Joong Seok Seo, M.D., Ph.D. Biography


Personal Information

(1) Present Positions
2012.7. ~ Present Director - General, National Forensic Service, Seoul, Korea

(2) Date of Birth

January 3rd, 1957

(3) Contact Address
Tel : (82-2) 2600-4602
Mobile : (82) 10-9467-1476
Fax : (82-2) 2600-4609
E-mail : sjsme@korea.kr

Education

(1) Degree
1991. 2. - 1994. 2. Doctoral Pathology College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
1984. 2. - 1989. 2. Master Pathology College of Medicine , Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
1977. 2. - 1983. 2. Bachelor Pathology College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

(2) Professional development activity
2010. 3. - 2010. 8. Advanced Management Program, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, Korea
2008. 3. - 2008. 8. Advanced Program for Public Health Care, Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Korea
2006. 3. - 2006. 8. Advanced Management Program, Graduate School of Public Administration, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
2005. 3. - 2005. 8. Advanced Policy Program, Graduate School of Peace and Security Studies, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea

(3) Certification or Professional License
1991.3. Medical Expert in Pathologic Anatomy/License No 329, Ministry of Health and Welfare

Career

(1) Professional Experience for Professional Qualification
2008.5 - Present Adjunct Professor, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
1997.3 - Present Adjunct Professor of Forensic Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeonsei University, Seoul, Korea
2005.12. - 2012.6. Chief of Medical Examiner, Division of Forensic Medicine, National Forensic Science
2000.8. - 2005.11. Director-General, Central District Office of National Forensic Science
1998.8.- 2002.8. Adjunct Professor of Forensic Pathology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
1991.11 - 2000.7. General Manager, Division of Forensic Medicine. National Forensic Science

(2) Other professional activity

2011.11 - Present President, The Korean Society for Legal Medicine
2011.09 - Present Vice President, Asian Forensic Science Network(AFSN)
2009.11 - Present Executive Board Member, Korean Academy of Medical Sciences

Awards and Honors
2009.12 President's Citation of Merit, Office of the President, Republic of Korea
2007.12. Minister's Citation of Merit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1999.03 SMA Prize in Medicine, President of Seoul Medical Association
1997.12 The Best Official of the Year, Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs
1997.12 Minister's Citation of Merit, Ministry of Home Affairs
1995.04 YUHAN Prize in Medicine, President of Seoul Medical Association
1992.03 Diplomate, Korean Board of Legal Medicine, The Korean Society for Legal Medicine

