Selected Publications

Invited Lectures

International Fellowship




NeuroRehabilitation Laboratory

Nam-Jong Paik, M.D., Ph.D.

Seoul National University


I received 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 University Hospital. 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 department in Korea. We earned three-year accreditation in inpatient rehabilitation programs for adults and children/adolescents in 2017.


Research Interests

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.

Selected Recent Publications - Link

Invited Lectures- Link


I received 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".


International NeuroRehabilitation Fellowship Program

Seoul 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 ''.

Currently in Program:

Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak.

Program Alumni:

Dr. Muhammad Hafiz bin Hanafi from University Sains, Malaysia (2020)
Dr. Lovelyn T. Matienzo, a Practicing Neurologist from Philippines (2019)
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)
Dr. Akhmedjanova Zumrad from Uzbekistan (2019)
Dr. Sithu Lynn from North Okkalapa General and Teaching Hospital, Affiliated hospital of University of Medicine 2, Yangon, Myanmar (2018)
Dr .Ryan Buenviaje Apuada, from Philippines (2018)
Dr. Jeshya Ang Chio from St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines (2018)
Drs. Muhammad Naveed Babur, DPT and Nazia Mumtaz, SLP from Isra University, Pakistan (2016)
Dr. Jimah L Suarez from West Visayas State University, Philippines (2016)
Dr. Pia Roselynn A. Mendoza from Philippine General Hospital, Philippines (2015)
Dr. Angela C. Ballesteros from the Philippine Orthopedic Center, Philippines (2014)
Dr. Ronald S. Reyes, from the Mount Carmel Diocesan General Hospital, Philippines (2014)
Dr. Ye Htun Soe, from No.2 Defence Services General Hospital, Myanmar (2013-2014)
Dr. Mary Jane Yu from University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Philippines (2013)
Dr. Leilani T. Chua from University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Philippines (2012)
Dr. Samuel A. Tan from Quezon Medical Center, Philippines (2011-2012)
Dr. Dari Otgontuya from the third hospital of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2010-2011)
Dr. Carmelo Barcenas from the Cebu Doctor's University, Philippines (2009-2010)


Certificate 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.  


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