Prof Dong-Wan SEO
Professor and Chairman
Department of Gastroenterology
Asan Medical Center
University of Ulsan Medical College
Pf. Dong Wan Seo is one of the best endoscopists you can find in the world. His specialty is pancreatico-biliary endoscopy and EUS.
He graduated from prestigious Seoul National University Medical College in 1987 and served 3 years in Boeun Sanitary Center as a part of military service. Later he joined Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan Medical College and received his internal medicine residency training and gastroenterology fellowship training. From 1997, he started his professional career as an instructor in the same hospital. His current position is a full professor and Chairman of Department of Gastroenterology, University of Ulsan Medical College, Asan Medical Center which is the largest teaching hospital in South Korea. He was the director of digestive endoscopy center.
Dr. Seo received several awards, including young investigator award from APDW 1996 and IAP 1998. He also received audio-visual award from ASGE 1999. He published a book ‘Cholangioscopy’ in 2002 which is the first book dedicated only to various techniques and findings of cholangioscopy. He also wrote several book chapters in the field of ERCP, EUS and cholangioscopy.
He has created a lot of advanced endoscopy works to the World of GI Endoscopy including his own classification of cholangioscopic reading, EUS-guided treatment of pancreatic cystic tumors and EUS-guided ablation therapy of pancreatic solid tumor. He is actively conducting many studies related to interventional EUS.
Prof. Seo served as Secretary General of World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) from 2013 to 2017, and is now Treasurer of WEO from 2017 to 2020 and Chairman of Steering Committee of World Congress of Endoscopy 2020 (ENDO 2020). He also served as Chairman of Educational Committee in Korean Society of Gastroenterology (KSG), Director of Gastroenterology Specialty Board in Korean Society of Internal Medicine (KSIM), and Steering Committee of Society of Gastrointestinal Intervention (SGI). Pf. Seo started WEO International School of EUS (WISE) from 2018 to educate young endosonographers.
He is working as an active member in variety of national & international societies including WEO, KSGE, KSG, SGI, ASGE and NOSCAR. He is also working as an editorial board member of Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and World Journal of Gastroenterology.