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


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

MB, BChir – University of Cambridge (UK)

BA Hons, MA (Cantab) – 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

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

Chief of Thoracic Surgery, The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital

Guest Professor, Tongji University Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Visualized Surgery

Associate Editor, Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Domain Board Member, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Organizer of the Postgraduate Course, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Board Member, Asia Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program

Board Member, Hong Kong Society of Minimal Access Surgery

Board Member, Institutional Review Board for the University of Hong Kong

Committee Member, Chinese Medical Doctors Association, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Committee Member, Shenzhen Medical Association, Thoracic Surgery Committee

Examiner, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong

Dr Sihoe received his medical training at the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded multiple prizes and received both an Honours degree and a Masters degree for research in Pathology. After working in Scotland and England, he returned to practice Cardiothoracic Surgery in Hong Kong and China, specializing in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (MITS).

Dr Sihoe is now an internationally recognized advocate of ‘next generation’ MITS techniques – especially uniportal and needlescopic chest surgery. He has authored or co-authored over 150 book chapters, journal articles and conference abstracts, and 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). Today, he is one of the most widely travelled thoracic surgeons in the world, having been invited to speak and/or perform surgery at surgical conferences and educational events on every continent.

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.