March 2015

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of cardiovascular imaging and his dedication to building closer ties between radiologists from around the world, Professor Tae-Hwan Lim from Seoul, Republic of Korea, will be awarded Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2015.

Tae-Hwan Lim is professor of radiology at the University of Ulsan College of Medicine and a radiologist at the Asan Medical Center’s department of radiology in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

After graduating with a degree in medicine from Seoul National University in 1978, Prof. Lim continued his studies there, earning a Master of Science degree in 1981 and a Ph.D. in 1987. During this time he worked as an intern and resident at Seoul National University Hospital. He later served as director of radiology at the Korean Armed Forces Capitol Hospital. Since 1987, he spent one and a half years in the United States as a research fellow in magnetic resonance imaging at the University of California San Francisco’s department of radiology under the supervision of Dr. C.B. Higgins. In 1989, he started his career at Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, as an assistant professor, and has since been working as associate professor and full professor. In 1990, he was appointed director of the NMR laboratory at the Asan Institute for Life Sciences. Eight years later he became chairman of the department of radiology at Asan Medical Center, a post he held until 2000.

With a clear commitment to developing and advancing cardiovascular imaging in Korea and Asia, Prof. Lim has played a major role in promoting and developing training in MR and CT in Korea, as well as in Asia. He also founded the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI) in 2007 and served as the first and second president.

Prof. Lim is also devoted to improving general public healthcare and has held a number of senior government posts and is a member of several national committees. He is currently the president of the National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency and was a member of the Korean Ministry of Health & Welfare’s Health Technology Assessment Committee for six years.

At ECR 2015 Prof. Lim will receive Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology.