Tae-Woo KIM is Professor in Orthodontics, at Seoul National University (SNU), where he completed his orthodontic specialty training in 1986. After serving as a Korean army dentist for three years (Captain, 1986-1989), he started his academic carrier at the Dept. of Orthodontics, the SNU dental hospital, as a full-time clinical instructor in 1990. He was chairman of the SNU orthodontic department for six years (2003-9).
He was a visiting scholar at the University of Washington(1995-7, 2011) and UCLA(2007). He was the editor-in-chief of the Korean Journal of Orthodontics(KJO) for many years. He was President of the Korean Association of Orthodontists and President of the Korean Association of Orthodontists Foundation(2014.4-2016.3).
He received the Kwansong Award from the Korean Association of Orthodontists. In 2018, he gave the Kokich-Shapiro lecture at the University of Washington. He is a regular member of the Northwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society EHASO.
He is a visiting scholar at the Forsyth Institute and a visiting professor at Tufts University.
His focused research fields are TMD, open bite, mini-implants, and long-term stability. He was invited as a speaker by more than thirty countries.