The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Taipei Medical University Hospital (TMUH) was established in September, 2004. The staff comprises of Chief of Division, three dedicating attending surgeons, a nurse practitioner and a surgical assistant. Treatments offered encompass a wide range of thoracic surgical diseases, including surgery for lung, esophagus, pleural, tracheal, mediastinal, diaphragmatic and chest wall diseases. Our unit dedicates in advanced surgical techniques focusing on minimally invasive thoracic surgery which include state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic-assisted thoracic surgery. We aim to provide patient-centered quality surgical services, which is among the top within the country.
Currently, the thoracic surgical team a TMUH is led by Professor Ching Tzao in service, research and teaching. All of our faculties are committed to promote cutting edge technology in the diagnosis and surgical treatment for thoracic malignancies, including lung, esophageal and mediastinal tumors, with emphasis on screening and early diagnosis for lung cancer in the clinical and research arena as well. Our faculties are responsible for education and training for medical students from the Taipei Medical University as well as PGY1 and resident trainees. The TMUH Thoracic Service ise recognized by the Taiwan Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery as one of the national training centers for thoracic surgical specialist since July, 2011.