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Dr. Hwi Young Kim
Autoimmune liver disease · Cirrhosis
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Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital
Seoul, South Korea
911-1 Mok-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The liver is the human body's most important organ. It is essential for digesting food, removing toxins from the blood, and performing many other vital functions. Any disturbance in its functioning can affect multiple critical functions of the body. Liver problems are becoming more common around the world. The most common type of liver infections is hepatitis A, B, and C. Besides these infections, sometimes the body's immune system turns against liver cells, causing liver inflammation called Autoimmune hepatitis. Autoimmune hepatitis can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) which may cause liver failure. The autoimmune liver disease requires immediate consultation of an experienced Hepatologist. Dr. Hwi Young Kim of Ewha Woman's University, Mokdong Hospital, South Korea, is a highly experienced Hepatologist with a special clinical interest in Autoimmune Hepatitis and Cirrhosis. He completed his education at the prestigious College of Medicine, Seoul National University. In 2000, he did his graduation, followed by a master's in 2004. Later, in 2010, He earned his Ph.D. from the same university. During his decade-long career, Dr. Hwi Young Kim worked in renowned hospitals and gathered rich experience in Hepatology. In 2010, he started working as a Hepatologist in National Cancer Center, Korea. In 2012, he was appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor in SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center. Dr. Hwi Young Kim also completed Novartis Hepatology Fellowship Program in 2020 from the University of Bern, Switzerland. Since 2016, he has been associated with Ewha Womans University as an Associate Professor and serving people suffering from different hepatic disorders. Dr. Hwi Young Kim has also successfully published many research articles in various national and internal publications.