Executive Team

Daehee Kang, MD, PhD

Korea Liaison

Professor of Preventative Medicine
Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Dr. Daehee Kang is professor of Preventive Medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine (SNUCM). He recently became a chairman of SNUCM Future Development Committee which provides mid-to long term strategies for future development of SNUCM. He was dean of SNU College of Medicine between 2012 and 2018. He has been the chairman of Asian Cohort Consortium (ACC) since 2004. ACC is established to promote collaborative efforts among Asian researchers to understand the underlying mechanisms of Asian specific disease etiology. ACC consist of more than one million Asian healthy subjects from 12 Asian countries including Japan, China, Korea, etc.

Dr. Kang’s research interest includes the gene and environment interaction to the development of common cancers in Asian such as gastric cancer and breast cancer etc. He published more than 380 articles and his H-index is 68. He received numerous awards including Conelius Kruze Award to the best dissertation paper from Johns Hopkins University where he received his PhD in Environmental Health Sciences.
Before joining a faculty at Seoul National University in 1996, he was an Epidemic Intelligence Officer(EIS) at US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention(CDC). He also was Senior Fellow at US National Cancer Institute(NCI) between 2004-2006. He was visiting scholar to Peking Medical Union, China in 2018 and University of Tokyo, Japan in 2019.