Editor-in-Chief:(Thoracic Surgery) Alan Dart Loon Sihoe, MBBChir, MA (Cantab), FRCSEd (CTh), FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery), FCCP


Dr Alan Sihoe is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of the Departments of Surgery at the University of Hong Kong, and the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital in Shenzhen, China. He is also an Honorary Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong.

Dr Sihoe received his medical training at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where he was awarded multiple prizes and where he received an Honours degree and a Masters degree for research in Pathology. After working in Scotland and England, he completed his training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Hong Kong under the mentorship of Prof Anthony Yim.

Dr Sihoe is a recognized expert and advocate of ‘next generation’ minimally invasive thoracic surgery techniques – especially uniportal and needlescopic chest surgery. He is a frequent Invited Lecturer and Faculty member at conferences and surgical education events throughout Asia, Europe and North America, sharing his experiences in these advanced thoracic surgical techniques. His many research interests include pain reduction and air leak management strategies following pulmonary operations. Dr Sihoe has published extensively, and has won or been short-listed for multiple awards in thoracic surgery and clinical research.

Dr Sihoe is currently an Associate Editor of the Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery journal, and an Editorial Board member of multiple international journals in Surgery and Respiratory Medicine. He is the only Asian member of the Scientific Program Committee of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), and the Asia Team Captain for the ESTS Postgraduate Course. He is also a Committee Member of the Asian Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program and of the Society for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery. He is an examiner for the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, a member of the Institutional Review Board of the University of Hong Kong, and a former member of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Board of Hong Kong.

Editor-in-Chief:(General Surgery)Yupei Zhao, MD


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.