Dr. Kee Park

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar
Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School



As the Director of DPRK Programs for the Korean American Medical Association, Dr. Park leads a group of doctors (both Korean and non-Korean heritage) and students in an effort to broadly engage in the health sector. The goal is to improve safety, quality, and access to all who need medical and surgical care through strengthening of the healthcare system. Some ongoing activities include biannual medical exchange trips to DPRK, international medical conferences in DPRK co-organized with the DPRK Medical Association, medical student engagement program, support for overseas training of DPRK doctors, research and publication support, and equipment procurement. New initiatives include surgical capacity building project at the district hospital levels in collaboration with the World Health Organization and folic acid supplementation of women in childbearing ages to reduce neural tube defects.

Dr. Park, a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, received his neurosurgery training at Temple University in Philadelphia and medical degree from Rutgers University. He is the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.