• Kim Ilhwan, M.D., Ph. D.

    Kim Ilhwan Profile

    Kim Ilhwan, M.D., Ph. D.

    Chief Professor

    Dept. of Dermatology

    College of Medicine, Korea University

    Seoul, Korea



    Dept. of Dermatology

    Korea university Ansan hospital

    Ansan, Korea


    ■ e-mail: kumcihk@korea.ac.kr


    “Kim Il-Hwan, M.D., Ph. D. is a professor in Department of Dermatology at Collage of Medicine, Korean University and a chairman in Department of Dermatology, Korea University Ansan Hospital. With the mindset of “the work that I am doing right now is my duty and I have many things to do.”, he strives for creative research, medical practice, training younger generation in fields of skin cancer, laser, and skin surgery for the development of skin surgery area.”


    [Academic background & Professional occupations]

    1984. 02: Graduated from Collage of Medicine. Korean University

    1988. 02: Board Certified in Dermatology, Korean Dermatological Association

    1995. 08: Ph.D., Collage of Medicine, Korea University

    1995. 03 ~ : Chairman, Dept. of Dermatology, Korea University Ansan Hospital

    1999. 01 ~ 2000. 12: Completed Dermatologic surgery and Mohs research fellow, Dept. of Dermatology, University of Louisville, USA

    2005. 03 ~ :  Professor, Dept. of Dermatology, Collage of Medicine Korea University

    2006. 02 ~ 2006 .03:  Completed International Cosmetic Fellowship Program. Cosmetic Center in Miami, USA


    [Published Articles]

    ■ The skin crease sign: A diagnostic sign of pilomatricoma; Subcellular selective photothermolysis of melanosomes in adult zebrafish skin following 1064nm Q-switched Nd: YAG laser irradiation

    ■ Round Excisions Lead to Shorter Scars and Better Scar Positioning than Traditional Elliptical Excisions

    ■ Alteration of extracellular matrix modulators after nonablative laser therapy in skin rejuvenation

    ※ Published more than 40 SCI articles internationally and 150 articles Domestically


    [Membership in professional organizations]

    President, Korean Society for Skin Cancer

    Vice-president, Korean Society for Dermatologic Surgery

    Board member, Korean Dermatological Association

    Board member, Korean Society of Pigment Cell Research

    Board member, Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology

    Korean Medical Association. Member

    Korean Dermatological Society. Member

    American Academy of Dermatology. Member

    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Member

    European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology. Member

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