Prof. Heung Dong Kim is currently Chief of Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic at Severance Children’s Hospital, Yonsei Universlty College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
He pioneered introducing advanced pediatric epilepsy program, actively applied dietary treatment and surgery to intractable pediatric epilepsy patients. He contributed to widen the usability of dietary treatment in epileptic children from mitochondrial defects and in surgically remediable focal epilepsy, and also introduced surgical treatment extended to patients with secondary generalized epileptic encephalopathy such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and non-lesional epilepsy children.
Professor Kim earned medical degree at Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, and completed residency and pediatric neurology fellowship in Severance Hospital, Yonsei University. He also received his PhD fromYonsei University, Graduate School. He spent 2 years overseas training for an epilepsy fellowship program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as the William G. Lennox lnternational Epilepsy Fellow supported by the Epilepsy Foundation of America from 1994 to 1996.
He served as the President of Korean Epilepsy Society from 2011 to 2013, and currently serves for the President of Korean Bureau for Epilepsy, Chair, Dietary Task Force, Medical Therapies Commission, ILAE
He has published 18 international and Korean textbooks, book chapters for pediatric epilepsy, 147 original articles, review articles, cases reports in peer-reviewed international journals including Nature Medicine. Neurology, Pediatrics, Epilepsia, Seizure, Epilepsy and Behavior, and Brain and Development and more than 150 original articles, review articles, and cases reports in Korean scientific journals.