Name: Woochang Lee, MD, PhD
Position: Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Asan Medical Center
University of Ulsan College of Medicine
Address: Asan Medical Center, Department of Laboratory Medicine
88, Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu
Seoul, 138-736, Korea
Education & Professional Experience:
1990. 3 – 1997. 2: Graduate of
1997. 3 – 1998. 2: Internship,
1998. 3 – 2002. 2: Residency, Department
of Clinical Pathology,
2002. 3 – 2004. 2: Clinical Fellow for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory
Informatics, Department of
2004. 3 – 2004. 8: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Pediatirics,
– 2008. 2: Postdoctoral Researcher,
2008.3 – 2013. 2: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Asan Medical Center and University of Ulsan College of Medicine
2013.3 – Present: Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Asan Medical Center and University of Ulsan College of Medicine
1997 Korean Medical Association: Medical Doctor
2002 Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine: Board of Laboratory Medicine
Active Membership in Academic Societies
Korean Medical Association (KMA)
Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine (KSLM)
Korean Society of Clinical Chemistry (KSCC)
Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
Main Clinical and Research Activity
Publications in Peer-reviewed Journals:
4. Jeong TD, Kim SM, Kim HJ, Lee W, Kwon SU, Min WK, Kang DW, Chun S. CYP2C19 Genotype and Early Ischemic Lesion Recurrence in Stroke Patients Treated with Clopidogrel. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2015; 24: 440-446.
5. Lee SB, Lee JW, Yu JH, Ko BS, Kim HJ, Son BH, Gong G, Lee HJ, Kim SB, Jung KH, Ahn JH, Lee W, Sung J, Ahn SH. Preoperative serum HER2 extracellular domain levels in primary invasive breast cancer. BMC Cancer 2014; 14: 929.
6. Kwak HS, Chung HJ, Min WK, Chun S, Lee WC, Choi YS, Han JY, Cho DH, Jung SY. Determination of the amniotic fluid lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio using a pipette tip column with a cation-exchange resin and mass spectrometry. Clin Chem Lab Med 2014; 52: e221-223.
7. Kim SK, Jeong TD, Kim SY, Lee W, Chun S, Suh CW, Min WK. Characteristics of unexpected protein bands in multiple myeloma patients after autologous stem cell transplantation. Clin Biochem 2014; 47: 588-592.
9. Kim J, Kim HS, Kim HS, Kim JS, Song W, Lee KM, Lee S, Park KU, Lee W, Hong YJ. Evaluation of an immunochromatographic assay for the rapid and simultaneous detection of rotavirus and adenovirus in stool samples. Ann Lab Med 2014; 34: 216-222.
10. Jeong TD, Lee W, Chun S, Min WK. Association between the delta estimated glomerular filtration rate and the prevalence of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance in Korean males. Biomed Res Int 2014; 2014: 356080.
11. Jeong TD, Lee W, Choi SE, Kim JS, Kim HK, Bae SJ, Chun S, Min WK. Relationship between serum total cholesterol level and serum biochemical bone turnover markers in healthy pre- and postmenopausal women. Biomed Res Int 2014; 2014: 398397.
13. Cho MC, Kim SY, Jeong TD, Lee W, Chun S, Min WK. Statistical validation of reagent lot change in the clinical chemistry laboratory can confer insights on good clinical laboratory practice. Ann Clin Biochem 2014; 51: 688-694.
14. Cho MC, Ji M, Kim SY, Choe W, Lee W, Chun S, Min WK. Evaluation of the URiSCAN Super Cassette ACR Semiquantitative Urine Dipstick for Microalbuminuria Screening. J Clin Lab Anal 2014; 28: 281-286.
15. Sato M, Larsen JE, Lee W, Sun H, Shames DS, Dalvi MP, Ramirez RD, Tang H, DiMaio JM, Gao B, Xie Y, Wistuba, II, Gazdar AF, Shay JW, Minna JD. Human lung epithelial cells progressed to malignancy through specific oncogenic manipulations. Mol Cancer Res 2013; 11: 638-650.
18. Kim S, Chung JW, Jeong TD, Park YS, Lee JH, Ahn JY, Kim do H, Choi KD, Lee W, Song HJ, Lee GH, Chun S, Jung HY, Min WK, Kim JH. Searching for E-cadherin gene mutations in early onset diffuse gastric cancer and hereditary diffuse gastric cancer in Korean patients. Fam Cancer 2013; 12: 503-507.
19. Jeong TD, Lee W, Chun S, Lee SK, Ryu JS, Min WK, Park JS. Comparison of the MDRD study and CKD-EPI equations for the estimation of the glomerular filtration rate in the Korean general population: the fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES V-1), 2010. Kidney Blood Press Res 2013; 37: 443-450.
20. Jeong TD, Kim SY, Lee W, Chun S, Min WK. Development and evaluation of a laboratory information system-based auto-dilution and manual dilution algorithm for alpha-fetoprotein assay. Ann Lab Med 2013; 33: 390-392.
21. Jeong TD, Kim SY, Jang S, Park CJ, Chi HS, Lee W, Chun S, Suh C, Min WK. Diagnostic sensitivity of a panel of tests to detect monoclonal protein in Korean multiple myeloma patients. Clin Chem Lab Med 2013; 51: e187-189.
22. Park SH, Kim SY, Lee W, Chun S, Min WK. New decision criteria for selecting delta check methods based on the ratio of the delta difference to the width of the reference range can be generally applicable for each clinical chemistry test item. Ann Lab Med 2012; 32: 345-354.
