Paik, M.D., Ph.D.
my M.D. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in preventive medicine
from Seoul National University. I did my residency training
in rehabilitation medicine at the Seoul National
At SNUH I did a 2 year clinical fellowship, studying
neurorehabilitation and clinical neurophysiology. I
became an assistant professor of Seoul National University
in 2001 and now a tenured professor since 2010. From
2005 to 2006, I studied brain plasticity in stroke patients
at Human Cortical
Physiology Section at NINDS/NIH, USA as a visiting fellow.
Currently I am serving as the member-at-large of the
World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation, and the Chair & CEO of
the Korean Society for NeuroRehabilitation. I was the first president of
the Asia-Oceanian Society for NeuroRehabilitation (AOSNR)
between 2015-2019. I am also a member of National Academy
of Medicine of Korea, and serving as a board of directors
for Korean Geriatric Society and Korean Dysphagia Society.
We are the first CARF-accredited
Korea. We earned three-year accreditation in inpatient
rehabilitation programs for adults and children/adolescents
My research interests are to develop novel
therapeutic approaches for restoration of function in
human and to understand these mechanisms. I am also
interested in improving function in the elderly. The
principal diseases studied are stroke, dementia and
aging, and the principal symptoms I am studying are
weakness, sensory loss, dysphagia, spasticity, cognitive
dysfunction, excretory dysfunction, pain etc.
My work recently focuses on developing rational therapeutic
strategies to improve function and learning ability
in stroke patients. For evaluation, I employ neuromodulation
techniques such transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS),
transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and neuroimaging.
I am also interested in robotic rehabilitation and mobile-health
application in neurorehabilitation adopting virtual
reality and mobile device technologies.
the 2019 'Seok-Jeon' Lifetime Achievement Award and
the 2014 Scientific Award from the Korean Academy of
Rehabilitation Medicine, the
2007 Fletcher H. McDowell Award from the American Society
for Neurorehabilitation in 2007 and the first Place Poster Award from the
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine in 2009.
I was also honored by the American Society of Neurorehabilitation
at the ASNR/WFNR Member News Page listed in 2009 May issue of "Neurorehabilitation
and Neural Repair".
NeuroRehabilitation Fellowship Program
National University Bundang Hospital is hosting an international
fellowship program for foreign physicians. During the
program you can observe our department's clinical works
and participate in researches. If you want to join my
laboratory as an international fellow, please send your
curriculum vitae to 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Dr. Muhammad Hafiz bin Hanafi
from University Sains, Malaysia (2020)
T. Matienzo, a Practicing Neurologist from Philippines
Dr. Shwe Yee Tun, PMR Department, University
of Medicine 2 from Myanma (2019)
Dr. Abdul Rahman
from Ministry of Health hospital from Malayasia (2019)
RPT Sajjan Iqbal Memon from Pakistan (2019)
Akhmedjanova Zumrad from Uzbekistan (2019)
Lynn from North Okkalapa General and Teaching Hospital,
Affiliated hospital of University of Medicine 2, Yangon,
Dr .Ryan Buenviaje Apuada, from Philippines
Dr. Jeshya Ang Chio from St. Luke’s Medical
Center, Quezon City, Philippines (2018)
Naveed Babur, DPT and Nazia Mumtaz, SLP from Isra University,
Dr. Jimah L Suarez from West Visayas
State University, Philippines (2016)
Dr. Pia Roselynn
A. Mendoza from Philippine General Hospital, Philippines
Dr. Angela C. Ballesteros from the Philippine
Orthopedic Center, Philippines (2014)
S. Reyes, from the Mount Carmel Diocesan General Hospital,
Dr. Ye Htun Soe, from No.2 Defence
Services General Hospital, Myanmar (2013-2014)
Mary Jane Yu from University of Santo Tomas Hospital,
Dr. Leilani T. Chua from University
of Santo Tomas Hospital, Philippines (2012)
Samuel A. Tan from Quezon Medical Center, Philippines
Dr. Dari Otgontuya from the third hospital
of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2010-2011)
Barcenas from the Cebu Doctor's University, Philippines (2009-2010)
Course in Neurological Rehabilitation
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital,
in conjunction with the World
Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) organized Certificate
Course in Neurological Rehabilitation in 2010 and 2015.