Name: Sang-Uk Han, M.D., Ph.D
Professor, Department of Surgery, Ajou University
Director of Planning and Coordination Office of Ajou University Medical Center

Office: Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Ajou University
San5, Wonchon-Dong, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon, 443-749, Korea
Tel 82-31-219-5195, Fax 82-31-219-5755

1. M.D. in College of Medicine, Seoul National University from 1982. 3 to 1988. 2
2. M.S. in College of Medicine, Seoul National University from 1996. 3 to 1998. 2
3. Ph. D. in College of Medicine, Seoul National University from 1998. 3 to 2000, 2

Academic and Professional Positions
1. M.D. Seoul National University 1988
2. Residency in Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital from 1992 to 1996.
3. Instructor in Department of Surgery, Ajou University from 1996 to 1999
4. Assistant Professor in Department of Surgery, Ajou University from 1999 to 2004.
5. Research Fellow, Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis, NCI/NIH from March, 2001 to February 2003.
6. Associate Professor in Department of Surgery, Ajou University from 2004 to 2009.
7. Professor in Department of Surgery, Ajou University from March 2009 till now

Committee Assignments in Professional Societies
Korean Gastric Cancer Association Council member(2009-present)
Korean Society of Gastroenterology Council member(2011-2013)
Korean Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Council member (2012-present)
Korean Cancer Association Council member (2016-present)
Korean Society of Surgical Oncology Council member (2016-present)
Korean Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons
Council member (2016-present)

Editorial Board
Journal of Gastric Cancer Editor-in-Chief (2009-present)

Clinical Practice
In a year, personally I have performed 300 gastric cancer surgeries at the Department of Surgery, Ajou University Hospital. ; including 200 laparoscopic, 50 robotic, 50 open gastrectomies, with bariatric surgery and anti-reflux surgery in selected patients

