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Professor Sang-Cheol Bae, MD, PhD, MPH


Principal Investigator at Hanyang University Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Seoul Korea


Sang-Cheol Bae is a Full Professor (1993~) and Distinguished Professor (2012~) of the Hanyang University; the former Director of the Hanyang University Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (2005-2019); and Director of Hanyang University Institute for Rheumatology Research (2019~), Seoul, Korea. His illustrious career shows excellent leadership as a medical service provider as well as a clinical and translational researcher in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus [SLE] and Rheumatoid Arthritis [RA]. He is taking on the roles of a full member of SLICC (Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics) (1998~), a full member of National Academy of Medicine of Korea (2011~), the president of Korean Society of SLE Research (2016~), Vice president of Korean Academy of Medical Sciences (2018~), a full member of Korean Academy of Science and Technology (2018~) and the elected president of 15th International Congress on SLE (2023).

Professor Bae acquired his MD in 1984, and subsequently a PhD in 1993, from the Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. From 1996 to 1998, he worked as a rheumatology research fellow and instructor at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. In 1998, he also obtained a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. 


Professor Bae’s major research interests include 1) clinical epidemiology including clinimetrics, clinical trials and innovative treatment development, clinical and pharmaco-economics, and outcomes research; 2) genetic epidemiology including drug discovery and repurposing; 3) precision medicine, in the field of rheumatic diseases, particularly SLE and RA. He has published ~ 700 articles on these topics in several national and international peer-reviewed journals. 

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