Oct 2000 – Present Professor of Preventive Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine
June 1997- Present Director of Clinical Epidemiology, Ajou University Hospital
March 2002 – Feb 2006 Chairman of Department of Preventive Medicine.
Dec. 1989 – Aug. 1994 Research Assistant Professor / Director of Biometry, Center for Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago USA
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
2018-2019 President of the International Diabetes Federation
2016-2017 President Elect of the International Diabetes Federation
2017 Program chairman of Abu Dhabi World Diabetes Congress
2013-2017 Chairman of the IDF diabetes Atlas committee
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS
Written More than 10 textbook chapters in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Osteoporosis, and Metabolic Syndrome, as well as co-author of Clinical Guidelines Task Force, Global Guideline for Type 2 Diabetes and Global Guideline for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
Over 200 SCI peer reviewed publications and 100 non-SCI publications.
Founder and President of Jeremiahs Hope Korea-humanitarian Medical service to Cambodia and Founder of Cambodia-Korea National Diabetes Ceneter in Kossamak Hospital, Phnom Penh Cambodia.
Received the Chivalic Royal order with Mahasena Grade (Grand Officer) Insignia from the King of Kingdom of Cambodia in July 2015 for 15 years of humanitarian medical services.
Receive Korea ministry of health outstanding scientific award in April 2017.
Recipient of the Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes Outstanding Epidemiologist Awards in November 2018.
Appointed as Korea honorary ambassdor in September 2017.