Kuo-Chin Kao, M.D.

Chief, Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou; Chief, Department of Respiratory Therapy, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou; Department of Respiratory Therapy, Chang Gung University

Dr. Kao obtained his MD degree in 1992 from the Taipei Medical University, pursued internal medicine training in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, and completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine specialist training at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou in 1999. He ever was a research fellow (Dr. Authur Slutsky laboratory) at University of Toronto from 2001 to 2002. Dr. Kao is Associate Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Respiratory Therapy and Head of Department of Respiratory Therapy at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou. His interests are focused on the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) including the Epidemiology, open lung biopsy (OLB), High Frequency Oscillation Ventilation (HFOV), Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and mechanism of ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). In addition, he is involved in translational research to investigate new approach for ARDS through a systems medicine method. He has also interests in prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) and molecular epidemiology of MRSA infection in ICUs. He currently is the reviewers of several critical care and respiratory journals including Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Medicine, Critical Care, Journal of Critical Care, Journal of Formosa Medicine Association and Biomedical Journal. He has authored and co-authored about 100 scientific articles, reviews and book chapters.