Recent Publications
1. Jeong IH, Kim JH, Lee SR, Kim JH, Hwang JC, Shin SJ, Lee KM, Hur H, Han SU. Minimally invasive treatment of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors: laparoscopic and endoscopic approach. SurgLaparoscEndoscPercutan Tech. 2012 Jun ; 22(3) : 244-50
2. Hur H, Xuan Y, Ahn CW, Cho YK, Han SU. Trend and outcomes of minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer :750 consecutive cases in seven years at a single center. Am J Surgery 2013. Jan;205(1):45-51
3. Hur H, Lee SR, Xuan Y, Kim YB, Lim YA, Cho YK, Han SU. The Effects of Helicobacter pylori on the prognosis of patients with curatively resected gastric cancers in a population with high infection rate. J Korean Surg Soc. 2012 Oct;83(4):203-11.
4. Kang BH, Xuan Y, Hur H, Ahn CW, Cho YK, Han SU. Comparison of Surgical Outcomes between Robotic and Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer: The Learning Curve of Robotic Surgery.J Gastric Cancer. 2012 Sep;12(3):156-63.
5. Hur H, Xuan Y, Kim YB, Lee G, Shim W, Yun J, Ham IH, Han SU.Expression of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase-1 in gastric cancer as a potential therapeutic target.Int J Oncol. 2013 Jan;42(1):44-54.
6. Kim HH, Han SU, Kim MC, Hyung WJ, Kim W, Lee HJ, Ryu SW, Cho GS, Kim CY, Yang HK, Park do J, Song KY, Lee SI, Ryu SY, Lee JH; Korean Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery Study (KLASS) Group. Prospective randomized controlled trial (phase III) to comparing laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with open distal gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma (KLASS 01).J Korean Surg Soc. 2013 Feb;84(2):123-30.
7. Ahn CW, Hur H, Han SU, Cho YK. Comparison of intracorporeal reconstruction after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with extracorporeal reconstruction in the view of learning curve.J Gastric Cancer. 2013 Mar;13(1):34-43.
8. Hur H, Han SU. Totally laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer.J Gastric Cancer. 2013 Mar;13(1):1-2.
9. Choi JW, Xuan Y, Hur H, Byun CS, Han SU, Cho YK. Outcomes of Critical Pathway in Laparoscopic and Open Surgical Treatments for Gastric Cancer Patients: Patients Selection for Fast-Track Program through Retrospective Analysis. J Gastric Cancer. 2013 Jun;13(2):98-105.
10. Xuan Y, Hur H, Byun CS, Han SU, Cho YK. Efficacy of intraoperative gastroscopy for tumor localization in totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for cancer in the middle third of the stomach.SurgEndosc. 2013 Nov;27(11):4364-70.
11. Xuan Y, Hur H, Ham IH, Yun J, Lee JY, Shim W, Kim YB, Lee G, Han SU, Cho YK. Dichloroacetate attenuates hypoxia-induced resistance to 5-fluorouracil in gastric cancer through the regulation of glucose metabolism. Exp Cell Res. 2014;321:219-230.
12. Kim HH, Han SU, Kim MC, Hyung WJ, Kim W, Lee HJ, Ryu SW, Cho GS, Song KY, Ryu SY. Long-Term Results of Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer: A Large-Scale Case-Control and Case-Matched Korean Multicenter Study. J ClinOncol. 2014 32(7); 627-634.
13. Kim HI, Hur H, Kim YN, Lee HJ, Kim MC, Han SU, Hyung WJ. Standardization of D2 lymphadenectomy and surgical quality control (KLASS-02-QC): a prospective, observational, multicenter study [NCT01283893]. BMC Cancer. 2014 Mar 19;14:209.
14. Kang KK, Hur H, Byun CS, Kim YB, Han SU, Cho YK. Conventional cytology is not beneficial for predicting peritoneal recurrence after curative surgery for gastric cancer: results of a prospective clinical study.J Gastric Cancer. 2014 Mar;14(1):23-31.
15. Hur H, Lim SG, Byun C, Kang JK, Shin SJ, Lee KM, Kim JH, Cho YK, Han SU. Laparoscopy-assisted endoscopic full-thickness resection with basin lymphadenectomy based on sentinel lymph nodes for early gastric cancer.J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Sep;219(3):e29-37.
16. Hur H, Paik MJ, Xuan Y, Nguyen DT, Ham IH, Yun J, Cho YK, Lee G, Han SU. Quantitative measurement of organic acids in tissues from gastric cancer patients indicates increased glucose metabolism in gastric cancer. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 9;9(6):e98581.
17. Kim HH, Son SY, Ahn S, Han SU. Reply to M. Honda et al. J ClinOncol. 2014 Oct 1;32(28):3201-3202.
18. Shim JH, Song KY, Kim HH, Han SU, Kim MC, Hyung WJ, Kim W, Lee HJ, Ryu SW, Cho GS, Ryu SY. Signet Ring Cell Histology Is Not an Independent Predictor of Poor Prognosis After Curative Resection for Gastric Cancer: A Propensity Analysis by the KLASS Group. Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Dec;93(27):e136.
19. Byun C, Han SU. Current status of randomized controlled trials for laparoscopic gastric surgery for gastric cancer in Korea.Asian J Endosc Surg. 2015 Mar 5.8(2); 130-138.
20. Sang-Yong Son, Sang-Uk Han.Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer. J Minim Invasive Surg 2015 Mar; 18(1): 1-6
21. Kang SY, Ahn MS, Song GW, Choi YW, Lee HW, Jeong SH, Park JS, Cho YK, Han SU, Sheen SS, Han JH, Choi JH.Does the timing of adjuvant chemotherapy for gastric cancer influence patient outcome?ActaOncol.2015 Jan 22:1-4.

