Welcome to Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center!
Founded by American missionary Dr. Woodbridge O. Johnson in 1899, DSMC has been serving the community as a pioneer of modern medicine in Korea.
Over the last 112 years, DSMC has grown into a community of love for those in need throughout the world by offering medical volunteer activities.
DSMC has modern medical facilities and leading specialists, each of whom is the best in his or her field. DSMC also has affiliates such as the School of Medicine, the College of Nursing, Dongsan Hospital, and Gyungju Dongsan Hospital, and is currently running Almaty Dongsan Hospital in Kazakhstan and medical clinic in Nepal.
Through its Cardiovascular Center, Cerebrovascular Center, Cancer Center, Epilepsy Center, and Kidney Center that offer the country’s highest quality professional services, DSMC aspires to further improve its patient-oriented services befitting its reputation.
In the global era, DSMC seeks to offer service of better quality to international patients in particular. DSMC’s International Healthcare Center serves international patients so that they can receive treatment and healthcare counseling swiftly. Many international patients come to DSMC because they have full confidence in DSMC’s insurance arrangement service, interpretation service and an abundant experience of caring for international patients.
Thanks to such efforts, DSMC has recently received the Best Institute Award for Attracting International Patients from the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare. And increasing number of doctors across the globe hope to receive training at DSMC.
Daegu Metropolitan City, which is home to DSMC, is not only a Medi-city with highly developed medical infrastructure, but also a medical tourism city that offers exciting attractions filled with Korean history, culture and tradition. At the heart of the city, DSMC will continue promoting medical excellence and reputation of Daegu and Korea. Thank you.
Dongsan Medical Center (DSMC) was established in 1899 on the foundation of Jaejungwon (meaning “Salvation Hospital”) built by Dr. Woodbridge O. Johnson who had been dispatched to Korea by the United Northern Presbyterian Church in the U.S. DSMC has since been providing medical services to the community as the first medical institution to introduce and provide western medicine in Daegu and North Gyeongsang region of Korea.
Under the leadership of founding Superintendent Dr. Johnson, DSMC moved to the current location of Dongsan-dong in Daegu in 1903. This laid a foundation on which the second Superintendent Dr. Archibald G. Fletcher established a preaching society in 1921, which helped giving births to 147 pioneer churches to spread the Gospel in the community.
Dr. Fletcher then founded Aerak Leprosarium in 1913 to help combat leprosy, which was a rampant disease at the time, as well as treat leprosy patients. He also made great contribution to the regional development by providing volunteer medical services in rural areas.
In 1947, Dr. Howard F. Moffett became DSMC’s 7th superintendent and had since dedicated to the development of DSMC for 30 years. Under his leadership, DSMC introduced state-of-the-art medical equipments for better medical services, sent its doctors to “medical frontier” countries such as the U.S. to receive medical trainings, and was transformed into a true medical center through remodeling and expansion of its buildings.
To realize its mission of providing quality health care, continuing education and research, and promoting mission work, DSMC founded a medical school and merged with Keimyung University. Reborn as Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center in 1982, DSMC has since developed into a major medical center with numerous affiliates such as the School of Medicine, the College of Nursing, Dongsan Hospital and Gyungju Dongsan Hospital.
Building upon a history and tradition of over a century, now DSMC is equipped with modern facilities and leading specialists. DSMC is a comprehensive medical institution with 37 clinical departments and 922 bed capacity. Some 2,000 professors and administrative staff of DSMC aspire to improve the public health in Korea while practicing medicine of love through medical mission work at home and abroad (in Nepal, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh and etc.). DSMC is now preparing for another leap forward in the new century with an ambitious plan to build the second Dongsan Medical Center in Keimyung University Sengseo Campus, which will fulfill DSMC’s mission to become "a place of healing and compassion."
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