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Yuman Fong, M.D.

Yuman Fong, M.D.

Chair, Department of Surgery
Associate Director, International Relations
Professor of Surgery
City of Hope National Medical Center

Hepatobiliary Cancers
Gallbladder Cancer
Pancreas Cancer
Liver Cancer
Cancer Gene Therapy
Surgical Technology
Robotic Surgery

Yuman Fong, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in hepatobiliary cancer and in the use of genetically modified viruses to combat malignant disease, is the chair of the Department of Surgery at City of Hope. Dr. Fong is also Associate Director for International Relations at the comprehensive cancer center. Dr. Fong joined City of Hope from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he held the Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery while also serving as a professor of surgery at Cornell Medical College. He has been a pioneer both in the operating room and in the laboratory, crafting new surgical techniques and instruments and creating entirely new treatment methods. Especially notable is his track record of launching human clinical trials of genetically modified viruses with the potential to fight cancer.Dr. Fong has authored more than 600 peer-reviewed articles, including more than 200 basic scientific articles, and over 350 clinically oriented peer-reviewed publications, which have appeared in Nature, New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of Clinical Investigation, among others. He has served as author and editor of 11 textbooks as well as 65 book chapters. Dr. Fong has received grant support as a principal investigator continuously over the past 17 years, most from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and has been awarded five patents related to his work. He has served on the editorial boards of 14 journals and has received numerous honors and awards including the Franklin Martin Faculty Fellowship from the American College of Surgery and the Shipley Award from the Southern Surgical Association. Dr. Fong recently completed a two-year term as chair of the recombinant DNA advisory committee of the NIH.
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