Citation for Prof. Chuan-Gang Fu, MD, PhD

Prof. Chuan-Gang Fu is chairman and professor of the department of surgery, department of colorectal surgery, and the department of gastroendoscopy at the Shanghai East Hospital in the Peoples Republic of China. He also serves as chair of the Chinese Society of Anorectal Surgeons.

Professor Fu has had a most distinguished career. He is a graduate of the Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, which is considered by many to be the most prestigious medical school in mainland China, and he completed his general surgery residency and colorectal training there in 1992. He served as a visiting scholar at the Royal General Hospital of Denmark, Copenhagen University, from October 1994 through May 1995 and completed a visiting research fellowship at the University of Tokyo, Japan, from September 1995 through May 1997. He was recruited in September 1998 to the Shanghai Hospital Second Military Medical University as an associate professor in their department of colorectal surgery and quickly advanced to the position of director and professor of the department of colorectal surgery in June 2000. He was recruited in March 2015 by the Shanghai East Hospital Tongji University in Shanghai as professor and director for both their department of general surgery and the department of colorectal surgery.

He is considered by many to be one of the most prominent colorectal surgeons in both China and the world and is known as an extremely technically gifted minimally invasive surgeon who specializes in the technique of natural orifice specimen extraction surgery (NOSES), a technique he has helped to pioneer.

As an active contributor himself to the published scientific literature on colorectal surgery, he currently serves on the editorial boards for several international journals and prominent Chinese publications, including Techniques in Coloproctology (Italy), Colorectal Disease (Britain), the Chinese Journal of Surgery, the Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, and the Chinese Journal of General Surgery. He also is associate editor for Diseases of Colon and Rectum (U.S.) and associate editor-in-chief for the Chinese Journal of Colorectal Diseases (electronic edition) and the Journal of Colorectal & Anal Surgery. He has received the equivalent of well over $1 million (U.S.) in grant funding from the Chinese government and is widely published in basic and clinical science. His expertise is internationally recognized.

He has been a prolific international speaker and currently serves in many leadership positions, including executive member of the Expert Committee on Standardized Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer for the National Health Commission of China; standing committee member for the Specialized Committee on Colorectal Cancer of the China Anti-Cancer Association; vice-president of the International Alliance of NOSES and the Specialized Committee on Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction Surgery for the Chinese Medical Doctor Association; and president of the Society of Digestive Surgery, an association of medical exchanges across the Taiwan straits, as well as the Chinese Society of Anorectal Surgeons. He also was past-vice-president of the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine’s Society of Coloproctology.

Throughout his career, he has received many awards and has been inducted into honorary fellowship in both the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Russian Association of Colorectal Surgeons. Professor Fu founded and led an international colorectal surgery meeting, which was internationally recognized and attended by thousands of surgeons throughout China.


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