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  • December 23, 2014

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Professor BAEK Rong-Min’s Twenty-five Years of Medical Volunteer Work Awarded

Professor BAEK Rong-Min (plastic surgeon, School of Medicine) was awarded the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award (AHHA) on November 27 for his twenty-five years of volunteer work performing free medical surgeries on facially deformed children. The AHHA, given by the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund, recognizes people who have made extraordinary contributions on behalf of children through volunteer work and other philanthropic efforts. Professor Baek first started his volunteer work in 1989 after a patient who had set an operation date with him failed to show up due to economic reasons. He toured the country during weekends, operating on 100 patients every year. In 1995, he established ‘Smile for Children’, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping facially deformed children, and expanded his work to volunteering in less developed countries such as Myanmar, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

Summary by LEE Hee Un, SNU English Editor, gurume0221@snu.ac.kr
Proofread by Melora Brett Briana Johnson, morningcalm2@gmail.com

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