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Thoracic Surgery


CHING TZAO

Doctor Number:232
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Degree

Doctor of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center
Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Experience

Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital
Professor of Surgery, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University
Attending Thoracic Surgeon, Taipei Medical University Hospital
Visiting scholar, Duke University Medical Center, USA

Specialty

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
Robotic-assisted thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer
Esophageal cancer
Mediastinal Tumor
Tracheal Surgery

Other

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD MEMBER

National
  • Surgical Association of the Republic of China
  • Association of Surgical Gastroenterology of the Republic of China
  • Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Republic of China
  • Association of Critical Care Medicine, Republic of China
  • Taiwan Society for Stem Cell Research
  • Council Member, the Taiwan Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (TATCS), Executive Supervisor & Director
  • Advisory Board Member, the Association for Healthcare Quality, Republic of China
International
  • Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (ICS) in Chest Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeon (STS)
  • Council Member, the International Chinese Society of Thoracic Surgery, Director
  • International Society of Diseases of The Esophagus (ISDE)
  • General Thoracic Biology Club (GTBC), American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
  • European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 
  • Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS)
Bibliography
* Corresponding author
  • Tzao C, P. A. Nickerson, J. A. Russell, B. K. Noble, R. H. Steinhorn. Heterogeneous distribution of type I nitric oxide synthase in pulmonary vasculature of ovine fetus; Histochemistry and Cell Biology 2000;114:421-430 (SCI)
  • Tzao C, P.A. Nickerson, J. A. Russell, S. F. Gugino, R. H. Steinhorn. Pulmonary hypertension alters soluble guanylate cyclase activity and expression in pulmonary arteries isolated from fetal lambs. Pediatric Pulmonology 20001;97-105 (SCI)
  • Tzao C *, P.A. Nickerson, R.H. Steinhorn, B.K. Noble, D.D. Swartz, J.A. Russell Type I nitric oxide synthase is decreased in the fetal pulmonary circulation of hypertensive lambs. Pediatric Pulmonology 2002;33:437-442 (SCI)
  • Tzao C *, P. A. Nickerson, J. A. Russell, B. K. Noble and R. H. Steinhorn: Paracrine role of soluble guanylate cyclase and type III nitric oxide synthase in ovine fetal pulmonary circulation: a double labeling immunohistochemical study. Histochem Cell Biol 2003; 119: 125-130 (SCI)
  • Hsu HH, Tzao C, Wu CP, Chang WC, Tsai CL, Tung HJ, Chen CY. Correlation of High-Resolution Computed Tomography, Symptoms, and Pulmonary Function in Patients during Recovery from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Chest. 2004;126(1):149-58. (SCI)
  • Tzao C, Tsai HY, Chen JT, Chen CY, Wang YC. 5'CpG island hypermethylation and aberrant transcript splicing both contribute to the inactivation of the FHIT gene in resected non-small cell lung cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2004 ;40(14):2175-83. (SCI)
  • Lee SC, Tzao C*, Ou SM, Hsu HH, Yu CP, Cheng YL. Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura: clinical, radiological, surgical and pathological evaluation. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2005;31(1):84-7. (SCI)
  • Tzao C, Hsu HS, Sun GH, Lai HL, Wang YC, Tung HJ, Yu CP, Cheng YL, Lee SC. Promoter methylation of the hMLH1 gene and protein expression of human mutL homolog 1 and human mutS homolog 2 in resected esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005;130(5):1371-1377. (SCI)
  • Chang WC, Tzao C*, Hsu HH, Lee SC, Huang KL, Tung HJ, Chen JY. Pulmonary Cryptococcosis: Comparison of Clinical and Radiographic Characteristics in Immunocompetent and Immunocompromised Patients. Chest. 2006 129(2):333-40 (SCI)
  • Tzao C*, Guang-Huan Sun, Ho-Jui Tung, Han-Shui Hsu, Wen-Hu Hsu, Yi-Ching Wang, Yeung-Leung Cheng, Shih-Chun Lee. Reduced acetylated histone H4 is associated with promoter methylation of the fragile histidine triad gene in resected esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;82(2):396-401. (SCI)
  • Cheng MF, Tzao C, Tsai WC, Lee WH, Chen A, Chiang H, Sheu LF, Jin JS. Expression of EMMPRIN and matriptase in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: Correlation with clinicopathological parameters. Dis Esophagus. 2006;19(6):482-6. (SCI)