Journal/Articles
1. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2013. A Forensic Autopsy Case of Lissencephaly for Evaluating the Possibility of Child Abuse, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 37: 84-89.
2. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2012. Medicolegal Death Investigation System in America, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 36(1): 135-143.
3. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2012. Death due to Cardiac Metastasis after Treatment of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: An Autopsy Case, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 36(1):115-118.
4. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2012. Hemorrhagic Infarction of the Small Intestine due to Transmesenteric Hernia in an Adolescent: A Case Report, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 36(1):102-106.
5. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2012. Correlation of Alcohol intake with Suicide in Cases confirmed by Legal autopsy, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 36(1):63-67.
6. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2012. Medicolegal Review of Deaths Related to Propofol Administration: Analysis of 36 Autopsied Cases, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 36(1):56-62.
7. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2012. Forged seal detection on the seal overlay metric, Forensic Science International, 214(1-3): 200-206.
8. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2012. Validity of Demirjian's and modofied Demirjian's methods in age estimation for Korean juveniles and adolescents, Forensic Science International, 211(103): 41-46.
9. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2011. The Statistical Analysis on Legal Autopsy in 2010 (The headquarters of National Forensic Service), The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 35(2): 130-137.
10. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2011. Development of Pupil Measuring System using Infrared, Korean Journal of Forensic Science, 12(2): 40-43.
11. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2009. An Innovative Fingerprinting Procedure for Human Identification, Journal of Experimental & Biomedical Sciences, 15(3): 187-197.
12. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2009. Application of Korean Mechanical 3D Bone Model to the MADYMO, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 33(1): 27-31.
13. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2008. Preliminary Research for Applying Appraisal Techniques to Evaluate the Cause of Skin Injury, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 32(2):105-110.
14. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2007. A Death caused by Increased Intraabdominal Pressure due to Spontaneous Intraperitoneal Bladder Rupture, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 31(1): 108-112.
15. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2007. Unexpected Death due to Massive Nontraumatic Intraabdominal Hemorrhage in Association with Liver Cirrhosis, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 31(1): 92-94.
16. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2007. The Characteristics of Incidental Pituitary Microadenomas in 120 Korean Forensic Autopsy Cases, Journal of Korean Medical Science, 22: 61-65(supplement).
17. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2007. Quantitative Analysis of Aortic Atherosclerosis in Korean Female: A Necropsy Study, Journal of Korean Medical Science, 22(3): 536-545.
18. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2007. Development and Operation of Forensic Laboratory Information Management System(LIMS) – LIMS of the National Institute of Scientific Investigation, Korean Journal of Forensic Science, 8(1): 1-6.
19. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2007. Identification of Korean Victims in PMT-air airplane crash accident, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 31(2): 157-161.
20. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2007. Forensic Review of the Medical Accidents Related to the Iatrogenic Injury of Neck Vessels - The report of four autopsy cases, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 31(1): 99-104.
21. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2007. The Plausible Practicality of Modern High-tech Medical Imaging Devices to Forensic Medicine and Scientific Crime Investigation, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 31(1): 62-71.
22. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2006. A Case Study for the Reconstruction of Crime Scene by Computer Simulation, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 30(2): 168-176.
23. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2005. DNA "manhunt" by searching the Y-STR Haplotype Database, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 29(1): 87-93.
24. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2005. Suicidal Strangulation by Ligature : Three Case Reports, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 29(1): 69-74.
25. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2005. Forensic Review of the Iatrogenic Injury of Carotid Artery: The Report of an Autopsy Case, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 29(1): 60-63.
26. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2005. A serial rapist-male identification and crime scene analysis in the cases of a serial rapist, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 29(1): 49-51.
27. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2005. A Statistical Analysis on Legal Autopsy in Chung-cheong Area of Korea in 2004: The Central District of National Institute of Scientific Investigation, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 29(1): 1-9.
28. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2004. The Trends on the Fatalities Related to the Drug-Toxicants in Central Area of Korea during 2001-2002, Korean Journal of Forensic Science, 5(2): 131-134.
29. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2004. Casework Application and Advantages of Y-STRs : Performance for Mixed Samples in Forensic Casework, Korean Journal of Forensic Science, 5(4): 228.
30. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2004. Asphyxia Due to Oxygen Deficiency: The Report of Two Autopsy Cases, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 28(2): 47-51.
31. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2004. Recommendation of the Guideline for Postmortem Inspection at Scene on Forensic Aspects, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 28(2): 14-22.
32. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2004. Evaluation of Simplified Method of the Cardiac Conduction System Analysis and Sudden Death Resulting from the Cardiac Conduction System, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 28(2): 10-17.
33. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2004. A Statistical Analysis on Legal Autopsy in Chung-cheong Area of Korea in 2003: The Central District of National Institute of Scientific Investigation, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 28(1): 1-9
34. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2003. Analysis of 367 cases of sexual assault, Korean Journal of Forensic Science, 4(4): 230.
35. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2003. The Study for the Change of the Components and Forms of the Counterfeit 100mg VIAGRA TM Tablets , Korean Journal of Forensic Science, 4(3): 133.
36. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2003. Aortoesophageal Fistula and Sudden Death: A Report of a Case and Review of the Literature, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 27(2): 78-81.
37. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2003. Review of Mechaincal Asphyxia of the Neck: Fatal Pressure on the Neck: The Central District of National Institute of Scientific Investigation, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 27(2): 10-16.
38. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2003. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy: Report of an Autopsy Case, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 27(1): 101-105.
39. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2003. Forensic Review of Cyanide Poisoning in Victims of Fire, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 27(1): 34-37.
40. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2003. Forensic Pathological Review of Acute Myocarditis, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 27(1): 27-33.
41. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2003. Forensic Review of Poisoning of Cyanide And Agrochemical Substances: The Gross Appearances of Gastric Mucosa And Its Content, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 27(1): 16-26.
42. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2003. A Statistical Analysis on Legal Autopsy in Chung-cheong Area of Korea in 2002: The Central District Office of National Institute of Scientific Investigation, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 27(1): 1-9.
43. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2002. Medicolegal Investigation of Electrocution: The importance of the scene of the accident, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 26(2): 10-19.
44. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2002. Sudden Death Caused by Anomalous Coronary Origin: A Case Report and Clinical Review, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 26(1): 91-94.
45. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2002. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: A Case Report, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 26(1): 86-90.
46. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2002. An Autopsy Case of Air Embolism as a CPR Artefacts, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 26(1): 82-85.
47. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2002. A Statistical Analysis on Legal Autopsy in Chung-cheong Area of Korea in 2001: The Central District of National Institute of Scientific Investigation, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 26(1): 47.
48. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2002. Morphologic Study on Coronary Artery of Korean, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 26(1): 7-16.
49. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2001. Meningioma Presenting as Cerebral Infarct: Case Report, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 25(2): 53-57.
50. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2001. CO Intoxication in the Car: Case Report, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 25(2): 43-50.
51. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2001. Generation of Carbon Monoxide form Saccharides, Analytical Science & Technology , 4(6): 522.
52. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2000. An Analysis on the Normal and Near Normal Hearts in Adult Sudden Cardiac Death, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 24(2): 37-44.
53. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2000. Dismembered Corpse : medicolegal implications, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 24(2): 15-27.
54. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2000. A Sudden Death in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 24(1): 92-97.
55. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2000. Cerebral Infarction Due to Thromboembolic Complication of Rheumatic Heart Disease Patient with Mechanical Mitral and Aortic Prosthesis: A Case Report, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 24(1): 82-86.
56. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2000. Dissecting Aneurysm of Intracranial Vertebral Artery: Report of Two Autopsy Cases, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 24(1): 75-81.
57. Joong - Seok Seo, et al. 2000. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Unusual Circumstance: Four Cases Report, The Korean Journal of Legal Medicine, 24(1): 68-74.