Exercise Medicine Center

Young Hee Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

President & CEO, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Yonsei University
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine
Chair, Yonsei Institute of Sports Science and Exercise Medicine
Vice Chairman, Medical Committee, Korean Olympic Committee
Chief Medical Officer, Organizing Committee of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, 20 Ilsan-ro, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, 26426, Republic of Korea

- Location : Wonju Yonsei Univ.

- Phone : +82-33-741-0661

- Email : lee02@yonsei.ac.kr

- Fax : +82-33-741-1424

Professional Employment교육 및 연구경력
Research Career
2017 ~ Present
President & CEO, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Yonsei University
2012 ~ Present
Director, Center for Exercise Medicine, Yonsei University
2002 ~ Present
Professor, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine
2013 ~ 2017
Vice President, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Yonsei University
2007 ~ 2010
Dean of Academic Affairs, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine
2005 ~ 2006
Director, Department of Planning and Management, Wonju Christian Hospital
2003 ~ 2004
Director, Department of Medical Information, Wonju Christian Hospital
2001 ~ 2002
Director, Department of Education and Training, Wonju Christian Hospital
1999 ~ 2000
Exchange Faculty, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
1997 ~ 2002
Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine
1994 ~ 1999
Chairman, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine
1994 ~ 1997
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine
  • M.D. (Doctor of Medicine,1983): Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
  • Ph.D. (Medical Science,1994): Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Licensure and Certification
1999 ~ Present
Korean Board of Sports Medicine
1987 ~ Present
Korean Board of Rehabilitation Medicine
1983 ~ Present
Korea Medical License
President Award, Republic of Korea
Excellence in Research Award, Yonsei University
Academic Award, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine
Award for Best Research, Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine
Major Interests
Clinical Activity :
1. Rehabilitation for Head Injury
2. Rehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injury and Neurogenic Bladder
Research Activity :
1. Use of Electrical Stimulation for Motor Recovery
2. Quantitative Analysis of Muscle Function by Electromyography
3. Electrophysiologic Study in Neurorehabilitation
Career / Activities
in Sports
스포츠분야 활동경력
2013 ~ Present
Vice Chairman, Medical Committee, Korean Olympic Committee
2013 ~ Present
Member, TUE Committee, World Curling Federation(WCF)
2012 ~ Present
Head of Classification, World Curling Federation
2012 ~ Present
Member, Medical Advisory Committee, 2018 PyeongChang OCOG
2010 ~ Present
Senior Advisor/Presenter (Paralympics), 2010 PyeongChang Olympic Bid Committee
Senior Advisor/Presenter (Medical), 2014 PyeongChang Olympic Games Bid Committee
Senior Advisor/Presenter (Medical), 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games Bid Committee
2001 ~ Present
International Classifier, IPC Athletics
2000 ~ Present
Member, International Spinal Cord Society
1995 ~ Present
Medical Consultant, Yongpyong, Sungwoo, High1 Ski Resort, Korea
1994 ~ Present
Member, American Congress of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
2006 ~ 2009
Chairman, Medical Committee, Korean Paralympic Committee(KPC)
2006 ~ 2008
Member, Classification Committee, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
2002 ~ 2004
Medical representative, IPC Alpine Sports Assembly Executive Committee
Korean Team Physician, 2002 Winter Paralympic Game, Salt Lake City
1999 ~ 2003
Medical Consultant, Narae Bluebird Professional Basketball Club.
Korean Team Physician, 1998 Winter Paralympic Game, Nagano
1976 ~ 1983
Basketball Player, Yonsei University Medical College
1972 ~ 1975
Soccer Player, Yongsan high school