  • Sriyam S, Sinchaikul S, Tantipaiboonwong P, Tzao C, Phutrakul S, Chen ST. Enhanced detectability in proteome studies. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2007 ;849(1-2):91-104. (SCI)
  • Lee MN, Tseng RC, Hsu HS, Chen JY, Tzao C, Ho WL, Wang YC. Epigenetic Inactivation of the Chromosomal Stability Control Genes BRCA1, BRCA2, and XRCC5 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2007;13(3):832-8. (SCI)
  • Wang CY, Lin YS, Tzao C, Lee HC, Huang MH, Hsu WH, Hsu HS. Comparison of Charlson comorbidity index and Kaplan-Feinstein index in patients with stage I lung cancer after surgical resection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007;32(6):877-81. (SCI)
  • Tzao C*, Lee SC, Tung HJ, Hsu HS, Hsu WH, Sun GH, Yu CP, Jin JS, Cheng YL. Expression of Hypoxia-inducible Factor (HIF)-1a and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-D as outcome predictors in resected esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Dis Markers 2008, 25(3):141-148. (SCI)
  • Tzao C*, Tung HJ, Jin JS, Sun GH, Hsu HS, Chen BH, Yu CP. Prognostic Significance of Global Histone Modifications in Resected Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus. Modern Pathology 2009, 22(2):252-60. (SCI)
  • Hsu KF, Lin CK, Yu CP, Tzao C, Lee SC, Lee YY, Tsai WC, Jin JS. Cortactin, fascin, and survivin expression associated with clinicopathological parameters in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Dis Esophagus. 2009;22(5):402-8. (SCI)
  • Chang CY, Tzao C, Lee SC, Cheng CY, Liu CH, Huang WS, Ku CH, Lee JK, Oliver Wong CY. Incremental Value of Integrated FDG-PET/CT in Evaluating Indeterminate Solitary Pulmonary Nodule for Malignancy. Mol Imaging Biol. 2010 ;12(2):204-9. (SCI)
  • Li AF, Hsu PK, Tzao C, Wang YC, Hung IC, Huang MH, Hsu HS. Reduced Axin Protein Expression Is Associated with a Poor Prognosis in Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Esophagus. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009;16(9):2486-93. (SCI)
  • Tseng RC, Lee CC, Hsu HS, Tzao C, Wang YC. Distinct HIC1-SIRT1-p53 loop deregulation in lung squamous carcinoma and adenocarcinoma patients. Neoplasia. 2009;11(8):763-70. (SCI)
  • Tseng RC, Lee SH, Hsu HS, Chen BH, Tsai WC, Tzao C*, Wang YC. SLIT2 attenuation during lung cancer progression deregulates beta-catenin and E-cadherin and associates with poor prognosis. Cancer Res. 2010;70(2):543-51. (SCI)Sinchaikul S, Tantipaiboonwong P, Sriyam S, Tzao C, Phutrakul S, Chen ST. Different sample preparation and detection methods for normal and lung cancer urinary proteome analysis. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;641:65-88. (SCI)
  • Sun PC, Tzao C, Chen BH, Liu CW, Yu CP, Jin JS. Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid induces apoptosis and sub-G1 arrest of 320 HSR colon cancer cells. J Biomed Sci. 2010;17:76. (SCI)
  • Hsu HS, Huang PI, Chang YL, Tzao C, Chen YW, Shih HC, Hung SC, Chen YC, Tseng LM, Chiou SH. Cucurbitacin i inhibits tumorigenic ability and enhances radiochemosensitivity in nonsmall cell lung cancer-derived CD133-positive cells. Cancer. 2011;117(13):2970-85. (SCI)
  • Jin JS, Tsao TY, Sun PC, Yu CP, Tzao C*, SAHA inhibits the growth of colon tumors by decreasing histone deacetylase and the expression of cyclin D1 and survivin. Pathol Oncol Res. 2012;18(3):713-20. (SCI)
  • Shah AA, Berry MF, Tzao C, Gandhi M, Worni M, Pietrobon R, D'Amico TA. Induction chemoradiation is not superior to induction chemotherapy alone in stage IIIA lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012;93(6):1807-12. (SCI)
  • Tzao C*, Jin JS, Chen, BH, Chung HY, Chang CC, Hsu TY, Sun GH. Anticancer effects of suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid in esophageal squamous cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Dis Esophagus. 2014;27(7):693-702 (SCI)
  • Chen WL, Shen CL, Chang YM, Hsieh CM, Chang CK, Hsu HH, Tzao C*. Pulmonary metastatic gastric cancer mimicking a giant mediastinal cyst. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014;98(1):329-31 (SCI)
  • Tai CJ, Wang CK, Tai CJ, Tzao C, Lien YC, Hsieh CC, Hsieh CI, Wu HC, Wu CH, Chang CC, Chen RJ, Chiou HY. Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of Salvage Therapy With Sunitinib, Docetaxel (Tyxane) and Cisplatinum Followed by Maintenance Vinorelbine for Unresectable/Metastatic Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer: Stage 1 of a Simon 2 Stage Clinical Trial. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015;94(52):e2303.


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