​Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine,
The Catholic University of Korea
222 Banpodae-ro, Seocho-gu
Seoul Korea



Program director

Kee-Yong Ha MD, PhD (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)  


Spine team

Young-Hoon Kim (OS)
Sang-Il Kim (OS)
Kyeong-Sik Ryu (NS)
Jin-Sung Kim (NS)
Jung-Woo Hur (NS)
Ji-Hoon Sung (NS)

Most frequent pathologies

Deformity, tumors, degenerative diseases, infection and trauma

Approximately 1500-1700 cases performed per year

  • Cervical deformity
  • Cervical trauma 
  • Cervical tumor 
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative cervical spine 
  • Degenerative lumbar spine 
  • Dysraphic conditions 
  • Rheumatoid cervical spine 
  • Special procedures
  • Spinal cord Injury
  • Thoracic & lumbar trauma 
  • Thoracic & lumbar tumor 
  • Thoracolumbar deformity 

approx. 2 per month  
approx. 5 per month
approx. 5 per month
approx. 3 per month
approx. 20 per month
approx. 70 per month 
approx. 3 per month
approx. 5 per month
approx. 30 per month
approx. 3 per month
approx. 5 per month
approx. 10 per month
approx. 15 per month

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Types of Fellowship

Observerships, Short-term fellowships, Long-term fellowships

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