Lanjun Zhang, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC), Guangzhou, China

Prof. Lanjun Zhang obtained his M.D. in 1984 and his Master in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery in 1990 from The Fourth Military Medical University. From 2001 to 2004, he conducted his research in the field of artificial bio-materials esophagus in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center and he obtained his Ph.D in Clinical Oncology. He completed his medical residency in The First Affiliate Hospital of Fourth Military Medical University in China. After attending physician in cardio-thoracic surgery and oncology in Xian and Guangzhou, he has spent his entire training in thoracic oncology at SYSUCC, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou. He was appointed the Director of Thoracic surgery Department in 2010. Under his leadership, the department has been honored The State Key Department by Ministry of Health in 2011.  Professor Zhang is also vice chairman of Lung Cancer Union of Western China and Vice chairman of Trauma Professional Committee in Thoracic Surgery of Chinese medical doctor Association, and member of Tumor Reconstruction Committee of Plastic Surgery Branch of Chinese Medical Association as well. 

Professor Zhang focuses his study either on clinical or basic research, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, tumor biomarkers investigation, Prognostic factors and treatment stratification, and target therapy. He is also an expert in the reconstruction with artificial bio-materials organs. The patent of his artificial esophagus was awarded in 2001. He is also involved in numerous review committees of journals, funds and diverse expertise in China and internationally. 

He published over 35 articles during the last ten years in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including J Clin Oncol, Eur J Cardiothorac Surg , BMC Cancer, Ann Oncol, Cancer Genet Cytogenet.