Tsung O. Cheng
Dr. Tsung O. Cheng is a Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He is the author of over 1556 articles and 24 books or book chapters. He has lectured extensively around the world. Dr. Cheng delivered the Second Paul White Lecture of the American College of Cardiology in 1973, entitled “Cardiology in People’s Republic of China”. He was the first Chinese-American physician to visit People’s Republic of China in 1972, and then in 1973 introduced to China selective cine coronary arteriography which laid the foundation for percutaneous coronary interventions in modern China. Dr. Cheng has served as visiting professor in Oxford, Hamburg, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Paris, Geneva, Bern, Zurich, McMaster, Cairo, Madrid, Córdoba, Las Palmas, Rome, Milan, Pisa, Athens, Istanbul, Melbourne, Sydney, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Peking Union Medical College, Capital University, Beijing and as honorary professor in Sun-Yatsen University of Medical Science, Tongji Medical University, Shanghai Second Medical University, Tsingtao Medical College, University of Natal, Durban, S. Africa, University of Cape Town, Morón University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Beijing Hospital in China. He was awarded the first Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Researcher Award by The George Washington University, Washington, DC in 2007. He is well known both inside and outside China. He has recently been appointed the Roving Ambassador for Chinese Cardiovascular Science and International Consulting Editor for China by the International Journal of Cardiology. He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in Shanghai, China from Overseas among such notables as the world renowned architect I.M. Pei and former Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.