Editorial Team

Editors-in-Chief

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Gening Jiang, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
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Douglas J. Mathisen, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Associate Editors-in-Chief

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Chang Chen, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
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Hon Chi Suen, MBBS, FACS

Cardio-thoracic Surgery Centre, Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Hong Kong, China

Associate Editor

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Michael Lanuti, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Editorial Board

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Ghulam Abbas, MD, MHCM, FACS

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
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Antonio Alvarez, MD, PhD

Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit, Hospital Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain
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Masaki Anraku, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology; Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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Rafael Andrade, MD, MHA

Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Omar Awais, DO

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Jean-Marc Baste, MD, PhD

Surgical Department of general and thoracic surgery, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France
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Hasan Fevzi Batirel, MD, PhD

The Ministry of Health of Turkey; Department of Thoracic Surgery, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
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Elizabeth Belcher, PhD, MRCP, FRCS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK
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Kathleen K. Berfield, MD

Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
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Charles T. Bakhos, MD, MS, FACS

Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Faiz Bhora, MD

Health Quest Health System, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
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Luigi Bonavina, MD

Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Division of General Surgery, University of Milano Medical School, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Italy
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Alessandro Brunelli, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
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Angelo Carretta, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
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Stephen D. Cassivi, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
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Ernest G. Chan, MD, MPH

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Subhasis Chatterjee, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP

Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
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Ying-Yi Chen, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
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Aaron M. Cheng, MD

Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
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Toyofumi Fengshi Chen-Yoshikawa, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
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Marco Chiappetta, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Catholic University Of Sacred Heart – Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy
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Niccolò Daddi, MD, PhD

Thoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna Medical School, Bologna, Italy
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Malcolm M. DeCamp

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, CHI, USA
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Lieven Depypere, MD, PhD, FEBTS, FEBS/OG

Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of chronic diseases, metabolism and ageing (CHROMETA), KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
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Jessica S. Donington, MD, MSCR

Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, 5841 S. Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL, USA
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Patrick Dorn, MD

Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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Michael Ebright, MD

Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA
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Takashi Eguchi

Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine
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Raul Embun, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain
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Florian J. Fintelmann

Department of Radiology, Division of Thoracic Imaging and Intervention, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
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Francesco Fiorica, MD, PhD

Head of Department of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, AULSS 9 Scaligera, Verona, Italy
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Christophoros N. Foroulis, MD, PhD, FEBTS

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Ludovic Fournel, MD

Thoracic Surgery Department, Cochin Hospital, Paris-Center University Hospitals, APHP, Paris-Descartes University, Paris, France
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Joseph S. Friedberg, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
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Henning A. Gaissert

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Robert S. George, BSc, MRCS, MBA, PhD, FRCS-CTh

Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospital, London, UK
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Ines Gockel, MD, MBA, DFNWC

Department of Visceral, Transplant, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
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Maria Teresa Gomez Hernández, MD, PhD, FEBTS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, Salamanca, Spain
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Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, MD, FECTS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Coruña University Hospital, Coruña, Spain
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Shawn S. Groth, MD, MS

Division of General Thoracic Surgery, The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
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Jeffrey Hagen, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, Charlotte, NC, USA; Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC, USA.
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Yin P. Hung, MD, PhD

Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Ian Hunt, MD, FRCS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, St. George’s Hospital, London, UK
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Junji Ichinose, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, the Cancer Institute Hospital of Japanese Foundation of Cancer Research, Tokyo, Japan
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Hitoshi Igai, MD, PhD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, Gunma, Japan
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Oliver K. Jawitz, MD

Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
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Hyun Woo Jeon, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, Republic of Korea
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Maninder Singh Kalkat, MBBS, MS, MCh, FRCS(CTh)

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
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Biniam Kidane, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
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Dohun Kim, MD,PhD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University and Hospital, Cheongju, South Korea.
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Kyung Soo Kim, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul. South Korea
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Young Tae Kim, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
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Terumoto Koike, MD, PhD

Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Niigata, Japan
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Gregor J. Kocher, MD, PD, MBA (IHM), MEBTS

Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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Seth B. Krantz, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL, USA
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Johannes R. Kratz, MD

Thoracic Oncology Program, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
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Richard Lazzaro, MD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA
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Jay M. Lee, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Hyun-Sung Lee, MD, PhD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
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Moishe Liberman, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS

CETOC-CHUM Endoscopic Tracheobronchial and Oesophageal Center; Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
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Jules Lin, MD, FACS

Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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Jason M. Long, MD, MPH

Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
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Gustavo A. Lyons, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Buenos Aires British Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Tiago N. Machuca, MD, PhD

Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
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George Makdisi, MD, FACS, MS, MPH

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA
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Fabien Maldonado, MD, FCCP

Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
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Emmanuel Martinod, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Avicenne Hospital, SMBH Faculty of Medicine, Paris 13 University, COMUE Sorbonne Paris Cité, Bobigny, France.
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Giuseppe Marulli, MD, PhD

