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. In
2001 I became an assistant professor of Seoul National
University 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 first president of the
Asia-Oceanian Society for NeuroRehabilitation
the member-at-large of the World Federation
for NeuroRehabilitation. At Seoul National
University Bundang Hospital, I am serving as the Chief Strategy and Finance
I am a member of National Academy
of Medicine of Korea, and serving as a board of directors
for Gyeonggi Medical Association, Korean Society for
NeuroRehabilitation, Korean Geriatric Society, Korean
Stroke Society and Korean Dysphagia Society.
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.
Recent Publications - Link
Our paper “Effects of transcranial
direct current stimulation (tDCS) on post-stroke dysphagia,”published
at Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience in 2012 has
as a highlight paper from the IOS Press and brought
to the attention of the media in July 2012
our research work broadcasted on Microsoft Research.
recovery gets a boost from Kinect"
Now I am
serving as an associate editor of several international
journals including 'Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience'
and 'Biomedical Research International'.
Neurology and Neuroscience'
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'.
Drs. Muhammad Naveed Babur,
DPT and Nazia Mumtaz, SLP from Isra University, Pakistan
Dr. Jimah L Suarez from West Visayas State
University, Philippines (2016)
Dr. Pia Roselynn
A. Mendoza from Philippine General Hospital, Philippines
C. Ballesteros from the Philippine Orthopedic Center
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
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)
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.