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Ching Tzao

Ching Tzao, M.D., Ph.D.

Thoracic Surgery, Cardinal Tien Hospital
No.362, Zhongzheng Road., Xindian District
New Taipei City  23148
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Deputy Superintendent and Attending Thoracic Surgeon, Kuang Tien General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (08/2014~02/2017)
Professor, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (08/2014~01/2016)
Joint Appointment Professor, The Ph.D. Program for Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery, Taipei Medical University (08/2014~10/2019)
Professor, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University (02/2016~10/2019)
Attending Thoracic Surgeon, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center (1993~2014)
Director, Experimental Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Visiting Surgeon Scientist, Duke University Medical Center, USA (09/2007~08/2008)
Professor, Department of Surgery, National Defense Medical Center (02/2013~07/2014)
Diplomate, The Taiwanese Board of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (1993~)
Diplomate, The Taiwanese Board of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery (1994~)
Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) (2005~)
Member, International Society of Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE) (2006~)
Member, European Association for Cariod-thoracic Surgery (EACTS) (2008~)
Member, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) (2008~)
Member, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) (2014~)

Other Interests

Video-assisted and Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplantation
Critical Care Medicine
Medical Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence
Medical Multimedia Production and Medical Education
Tennis, Golf and Photography


Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, Tumor Microenviroment, Cacner Stem Cell, Sepsis and Acute Lung Injury 


Additional Educational Information

National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. (M.D. 1986)
State University of New York at Buffalo, U.S.A. (Ph.D. in Pathology awarded, 1999)

Practice Areas

  • Thoracic
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Robotic
  • VATS
  • Thoracic
  • Chest wall
  • Diaphragm
  • Lung
  • Esophagus
  • Mediastinum
  • Pleura
  • Trachea and bronchi
  • Trauma
  • Cancer