23. Kim S, Lee HW, Lee W, Um TH, Cho CR, Chun S, Min WK. New allele-specific real-time PCR system for warfarin dose genotyping equipped with an automatic interpretative function that allows rapid, accurate, and user-friendly reporting in clinical laboratories. Thromb Res 2012; 130: 104-109.
24. Jeong Y, Xie Y, Lee W, Bookout AL, Girard L, Raso G, Behrens C, Wistuba, II, Gadzar AF, Minna JD, Mangelsdorf DJ. Research resource: diagnostic and therapeutic potential of nuclear receptor expression in lung cancer. Mol Endocrinol 2012; 26: 1443-1454.
25. Jeong TD, Kim S, Lee W, Song GW, Kim YK, Chun S, Lee SG, Min WK. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as an early biomarker of acute kidney injury in liver transplantation. Clin Transplant 2012; 26: 775-781.
27. Cho MC, Choi CM, Kim S, Jang S, Park CJ, Chi HS, Peyton MJ, Lee W, Chun S, Kim SW, Min WK. Direct sequencing in cytological specimens as a useful strategy for detecting EGFR mutations in non-small cell lung cancer patients. Clin Chem Lab Med 2012; 50: 565-572.
28. Park YS, Park SH, Lee SS, Kim DY, Shin YM, Lee W, Lee SG, Yu ES. Biopsy-proven nonsteatotic liver in adults: estimation of reference range for difference in attenuation between the liver and the spleen at nonenhanced CT. Radiology 2011; 258: 760-766.
29. Park SH, An D, Chang YJ, Kim HJ, Kim KM, Koo TY, Kim S, Lee W, Yang WS, Hong SB, Chun S, Min WK. Development and validation of an arterial blood gas analysis interpretation algorithm for application in clinical laboratory services. Ann Clin Biochem 2011; 48: 130-135.
32. Ji M, Yoon SN, Lee W, Jang S, Park SH, Kim DY, Chun S, Min WK. Protein S deficiency with a PROS1 gene mutation in a patient presenting with mesenteric venous thrombosis following total colectomy. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2011; 22: 619-621.
33. Ji M, Kim S, Chung HJ, Lee W, Chun S, Min WK. Evaluation of the MassTrak Immunosuppressant XE Kit for the determination of everolimus and cyclosporin A in human whole blood employing isotopically labeled internal standards. Clin Chem Lab Med 2011; 49: 2021-2027.
34. Bae E, Chung HJ, Kim S, Lee W, Chun S, Min WK. Placental alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme in quality control materials may be a source of variability in alkaline phosphatase activity. Clin Biochem 2011; 44: 251-253.
37. Kim S, Min WK, Chun S, Lee W, Chung HJ, Choi SJ, Yang SE, Yang YS, Yoo JI. Protein expression profiles during osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells derived from human umbilical cord blood. Tohoku J Exp Med 2010; 221: 141-150.
38. Jang YH, Lim SB, Kim MJ, Chung HJ, Yoo HW, Byeon JS, Myung SJ, Lee W, Chun S, Min WK. Three novel mutations of the APC gene in Korean patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. Cancer Genet Cytogenet 2010; 200: 34-39.
39. Kim S, Min WK, Chun S, Lee W, Chung HJ, Lee PR, Kim A. Quantitative risk estimation for large for gestational age using the area under the 100-g oral glucose tolerance test curve. J Clin Lab Anal 2009; 23: 231-236.
40. Jun KR, Lee W, Jang MS, Chun S, Song GW, Park KT, Lee SG, Han DJ, Kang C, Cho DY, Kim JQ, Min WK. Tacrolimus concentrations in relation to CYP3A and ABCB1 polymorphisms among solid organ transplant recipients in Korea. Transplantation 2009; 87: 1225-1231.
45. Park HI, Min WK, Lee W, Park H, Park CJ, Chi HS, Chun S. Evaluating the short message service alerting system for critical value notification via PDA telephones. Ann Clin Lab Sci 2008; 38: 149-156.
46. Lee YW, Min WK, Chun S, Lee W, Kim Y, Chun SH, Park H, Shin HB, Lee YK. The Association between Intraocular Pressure and Predictors of Coronary Heart Disease Risk in Koreans. J Korean Med Sci 2008; 23: 31-34.
47. Lee YW, Min WK, Lee W, Chun S, Park H, Lee DH, Lee YK. Risk analysis of coronary heart diseases in Korean adults by using the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III. J Clin Lab Anal 2007; 21: 178-182.
48. Sato M, Vaughan MB, Girard L, Peyton M, Lee W, Shames DS, Ramirez RD, Sunaga N, Gazdar AF, Shay JW, Minna JD. Multiple oncogenic changes (K-RAS(V12), p53 knockdown, mutant EGFRs, p16 bypass, telomerase) are not sufficient to confer a full malignant phenotype on human bronchial epithelial cells. Cancer Res 2006; 66: 2116-2128.
51. Yun KA, Lee W, Min WK, Chun S, Lee YW, Kim SB, Park JS, Yang WS, Park H, Hwang SH. Discrepancy of interleukin-6 levels between end-stage renal disease patients and patients with acute-phase response with increased lipoprotein(a) concentrations. Scand J Clin Lab Invest 2004; 64: 223-228.
54. Lee YW, Min WK, Chun S, Lee W, Park H, Lee YK, Lee DH, Son JE. Lack of association between oxidized LDL-cholesterol concentrations and haptoglobin phenotypes in healthy subjects. Ann Clin Biochem 2004; 41: 485-487.