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Asian Pacific Prostate Society

Setting Standards for Patients in AP Region

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Shigeo Horie, MD

3rd President, 1/1/13 ~ 12/31/14
Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology,
Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Shigeo Horie is a surgeon-scientist of Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine. He graduated the University of Tokyo in 1985. He did his research and clinical fellowship at the UT Southwestern medical center at Dallas studying renal physiology and clinical transplant. He joined the faculty of the University of Tokyo, National Cancer Center Hospital, and Kyorin University. He focused on oncological surgery and translational research. In 2003, he became the chairman of the Department of Urology of Teikyo University. He initiated the first Men’s Health clinic in Japan. In 2012, He was appointed as the chairman of the Department of Urology of Juntendo University. He specialized in uro-oncology, robotic surgery, Men’s Health. Especially he is a leading robotic surgeon in Tokyo.

Byung Ha Chung, MD,PhD Picture

Byung Ha Chung, MD,PhD

2nd President, 1/1/13 ~ 12/31/14
Head professor, Chairman : Department of Urology,
Yonsei University, Republic of Korea

Dr. Byung Ha Chung is professor of urology in Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. He graduated from the Yonsei University College of Medicine in 1984 and completed his residency at Severance Hospital and received his degree in PhD of Medical Science in 1994. Prior to his current appointment, he worked as research fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Professor Chung is the Past President of the Korean Prostate Society and is currently President of the Asian Pacific Prostate Society (APPS) and serves on the Research Director for the Korea Urological Association (KUA).
Dr. Chung’s research focuses on the field of prostate cancer and benign prostate hyperplasia for which he has published several literatures in numerous national and international journals. He has delivered many lectures to national and international urologic meeting. His most recent work has focused on robotic surgery and overall treatment of the prostate cancer patients.

Choung-Soo Kim, MD, PhD Picture

Choung-Soo Kim, MD,PhD

1st President, 1/1/11 ~ 12/31/12
Head professor, Chairman : Department of Urology,
Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, Republic of Korea

Dr. Choung-Soo Kim currently serves as a head professor and chairman of urology, and as the chief of Prostate Center in Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, Korea. He is also the chief of Cell Therapy Research Organization, Asan Life Science Center and Asan Robotic Surgery Center and Asan Robot Research Center.He received his medical degree and completed his postgraduate school from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. He conducted his fellowship at Duke University Medical Center USA and completed his residency and Internship Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Choung-Soo Kim has served on the KUA Board of Directors. He presently serves as a Mediator in Seoul High Court of Justice. He also serves as an important member of Korean Medical Association, Korean Urological Cancer Society, American Urological Association, and European Association of Urology.