Ching Tzao, MD PhD

Thoracic Surgery

• Minimally invasive surgery
• Robotic surgery
• Lung cancer
• Esophageal cancer
• Mediastinal tumor
• Tracheal surgery

• English
• Chinese



  • Bachelor of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
  • Visiting scholar, Duke University Medical Center, USA



  • Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital,Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
  • Adjunct Professor, the Ph.D. Program of Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
  • Attending Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China



  • 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. Chang PK, Lee SC, Huang TW, Tzao C, Cheng YL. Should the pectus bar be removed before pregnancy? Two case reports. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;59(1):54-6.
  • Huang TW, Hsieh CM, Chang H, Cheng YL, Tzao C, Huang WS, Lee SC. Standard uptake value of positron emission tomography in clinical stage I lung cancer: clinical application and pathological correlation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012;41(4):869-73.
  • 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.
  • Wu TH, Huang TW, Hsu HH, Lee SC, Tzao C, Chang H, Cheng YL. Usefulness of chest images for the assessment of pectus excavatum before and after a Nuss repair in adults. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013;43(2):283-7.
  • 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.
  • Huang TW, Lin LF, Hsieh CM, Cheng YL, Chang H, Tzao C, Lee SC. Positron emission tomography in bronchioloalveolar carcinoma of the lung. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2012;38(12):1156-60.
  • Tsai YM, Chen SL, Hsieh CM, Chang CK, Tzao C. Treatment of empyema and bronchopleural fistula by bovine pericardium and latissimus flap. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013;95(2):e39-40.
  • Lee CH, Tzao C, Chang TH, Chang WC, Huang GS, Lin CK, Lin HC, Hsu HH. Case of pulmonary cryptococcosis mimicking hematogeneous metastases in an immunocompetent patient: value of absent 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake on positron emission tomography/CT scan. Korean J Radiol. 2013;14(3):540-3.
  • 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
  • Tsai Y, Lin Y, Chen C, Tzao C*. Thymoma associated with myasthenia gravis and Sjögren syndrome. West Indian Med J. 2013;62(3):264-5.
  • 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
  • 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.