Hyeong Sik Ahn, MD, PhD
Hyeong Sik Ahn is a health services researcher at the Korea University School of Medicine. He graduated with a degree in medicine from the Seoul National University in 1985. He completed his post graduate training and was board certified in Preventive Medicine in 1990. He then received a PhD in preventive medicine from the Seoul National University in 1995. He had worked in Korea University as a professor and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine since 1996. He has been working on evidence based medicine and is a leader on a variety projects for clinical practice guidelines and systematic review. He totally published 50 papers on international and Korean refereed journals, which have been cited over 400 times, and is the author of six chapters of five books. His research has been supported by grants from the following sources: Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korean government, Academic Institute in Korea, and National Insurance Cooperation. The total amount fund during last ten years reaches 4 million USD. He also worked on development of academic organisation on his research field including Korean Branch of Cochrane Collaboration, and has appointed as director of Institute for Evidence based Medicine. He was the convener of 8th Guidelines International Network which was held in Seoul in 2011.