Hae Ryong Song serves as a Professor and Director of Rare Diseases Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Korea University Medical Center Guro Hospital. His specialty is pediatric orthopaedic surgery. Song has received Ph.D. degree in medicine, August 17, 1990, from College of Medicine Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He is known as the godfather of short people (achondroplasia patients), and he is not only outstanding in his academic activity both internationally and domestically but also plays a prominent leading role in social groups such as Little People of Korea, Korea Organization for Rare Disease, Neurofibromatosis Korea, and Korea Osteogenesis Imperfecta Association. Excluding his numerous publications and participation in international professional societies from all parts of the world, he has been actively participating in research domestically as well. Since 1986 he published approximately 80 articles on "Korean Orthopaedic Association" and over 85 articles to Korean professional societies related to leg lengthening surgery and its technique. His participation is not only limited to publication, but he gives lectures and presentations to universities and hospitals mainly in Korea, Japan, United States of America, India, and France. Song is not only an author of medical articles mentioned above but also a mentor. Since 1997, Song has been a mentor to total of 55 researchers and clinical fellows from different countries including Japan, India, China, Philippines, Egypt, and Vietnam providing them with clinical knowledge and the latest techniques in orthopedic surgery.
Biography Updated on 31 March 2013