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Introduction

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Department of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology was initially established first in Korea as a department of dermatology when Professor Kung-Sun Oh assumes the first department chair on 14 May 1917 and has taken a leading role in the field of dermatology in Korea along with our long history of Severance for the last 111 years. Until the moment of developmental separation into dermatology and urology in 1961 according to the changes in modern medicine, the Department of Dermatology had been integrated into the departments of dermatology and urology and also shares its history with the origin. The thing that this developmental separation can be made possible while keeping pace with advanced medical science in the West would be contributable to the hard work by Professor Namju Lee the 8th department chair (first department chair after the division of dermatology and urology) and by Professor Jongsoon Wang the 1st department chair of urology. Since the time of establishing the Department of Dermatology, we have educated about 190 medical doctors and currently, 24 students are receiving medical training from Severance Hospital, Yongdong Severance Hospital and Wonju Christian Hospital.

 

Major Clinical Results

  • 1983: Introducing the serologic testing for the diagnosis of syphilis first in Korea
  • Currently treating the largest number of Behçet's disease patients in the world as a single research institute since the time of opening the Behçet's Disease Clinic in 1983
  • Since the time that we have initially provided the phototherapy for vitiligo and psoriasis by opening a phototherapy clinic in 1983, our development has been gradually developed to become the Phototherapy Clinic best in Korea along with the opening of Phototherapy Unit in 1988.
  • In 1989, our department has practiced the first chemical peeling and has applied laser therapy for various skin diseases. Based on our long experience of dermatology, our department is extending area of chemical peeling and laser therapy and actively practicing various medical therapies such as microsurgery of the skin, liposuction and autologous fat transplantation.
  • Currently, our department is examining and treating the largest number of outpatients among university hospitals and is recognized as the best dermatological clinic in Korea (a total of 73,340 outpatients as of 2004)

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