Mayo Clinic celebrated its collaborative arrangement with Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, at the grand opening ceremony of the Samsung Cardiovascular Imaging Center in Collaboration with Mayo Clinic on September 5, 2009.
The collaboration will continue Mayo Clinic's mission of patient-oriented medical practice, research, and education worldwide. Samsung Medical Center is one of the largest medical centers in South Korea and is well known throughout Southeast Asia for its top ratings for quality of care and patient satisfaction.
Jae K. Oh, M.D., a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, is co-director of the Samsung Cardiovascular Imaging Center in Collaboration with Mayo Clinic. Dr. Oh directed the renovation and expansion of clinical and research areas as well as the training and integration of personnel.
The center integrates the disciplines of cardiology, radiology, and nuclear medicine to provide comprehensive anatomic and functional cardiac evaluations. Additional facilities include suites for interventional and surgical procedures and an imaging analysis laboratory. Virtual consultation is conducted using satellite video-conferencing facilities.
Cardiovascular researchers from Mayo Clinic and Samsung Medical Center have jointly written Clinical Research Development Project grant applications for the study of heart failure imaging. The first joint Mayo Clinic-Samsung Cardiovascular Symposium took place on December 5, 2009, in Seoul.