The World Health Organization's (WHO) executive board has nominated
Jong Wook Lee, MD, MPH, as the organization's next director-general.
Lee, a South Korean epidemiologist and expert on tuberculosis (TB) and
vaccine-preventable diseases in children, is a WHO insider who has worked
for the Geneva-based agency for 19 years. He began his career with the WHO
in 1983 as a leprosy consultant in Micronesia.
Stephenson J. South Korean Physician Named to Lead WHO. JAMA. 2003;289(7):830. doi:10.1001/jama.289.7.830