Recreational Skier, Windsurfer, Sailor
Published Manuscripts in Refereed Journals논문실적
  1. 1. Kang DW, Park JH, Lee MK, Kim Y, Kong ID, Chung CH, Lee YH, Jeon JY. Effect of a short-term physical activity intervention on liver fat content in obese children. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2018;43(6):553-557.
  2. 2. Lee YH, Lee JH, Kim SH, Yi D, Oh KJ, Kim JH, Park TJ, Kim H, Chang JS, Kong ID. Hemodynamic Adaptations to Regular Exercise in People With Spinal Cord Injury. Ann Rehabil Med. 2017;41(1):25-33.
  3. 3. Oh KJ, Kim SH, Lee YH, Kim JH, Jung HS, Park TJ, Park J, Shinn JM. Pain-related evoked potential in healthy adults. Ann Rehabil Med. 2015;39(1):108-15.
  4. 4. Lee YH, Oh KJ, Kong ID, Kim SH, Shinn JM, Kim JH, Yi D, Lee JH, Chang JS, Kim TH, Kim EJ. Effect of regular exercise on cardiopulmonary fitness in males with spinal cord injury. Ann Rehabil Med. 2015;39(1):91-9.
  5. 5. Lee YH, Yong SY, Kim SH, Kim JH, Shin JM, KimY , Kim S, Hwang S. Functional Electrical Stimulation to Ankle Dorsiflexor and Plantarflexor Using Single Foot Switch in Patients With Hemiplegia From Hemorrhagic Stroke Ann Rehabil Med 2014;38(3):310-316.
  6. 6. Young-Hee Lee, Sung-Hoon Kim, Jung Moon Kim, Hyung Tae Im, Ik Sun Choi, Kae Wook Lee. The effect of semiconditional dorsal penile nerve electrical stimulation on capacity and compliance of the bladder with deformity in spinal cord injury patients: a piliot studySpinal Cord 50:289-93 (2012)
  7. 7. Jungyoon Kim, Sungjae Hwang, Ryanghee Sohn, Younghee Lee, Youngho Kim Development of an active ankle foot orthosis to prevent foot drop and toe drag in hemiplegic patients: A preliminary study. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics 8;331-338, 2011
  8. 8. Young-Hee Lee, Jung Moon Kim, Hyung Tae Im, Kye-Wook Lee, Sung Hoon Kim, Dong Min Hur Semiconditional Electrical Stimulation of Pudendal Nerve Afferent Stimulation to Manage Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. Ann Rehabil Med 35;605-612, 2011
  9. 9. Young-Hee Lee, Bit Na Ri Park, Sung Hoon Kim The Effects of Heat and Massage Application on Autonomic Nervous System Yonsei Medical Journal, 52:982-989, (2011)
  10. 10. Hwa Kyung Shin, Sang Hyun Cho, Hye-seon Jeon, Young-Hee Lee, Jun Chan Song, Sung Ho Jang, Chu-Hee Lee, Yong Hyun Kwong, Cortical effect and functional recovery by the electromyography-triggered neuromuscular stimulation in chronic stroke patients Neuroscience Letters 442; 174-179 (2008)
  11. 11. Sang-Hyun Cho1, Hwa-Kyung Shin2, Yong-Hyun Kwon3, Mi Young Lee3 Young-Hee Lee4, Chu-Hee Lee5, Dong Suk Yang6, Sung-Ho Jang6 Cortical Activation Changes Induced by Visual Biofeedback Tracking Training in Chronic Stroke Patients. Neurorehabilitation 22; 77-84 (2007)
  12. 12. Chung YJ, Cho SH, Lee YH, Effect of the knee joint tracking training in closed kinetic chain condition for stroke patients. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 24(3):173-80 (2006)
  13. 13. Shin HK, Cho SH, Lee YH, Kwon OY (issn:0513-5796) Quantitative EMG Changes During 12-Week DeLorme's Axiom Strength Training Yonsei Med J. 2006 Feb 28;47(1):93-104 (2006)
