Adjunct Professor










   Molecular imaging


   Cognitive Neuro









Keon Wook Kang, M.D.


e-mail :  

TEL : (02) 2072-2803



Date of Birth                  December 5, 1966
Nationality                      Republic of Korea
Address                         Department of Nuclear Medicine,

                                        Seoul National University College of Medicine
                                        28 Yeongon Jongno, Seoul 110-744, KOREA
Phone                             82-2-2072-2803
Fax                                  82-2-745-7690



Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Imaging and Therapy




Seoul National University,Seoul,Korea
M.D. Seoul National University College
of Medicine


Master of Medical Science
GraduateSchool of University, Seoul National University


PhD of Medical Science
GraduateSchool ofUniversity,Seoul National University




Internship,Seoul National University Hospital


Residency, Department of Internal Medicine,Seoul National University Hospital


Public Health Service,Chungbuk Province


Project for establishingNational Cancer Center, Ministry of Health & Welfare


Fellowship, Department of Nuclear Medicine,Seoul National University Hospital


Chief, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital,National Cancer Center


Team Leader, Information Technology Team,National Cancer Center


Chief, Nuclear Medicine Branch, Research Institute,National Cancer Center


Chief, Cancer Information Branch,National Cancer Center


Visiting Scientist, Molecular Imaging Program atStanford University


Assistant Secretary for Innovative Administration,National Cancer Center


Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear Medicine,
Seoul National University College of Medicine


Professor, Department of Nuclear Medicine,
Seoul National University College of Medicine



1998.11                             Handling of Radiation Accidents by Emergency Personnel, REAC/TS,Oak Ridge,TN,USA

2000.2                               IAEA Regional Training Workshop on Scintimammography, Sentinel Lymph Node Detection and Intraoperative Surgical Probe Technology in the Management of Breast Cancer,Jakarta,Indonesia



1996-                                Member, the Korean Association of Internal Medicine 

1997-                                Board Member, the Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine

2000-                                Member, the Society of Nuclear Medicine

2001-                                Member, the Korean Society of Medical Informatics

2002-2004                         Member, the American Medical Informatics Association

2002-                                Member, the Academy of Molecular Imaging

2002-                                Board Member, the Korean Society of Molecular Imaging

2002-                                Member, the Korean PET Association

2003-                                Member, the Korean Cancer Association

2003-                                Member, the Society for Molecular Imaging

2005-                                Member, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine

2005-2006                         Oncology PET Track Coordinator, 9th World Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology

2006-2007                         Secretary General, Organizing Committee, Asian Regional Cooperative Council for Nuclear Medicine



1995.10                           The Japan Society of Nuclear Medicine,

                                       Distinguished Young Investigator's Award from Asia andOceania ‘Stress/Rest Tc-99m MIBI SPECT in Comparison with Rest/Stress Rb-82 PET’

1999.11                            The Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine,

The Best Poster Award ‘Nuclear Medicine PACS: Conversion of Interfile into DICOM’

2000.6                             The Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Travel Award, ‘Quantification of 18F-FDG PET Images Using Probabilistic Brain Atlas: Clinical Application in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Patients’

2001.6                             The Department of Health & Welfare Secretary’s Award, ‘Distinguished work for establishment ofNational Cancer Center

2002.4                             The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Award. ‘Quantification of F-18 FDG PET images in temporal lobe epilepsy patients using probabilistic brain atlas’

2006.10                            Inclusion in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2006-2007



1.       Tseng JR, Kang KW, Dandekar M, Yaghoubi S, Lee JH, Christensen JG, Muir S, Vincent PW, Michaud NR, Gambhir SS. Preclinical Efficacy of the c-Met Inhibitor CE-355621 in a U87 MG Mouse Xenograft Model Evaluated by 18F-FDG Small-Animal PET. J Nucl Med. 2008 Jan;49(1):129-134.

2.       Lee S, Kim EY, Kang SH, Kim SW, Kim SK, Kang KW, Kwon Y, Shin KH, Kang HS, Ro J, Lee ES. Sentinel node identification rate, but not accuracy, is significantly decreased after pre-operative chemotherapy in axillary node-positive breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2007;102(3):283-8.

3.       Chung HH, Kim SK, Kim TH, Lee S, Kang KW, Kim JY, Park SY. Clinical impact of FDG-PET imaging in post-therapy surveillance of uterine cervical cancer: From diagnosis to prognosis. Gynecol Oncol. 2006;103(1):165-70.

