Editorial Team

Editors-in-Chief

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Lunxu Liu, MD

West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
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Mark W.Onaitis, MD

Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego Health - La Jolla, Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, USA

Editorial Board

Abbas E. Abbas, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
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Mark F. Berry, MD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
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Luca Bertolaccini, MD, PhD, FCCP

Thoracic Surgery Unit, Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Research Hospital—Cancer Care Center, Via Don Angelo Sempreboni, Negrar Verona, Italy
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Alessandro Brunelli, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
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Bryan M Burt, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
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Lucio Cagini, MD

Department of Medicine, Thoracic Surgery, Ospedale S. Maria Perugia, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
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Jin-Shing Chen, MD, PhD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University and National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Medical Affairs, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
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Roberto Crisci, MD

Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of L’Aquila, “G. Mazzini” Hospital, Teramo, Italy
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Felix G. Fernandez, MD, MSc

Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA
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Joel Dunning, FRCS, PhD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
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Alfonso Fiorelli, MD, PhD

Thoracic Surgery Unit, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Erik Folch, MD

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
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Christophoros N. Foroulis, MD, PhD, FETCS, FEBTS

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Dominique Gossot, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France
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Tomasz Grodzki, MD, PhD, FETCS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Regional Hospital for Lung Diseases, Szczecin-Zdunowo, Poland
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Francesco Guerrera, MD

Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, A.O.U. Città Della Salute e Della Scienza di Torino, Torino, Italy; Department of Surgical Sciences, Università Degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
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Wael C. Hanna, MDCM, MBA

Division of Thoracic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
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Amer Harky, MBChB, MRCS, MSc

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Mark William Hennon, MD, FACS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
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Maurizio V. Infante, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, University and Hospital Trust, Verona, Italy
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Mahmoud Ismail, MD

Surgical Clinic, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
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Masato Kanzaki, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
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Mohsen Ibrahim, MD, PhD

Thoracic Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome Italy; Washington University, St. Louis, USA
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Hitoshi Igai, MD, PhD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, Gunma, Japan
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Andrea Imperatori, MD

Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
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Marcelo F. Jimenez, MD, PhD

University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain Department of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, Salamanca, Spain , Spain
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David R. Jones, MD

Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA
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Peter J. Kneuertz, MD

Thoracic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA
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Hiroaki Kuroda, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, at the Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
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Marco Lucchi, MD, PhD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
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Giuseppe Marulli, MD

Department of Cardiologic, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University Hospital, Via Giustiniani, Italy

Hideyuki Maeda, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
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Rachel L. Medbery, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA 
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Marcello Migliore, MD, PhD, FETCS

Section of General Thoracic Surgery, University of Catania, Policlinic University Hospital, Catania, Italy
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John D. Mitchell, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA
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Teruaki Mizobuchi, MD, PhD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Chibaken Saiseikai Narashino Hospital, Chiba, Japan
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Ng Sze Hang Calvin (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong SAR, China
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Kostas Papagiannopoulos, MD, MMED THORAX, MD (CTh)

Department of Thoracic Surgery, St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
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Valerio Perna, MD, PhD

Thoracic Surgery Unit, Hospital Universitario Son Espases Palma, Palma, Spain
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René Horsleben Petersen

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
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Jiro Okami, MD, PhD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan
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Alexandre de Oliveira, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Beneficencia Portuguesa de São Paulo – BP Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil; Department of Thoracic Surgery, Albert Einstein Israeli Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil
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Francesco Petrella, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
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Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, MD, FECTS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Coruña University Hospital, Coruña, Spain

Giovanna Rizzardi, MD

Thoracic Surgery Unit, Humanitas Gavazzeni Hospital, Bergamo, Italy
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Gaetano Rocco, MD, FRCS (Ed), FETCS, FCCP

Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
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Noriyoshi Sawabata, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Nara, Japan
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Paolo Scanagatta, MD

Thoracic Surgeon, Thoracic Surgery Division, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
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Marco Scarci, MD, FRCS(Eng), FCCP

Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College of London Hospitals, London, UK
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Joseph B. Shrager, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
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Yoshihisa Shimada, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
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Franco Stella, MD, PhD

Chief of Thoracic Surgery, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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Scott J. Swanson, MD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts, USA
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Alper Toker, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, West Virginia University Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, Morgantown, USA
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Yasuhiro Tsutani, MD, PhD

Department of Surgical Oncology, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
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Ori Wald, MD, PhD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
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Benjamin Wei, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
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Kazuhiro Yasufuku, MD, PhD, FCCP

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
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Sai Yendamuri, MD, FACS, FCCP

Thoracic Oncology Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, USA
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Kazuo Yoshida, MD, PhD

General Manager of Endoscopic Surgery Center; Director of Department of Thoracic Surgery, Suwa Red Cross Hospital, Suwa, Japan
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Marcin Zielinski, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Pulmonary Hospital, Zakopane, Poland

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Zhijing Xu

Shanghai, China

Managing Editors

Eunice X. Xu

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, AME Publishing Company, China

Grace S. Li

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, AME Publishing Company, China
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Chao-Xiu (Melanie) He

Editorial Office, Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, AME Publishing Company, China
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Jiandong Mei, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Corresponding Editor

Mira Q. Wu

Editorial Office, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy

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

Nicole J. Li

Editorial Office, Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, AME Publishing Company, China

Silvia L. Zhou

Editorial Office, Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, AME Publishing Company, China

Academic Editors

VATS 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.