Professor Ki Whan Kim

2nd Vice President - Professor Ki Whan Kim 

 Professor Ki Whan Kim was born in 1941. He received a M.D. degree from Seoul National College of Medicine in 1966, and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physiology from Seoul National University in 1968 and 1974, respectively. Presently, Professor Kim is at the Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Seoul National University College of Medicine.

After his graduation, he spent two years as a research fellow at Freiburg University, Germany from 1976 to 1978. In 1986 and 1990 he was a visiting professor at Kyushu University in Japan. His research interest is the mechanism of smooth muscle contraction.

He is a member of several academic societies such as the Korean Physiological Society (KPS), the Korean Pharmacological Society, the Korean Society for Smooth Muscle Research (KSSMR), the Japanese Physiological Society, and the American Physiological Society. Of these he was the president of KSSMR during 1992-1994, and of KPS during 1997-1999.

He has also been in several important administrative positions: Associate Dean for Student Affairs (1990-1992) and for Academic Affairs (1992-1994) of Seoul National University, Chairman of the Department of Physiology (1993-1998), Director of Seoul National University Heart Research Institute (1997-1999), and Director of Biomedical Research Center of the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (1999-2002).

He is the chairman of the local organizing committee for the 6th Congress of FAOPS in Seoul in the year 2006. Previously, he was an ordinary member of the Council during 1998-2002.