22. Hoon Hur, Hyun Yong Lee, Hyuk-Joon Lee, Min Chan Kim, Woo JinHyung, Young Kyu Park, Wook Kim, Sang-Uk Han. Efficacy of laparoscopic subtotal gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer: the protocol of the KLASS-02 multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial. BMC Cancer 2015;15:355.
23. Kim HI, Han SU, Yang HK, Kim YW, Lee HJ, Ryu KW, Park JM, An JY, Kim MC, Park S, Song KY, Oh SJ, Kong SH, Suh BJ, Yang DH, Ha TK, Kim YN, Hyung WJ. Multicenter Prospective Comparative Study of Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Adenocarcinoma.Ann Surg. 2016 Jan;263(1):103-9.
24. Han SU. Update on gastric cancer treatment. J Korean Med Assoc 2015;58(3):180-182.
25. Eun H, Hur H, Byun CS, Son SY, Han SU, Cho YK. Effects of Continuing Adjuvant S-1 for 1 Year on the Prognosis of Gastric Cancer Patients: Results from a Prospective Single Center Study. J Gastric Cancer. 2015 Jun;15(2):113-20
26. Kim W, Kim HH, Han SU, Kim MC, Hyung WJ, Ryu SW, Cho GS, Kim CY, Yang HK, Park DJ, Song KY, Lee SI, Ryu SY, Lee JH, Lee HJ; Korean Laparo-endoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery Study (KLASS) Group. Decreased Morbidity of Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy Compared With Open Distal Gastrectomy for Stage I Gastric Cancer: Short-term Outcomes From a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (KLASS-01). Ann Surg. 2016 Jan;263(1):28-35
27. Lee SH, Park JW, Go DM, Kim HK, Kwon HJ, Han SU, Kim DY. Ablation of osteopontin suppresses N-methyl-N-nitrosourea and Helicobacter pylori-induced gastric cancer development in mice. Carcinogenesis. 2015 Dec;36(12):1550-60
28. Shin HJ, Son SY, Cui LH, Byun C, Hur H, Lee JH, Kim YC, Han SU, Cho YK. Is There any Role of Visceral Fat Area for Predicting Difficulty of Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer? J Gastric Cancer. 2015 Sep;15(3):151-8.
29. Kim MC, Yook JH, Yang HK, Lee HJ, Sohn TS, Hyung WJ, Ryu SW, Kurokawa Y, Kim YW, Han SU, Kim HH, Park DJ, Kim W, Lee SI, Cho H, Cho GS, Kim JJ, Kim KH, Yoo MW. Long-Term Surgical Outcome of 1057 Gastric GISTs According to 7th UICC/AJCC TNM System: Multicenter Observational Study From Korea and Japan. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Oct;94(41):e1526.
30. Lee YJ, Jeong SH, Hur H, Han SU, Min JS, An JY, Hyung WJ, Cho GS, Jeong GA, Jeong O, Park YK, Jung MR, Kim YW, Yoon HM, Eom BW, Park JY, Ryu KW; Sentinel Node Oriented Tailored Approach (SENORITA) Study Group. Prospective Multicenter Feasibility Study of Laparoscopic Sentinel Basin Dissection for Organ Preserving Surgery in Gastric Cancer: Quality Control Study for Surgical Standardization Prior to Phase III Trial. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Oct;94(43):e1894

