Gun-il Im, M.D., Ph.D is the President of International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS), the President-Elect of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), and also the Past President of Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSBM), and the Past President of Korean Society for Cartilage and Osteoarthritis.
Dr. Im is currently Professor in Department of Orthopaedics, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea. He is also leading the Integrative Research Institute for Regenerative Biomedical Engineering (IRBE) of Dongguk University, a specialized center dedicated to stem cell and tissue regeneration research.
Dr. Im received his M.D in Seoul National University in 1988 and finished his training as an orthopaedic surgeon at Seoul National University Hospital in 1993. He then obtained his Ph.D. degree in Korea University in 1999. Dr. Im began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at Dept. of Orthopaedics, Hallym University Hospital in 1996 and moved to Dept. of Orthopaedics, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital in 2006 and has been working in the institution until now.
Dr. Im has participated in global academic activity in the field of musculoskeletal research during last two decades and possesses numerous connections with researchers overseas. Dr. Im has been working on the field of stem cell and tissue regeneration of musculoskeletal system since 1996. He has published 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals and holds 18 national and international patents. He has accumulated rich knowledge in the research on the regeneration of bone and cartilage regeneration. Dr. Im has been performing multidisciplinary research in cooperation with scientist and engineers of various fields to translate the research product into clinical application. Based on his works, he has been awarded several prestigious awards from the Korean governments, academic societies and his university.
[Symposium] Year in Review (Basic)
Emerging concepts of endotypes/phenotypes in osteoarthritis