Seong K. Mun

Seong K. Mun

Seong K. Mun, PhD

Seong K. Mun, PhD is founding President and CEO of Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA), a not-for-profit organization promoting open source innovation in health IT for the global market.  OSEHRA was established by the US government in 2011 as a home of open source health information systems and related open source tools supporting the open source community around the world.

He, as a professor and director of Arlington Innovation Center of Virginia Tech in Arlington, Virginia, is engaged in research in artificial intelligence in imaging and health outcome analysis. He teaches a graduate course on the US Healthcare System at Georgetown University School of Nursing. During the 80’s and 90’s Dr. Mun at Georgetown University Medical Center as Director of Imaging and Information Systems Center, he pioneered the development of filmless radiology (a.k.a. PACS), computer aided diagnosis, global teleradiology, telemedicine, e-health health informatics, medical robotics, combat casualty care, and global disease surveillance.  As an Associate Vice President at Georgetown, he managed congressional relations for the University.

Prior to Georgetown, he was a radiology research faculty at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York where his team built one of the first high field MRI systems in the world, a project sponsored by Philips Medical Systems. He received General Thurman Award for Excellence in Advanced Military Medical Technology from the US Army.

His current AI research focus is making AI clinically relevant by using the collaborative strategy of open source software.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Mun has received research grants and contracts exceeding $120 million.