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
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.
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 'email@example.com'.
Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Dr. Muhammad Hafiz bin Hanafi
from University Sains, Malaysia (2020)
Dr. Lovelyn T. Matienzo, a Practicing Neurologist from
Dr. Shwe Yee Tun, PMR Department,
University of Medicine 2 from Myanma (2019)
Abdul Rahman from Ministry of Health hospital from Malayasia
RPT Sajjan Iqbal Memon from Pakistan (2019)
Dr. Akhmedjanova Zumrad from Uzbekistan (2019)
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
Drs. Muhammad Naveed Babur, DPT and Nazia
Mumtaz, SLP from Isra University, Pakistan (2016)
Dr. Jimah L Suarez from West Visayas State University,
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
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,
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.