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Prof. Ying-Fu Chen, M.D., PhD.

Prof. Ying-Fu Chen, M.D., PhD.
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery
Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital

Biography :

Dr. Ying-Fu Chen is a Professor of Surgery, and Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He has a MD degree from Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1973, and his PhD degree from Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, in 1992. In 1983, Dr Chen was as a clinical fellow at the Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women Medical University. In 1985, he went to Durham, North Carolina, as a research fellow at Duke University Medical Center. In 1992, Dr Chen was appointed as Professor of Surgery at Kaohsiung Medical University. He is also appointed as a Professor of Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University. His main research interests include inflammation, vascular degeneration, and stem cells in basic studies and thoracic aorta aneurysms/dissections and aortic valve diseases in clinical fields. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed medical publications and has served as editorships of 2 books, authorships of many book chapters. Currently, He is also as an editorial member of many national and international journals.

Research Interest :

1. Ischemic Heart Disease Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 2. Valvular Heart Disease Mechanical Valve vs. Bioprosthetic Valve Transcatheter Valve Replacement Aortic Valve Disease Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease 3. Atherosclerosis and Statin Therapy 4. Cellular and Molecular Mechenisms of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms/Dissections 5. Acute Aortic Syndrome Aortic Dissection and Endovascular Repair 6. Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapy VKA-OACs (Vitamin K antagonist Oral Anticoagulants) NOACs (Novel Oral Anticoagulants) Antiplatelet Therapy 7. Congenital Heart Disease Congenital Coronary Anomaly 8. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms/Dissections Aortic Root Replacement and Total Arch Replacement TEVAR (Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair) 9. Congestive Heart Failure Cardiac Remodeling 10. Stem Cells and Cardiac Regeneration