Kee B. Park
Kee B. Park, M.D.
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

Kee B. Park, MD obtained his medical degree from the Rutgers University in New Jersey and trained in neurosurgery at the Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In 2013, he volunteered with the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies and the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery to support Cambodian neurosurgeons. As a Consultant in Neurosurgery at the Preah Kossamak Hospital in Phnom Penh and head of the Cambodia Neurosurgery Support Project, he taught neurosurgery and conducted research in head and spine injuries. Prior to Cambodia, he was the Director of Spine Surgery at the Myungsung Christian Medical Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2009 to 2013).

Dr. Park is also the Director of the North Korea Program at the Korean American Medical Association. He leads the collaboration between US and DPRK physicians. Since 2007, he has made 18 visits to DPRK, most recently in May 2018.

Before joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School, he worked under Prof. John G. Meara at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change as the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar.

Dr. Park is a consultant for the World Health Organization and serves on the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Surgical Care and Anesthesia. In this capacity, he advocates for and assists in the development of national surgical plans by the Member States.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, a member of the Advisory Committee for the Foundation of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, member of the National Committee on North Korea, and member of Council of Korean Americans.


Harvard Medical School

641 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Global neurosurgery: continued momentum at the 72nd World Health Assembly.
Authors: Authors: Rosseau G, Johnson WD, Park KB, Hutchinson PJ, Lippa L, Andrews R, Servadei F, Garcia RM.
J Neurosurg
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Globalization of national surgical, obstetric and anesthesia plans: the critical link between health policy and action in global surgery.
Authors: Authors: Truché P, Shoman H, Reddy CL, Jumbam DT, Ashby J, Mazhiqi A, Wurdeman T, Ameh EA, Smith M, Lugazia E, Makasa E, Park KB, Meara JG.
Global Health
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Comprehensive Policy Recommendations for Head and Spine Injury Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Authors: Authors: Corley J, Barthèlemy EJ, Lepard J, Alves JL, Ashby J, Khan T, Park KB.
World Neurosurg
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A comparison of publication to TBI burden ratio of low- and middle-income countries versus high-income countries: how can we improve worldwide care of TBI?
Authors: Authors: Tropeano MP, Spaggiari R, Ileyassoff H, Park KB, Kolias AG, Hutchinson PJ, Servadei F.
Neurosurg Focus
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Development Assistance for Health in Low-Income Countries.
Authors: Authors: Jumbam DT, Vervoort D, Park KB.
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Path to Prevention of Spinal Trauma in a Low- to Middle-income Country: A Single-center Study in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Authors: Authors: Makhni MC, Vatan NM, Park PJ, Kabeer ZA, Cerpa M, Choi JH, Lombardi JM, Hong S, Kim Y, Lenke LG, Lehman R, Vycheth I, Park KB.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev
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Helminthiasis among North Koreans: a chronic public health challenge.
Authors: Authors: Park KB, Shafik NM.
Pathog Glob Health
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Consensus statement from the International Consensus Meeting on the Role of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury : Consensus statement.
Authors: Authors: Hutchinson PJ, Kolias AG, Tajsic T, Adeleye A, Aklilu AT, Apriawan T, Bajamal AH, Barthélemy EJ, Devi BI, Bhat D, Bulters D, Chesnut R, Citerio G, Cooper DJ, Czosnyka M, Edem I, El-Ghandour NMF, Figaji A, Fountas KN, Gallagher C, Hawryluk GWJ, Iaccarino C, Joseph M, Khan T, Laeke T, Levchenko O, Liu B, Liu W, Maas A, Manley GT, Manson P, Mazzeo AT, Menon DK, Michael DB, Muehlschlegel S, Okonkwo DO, Park KB, Rosenfeld JV, Rosseau G, Rubiano AM, Shabani HK, Stocchetti N, Timmons SD, Timofeev I, Uff C, Ullman JS, Valadka A, Waran V, Wells A, Wilson MH, Servadei F.
Acta Neurochir (Wien)
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Profile of Head Injuries: Prehospital Care, Diagnosis, and Severity in an Ethiopian Tertiary Hospital.
Authors: Authors: Laeke T, Tirsit A, Debebe F, Girma B, Gere D, Park KB, Azazh A.
World Neurosurg
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Editorial. Research in global neurosurgery: informing the path to achieving neurosurgical equity.
Authors: Authors: Park KB.
J Neurosurg
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