I was born at Daegu, the third largest city in South Korea in 1975. My father was a farmer and he wanted me to succeed his work. However I decided to study medicine after reading a biography of Dr. Norman Bethune. I graduated from Kyungpook National University medical school at the top of my class and became an obstetrician.
In 2010, I became an associate professor and my research was focused on preeclampsia, cardiac function of gravida and congenital heart disease. In 2015, I visited Wakeforest University for two years as a visiting scholar to study fetal programming using sheep model.
Now I am working as the head of high risk pregnancy unit of Kyunpook National University Hospital which is supported by national government. Five obstetrical specialists are working with me. My position is associate professor and I am interested in the research field of gestational diabetes and twin pregnancy which show the most rapidly increasing prevalence in South Korea.