Ja Hyeon Ku, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea

Dr. Ku graduated from Soonchunhyang University School of Medicine (Seoul, South Korea) in 1995. He was trained as a Urology Residency at Soonchunhyang University Hospital from 1996 to 2000, and finally acquired the urology board in 2000. He further completed Urology Fellowship at Seoul National University Hospital between 2003 and 2005. He obtained his PhD degree in Department of Urology at Seoul National University College of Medicine in 2005. 

Dr. Ku has been the faculty member and professor in the Department of Urology, Seoul National University College of Medicine since 2007. He also worked as a visiting postdoctoral fellow at Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine under Dr. Seth P. Lerner from 2011 to 2012 (Texas, U.S). His clinical and research interests and are primarily focused on urologic oncology, particularly urothelial carcinoma of upper urinary tract and urinary bladder. His area of clinical activities also includes other major urological cancer, including prostate cancer and kidney cancer. 

Recently, he has established the translational research laboratory to develop novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets for advanced stage of urothelial carcinoma. Dr. Ku has published more than 150 scientific articles as well as authored textbooks and book chapter in the field of urological oncology. He has been active member of Korean Urological Association and board member of Korean Urological Oncology Society. He also has been serving as an Editorial Board for the Investigative and Clinical Urology, World Research Journal of Surgical Oncology, World Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine.