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Professor Chin-Sang Chung MD, PhD

Professor in Neurology

Department of Neurology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea

Chin-Sang Chung  obtained his medical degree at the Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea in 1981. He trained in neurology residency at the Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. Afterwards he served as the neurology professor and chairman at the Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. He obtained his PhD at the Seoul National University in 1989. Between 1992 and 1993 he did a research fellowship on stroke under the supervision of Dr. Louis R. Caplan, at the New England Medical Center of Tufts Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. In 1995 he moved to the Samsung Medical Center (SMC), Seoul, Korea as a neurology professor and also served as the department chair (2003-2009) and director of the Neuroscience Center (2009-2013).

In addition to his major sub-specialty of stroke, he established the first Headache Clinic in South Korea in 1995 and launched the Korean Headache Society (KHS) in 2001. And he served as the KHS president (2003-2007) and the vice-president of the Asian Headache Foundation (the president professor Fumihiko Sakai). Since October 2016, he has been the president of ARCH (Asian Regional Committee of Headache), which was originated from the Korean-Japanese Headache Congress that was launched by Chin-Sang Chung and Fumihiko Sakai in 2006. He is also the congress chairman of the Korean Stroke Society (KSS) after having served as the KSS president (2014-2016). He is actively involved in clinical researches on headache and stroke and has published 123 articles in SCI journals and has written many book chapters on stroke and headache.

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