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Approved NIW & EB-1 Cases in the Fields of General Medicine / Oriental Medicine / Nursing / Pharmacy

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Approved Case 1:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Ophthalmology)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 1

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 6

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels / Detailed plans for a joint business operation in the U.S. with a renowned medical equipment company



Approved Case 2:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Family Medicine Specialist)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 약 20

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed innovative medical and health enhancement programs



Approved Case 3:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Colonofiberscopy Specialist)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 11

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 약 40

· Number of Awards Received: 5

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Executed partnership contracts with major hospitals in Korea / Awards / Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 4:


· Field of Specialty: Psychotherapy (Art treatment)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 1

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 3

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Successfully completed several projects for developing innovative methods of treatment for child psychotherapy



Approved Case 5:


· Field of Specialty: Dentistry

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 105

· Number of Awards Received: 11

· Number of Patents: 4

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications/Patents / Awards



Approved Case 6:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Coloproctology)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 6

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed innovative surgical procedures that helped patients undergo surgeries comfortably by minimizing their pains and side effects



Approved Case 7:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Obesity Treatment and Plastic Surgery)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 2

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 13

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed an innovative medical treatment methods / Awards / Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 8:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 8

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels / Executed partnership contracts with major hospitals in Korea



Approved Case 9:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Pain Medicine)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 14

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 789

· Number of Awards Received: 6

· Number of Patents: 18

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications/Patents / Appearances in media channels / Awards / Appointments into leading positions in the national academia



Approved Case 10:


· Field of Specialty: Biomedical Science

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 3

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 81

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications/Patents / Awards / Appointments into leading positions in the national academia



Approved Case 11:


· Field of Specialty: Internal Medicine

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 1

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 2

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Successfully completed numerous projects with major national health care institutions and companies



Approved Case 12:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Plastic Surgery)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 10

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 7

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed innovative plastic surgical procedures, which were introduced to, and used by, many health care institutions



Approved Case 13:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Geriatrics)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 16

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 20

· Number of Awards Received: 7

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications/Patents / Awards



Approved Case 14:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (General Physician)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 4

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Designated as a government partnership hospital / Completed joint projects with major national pharmaceutical companies



Approved Case 15:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Orthopedics)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 59

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents:

· Number of Awards Received: 4

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 16:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Family Medicine)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 10

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 42

· Number of Awards Received:

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 17:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Neurosurgery)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 3

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 102

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications / Developed medical treatments which were introduced to and applied by major national hospitals


Approved Case 18:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Internal Medicine)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 1

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 7

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed medical treatment methods which were clinically applied to increase the number of successful treatments



Approved Case 19:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Family Medicine / Geriatrics)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 3

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed innovative medical treatment methods that significantly reduced the length of time for treatments



Approved Case 20:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Internal Medicine)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 3

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents:

· Number of Awards Received: 5

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Successfully completed joint R&D (research and development) projects with major national pharmaceutical companies / Developed medical treatments that were introduced to and applied by many other hospitals



Approved Case 21:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Geriatrics)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 31

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels / Executed partnership contracts with major national hospitals / Developed medical treatments that were introduced to and applied by a number of major national hospitals



Approved Case 22:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Neurosurgery – Pain Medicine Specialist)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed medical treatments that were introduced to and applied by major national hospitals / Successfully completed joint R&D (research and development) projects with major national pharmaceutical companies



Approved Case 23:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 11

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents:

· Number of Awards Received: 9

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Executed partnership contracts with major national hospitals



Approved Case 24:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Diagnostic Radiology)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 12

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: About 2,000

· Number of Awards Received: 4

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications / Awards / Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 25:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Geriatrics)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 4

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 4

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Awards / Executed partnership contracts with major national hospitals



Approved Case 26:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Urologist)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 23

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 2

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels / Executed partnership contracts with major national hospitals



Approved Case 27:


· Field of Specialty: Dentistry

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 17

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed innovative methods of medical treatments that increased the patients’ comfort / Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 28:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Urologist)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 2

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 44

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Number of citations of the publications / Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 29:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Brain Chemistry / Neurosurgery)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 443

· Number of Awards Received: 3

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications



Approved Case 30:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (dermatology)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: Approximately 70

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 210

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 3

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications / Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 31:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Family Medicine)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 45

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 32:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Cosmetic Medicine)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: Approximately 70

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels / Developed innovative medical treatment methods that increased the revenue of a hospital



Approved Case 33:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Emergency Medicine)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 30

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels / Developed an innovative medical treatment method that minimized the pain and bleeding of patients



Approved Case 34:


· Field of Specialty: Corrective Orthodontics

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 3

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Investment of a large amount of funds into a dental technology manufacturer in the U.S.

Approved Case 35:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 26

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels / Completed 15 joint projects with major national pharmaceutical companies, which enabled these companies to develop innovative technologies and medicines



Approved Case 36:


· Field of Specialty: Orthodontics

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 25

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 65

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Number of citations of the publications / Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 37:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Anesthesiology)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 98

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications / Received research funds from major government agencies in Korea



Approved Case 38:


· Field of Specialty: Dentistry

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 7

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 45

· Number of Awards Received: 3

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 39:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Orthopedics)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 4

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 3

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed special medical treatment methods that reduced the needs for surgery



Approved Case 40:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 4

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 2,000

· Number of Awards Received: 5

· Number of Patents: 2

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Frequently cited / Patent



Approved Case 41:


· Field of Specialty: Medicine (Anesthesiology)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed special methods of medical treatment which reduced the needs for surgery, and disseminated these methods to hospitals in several countries



Approved Case 42:


· Field of Specialty: Oriental Medicine

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 1

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents:

· Number of Awards Received: 6

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed medical treatments which were introduced to and applied by several other oriental medicine clinics



Approved Case 43:


· Field of Specialty: Oriental Medicine

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 24

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 31

· Number of Awards Received: 5

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Citations of the publications / Appearances in media channels / Awards



Approved Case 44:


· Field of Specialty: Oriental Medicine

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: Approximately 130

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 3

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed medical treatment methods that minimized the patients’ pain / Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 45:


· Field of Specialty: Nursing (Psychiatric Nurse)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 2

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Published a book which sold more than 70,000 copies



Approved Case 46:


· Field of Specialty: Nursing

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 366

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications / Awards



Approved Case 47:


· Field of Specialty: Pharmacy

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Conducted a new drug development project for a major national pharmaceutical company and increased its market sales



Approved Case 48:


· Field of Specialty: Pharmacy

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 15

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Distinguished records of awards winning / Developed medical treatment methods that increased sales revenue for major national pharmaceutical companies


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