Wentao Fang, MD, Professor

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China

Prof. Wentao Fang is the Chief of Department of Thoracic Surgery in Shanghai Chest Hospital in Jiaotong University Medical School.

After having obtained his doctoral degree in Shanghai Jiaotong University Medical School, he completed his residency in Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital. He achieved his fellowship in the Division of Esophageal Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan and then became the Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Prof. Fang is capable of full range of thoracic procedures and has exclusive experience in minimally invasive (including Robotic) thoracic surgery, pulmonary resection for benign and malignant diseases, systemic lymph node dissection for esophageal cancer, anti-reflux procedures for GERD and thymectomy for thymoma and myasthenia gravis.

He held the membership on several societies and organizations, including the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), Committee member of the Asian Thoracic Surgical Club (ATSC) and the Asian Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program (ATEP), International Association of Study for Lung Cancers (IASLC), International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG). He is also the executive committee member of the Esophageal Cancer Committee in Chinese Anticancer Association and the Vice Director of Esophageal Surgery Committee the Chinese Association for Thoracic Surgeons. He is now the Chief Editor for the journal of Mediastinum, Executive Chief Editor for the journal of Shanghai Chest, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Thoracic Diseases. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery and several other journals.

Terms of Appointment: Feb 2016 - Jan 2018; Feb 2018 - Jan 2020