31 LH Cui, SY Son, CS Byun, H Hur, YK Cho, SU Han. Effective and safe outcome of sleeve gastrectomy performed by experienced gastric surgeon. J MetabBariatrSurg 2015;4(1):15-18.
32. Lee HJ, Ahn HS, Choi YB, Han SM, Han SU, Heo YS, Hur KY, Kim EK, Kim JH, Kim YJ, Lee HC, Lee JH, Park DJ, Park YC, Choi SH; Information Committee of the Korean Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Nationwide Survey on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Korea: 2003-2013 Results. Obes Surg. 2016 Mar;26(3):691-5
33. Byun C1, Cui LH1, Son SY1, Hur H1, Cho YK1, Han SU2. Linear-shaped gastroduodenostomy (LSGD): safe and feasible technique of intracorporealBillroth I anastomosis. SurgEndosc. 2016 Oct;30(10):4505-14
34. Fujitani K, Yang HK, Mizusawa J, Kim YW, Terashima M, Han SU, Iwasaki Y, Hyung WJ, Takagane A, Park DJ, Yoshikawa T, Hahn S, Nakamura K, Park CH, Kurokawa Y, Bang YJ, Park BJ, Sasako M, Tsujinaka T; REGATTA study investigators. Gastrectomy plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for advanced gastric cancer with a single non-curable factor (REGATTA): a phase 3,randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Mar;17(3):309-18
35. Lee JH, Park JM, Han SU, Kim JJ, Song KY, Ryu SW, Seo KW, Kim HI, Kim W; Korean Antireflux Surgery Study (KARS) Group. Antireflux Surgery in Korea: A Nationwide Study from 2011 to 2014. Gut Liver. 2016 Sep 15;10(5):726-30
36. Park JY, Kim YW, Ryu KW, Nam BH, Lee YJ, Jeong SH, Park JH, Hur H, Han SU, Min JS, An JY, Hyung WJ, Cho GS, Jeong GA, Jeong O, Park YK, Jung MR, Yoon HM, Eom BW. Assessment of laparoscopic stomach preserving surgery with sentinel basin dissection versus standard gastrectomy with lymphadenectomy in early gastric cancer-A multicenter randomized phase III clinical trial (SENORITA trial) protocol.BMC Cancer. 2016 May 31;16:340
37. Hur H, Son SY, Cho YK, Han SU. Intraoperative Gastroscopy for Tumor Localization in Laparoscopic Surgery for Gastric Adenocarcinoma. J Vis Exp. 2016 Aug 9;(114).
38. Son SY, Cui LH, Shin HJ, Byun C, Hur H, Han SU, Cho YK. Modified overlap method using knotless barbed sutures (MOBS) for intracorporealesophagojejunostomy after totally laparoscopic gastrectomy. SurgEndosc. 2016 Oct
39. Lee D, Ham IH, Son SY, Han SU, Kim YB, Hur H. Intratumor stromal proportion predicts aggressive phenotype of gastric signet ring cell carcinomas.Gastric Cancer.2016 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]
40. Hong SS, Son SY, Shin HJ, Cui LH, Hur H, Han SU. Can Robotic gastrectomy surpass laparoscopic gastrectomy by acquiring long-term experience? A propensity score analysis of a 7-year experience at a single institution. J Gastric Cancer 2016 Dec; 16(4): 240-246.
41. Lim SG, Hur H, Han SU, Lee KM, Kang JK, Shin SJ, Cho YK, Kim JH. Laparoscopy-assisted endoscopic full-thickness resection for gastric subepithelial tumors originated from the muscularis propria layer: a pilot study with literature review.Scand J Gastroenterol. 2017 Mar;52(3):257-263.
42. Hur H, Ham IH, Lee D, Jin H, Aguilera KY, Oh HJ, Han SU, Kwon JE, Kim YB, Ding K, Brekken RA. Discoidin domain receptor 1 activity drives an aggressive phenotype in gastric carcinoma. BMC Cancer. 2017 Jan 31;17(1):87.
43. Cui LH, Son SY, Shin HJ, Byun C, Hur H, Han SU, Cho YK. Billroth II with Braun Enteroenterostomy Is a Good Alternative Reconstruction to Roux-en-Y Gastrojejunostomy in Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy.Gastroenterol Res Pract.2017;1803851.
44. Cho SY, Park JW, Liu Y, Park YS, Kim JH, Yang H, Um H, Ko WR, Lee BI, Kwon SY, Ryu SW, Kwon CH, Park DY, Lee JH, Lee SI, Song KS, Hur H, Han SU, Chang H, Kim SJ, Kim BS, Yook JH, Yoo MW, Kim BS, Lee IS, Kook MC, Thiessen N, He A, Stewart C, Dunford A, Kim J, Shih J, Saksena G, Cherniack AD, Schumacher S, Weiner AT, Rosenberg M, Getz G, Yang EG, Ryu MH, Bass AJ, Kim HK. Sporadic Early-onset Diffuse Gastric Cancers Have High Frequency of Somatic CDH1 Alterations but Low Frequency of Somatic RHOA Mutations Compared with Late-onset Cancers.Gastroenterology. 2017 May 15. pii: S0016-5085(17)35598-1. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.05.012. [Epub ahead of print]
45. Kim YB, Han SU, Lee D. Prominent neural invasion of mucosal gastric cancer into the muscularis propria.Histopathology. 2017 May 19. doi: 10.1111/his.13259. [Epub ahead of print]
46. Shin HJ, Han SU. The first step, but extra effort for better nationwide database.TranslGastroenterolHepatol 2017, 2:37

47. JYeong An, Jae Seok Min, Young Joon Lee, Sang Ho Jeong, HoonHur, Sang Uk Han, Woo JinHyung, GyuSeok Cho, Gui Ae Jeong, Oh Jeong, Young Kyu Park, Mi Ran Jung, Ji Yeon Park, Young Woo Kim, Hong Man Yoon, Bang Wool Eom, and Keun Won Ryu. Which Factors Are Important for Successful Sentinel Node Navigation Surgery in Gastric Cancer Patients? Analysis from the SENORITA Prospective Multicenter Feasibility Quality Control Trial.Gastroenterology Research and Practice.Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 1732571, 7 pages
48. Shin HJ, Han SU. The first step, but extra effort for better nationwide database.TranslGastroenterolHepatol. 2017 Apr 29;2:37
49. Mina Kim, SY Son, SH Cui, HJ Shin, H Hur, SU Han. Real-time vessel navigation using indocyanine green flurescence during rotobic and laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. J Gastric Cancer 2017 17(2):145-153.