Korea, Choi Won-young, Vice Minister of Health and Welfare



Personal data


Choi Won-young

Date of birth

Jan 28, 1958


Academic Background

Feb 2006

Doctor of Social Welfare, Yonsei University, Korea 

Aug 1998 

Master of Social Work, University of South Carolina, USA 

Feb 1983  

Master of Public Administration, Kyungpook National University, Korea

Feb 1980

Bachelor of Public Administration, Kyungpook National University, Korea 

Career Experience

Aug 16 2010 – Present 

Vice Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) 

Oct 2008 – Aug 2010

Assistant Minister for Planning and Coordination, MOHW

Mar 2008 – Oct 2008

Assistant Minister for Healthcare Policy, MOHW

Mar 2007 – Mar 2008

Director General, Bureau of Insurance and Pension Policy, MOHW

Feb 2006 – Mar 2007

Director General, Bureau of National Pension Policy, MOHW

Jul 2002 – Sep 2004

Director General, Bureau of Administrative Affairs, National Medical Center
Director General, Bureau of Food Safety, Korea Food and Drug Administration

Oct 1993 – Jul 2002

Director, Division of Planning and Budget/ Division of Legal Affairs/ Division of Pharmaceuticals and Food Policy/ Division of the System for Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

Apr 1981 – Oct 1993

Deputy Director, Division of Insurance Policy/ Office of Planning and Budget, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs  


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