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Asan Medical Center Introduction

Since its establishment in June 1989, Asan Medical Center has achieved its status as a world-class, patient-centered medical institution through generous investment in clinical treatment and R&D.

Asan Medical Center has also carried out its social responsibility as ‘Korea’s Most Respected Hospital’ by fulfilling the spirit of ‘Respect for Life’ and ‘Sharing pain with neighbors.’
Asan Medical Center is leading the medical development of Korea with competitive medical skills and cutting-edge technology, comparable to other world leading hospitals.

Asan Medical Center is the ‘parent’ hospital among the eight hospitals under the ASAN Foundation. Since its establishment in 1977, the ASAN Foundation has been providing non-profit programs in social and medical welfare, scholarship, and academic research. In particular, the ASAN Foundation opened hospitals in rural areas where modern medical resources are scarce, fulfilling the mission of the founder, late Chairman Chung Ju-yung - ‘serving the neediest in our society.’

Global medical complex - Asan Medical Center

Asan Medical Center is the largest medical institution in Korea with a total of 2,764 beds, occupying a total floor area of approximately 280,000 square meters (85,000 pyeong).

With world-class medical professionals, optimal treatment system, and state-of-the-art medical equipment based on advanced medical systems and practicing customer satisfaction, Asan Medical Center has been leading the medical development of Korea.

As a result, Asan Medical Center sees annually 3,469,589 outpatients, 926,794 inpatients, and 117,716 emergency patients and performs 70,892 highly sophisticated surgeries per year.


Outpatients (per year)


Emergency patients (per year)


Inpatients (per year)

70,892 cases of highly sophisticated surgeries per year

  • World’s Best Hospitals, World 22th and Korea No. 1 for 6 consecutive years
    - Newsweek, US (from 2019 to 2024)
  • The most respected hospital in Korea for 18 consecutive years
    - Korean Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (from 2007 to 2024)
  • No. 1 in great workplaces in Korea - KMAC, 2012
  • No. 1 in KS.SQI - Korean Standards Association, 2012
  • No. 1 in global customer satisfaction survey for four consecutive years
    - Japanese Management Association Consulting (JMAC) (From 2008 to 2011)
  • Grand prize for global standard management in the social responsibility category - KMAR, 2010
  • No. 1 in national customer satisfaction index (NCSI) - KPC, 2010
  • Selected as a research-driven hospital (customized anticancer therapy, medical robot system and medical equipment, chronic disease, U-healthcare, development of molecular imaging technology, development of infection disease treatment, adult stem cell-based cell therapy) - Ministry of Health and Welfare, 2013.
  • No. 1 in successful organ transplantations on liver, kidney, pancreas, and heart - Korea Network for Organ Sharing (KONOS), 2012.
  • First class in operative mortality rate of gastric cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer - Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service, 2012.
  • No. 1 in number of patients and treatments - National Health Insurance Corporation, 2011.
  • No. 1 in successful surgeries on 9 of 10 most common cancers
    - Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA), 2007, 2006.
  • Korea’s No. 1 in performing surgeries on top 6 cancer patients
    - Ministry of Health and Welfare, 2007
  • Korea’s No. 1 in performing surgeries on 30 major diseases
    - National Health Insurance Corporation, 2006
  • Selected - Ministry of Health and Welfare

Asan Medical Center setting a global standard as a medical leader

Medical development is made possible as the spirit of respecting life is combined with tireless research of basic science and numerous clinical trials, treatment experience, and advanced medical techniques.

Asan Medical Center strives to become a global standard in the world medicine as a leader of medical development in Korea rather than competing with local counterparts.
To this end, Asan Medical Center is ceaselessly committed to clinical research for basic medicine, industry-university R&D, and overcoming cancer through industry-university-institute collaboration centering on the Asan Institute for Life Sciences and the Clinical Research Center.

Today’s cutting-edge medicine is no longer confined merely to treating illnesses, easing pain, and recovering patients from disease. It aims to eradicate the root causes of illness to make people live a healthy life without suffering from any disease.

Asan Medical Center is at the forefront of the development of future cutting-edge medicine which combines medicine and engineering. Here, the Clinical Research Center is recognized for its exceptional ability in clinical research as it plays a pivotal role in medical development by focusing on research activities instead of theoretical studies while entering into clinical trials agreements with global leading pharmaceutical companies since last year.

Delivering greater love with advanced medical skills

Asan Medical Center gives its profits back to society and fulfills its founding spirit through free medical services for the less privileged neighbors.

Therefore, Asan Medical Center wants to become a warm-hearted hospital that shares the pain of their patients by fulfilling the objectives of ‘maintaining first-class medical services’ ‘Sharing Love with neighbors’ and ‘Sharing and Generosity.’

We also make a constant effort to treat patients like family and offer friendly services.