Curriculum Vitae




BIRTH PLACE: Inchon, Korea          CITIZENSHIP: Republic of Korea


1) Business: Department of Neurology, Asan Medical Center

              388-1 Poongnap-Dong, Songpa-Gu, Seoul, Korea

              phone) 02-3010-4127, 3450   fax) 02-474-4691, 02-483-5446




1975    Kyunggi High School, Seoul, Korea

1977    Premedical Course, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul

            National University, Seoul, Korea

1981    M.D., Seoul National University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

1989    Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA


1981-82  General physician at the Eui-Jung-Bu city health office

1982-85  Public health physician in Kyunggi province, in lieu of military service (compulsory)

1991-92  Internship in Medicine, University of Southern California-Los Angeles County hospital, Los Angeles,                 CA, USA

1992-95  Residency in Neurology, Washington University (Barnes-Jewish hospital), St. Louis, MO, USA

1995-96  Attending neurologist at Barnes Hospital Neurology clinic

1996-present  Attending neurologist, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea


1981   Medical license, Department of Health, Korean Government (#23092)

1981   ECFMG certified (passed ECFMG and VQE)

1992   Medical license, California, USA

1995   Medical license, MO, USA, Board eligible, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

1997   Board certified in adult neurology, Korean Academy of Neurology


1985-89   Research assistant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

1989-91   Postdoctoral research fellow, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

1991-1992  Instructor in Medicine, USC, LA, CA

1992-1995  Instructor in Neurology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1995-96   Assistant professor in Neurology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1996-2002.3   Associate Professor in Neurology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

2002.4-present   Professor in Neurology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea


Rand Interior Award, 1991

Pfizer Medical Research Award, 2000

Distingushied Researcher in Bioengineering from Korean Ministry of Science and Technology, 2001

Outstanding Medical Researcher Korean Medical Association, 2002

Asan Medical Award, 2009

Invited Lecture and Plenary Speech

National Congress of Italian Society for Neuroscience and Joint Italian-Swedish Neuroscience Meeting, Zinc      and ischemia, 2005

Neuro-glia Interaction in Aging and Disease, Zinc and Brain ischemia, 2005

7th International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans, Zinc induced brain injury, 2004

Hot Topics in Epilepsy UCI Epilepsy Research Center Symposium, Endogenous Zinc in Seizure-Induced Neuronal Death: Source and Toxic Mechanisms , 2004

34th Annual Meeting of the American society for Neurochemistry, Zinc in Neurodegeneration, 2003

The Second Asia-Pacific IMBN Conference, The Role of Synaptic Zinc in Brain Injury, 1999

Major activities in academic Societies or Journal

(1) Member of academic society

      Society for Neuroscience

      Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network (AIMBN)

      Korean Academy of Neurology

      Korean Molecular Biology Society

(2) Editor of journal

      Neurobiology of Disease

      Brain research



EG Oh, SB Ko, KH Kim, IK Chang, DW Choi, LL Dugan, JY Koh, IJ Shin, and MH Won, Dialkylhydroxybenzoic aicd derivatives containing metal chelating groups and their therapeutic uses: International PCT/KR01/01273 Feb. 6. 2003

JY Koh, YH Yoon, MH Yoo, KM Noh, HJ Hyun, JY Lee, A novel use of riluzole for treating retinopathy: Korea Patent 2003-71812 Oct. 15. 2003 and International PCT/KR2004/000185 Feb. 02. 2004

SB Ko, EG Oh, EK Kim, WY Kim, DW Choi, LL Dugan, JY Koh, MH Won, and MB Wie, Seleno compounds containing nitrone moiety, their preparation and their therapeutic uses: United States Patent US 6,815,459 B2 Nov. 9. 2004

JY Koh, JS Yi, TY Kim, TH Kim, JY Lee, A novel use of pyruvate for stroke: Korea Patent 2005-15558 Feb. 24. 2005



1. Choi DW, Weiss JH, Koh JY, Christine CW, Kurth MC (1989) Glutamate neurotoxicity, calcium, and zinc. Ann NY Acad Sci 568:219-224


2.Koh JY, Choi DW (1998) Zinc in the central nervous system. Encyclopedia of Neuroscience.


3. Choi DW, Koh JY (1998) Zinc and brain injury. Ann. Rev. Neurosci. 21: 347-375.

4. Koh JY, Kim YH, Park JA, Lee JY (2002)