Nak-Eun ChungBiography


Name : Nak-Eun Chung
Date of Birth : January 3, 1957
Place of Birth : Busan, Republic of Korea

Present Appointments:

- Director of Korea DVI (Disaster Victims Identification), National Forensic Science, Seoul, Korea
- Chief Medical Examiner of Division of Forensic Medicine, National Forensic Service, Seoul, Korea
- Vice- Chairperson, Korean Society for Legal Medicine
- Vice- President(honorable), International Association of Law & Forensic Science (IALFS)
- Chairperson, Asia-Pacific Medico-Legal Agencies (APMLA)

Education:

1981 M.D. degree, Hanyang University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
1988 Master degree, Hanyang University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
1996 Ph.D. degree, Hanyang University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2001 graduated, Korea Open National University(Dept. of Applied Statistics), Seoul, Korea
2006 graduated, Korea Open National University(Dept. of Management), Seoul, Korea

Carrier:

1981-1982 Internship in Hanyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
1982-1985 Served in Korean Army as a flight surgeon
1985-1988 Residency of Clinical Pathology, Hanyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
1988. 2 Korean Board of Clinical Pathology
1988-1994 Director of Central Laboratory, Pohang St. Mary's Hospital, Pohang, Korea
1993 Visiting physician, Eastern Catholic Medical Branches, NY, U.S.A
1994-1995 Instructor, Dept. of Clinical Pathology,
Ewha Women's University(Mokdong Hospital), Seoul, Korea
1995-1997 Medical Examiner in National Forensic Service, Seoul, Korea
1997-1999 Associate Professor & Director of Central Laboratory, Eulji Medical College, Daejeon, Korea
2001-2004 Plural Professor, Hanyang University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
1999-2005 Medical Examiner in National Forensic Service, Seoul, Korea
2002-present Advisory Board of ARAIB(Aviation & Railway Accident Investigation Board)
2005-present Chief Medical Examiner & Director of Korea DVI,
National Forensic Service, Seoul, Korea
2010-2011 Director, Central District Office, National Forensic Service, Daejeon, Korea
2012-present Chairperson, Asia-Pacific Medico-Legal Association (APMLA)

Membership:

The Korean Society for Legal Medicine
The Korean Society of Forensic Science
The Korean Society of Laboratory Medicine
The Korean Society of Pathologists
The Korean Society of Hematology
The Korean Association of Quality Assurance for Clinical Laboratory
Foundation member of Korea Forensic Anthropology Study Group
The American Academy of Forensic Science
The International Association of Forensic Science
The International Association of Law & Forensic Science
The Asia-Pacific Medico-Legal Association

Carrier Related Mass Disaster:

2012- 2013 Development of Mass ID Manger (MIM), as a project manager and director of Korea DVI
2009 Burial human remains at Dae-Hak Street, as a director of Korea DVI
2008 Fire Disaster of Ichon Warehouse, as a director of Korea DVI
2007 Exhumation of Jeju 4.3 Massacre, as a director of Korea DVI
2005 Tsunami disaster in South-west Asia, as a team leader of Korea DVI
2003 Daegu Subway Fire Disaster, as a team leader of Korea DVI
2002 Aircrash of Air China at Kimhae Int., Airport, as a team leader of Korea DVI
1995 Collapse of Sampoong Department Store, as a team leader of Korea DVI

Published book:

2009 Southeast Asia Tsunami Disaster - Korea DVI (in English)
2007 Southeast Asia Tsunami Disaster - Korea DVI (in Korean)
2004 Daegu Subway Disaster
2001 Management of Mass Casualties

Articles (recent 7):

- Detection of Transcribed Seal Impressions Using 3D Pressure Traces, J Forensic Sci, 2012
- Application of 3D Surface Scanners in Forensic Science and Medicine(I) : Digital Storage of Human Skeletons and Development of Appraisal Methods for Incident Scenes, Korean J Leg Med, 2012
- Application of Korean Mechanical 3D Bone Model to the MADYMO®. Korean J Leg Med, 2009
- Media Operations and Family Assistance in Mass Disaster. Korean J Leg Med, 2008
- Preliminary Research for Applying Appraisal Techniques to Evaluate the Cause of Skin Injury. Korean J Leg Med, 2008
- Assessment of Histomorphological Features of the Sternal End of the Fourth Rib for Age Estimation. J Forensic Science, 2007
- The Plausible Practicality of Modern High-tech Medical Imaging Devices
to Forensic Medicine & Scientific Crime Investigation. Korean J Leg Med, 2007