  14. 14. S. Lee, Chung-Nam Whang, Young-Hee Lee, Gun Hwan Lee, Bong Joo Park,Jong Chul Park, Won Sun Seo, Fu-Zhai Cui. (ISSN:0040-6090) Formation of Iridium Nano Oxide: Material Properties And Neural Cell Culture. Thin Solid Film. 475: 332-336 (2005)
  15. 15. IS. LEE, JM. Park, HJ. Son, JC. Park, GH. Lee, YH. Lee, FZ. Cui. (ISSN:1013-9826) Iridium Oxide as A Stimulating Neural Electrode Formed By Reactive Magnetron Sputtering Key Engineering Materials Vols. 288-289:307-310 (2005)
  16. 16. Young-Hee, Sung Hoon Kim Correlation between Cognitive Capacity Screening Examination and Cognitive Evoked Potential in Alcohol-Dependent Patients. Yonsei Med J 45: 796-802 (2004)
  17. 17. In-Seop Lee, Jong-Chul Park, Young-Hee Lee Plasma processing of materials for medical applications Surface and Coating Technology 171: 252-256 (2003)
  18. 18. Young-Hee Lee, Graham H. Creasey, Hyunkyo Lim, Jaemann Song, Kihak Song, Jinweon Kim Detrusor and Blood Pressure Responses to Dorsal Penile Nerve Stimulation during Hyper-reflexic Contraction of the Bladder in Patients with Cervical Cord Injury, Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 84:136-40 (2003)
  19. 19. In-Seop Lee, R.A. Buchanan, Young-Hee Lee Charge injection properties of iridium films formed by ion beam assisted deposition. J Material Sci Let 21:1859-61 (2002)
  20. 20. Young-Hee Lee, Craham H. Creasey Self-controlled dorsal penile nerve stimulation to inhibit bladder hyper-reflexia in incomplete spinal cord injury: A case report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 83:273-277 (2002)
  21. 21. In-Seop Lee, Chung-Nam Whang, Kyung Choi, Myung-Soo Choo, Young-Hee Lee Characterization of IR film as a stimulating neural electrode. Biomaterials, 23:2375-2380 (2002)
  22. 22. Young-hee Lee, Jung-ho Rah, Roh-wook Park, Chang-il Park The effect of early therapeutic electrical stimulation on bone mineral density in the paralyzed limbs of the rabbit Yonsei Med J 42:194-198 (2001)
  23. 23. Hoon-Bum Lee, Dae-Hyun Lew, Seung-Hoon Oh, Kwan-Chul Tark, Sung-Won Kim, Yoon-Kyu Chung, Young-Hee Lee Simultaneous reconstruction of the Achilles tendon and soft-tissue defect using only a latissimus dorsi muscle free flap Plast Reconstr Surg 104:111-119 (1999)
  24. 24. Jaeho Shim, Younghee Lee, Jongmin Lee, Jeongmee Park, Jaeho Moon “Wrist-Driven Prehension Prosthesis for Amputee Patients with Disarticulation of the Thumb and Index Finger.” Arch Phys Med Rehabil 79:877-878 (1998)
  25. 25. Young-Hee Lee, Sae-il Chun Congenital absence of pectoralis major: A case report and isokinetic analysis of shoulder motion. Yonsei Med J 32:87-90 (1991)
  26. 26. Jungyoon Kim, Sungjae Hwang, Ryanghee Shon, Younghee Lee, Youngho Kim Development of an active ankle foot orhtosis to prevent foot drop and toe drag in hemiplegic patients: A preliminary study Applied Bionics and Biomechanics 8:331-338 (2011)
  27. 27. Young-Hee Lee, In-Seop Lee, Ji-Yong Lee (ISSN:1567-1739) Percutaneous Electrical Stimulation of Sensory Nerve Fibers to Improve Motor Function: Applications in Voiding Dysfunction. Current Applied Physics, 5:542-545 (2005)
  28. 28. Byung-Kyu Park, John Chae, Young-Hee Lee, Guang Yang, Ihab Labatia Median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials and upper limb motor function in hemiparesis Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol, 43:169-179 (2003)