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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
   Department of anesthesiology and pain medicine is mainly responsible for the management of anesthesia for surgery patients, that of intensive-care-unit (ICU) patients and pain control.

   In general, the anesthesia inclusively represents a loss of perception, sensory block, motor block and reflex block, as Dr. Woodbridge suggested. The anesthesia is one of the medical procedures where various measures are taken and the status of patients is persistently monitored to maintain the optimal physiologic status for surgery following the appropriate use of the drugs with the above effects. Anesthetic methods include general anesthesia, regional, local anesthesia and topical application.

   At the department of anesthesiology and pain medicine, to resolve the doubt and anxiety of all the patients waiting for surgery and to assess their physical status, a preoperative patient visit is performed. During the surgery, the latest anesthetic equipment and the state-of-the-art monitor are used to manage the safety of patients. Besides, with the postoperative pain control, every effort is made to alleviate the pain which might be developed following the surgery. Furthermore, the department of anesthesiology and pain medicine makes a diagnosis of and then treats a wide variety of pain (acute, chronic and cancer pain), for which it runs a pain clinic.
Clinic of Anesthesiology
  1. Pain Clinic
  2. - Postoperative Pain Management
  3. - Headache(Migraine, Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  4. - Cervical and Shoulder(Frozen Shoulder)
  5. - Lower Back Pain(HNP, Spinal Stenosis)
  6. - Cancer Pain
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
Doctor Academic Appointment Subspecialty
Koh, Shin Ok
M.D.
A chair - professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea  Critical Care Medicine 
Woo, Young Cheol
M.D., Ph D.
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chung-Ang University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea  Pain, Geriatric Anesthesia 
Jung, Yong Hun
M.D., Ph D.
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chung-Ang University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea  geriatric, robotic surgery, ENT anesthesia 
Baek, Chong Wha
M.D., Ph D.
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chung-Ang University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea   intravenous anesthesia, urology/dental surgery/opthamology/plastic surgery anesthesia 
Kang, Hyun
M.D., Ph D.
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chung-Ang University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea   cardiovascular anesthesia, pediastric anesthesia, general surgery anesthesia 
Shin, Hwa Yong
MD, PhD, FIPP
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain medicine College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University   spine disease(disc, spinal stenosis, pain after spine surgery), joint pain, neuralgia(trigerminal neuralgia, post herpetic neuralgia, neuropathic pain), cancer pain 
Park, Yong Hee
M.D., Ph D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia and pain medicine, Chung-Ang University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea   pediatric anesthesia 
Choi, Geun Joo
M.D.
Clinical fellow Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chung-Ang University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea   out patient clinic anesthesia, OBGYN anesthesia, monitored anesthesic care