Selected Publications

Invited Lectures

International Fellowship

WFNR-CCNR 

 

 

NeuroRehabilitation Laboratory

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

Professor
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. 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 (AOSNR), and 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 Officer.

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.

 

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

Our paper “Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on post-stroke dysphagia,”published at Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience in 2012 has been selected as a highlight paper from the IOS Press and brought to the attention of the media in July 2012

Please visit our research work broadcasted on Microsoft Research.
"Stroke 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'.
'Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience'
'Biomedical Research International'

 

I received 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 'njpaik@snu.ac.kr'.

Currently in Program:


Program Alumni:

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 (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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