Changqing Gao, MD


Changqing Gao, MD
Vice President, PLA General Hospital 
Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery 
Director, International Training Center for da Vinci Surgery 
Director, Institute of Cardiac Surgery

Changqing Gao, M.D., is currently the Vice President of the PLA General Hospital, Professor of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Directors of the Institute of Cardiac Surgery, the International Training Center for da Vinci Surgery, the National Training Center for Robotic Cardiac Surgery, and the International Cooperation and Research Center for Robotic Cardiac Surgery. He has performed over 4000 cases of cardiovascular surgery. His professional interests include acquired heart disease, mitral and aortic valve repair/replacement, aneurysms of the thoracic aorta, and heart transplantation. He has a special interest in complex coronary artery bypass, off-pump coronary artery bypass, surgical treatment of left ventricular aneurysm, and minimally invasive robotic cardiac surgery.

Dr. Gao is a pioneer surgeon in robotic cardiac surgery in Asia, who has completed 700 cases of robotic cardiac surgery of different types with da Vinci Surgical System since 2007.

Dr. Gao has been a recipient of many research grants and fellowships, and numerous awards for his excellence in achievements in science and technology. He is PI of a number of major clinical research projects in China. Dr. Gao has contributed to the studies on the helical ventricular myocardial band and surgical treatment of left ventricular aneurysm. He has published over 300 journal articles and book chapters, and 5 books.

Dr. Gao is the Councilor of the Chinese Medical Association, Vice President of the Chinese Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vice President of the Chinese Association of Cardiovascular Surgeons, President of the Beijing Society of Cardiac Surgery, President of the Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of PLA, Executive Councilor of the Beijing Medical Association, Executive Councilor of the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS), Board Director of The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS), Board Director of the Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS), and Members of AATS, STS and EACTS.

Dr. Gao plays an active role in clinical and academic activities. He is a Professor of Tsinghua University, Nankai University, and The Third Military Medical University. Furthermore, Dr. Gao is the Co-editor of the Journal of Robotic Surgery of USA, Member of Editorial Board of the Heart Surgery Forum, Member of Editorial Board of Innovations of USA, Associate Editor-in-chief of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Extracorporeal Circulation, Associate Editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Member of Editorial Board of Chinese Medical Journal. He also holds memberships of the editorial boards of many influential medical journals in China.