Chong-Jen Yu, MD, PhD

National Taiwan University College of Medicine and National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei

Chong-Jen Yu is Professor of Medicine, and Chairman of Internal Medicine at the National Taiwan University College of Medicine and National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei. Dr. Yu obtained both MD and PhD degree from National Taiwan University College of Medicine, and did his medical residency and pulmonary fellowship training at the National Taiwan University Hospital. He has ever spent 6 months working with Dr Reen Wu at University of California, Davis, USA, focusing on the regulation of airway mucins.

Dr. Yu’s career combines clinical and translational researches, as well as teaching activities. He is a senior attending physician and the past Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, and is Professor of Department of Medicine at the National Taiwan University College of Medicine, teaches general internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. He became the Chairman of Department of Internal Medicine of National Taiwan University College of Medicine and National Taiwan University Hospital since 2013. 

Prof Yu’s professional interests and specialties include internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, medical ultrasound, molecular biology and thoracic oncology. Dr Yu has authored or coauthored more than 350 original articles and 7 book chapters. He is the reviewer of more than 60 international journals, such as American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Infectious Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Lancet, Lung Cancer, Respirology, Thorax, etc.) and sit among the editorial board of Journal of Thoracic Disease, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Medicine and Respirology. His major research interests include the epidemiology and pathogenesis of chronic obstructive airway disease, the pathogenesis and management of sepsis, and the carcinogenesis, early detection and treatment of lung cancer. He is the leading physician of Taiwan Clinical Trial Consortium of Respiratory Diseases (TCORE), promoting both industry-sponsored and investigator initiated trials in the field of pulmonary medicine.