Nan Wu, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Peking University Cancer Hospital, Beijing, China

Dr. Wu is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center in 2001 with Medical Doctor Degree. He received training in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. After graduation, he went to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey for postdoctoral training. His major research target there was to establish an animal model of esophageal adenocarcinoma and explore the mechanism of carcinogenesis. After two years training in the US, he returned to Peking University Cancer hospital and joined the faculty and is currently Thoracic Surgeon in Peking University Cancer Hospital.

Much of the focus of Mr. Wu’s clinical work is on the thoracoscopic minimally invasive surgeries and the quality controlling of lung cancer surgeries. Meanwhile, he has conducted a series of studies about how to control the quality of lymph node removal in lung cancer surgeries. Besides, he also is dedicated to the research on pain control after a thoracic surgery. To achieve this goal, he has conducted many forward-looking clinical experiments so as to improve the surgical methods. His research findings in this regard have been compiled into over 20 papers and published in many Chinese and international journals like the European Journal Cardiothoracic Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, Journal of National Cancer Institute, Clinical Cancer Research, and Interactive Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery. Mr. Wu’s surgical work is focused on the thoracoscopic surgical treatment and the complex surgical excision of lung cancer patients. He performs surgeries in a meticulously rigorous approach and seeks precise dissection and bloodless procedures.

In 2012, he received an Award of Excellence in a thoracoscopic surgery contest by the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery and was invited to provide a video demonstration of the thoracoscopic thoracic surgery for an international conference held by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In the same year, he was given a title of “Outstanding Young Doctor of Beijing”. He is currently a member of lung cancer research group in Chinese Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and a member of Beijing Association of Thoracic Surgery.

Terms of Appointment: Sep 2015 - Aug 2017; Jun 2019 - May 2021