December 2017

In recognition of his achievements in genitourinary imaging and intervention, and in particular of his untiring efforts in furthering international relations, Professor Seung Hyup Kim from Seoul, Korea, will be presented with ESR Honorary Membership at ECR 2018.

Seung Hyup Kim is a professor of radiology and urology at the Seoul National University (SNU) College of Medicine, Korea.
Prof. Kim received his medical degree and master’s degree, in diagnostic radiology, from SNU in 1979 and 1982 respectively. He then completed his internship and residency in radiology at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) and obtained his board certification in 1983. In 1988 he completed his PhD on diagnostic radiology at SNU.
After his military service, he became a radiology instructor at SNU and spent a year as a visiting radiologist at the Hospital of Pennsylvania University in the United States. In 1998 he was promoted to professor of radiology at SNU, and five years later, professor of radiology and urology. Prof. Kim served as associate dean from 2002 to 2004, chair of the department of radiology from 2008 to 2010 and vice-president of SNUH from 2010 to 2013.
His main subspecialty is genitourinary imaging and intervention, and he has 377 publications including 224 SCI-indexed papers, 11 monographs and 12 book chapters. His main works are Radiology Illustrated: Uroradiology and Radiology Illustrated: Gynaecologic Imaging.
Prof. Kim was the secretary general of the 11th Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB), which was held in Seoul in 2006. He was one of the key members in upgrading the Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (KSUM), by giving its annual meeting an international dimension using the ‘KSUM Open’ slogan and adopting English as one of the congress languages.
He has been serving the Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (AFSUMB) in various roles since 2001, including council member, treasurer, secretary and president.
He has been involved with the WFUMB for many years as councillor, vice-president, and member of various committees. Currently, he is president-elect of the federation.
At ECR 2018, Seung Hyup Kim will be awarded Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology.