Dr. HEE YOON – Emergency Medicine  – Best Researcher Award

Samsung Medical Center | South Korea

Author Profile 

Early Academic Pursuits 🎓

Education and Training

His journey in medicine began at Soonchunhyang University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. His academic curiosity and dedication led him to Kangwon University School of Medicine, where he completed his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Medicine. His early academic pursuits were marked by a strong foundation in medical principles and a keen interest in emergency medicine.

 Professional Endeavors 💼

Academic Positions

His professional career is distinguished by his extensive experience in emergency medicine. Currently, he serves as an Associate Professor at Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine. His roles have included Director of the Disaster Medical Aid Team and Director of Research at the Society of Emergency and Critical Care Image (SECCI). These positions highlight his leadership and commitment to advancing emergency medical practices both in academic and clinical settings.

Contributions and Research Focus on Emergency Medicine📚

Research and Innovations
He is a pioneering researcher in the integration of artificial intelligence with emergency ultrasonography. His research primarily focuses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of ultrasound in emergency care. One of his significant contributions is the development of a technique to assess carotid artery compressibility during CPR using point-of-care ultrasound. This innovation has improved the speed and accuracy of diagnosis in critical care situations, leading to better patient outcomes.

Research and Innovations

Completed/Ongoing Research Projects:

  • Artificial Intelligence-Based Evaluation of Carotid Artery Compressibility via Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Determining the Return of Spontaneous Circulation During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (2022.03 – 2025.02): This project, funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2022R1C1C1011864), positions Dr. Yoon as the principal investigator.
  • Status and Perception of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education in Korean Medical Schools: A National Cross-sectional Study (2021-2022): Funded by the Society of Emergency and Critical Care Image (SECCI), Dr. Yoon also led this study as the principal investigator.

Accolades and Recognition 🏆

His academic and research contributions have garnered significant recognition. With 1105 total citations, an h-index of 16, and an i10-index of 27, his work is well-regarded in the medical community. He has published 85 articles in prestigious journals indexed by SCI and Scopus and authored the book Point-of-Care ULTRASOUND. Additionally, he has a patent published and another under process, further establishing his influence in the field.

Editorial Appointments and Professional Memberships

He serves as the Director of Research at SECCI and as a guest editor for the journal Diagnostics. He is an active member of the Korean Medical Association and the Korean Association of Emergency Medicine.

 Impact and Influence 🌍

Community Impact

His research has had a profound impact on emergency medical practices, particularly in the use of ultrasound for diagnostic purposes. His innovative approach to integrating artificial intelligence with emergency ultrasound has set new standards in the field, influencing both national and international medical practices. His work has significantly enhanced the efficiency of emergency medical services and improved patient care outcomes.

 Legacy and Future Contributions 🔮

Future Contributions

His legacy is marked by his pioneering contributions to emergency medicine and his commitment to improving patient care through innovative research. As he continues to explore new frontiers in emergency medical technology, his work will undoubtedly shape the future of the field. His dedication to education and research ensures that his influence will extend to the next generation of medical professionals.

His ongoing and future research projects promise to further advance the understanding and application of ultrasound in emergency care. His work on artificial intelligence-based evaluations and educational initiatives in point-of-care ultrasound will continue to set benchmarks in emergency medicine.

Notable Publications 

HEE YOON | Emergency Medicine | Best Researcher Award

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