Department of Cardiologic, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
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Keitaro Matsumoto, MD, PhD

Department of Surgical Oncology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan
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Donna E. Maziak, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Surgical Oncology, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ottawa Hospital-General Division, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
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Robert Merritt, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA
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Daniel L. Miller, MD

General Thoracic Surgery, WellStar Health System, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Marietta, GA, USA
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John D. Mitchell, MD

Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
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Tetsuya Mitsudomi, MD

Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
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Laureano Molins, MD

Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Clínic University Hospital, Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain
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Youngkyu Moon, MD, PhD

Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Dimitrios Moris, MD, MSc, PhD, MACS

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
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Christopher R. Morse, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, Gastroesophageal Surgery Program, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
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Tomohiro Murakawa, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan
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Nagarajan Muthialu, MB, BS, MBBS, MS (Gen), DNB, MRCSEd, DN

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
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Masayuki Nakao, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute Hospital, The Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Tokyo, Japan
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Toshihiro Okamoto, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
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Meinoshin Okumura, MD, PhD

Toneyama National Hospital, Osaka, Japan
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Olugbenga T. Okusanya, MD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Nikhil Panda, MD

Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
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Francesco Petrella, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy; Department of Oncology and Hemato-oncology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
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Francesco Puma, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Perugia School of Medicine, Perugia, Italy
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George Rakovich, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, University of Montreal, Montréal, QC, Canada
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Vignesh Raman, MD

Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
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David Ranney, MD

Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
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Sridhar Rathinam, FRCSEd, FRCS Ed(CTh)

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK
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Syed Shahzad Razi, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Memorial Healthcare System, South Broward, FL, USA
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Erino A. Rendina, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy
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Gaetano Rocco, MD, FRCS (Ed), FETCS, FCCP

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
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Alberto Sandri, MD

Thoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Oncology, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Torino, Italy
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Toshihiko Sato, MD

Department of General Thoracic, Breast and Pediatric Surgery, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan
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Gary Schwartz, MD, FACS

Department of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
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Sharaf-Eldin Shehada, MB, BCh., MD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, West German Heart and Vascular Centre Essen, University Hospital Duisburg-Essen, Hufelandstraße, Essen, Germany.
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Yoshihisa Shimada, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Yasushi Shintani, MD, PhD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
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Satoshi Shiono, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Yamagata Prefectural Central Hospital, Yamagata, Japan
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Fragiska Sigala, MD, PhD

Vascular Division, First Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hippocration Hospital, Athens, Greece
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Alan D. L. Sihoe, MBBChir, MA(Cantab), FRCSEd(CTh), FCSHK, FHKAM, FCCP, FACS

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
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Tutku Soyer, MD

Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
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Sandra Starnes, MD

Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Daniel H. Sterman, MD

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
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Erich Stoelben, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Clinic, Hospital of the City of Cologne, University of Witten-Herdecke, Cologne, Germany
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Kei Suzuki, MD

Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
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Davide Tosi, MD

Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
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Miguel L. Tedde, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
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Ricardo M. Terra, MD, PhD, MPH

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Betty C. Tong, MD, MHS, MS

Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
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Diamantis I. Tsilimigras, MD

Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA
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Yasuhiro Tsutani, MD, PhD

Department of Surgical Oncology, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
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Akif Turna, MD, PhD, FETCS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
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Nirmal Veeramachaneni, MD

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, USA
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Federico Venuta

Department of Surgery “Paride Stefanini” - Thoracic Surgery Unit, Policlinico Umberto I, University of Rome SAPIENZA, Rome, Italy
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Wickii T. Vigneswaran, MD, MBA, FACS, FRCSC, FRCS

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
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Jon O. Wee, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
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Stefan Welter, MD

Department of Surgery, Lung Clinic Hemer, Hemer, Germany
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Daniel Wendt, MD, PhD, FECTS

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, West German Heart and Vascular Center Essen, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany
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Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
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Jane Yanagawa, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Sai Yendamuri, MD, FACS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
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Vasileios Zochios, MD

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Glenfield Hospital, Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and ECMO, Leicester, United Kingdom

Managing Editors

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Haifeng Wang, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
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Yang Yang, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Corresponding Editor

Anne Lu

Editorial Office, Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery, China

Language Editors

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Jeremy Dean Chapnick

Chief Language Editor, AME Hong Kong office; United States University Carthage College, Wisconsin, USA (Sept. 2012 to May 2016)
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John Ayric Gray

Chief Language Editor, AME Hong Kong office; University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (Sept. 2004-June 2009)

Science Editors

Daisy Geng

Editorial Office, Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery, China

Academic Editors

CCTS appreciates the support from a strong team of academic editors who help to identify newly published research articles which have great clinical significance and as well as recommend international experts in the field to comment on the new publications. The list of the academic editors is available here: http://www.theaber.com/academicEditorList.