Young-Joon is a professor in the Department of Pathology at the Kangwon National University Hospital and College of Medicine, and is the lead professor in the Department of Medical Humanities and Medical Ethics at Kangwon National University College of Medicine. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the National Bioethics Council, Korean Bioethics Association, Korean Society for Medical Ethics, and Neuroethics Study Group. Young-Joon received his Ph.D. in Medicine (Medical History and Ethics) at Seoul National University in 2011 and M.D. from Kosin University in 1998. He completed his residentship training in the Department of Pathology at Korea University Hospital and served as a clinical fellow at the Asan Medical Center from 2011-2013.