What does it take to climb the ivory tower of success? Jang Joon Hyuk (Kim Myung Min) is brilliant and ambitious and a rising star as an assistant professor at the prestigious Myeongin University Hospital’s surgery department. Although everyone acknowledges Joon Hyuk’s unparalleled medical skills, his cold personality doesn’t win him many friends or supporters within the hospital. Fellow physician Choi Do Young (Lee Sun Gyun) seems to have the opposite approach in his practice of medicine. He puts the well-being of his patients above all else, which frequently puts him at odds with the hospital administrators and coworkers. When the surgery department head is set to retire, Joon Hyuk is determined to be the successor but finds unexpected competition from Noh Min Guk (Cha In Pyo). Can Joon Hyuk climb to the top of the white tower of the university hospital, no matter the cost? “Behind the White Tower” is a 2007 South Korean drama series directed by Ahn Pan Seok. It is based on the Japanese novel “Shiroi Kyoto” by Toyoko Yamasaki.