Editors-in-Chief

Alan D. L. Sihoe, MBBChir, MA, FRCSEd(CTh), FCSHK, FHKAM, FCCP, FACS (Thoracic Surgery)

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – University of Cambridge (UK)
Bachelor of Arts with Honours – University of Cambridge (UK)
Master of Arts – University of Cambridge (UK)
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Chief of Thoracic Surgery, International Medical Center, Hong Kong
Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Alliance Medical Group, Hong Kong
Honorary Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
Guest Professor, Tongji University Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital

Associate Editor, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Past Associate Editor, Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
International Director & Board Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
Thoracic Domain Board Member, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
Board Member, Asia Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program (ATEP)
Board Member, Hong Kong Society of Minimal Access Surgery
Board Member, World Association of Chinese Thoracic Oncologists
Teaching Faculty & Past Annual Meeting Committee Member, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
Committee Member, Chinese Medical Doctors Association - Thoracic Surgery Division (Shenzhen)
Examiner, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong

Dr. Sihoe received his medical training at the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded multiple prizes as a student. After working in Scotland and England, he returned to practice Cardiothoracic Surgery in Hong Kong and China, specializing in minimally invasive Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS). He was Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery at the University of Hong Kong and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital before recently moving to private practice in Hong Kong.

Dr. Sihoe is now an internationally recognized advocate of ‘next generation’ VATS techniques – especially uniportal and needlescopic chest surgery. He has authored or co-authored published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference abstracts and book chapters in the international literature. He is an avid medical educator, and has been invited to perform surgery and present hundreds of lectures at surgical conferences and educational events on every continent in the world. His work in thoracic surgery and clinical research has won multiple awards – including from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS). In 2018, Dr. Sihoe was the recipient of the prestigious Medical Sciences Technical Award (2nd Class) from the Chinese Medical Association. Dr. Sihoe actively engages in the advancement of thoracic surgery practices for peers and patients through leadership roles in the major professional organizations of this specialty in Asia, Europe and North America.


Yupei Zhao, MD (General Surgery)

Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, President of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China

Prof. Yupei Zhao is an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, professor of surgery and doctorial supervisor. Enjoying the Special Allowance of State Council, domestically, Prof. Zhao is currently serving as the President of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, vice President of Chinese Medical Association (CMA), chairman of the Surgery Sector at CMA, team leader of the National Group of Pancreatic Surgery, Chairman of the Committee of General Surgery of Beijing Medical Association and that of Beijing Medical Doctor Association. Internationally, not only being granted the honorary academician of the International College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of England and the College Surgeons of Hong Kong, he is also the vice president of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and gastrointestinal Association and president of the 16th Asian Surgery Association. Prof. Zhao also takes an active role in the academic field by being the Chief Editor of Chinese Journal of Surgery, Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Surgery (Chinese Version), and Honorary and Associate Editor of a dozen surgical journals.

Prof. Zhao has been working in many innovative projects in the general surgery field (e.g. hepatobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery and so on) with his excellent expertise in pancreatic surgery.

Prof. Zhao had received numerous awards for his exceptional contribution, including the second prize of College Science and Technology Award and National Progress Award in Science and Technology, the first prize of Chinese Medical Science and Technology Award, the Science and Technology Awards of the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, the first Zhou Guangzhao Clinical Surgeon, Young and Middle-aged Expert with Special Contribution by the Ministry of Health, Chinese Medical Doctor Award, Model of Medical Ethics of Beijing, Ethics Advanced Individual of Beijing and National Labor Medal, to name a few. The Pancreatology, edited by Prof. Zhao was elected into the “Three One-Hundred” Original Book Publishing Program, a national honor in the Chinese publishing industries, launched by General Administration of Press and Publication.