To Memorize Late Emeritus Professor Young Pio Kim

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To Memorize Late Emeritus Professor Young Pio Kim

Korean Dermatological Association; The Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology
DOI: 10.5021/ad.2013.25.4.531
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untitled Letter to the Editor Vol. 25 No. 4, 2013 531 Ann Dermatol Vol. 25, No. 4, 2013 IN MEMORIAM Young Pio Kim To Memorize Late Emeritus Professor Young Pio Kim Young Pio Kim, 1926∼2013 Professor Kim passed away on April 24, 2013 with our great sorrow. On the day, he finished his long journey on Dermatology. He was born on June 23rd 1926 from Ok-Gwa, Chonnam Province, Korea. As a great teacher and student, who devoted his whole life to study Dermatology. Despite of his official retirement at his age of 65-years-old, he was enthusiastic to acquire new information on dermatology until he could not attend meetings due his poor health problems. In his last two and half years, he suffered from metastatic renal cell carcinoma. We all remember him as an excellent attendee to ask questions to presenters, sitting in a front seat at meeting rooms. Professor Kim had a goal of his life to study the skin of normal and abnormal conditions. Due to his amazing endeavor, Department of Dermatology, Chonnam Nati- onal University Hospital (CNUH) has established distin- guished accomplishments in clinical and research fields. As a hard worker himself, Professor Kim was a strict teacher to push us to do our best in both clinics and researches. His mottos were “1) Learn and Think, 2) Information, and 3) Research”. To achieve higher goal as a dermatologist, he moved to U.S.A. in 1957. During the 5 years of his staying, he was trained at world-wide famous departments of Dermatology in Philadelphia, New York City, and Chicago. Among many his teachers, he res- pected Professor Stephen Rothman at the Chicago Uni- versity as a great mentor, and was very proud of being trained under Professor Rothman. He did his best to serve Department of Dermatology, CNUH when he worked as a staff for 39 years (1953-1991) after he returned from U.S.A. in 1962. He established our independent clinical and research laboratories of biochemistry, histopat

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