Jianxing He, MD, FACS

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Professor He is the Director and Professor of the Thoracic Surgery Department, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases (GIRD), as well as the President of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, China. He completed his medical studies at Guangzhou Medical University, and attained a higher research doctorate in thoracic surgery at the Guangdong Institute of Cardiovascular Disease while concurrently acting as the Deputy Director of the Thoracic Surgery Department of Guangzhou Medical University. Professor He later became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His has the world-largest clinical experience in video-assisted thoracic surgery and non-intubation minimally invasive thoracic surgery. His other appointments include being the Primary Investigator of the National Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Chief Advisor of National Ministry of Health Clinical Invasive Pathway Technique Advisory Board, Chairman of National Evaluation Committee for Endoscopic Skills, President of Guangdong Thoracic Surgeon Society, Chief Physician and Director of the thoracic surgery department of the First Hospital Affiliated to Guangzhou Medical University, and Primary Investigator of Translational Medicine Lab in the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University. Professor He has published more than 200 scientific papers in thoracic surgery, including a seminal paper published in Lancet regarding a molecular assay he developed to predict survival in resected non-squamous, non-small-cell lung cancer. He also established the Asian-Pacific Lung Cancer Specimen and Tissue Bank, which has collected more than 20,000 samples including 18 multi-resisted lung cancer cell lines. Professor He has an extensive and impressive array of research experience, currently undertaking more than 30 scientific projects supported by National 863 Program and National Science Foundation.