“Welcome to Seoul St.Mary’s Hospital. Welcome to the International Health Care Center.”
Seoul St. Mary's Hospital
Seoul St. Mary's Hospital is a University based, teaching, academic medical center with state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and medical services. The hospital is the biggest in Korea as a single hospital building and offers tertiary care for patients referred from all over the country. Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital is a flagship hospital of Korea’s largest healthcare network called Catholic Medical Center, and is also internationally renowned for the professional medical care and world-leading medical research.
The hospital has been Joint Commission International accredited since 2010.
International Health Care Center
International Health Care Center has highly qualified medical staffs dedicated to provide sophisticated and compassionate medical services to international patients who are living or traveling in Korea.
The Medical staffs and services
International Health Care Center is staffed by doctors, nurses andcoordinators who can communicate fluently in various languages including English, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, French, Chinese and Korean. The staffs are fully prepared to serve the medical needs of foreigners or oversea patients and provide them with all health information they need.
Dr. Ji Yeon Lee, the Director of International Health Care Center, is a board certified Rheumatologist as well as an Internist. After finishing medical school and a year of internship in Korea, she went to the United States and received Internal Medicine residency training at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Texas and Rheumatology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA. She obtained American Board certifications of Internal Medicine in 2008 and Rheumatology in 2011, and she is participating in maintenance of certification by American Board of Internal Medicine for both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology (ABIM ID: 288877).She is currently a clinical professor at the International Healthcare Center. She also carriesan active medical license from Massachusetts, USA. Based on the clinical experiencethrough her practice in the United States, she provides medical care for primary medical problems as well as rheumatologic and musculoskeletal problems by US standards.
Dr. Jin-Ju Ok is a primary care physician trained in France and in Korea. She provides consultations for primary care, health check-ups (including visa medical examination), counseling and care before travels (providing information related to the prevention of tropical diseases, immunizations and prescriptions of drug such as anti-malarial drugs as needed before travel) at the International Health Care Center to international patients. She is an active member of International Society of Travel Medicine and received the Certificate in Travel Health. She is a registered physician of the French, Swiss, German and Italian Embassies, and Air France–KLM Airlines in Korea.
Dr. Jeeyong Lim is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who is specialized in taking care of international patients. He finished residency and fellowship in the department of Emergency Medicine at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital and is currently a clinical professor of Emergency Medicine at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital. He serves as a member of Korean Association of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine, International Society of Travel Medicine and Society of Korean Emergency Geriatrics.
Dr. Jeonghoon Ha is an Endocrinologist at the International Healthcare Center. Dr. Hagraduated medical schoolof the Catholic university of Korea in 2008 and finished medical residency and endocrinology fellowshipat Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital. Currently, he is a clinical assistant professor in the division of Endocrinology at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital. He was awarded the Ministry of Health and Welfare Award in 2011 and several awards for the excellence in clinical researches from Korean Endocrine Society and Korean Thyroid Association. He is a board-certified endocrinologist and a member of the Korean Association of Internal Medicine, Korean Endocrine Society, Korean Thyroid Association, American Thyroid Association, and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. His current research interests include Osteoporosis, Thyroid diseases, and Pituitary diseases.
Dr. Seung Jae Kim is a board certified family medicine physician who has done his residency training at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH). He was also a clinical fellow in the Department of Family Medicine, SNUH. He is currently a clinical fellow in the Department of Family Medicine and in the International Healthcare Center at the Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital. He is also a member of the Korean Medical Association and the Korean Academy of Family Medicine. Dr. Kim’s clinical practice and research focuses mainly on health promotion, international healthcare, non-communicable diseases, and medication adherence.
Dr. Ja Un Moon is a board certified Pediatrician who finished residency training at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital. She is currently a clinical fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Moon provides consultations for international pediatric patients, and her field of interestincludes general pediatric diseases, pediatric epilepsy and convulsive disorders, headache, developmental disorders and pediatric vaccinations.
Dr. Rapovka, Russian Medical Doctor specialized in cardiovascular surgery, is graduated from Vladivostok Medical University in Russia and finished fellowship at Asan Medical Center in Seoul. He is coordinating the care of Russian patients.
When patients need further consultations in specialty departments or specialized centers, they will be transferred to the relevant clinics with appropriate interpreting services and continuous support from the staffs of the International Health Care Center.
One-stop medical service
Patients are provided with efficient one-stop medical services, including medical consultations and filling prescriptions using the hospital’s inpatient pharmacy.
Documentations including medical reports and insurance forms will be provided upon request in English, Russian, Japanese, and French.
Seoul St. Mary`s Hospital provides efficient 24 hours emergency medical services to foreign patients who need an immediate medical care. The Emergency Center is located at the first floor of the main building and a fluent English speaking physician is ready for providing emergency care 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
In case of emergency, please go to the Emergency Center or contact emergency physician on call: +82-2-2258-2003~5