Special Interview with Prof. Yuman C. Fong

Published on: 22 Jan 2024 Viewed: 174

On January 20, 2024, the Editorial Office of Mini-invasive Surgery (MIS) had the privilege of interviewing Prof. Yuman C. Fong, an Associate Editor from the Department of Surgery at City of Hope National Medical Center, California, CA, USA.

Elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2021, Prof. Fong's international recognition for his influence and expertise in the field of minimally invasive surgery makes this interview particularly exciting.

Here are details of the interview:

Q1: As an Associate Editor of MIS, can you provide an overall evaluation of the journal's performance in the past year and offer suggestions for improvement?

Q2: With the advancements in medical technology, how do you see the role of artificial intelligence and robotics shaping the future of surgical procedures, and what potential benefits or challenges do you foresee?

Q3: Can you highlight any recent breakthroughs or developments in Mini-invasive Surgery that you find particularly promising or groundbreaking?

Q4: Do you mind sharing any specific projects or initiatives you have in mind for advancing the field of Mini-invasive Surgery, and how do you plan to involve the broader medical community in these efforts?

Q5: How do you manage the balance between your roles in the operating room, laboratory research, and leadership positions, and what advice do you have for professionals aspiring to excel in multiple domains?

Q6: Lastly, for young professionals aspiring to make a difference in the field of Mini-invasive Surgery, what advice would you offer, and how can they navigate the challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving landscape of medicine?

Expert’s Introduction

Prof. Yuman Fong is the Sangiacomo Chair and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the City of Hope Medical Center. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2021. Previously, he held the Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Prof. Fong is an internationally recognized expert in cancers of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. He has led the research effort to employ genetically modified viruses to destroy cancer cells.  Additionally, he has developed many new surgical techniques and instruments and has written and edited hundreds of scholarly articles and nearly a dozen textbooks.

Upcoming Webinar for Prof. Yuman Fong “Recent Advances in Minimally Invasive Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery” on February 13, 17:00 (PST, -8).
Zoom: 899 4273 4978

Editor: Irene Liu
Language Editor: Emma Chen
Production Editor: Yan Zhang
Respectfully Submitted by the Journal Editorial Office
Mini-invasive Surgery

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