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Asan Medical Center

Seoul, South Korea


Foundation year





All / Top Specialties

  • Oncology

  • Cardiology

  • Neurosurgery

  • Orthopedics

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Urology

  • Ophthalmology

  • Gastroenterology

  • Neurology

  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)

  • Endocrinology

  • Nephrology

  • Rheumatology

  • Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery

  • Plastic Surgery

  • Dermatology

  • Dentistry

  • Psychiatry

  • Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Family Medicine

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Endocrine Surgery

  • Vascular Surgery

  • Hematology

  • Respiratory Medicine

  • Periodontics

All / Top Services

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Bronchial asthma

  • Interstitial lung disease

  • Pulmonary vascular disease

  • Pulmonary infection

  • Tuberculosis

  • Bronchoscopic intervention

  • Tracheal stenosis

  • Mediastinal tumor

  • Chest wall deformity

  • Chest wall tumor

  • Hyperhidrosis

  • Bronchial tumor

  • Bronchial stenosis

  • Pulmonary tuberculosis

  • Shoulder & Elbow Disease

  • Sports injuries

  • Upper and lower extremity diseases

  • Sarcoma

  • Musculoskeletal tumor

Contact Information

88 Olympic-ro 43-gil Songpa-gu Seoul South Korea


Asan Medical Center, often regarded as "Korea's Most Respected Hospital," stands as a prominent institution in the realm of healthcare and medical research in South Korea. Established in 1977 under the auspices of the ASAN Foundation, the hospital embodies a mission rooted in the spirit of "Respect for Life" and a commitment to "Sharing pain with neighbors." As a part of the ASAN Foundation's non-profit initiatives, Asan Medical Center, as the parent hospital, aims to serve the neediest in society. With a colossal infrastructure comprising 2,732 beds and a sprawling floor area of approximately 280,000 square meters, Asan Medical Center is the largest medical institution in South Korea. Its reputation extends beyond its size, as it boasts world-class medical professionals, a well-structured treatment system, and cutting-edge medical technology on par with the world's leading hospitals. In terms of its operational capacity, Asan Medical Center annually treats an impressive number of patients, including 3,456,843 outpatients, 909,113 inpatients, and 105,491 emergency patients. Furthermore, the hospital conducts around 69,542 highly sophisticated surgeries each year, solidifying its status as the most visited and esteemed medical facility in Korea. As a testament to its excellence, Asan Medical Center has received numerous accolades and recognitions. It has consistently ranked as one of the world's top hospitals, placing 29th globally and securing the top spot in Korea for five consecutive years according to Newsweek's rankings. Additionally, the hospital has been recognized as the most respected hospital in Korea for 17 consecutive years by the Korean Management Association Consulting (KMAC). It has also earned top honors in various categories such as great workplaces, customer satisfaction, and social responsibility. Asan Medical Center is not content with its domestic success; it aspires to set global standards in medicine. To achieve this, the hospital is dedicated to clinical research, industry-university research and development (R&D), and collaborative efforts in areas like cancer treatment through partnerships with the Asan Institute for Life Sciences and the Clinical Research Center. The hospital's vision extends beyond traditional medical care, aiming to eradicate the root causes of illnesses and promote healthy, disease-free living through innovative medicine that integrates medical and engineering principles. The Clinical Research Center at Asan Medical Center is particularly renowned for its focus on practical research and clinical trials, collaborating with leading pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Moreover, the hospital places a strong emphasis on compassion and patient-centric care, treating patients like family and providing warm, friendly services. In summary, Asan Medical Center, under the auspices of the ASAN Foundation, has grown to become an unparalleled institution in the Korean medical landscape. With its commitment to excellence, innovation, and compassionate care, it continues to set new standards in healthcare and medical research, embodying the spirit of "Respect for Life" and a dedication to serving society's most vulnerable.