Dr. Gun-Il Im, M.D., Ph.D is currently a Board Member of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), Vice President of Korean Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (KTERMS), Vice President of Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSBM), Chairman of Planning Committee in Korean Society for Bone and Mineral Research (KSBMR), Chairman of Scientific Committee in Korean Orthopaedic Research Society (KORS), the Korean Representative to International Combined Orthopaedic Research Society (ICORS), Council Board Member of Korean College of Rheumatology (KCR), Council Board Member of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Asia-Pacific Chapter (TERMIS-AP) and Founding and Steering Committee member, International Combined Orthopaedic Research Society (ICORS), Review Board of National Research Foundation of Korea.
He is also working in Editorial Board of Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR), Journal of Korean Orthopaedic Association (KOA) and of Hip and Pelvis, also an Associate Editor of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine,
Dr. Im is currently Professor in Department of Orthopaedics and , Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang Korea.
Dr. Im received his M.D in Seoul National University in 1988 and finished his training as an orthopaedic surgeon at Seoul National University Hospital in 1993. He then obtained his Ph.D. degree in Korea University in 1999. Dr. Im began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at Dept. of Orthopaedics, Hallym University Hospital in 1996 and moved to Dept. of Orthopaedics, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital in 2006 and has been working in the institution until now.
Dr. Im was a Visiting Scholar to Tubingen University, Germany, to Bern University, Switzerland, and to Kyushu University, Japan. He also spent one and half years (2000-2001) as a Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, USA.
Dr. Im has participated in global academic activity in the field of musculoskeletal research during last two decades, and possesses numerous connections with researchers overseas. He is the founder and leading member of Korean Society for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Research.
Dr. Im has been working on the field of osteoarthritis, stem cell and cartilage regeneration of since 1996. He has published 106 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals and holds 12 national and international patents. He has accumulated rich knowledge in the research on the cartilage regeneration. Dr. Im has been performing multidisciplinary research in cooperation with scientist and engineers of various fields to translate the research product into clinical application. Based on his works, he has been awarded several prestigious awards from the Korean governments, academic societies and his university.