Pan Changqing

President of Shanghai Chest Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Pan Changqing, President of Shanghai Chest Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, chief physician of General Surgery, executive director and academic committee member of Shanghai Hospital Association, academic committee member of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, member of Hospital Architecture System Research Branch of Chinese Hospital Association and member of Shanghai Federation.

Served as the resident, attending and deputy chief physician of General Surgery at Shanghai First People’s Hospital, and got promoted to be the chief physician in 2002. Served as the deputy chief executive officer of General Surgery since 1998. In October 1999, he went to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he carried out expert visits. Since 2003, he has taken up administration work and has served as the Director of Medical Services and the Director of Equipment Operations at Shanghai First People’s Hospital, where he has become the Vice President of Support Services, the Associate President and the President of the Hongkou Branch since April 2008. In March 2016, he was further appointed to be the President of Shanghai Chest Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He has remarkable experience in both clinical and management work. Specializing in the standardized surgical treatment and chemotherapy of gastrointestinal cancer, he together with his team attained four “firsts” in Shanghai, which include: first instance of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation with enteric drainage, first reduced-size orthotopic liver transplantation, first instance of simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation and first case of liver transplantation for severe hepatitis. Scientific research on “Magnetic-activated cell sorting for micrometastasis of gastric cancer” and “The effects of oxidative stress on telomerase activity, regulation of apoptosis and tissue homeostasis in cirrhosis and liver cancer patients” won the Shanghai Science and Technology Award. He also won the prize of “Shanghai Energy Conservation Advanced Individual” in 2013 and was awarded the “Shanghai Employees’ Most Trusted Manager 2014-2015” by Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions. So far, he has published 33 management and profession-related papers and participated in 3 books.

G. Alexander Patterson, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Dr. Patterson was educated in Canada, he received his M.D. degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He has completed residencies in general surgery, thoracic surgery and vascular surgery at Queen’s University, Kingston and the University of Toronto. He did post fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University.

He joined the Thoracic surgery faculty at the University of Toronto in 1982. In 1987, he was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Gold Medal for his research in lung transplantation. Dr. Patterson was Director of the Lung Transplant Program while at the University of Toronto and served in that capacity at Washington University from 1992-2014. He was Evarts A Graham Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University from 2005 to 2014. He is Past President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. He has served as Chairman of the Joint Council for Thoracic Surgery Education. He is an honorary member of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons, the Polish Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Turkish Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Italian Thoracic Surgery Society.

He has served as associate editor of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the American Journal of Transplantation and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. He is currently Editor in Chief of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He is the author of 450 peer reviewed manuscripts and 75 book chapters. His current interests focus on general thoracic surgery and lung transplantation.

Gaetano Rocco, MD, FRCS (Ed), FETCS, FCCP

Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Dr. Rocco is Division Chief of Thoracic Surgery, and Department Head, Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, at the National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy. His main research interests include epithelial to mesenchymal transition and cancer stem cells in non-small cell lung cancer.

Dr. Rocco served as Senior Clinical Lecturer, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (2000-2004). Dr. Rocco has served as Councillor, Treasurer, President Elect and President, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons between 2003 and 2008. In addition, he was assigned the positions of Director of Education and Director of External Relations, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2008-2010). Dr. Rocco serves as Chair, New Technology Committee, and European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery and he is a Member of the Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, being the Chair of the Taskforce on credentialing for CT screening programs.

In 2004, Dr. Rocco has been bestowed upon the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for professional distinction. In 2006, Dr. Rocco has been awarded the Silver Medal of the Italian Ministry of Health for professional merits. Dr. Rocco is author or coauthor of 217 publications in peer-reviewed journals (Google Scholar H index = 23; IF =493).

He sits on several editorial Boards, including the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and also serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Thoracic Diseases. He was the Guest Editor for four issues of the Thoracic Surgery Clinics and has authored several chapters in the most prestigious thoracic surgery textbooks (Shields’, Pearson’s and Sabiston’s). Moreover, Dr. Rocco has been recently nominated co-Editor of the Shields’ Textbook of General Thoracic Surgery.