Song Wan


Cardiac Surgeon & Honorary Advisor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

Education, Training and Positions

Professor Song Wan is currently Professor and Honorary Advisor in Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England, American College of Cardiology, Hong Kong College of Cardiology, and College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. He received his PhD in the University Hospital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Practice Areas

His clinical and research interests include reconstructive valve surgery and prevention of vein graft failure. To date, he has published more than 200 peer reviewed articles and 18 book chapters.

Other Interests

He has been awarded Visiting Professorship at 10 leading medical schools in China (including Taiwan) as well as in USA. Professor Wan is an Assistant Editor of Heart Surgery Forum and an editorial board member of 14 international referred journals, including Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals. “He also serves as a member of AATS Education Committee, AATS Foundation Asian Scholarship Committee, and STS Workforce on International Meetings.”

Research and Publications

Membership in Professional Societies

Professor Wan is a Councilor of Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS) and Chairman of ASCVTS Education Committee. He is member of 12 learned professional bodies, such as American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS):

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  • American Heart Association
  • Chinese Medical Association
  • Chinese Association for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Chinese Society of Cardiovascular Surgeons
  • Hong Kong Medical Association
  • International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Editorial Positions

Professor Wan has been editorial board member in the following institutions:

  • Heart Surgery Forum (Editorial Board 2005-07, Assistant Editor
  • Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals (Advisory Board 1998-2020, Editorial Board 2010 – )
  • Chinese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2008-)
  • Chinese Journal of Cardiovascular Research (2008- )
  • Open Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Journal (2009-)
  • Chinese Medical Journal (2010- )
  • Journal of Geriatric Cardiology (2010- )
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery (2011- )
  • Chinese Journal of Clinical Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2011 – )
  • Surgical Science (2013- )
  • World Journal of Cardiology (2013- )
  • Journal of Translational Internal Medicine (2014- )
  • Deputy Editor, Annals of Thoracic Surgery–Cardiovascular Chinese Edition (2015 – )
  • Annals of Translational Medicine (2015- )
  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2020- )

Why I am passionate about Drainology™

"A chest drain is cardiac surgeons’ good friend and could be life-saving for their patients. Even if you may consider 'safe' for a patient leaving the operating room after an open-heart operation without any drain, it doesn’t mean you should ever do that."

All Board Members »