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Sang-Cheol Bae is the Director of the Hanyang University Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and is Director of the Clinical Research Center for Rheumatoid Arthritis (CRCRA, funded by the Ministry for Health and Welfare, Korea), Director of the Section for Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology and Economics, Institute of Rheumatology, Hanyang University and Professor of Medicine at Hanyang University.

He graduated in the top rank of his class from the Hanyang University College of Medicine in 1984 and received a PhD degree in Internal Medicine in 1993 from the same university. He also received a MPH degree from Harvard University School of Public Health in 1998. He trained at Hanyang University Medical Center and also at Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he worked as a Research Fellow and later as an Instructor. He was appointed as an Instructor at Hanyang University College of Medicine in 1993 and as a tenured Professor in 2005

Professor Bae’s major research interests include clinical epidemiology, clinical trials and innovative treatment development, clinical economics and outcomes research, and translational research in genetic epidemiology and pharmacogenetics in the field of rheumatic diseases, particularly rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. He has published over 490 articles on these topics in several national and international peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Nature Genetics, Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Human Molecular Genetics, Rheumatology and Quality of Life Research.

He is a Director of Academic Affairs Committee, Korean Academy of Medical Sciences, an Editorial Board of Rheumatology, an executive member of Asia-Pacific International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome (ISPOR), and a member of Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC). He was a Steering Committee Member of Health & Medicine Policy Committee, Ministry of Health and Welfare.

 

Throughout his illustrious career, Professor Bae has been honored with numerous academic awards, including the 2008 Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award by the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology, 2010 Hanmi Proud Doctor Award by the Korean Medical Association, 2011 Korean Rheumatology Academic Award by the Korean College of Rheumatology and the 2012 Hanyang University Outstanding Scholar Professor award.

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