Seoul National University Hospital


For more than a century, Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) has been the pioneer of western medicine in Korea, and has cared the health of Korean citizens, playing its role of the nation’s central hospital. With over 1,779 beds, SNUH provides reliable top-quality medical service to over 9,000 outpatients and about 1,700 inpatients every day.

SNUH has also transformed the facility into a digital hospital with new IT (information technology) infrastructures in 2004. SNUH is consisted with main hospital, children’s hospital, cancer hospital, and biomedical research institute with over 1,300 doctors and about 6,000 staff members. In 2011, the hospital received <No. 1 Accreditation of Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety> from Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare. Also, SNUH was selected as the no. 1 hospital for maintaining <Korea Brand Power Index> for the 19th consecutive year in 2019.

SNUH leads Korean medical field as education hospital for training doctors to become specialists and as research centered hospital for publishing approximately 2,500 articles in world’s prominent SCI journals every year.



Major Departments & Centers

Seoul National University Children’s Hospital (SNUCH) is the first child-specialized hospital in South Korea. Since opening in 1985 as the one and only child-specialized general hospital in Korea, SNUCH has made constant efforts to become a world-class children’s hospital. SNUCH exerts every effort to provide better medical treatment and healthy futures for children, who are the future hope of Korea.

Equipped with diverse, excellent medical teams, world-class facilities, and state-of-the-art technical equipment, SNUCH runs 16 medical departments, in addition to the Department of Pediatrics and diverse disease-specific centers, such as the Pediatric Cancer Center and the Rare Diseases Center. The SNUCH has 20 centers and approximately 200 clinics specialized in specific diseases:

Center for Infectious Diseases, Musculoskeletal Center, Endocrinology & Metabolism Center, Neurology Center, Urology Center, Congenital Malformation Center, Pediatric and Adolescent Cancer Center, Gastroenterology Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Center, Cardiology Center, Ophthalmology Center, Transplantation Center, Psychiatric Center, Cochlear Implant Center, Emergency Critical Intensive Care Center, Nephrology Center, Dermatological Disease Center, Respiration, Allergy, and Asthma Center, Rare Diseases Center, Integrated Cancer Care Center (Children’s Hospital School for Pediatric Inpatients, Dream Seeds Shelter for Palliative Care, and EQ Center)

Child-specialized medical treatment

  • 17 departments of specialized medical treatment
  • 12 divisions of medical treatments with the Department of Pediatrics
  • Operating rooms exclusively for chil¬dren
  • ICU and NICU exclusively for children
  • PICU 22 beds
  • PEICU 2 beds
  • NICU 43 beds
  • Department of Medical Support exclu¬sively for children

Seoul National University Cancer Hospital

Opened in March 2011, SNUCH is making history with our approach to cancer treatment. By creating an outpatient-centered and short-term inpatient treatment system, and by structuring our treatment center based on cancer types, not on the traditional department concept, we provide optimal care to patients. The greatest strength of SNU Cancer Hospital is the outstanding research output of our medical team. We regularly publish research papers in the world’s leading journals. We are designated a “research-driven hospital” by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and have developed multiple cancer genomic diagnostic methods, and have developed multiple cancer genomic diagnostic methods. In 2013, we were recognized as the top institution in performing clinical trials in the world. Also, by establishing the first clinical trials center dedicated to cancer patient in Korea, we are leading the development of novel anti-cancer agents.

The Personalized Cancer Medicine Centeraugment standard treatments with recently developed precision medicines.

The Liver Cancer Center, which successfully developed Korea’s first hepatitis B vaccine and performed Korea’s first liver transplant, was the first in the world to prove the efficacy of CIK cell anti-cancer agents in reducing the recurrence of liver cancer.

The Breast Centerperforms over 1,800 breast cancer operations every year and applies a surgical technique that preserves the original form of the breast as much as possible.

The Lung Cancer Centeruses thoracoscopy for over 90% of their operations, achieving a success rate of 95%.

The Colorectal Cancer Center, which successfully performed the country’s first laparoscopic colectomy, conducts over 1,000 operations and endoscopic procedures every year.

The Gastric Cancer Center,which reached its 30,000thgastric cancer operation in 2019, shows the best treatment results from endoscopic and surgical procedures.


International Services

The Seoul National University Hospital International Healthcare Center (IHC) was founded on June 1st, 1999 with the aim of increasing convenience and enhancing the efficiency of medical services for international patients.

We work to help international patients with medical appointments, payments, examinations, and prescribed medications.

We also offer a 24-hour emergency contact service to respond promptly to emergency situations. At the IHC, we provide consistent medical care of chronic adult disease, medical examination, visa medical examination, cancer screening, children/adult vaccination, travel vaccination, and aviation medicine consultation.

Languages supported at SNUH IHC include English, Chinese, Mongolian, Russian, and Arabic.


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