4.       Choi HJ, Roh JW, Seo SS, Lee S, Kim JY, Kim SK, Kang KW, Lee JS, Jeong JY, Park SY. Comparison of the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the presurgical detection of lymph node metastases in patients with uterine cervical carcinoma. Cancer. 2006 Feb 15;106(4):914-22.

5.       Kim SK, Kang KW, Lee JS, Kim HK, Chang HJ, Choi JY, Lee JH, Ryu KW, Kim YW, Bae JM.  Assessment of lymph node metastases using (18)F-FDG PET in patients with advanced gastric cancer. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2006 Feb;33(2):148-55.

6.       Kim TJ, Lee KW, Kim HY, Lee JH, Kim EA, Kim SK, Kang KW. Simple Pulmonary Eosinophilia Evaluated by Means of FDG PET: the Findings of 14 Cases. Korean J Radiol. 2005;6:208-13.

7.       Roh JW, Seo SS, Lee S, Kang KW, Kim SK, Sim JS, Kim JY, Hong EK, Cho DS, Lee JS, Park SY. Role of positron emission tomography in pretreatment lymph node staging of uterine cervical cancer: A prospective surgicopathologic correlation study. Eur J Cancer. 2005 Sep;41(14):2086-92.

8.       Kang KW, Min JJ, Chen X, Gambhir SS. Comparison of [(14)C]FMAU, [(3)H]FEAU, [(14)C]FIAU, and [(3)H]PCV for Monitoring Reporter Gene Expression of Wild Type and Mutant Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Thymidine Kinase in Cell Culture. Mol Imaging Biol. 2005;7:296-303.

9.       Lee HS, Kim MS, Lee JM, Kim SK, Kang KW, Zo JI. Intrathoracic gastric emptying of solid food after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Aug;80(2):443-7.

10.   Lee JS, Lee DS, Kim J, Kim YK, Kang E, Kang H, Kang KW, Lee JM, Kim JJ, Park HJ, Kwon JS, Kim SI, Yoo TW, Chang KH, Lee MC. Development of Korean standard brain templates. J Korean Med Sci. 2005 Jun;20(3):483-8.

11.   Kim SK, Kang KW, Roh JW, Sim JS, Lee ES, Park SY. Incidental ovarian( 18)F-FDG accumulation on PET: correlation with the menstrual cycle. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2005 Jul;32(7):757-63.

12.   Kang KW, Kim SK, Kang HS, Lee ES, Sim JS, Lee IG, Jeong SY, Kim SW. Prevalence and risk of cancer of focal thyroid incidentaloma identified by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for metastasis evaluation and cancer screening in healthy subjects. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003;88:4100-4.

13.   Lee DS, Lee SK, Kim YK, Lee JS, Cheon GJ, Kang KW, Kim ES, Chung JK, Lee MC. Superiority of HMPAO ictal SPECT to ECD ictal SPECT in localizing the epileptogenic zone Epilepsia 2002;43:263-9

14.   Kim SK, Lee DS, Lee SK, Kim YK, Kang KW, Chung CK, Chung JK, Lee MC. Diagnostic performance of [18F]FDG-PET and ictal [99mTc]-HMPAO SPECT in occipital lobe epilepsy Epilepsia 2001;42:1531-40

15.   Lee DS, Lee JS, Kang KW, Jang MJ, Lee SK, Chung JK, Lee MC. Disparity of perfusion and glucose metabolism of epileptogenic zones in temporal lobe epilepsy demonstrated by SPM/SPAM analysis on [15O] water PET, [18F]FDG-PET, and [99mTc]-HMPAO SPECT Epilepsia 2001;42:1515-22

16.   Kang KW, Lee DS, Cho JH, Lee JS, Yeo JS, Lee SK, Chung J-K, Lee MC. Quantification of F-18 FDG PET Images in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Patients Using Probabilistic Brain Atlas NeuroImage 2001;14:1-6

17.   Lee DS, Lee SK, Kim SK, Kang KW, Lee KH, Hyun IY, Chung J-K, Lee MC. Late postictal residual perfusion abnormality in epileptogenic zone found on 6-h postictal SPECT Neurology 2000;55:835-41



Kang KW, Lee JS, Lee DS, Lee MC. Chapter 22: Partial Volume Correction of Simulated PET and 18F FDG PET from 14 Normal Brains In: Senda M, Kimura Y, Herscovitch P, eds. Brain Imaging Using PET San Diego: Academic Press, 2002 pp153-7.