung runs a medical device distribution and consultancy firm that helps medical device companies expand business operations throughout Asia. Prior to joining APPS as a standing committee member, Mr. Cheung is credited with bringing advanced minimally invasive technologies, including robotic surgeries and laparoscopic instrumentations, to Asia. In his role as the Business General Secretary, Mr. Cheung will act as a liaison between APPS and industry partners to further improve industrial relationship and financial strength of the society, helping to provide opportunities for education, training, and community awareness regarding prostate health.