Feng Wan

Faculty member Maastricht Mitral Masters

Feng Wan
Prof. Feng Wan graduated from Hunan Medical College in 1983. He have completed his 5-year resident training in cardiovascular surgery and appointed as attending surgeon in 1988 at Fu-Wai Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Prof. Wan went to Paris, France in 1988 and received further training as the Foreign Assistant Surgeon at the School of Medicine of Paris 12th University for 2 years. He then, in 1990, continued his overseas journey of surgical training in the School of Medicine of Yale University in the USA as a visiting scholar in cardiovascular research laboratory for 6 months. In 1991, Prof. Wan was invited by world famous surgeon—“Father of Heart Valve Surgery” , Prof. Albert Starr, to work as a Visiting Professor at Oregon Health Science University and also ClinicalCardiac Surgery Fellow at the Heart Institute of St. Vincent Hospital & Medical Center in Portland, Oregon until 1996. During this North American working period, He also spent 6 month in University Hospital of Western Ontario University as a Clinical Cardiopulmonary Transplant Fellow.

Prof. Wan returned to China in March of 1996 and appointed as Chairman and Professor of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Peking University People’s Hospital in Beijing. He is pioneer in many area in cardiovascular surgery including minimally invasive off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB), trans-myocardial laser revascularization (TMLR), heart failure surgery and artificial ventricular assist device (VAD). Because of his achievement in medical science and clinical research, Prof. Wan received the “First-Grade Award of National Science and Technology Advancement” in 2004. Prof. Wan has established the first western-style semi-private medical professional service organization (Doctor’s Group) in China and his service network has been spreading more than 50 hospitals throughout the country. His contribution and achievement were widely reported and interviewed by international and domestic medias including the Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, Discovery Channel,  and CCTV… ect., so-called as “Beating Heart Bypass Pioneer”, “Heart Menders, Ground Breakers”. Prof. Wan was elected as the Academician of National Academy of Surgery of France in 2013.

Current Professional Position:

  • Chairman & Professor, Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, Shanghai East Hospital.
  • Academician, National Academy of Surgery of France
  • Honorary Chairman,Chinese Association of Cardiovascular Surgeons
  • Chairman/President, Sino-Heart Healthcare Group
  • President, Starr-Wood Cardiac Group, China
  • Chairman/CEO, Qingdao-Starr Heart Hospital
  • Hornorary Chief Editor, 《Chinese Journal of Cardiovascular Research》
  • President/CEO, Starr International Group, Ltd.