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  • Dr.P.H., School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., 1987-1989
  • M.P.H., School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A., 1986-1987
  • D.M.Sc. (Neuroscience), Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 1985-86; 1989-1991
  • Research fellow, Stanford University, CA, U.S.A., 1986
  • M.D., Chung-Shan Medical College, Taichung, Taiwan, 1970-1975


  • Visiting Professor, Tufts University, U.S.A., 2014-2015
  • Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, 2013-2014
  • Minister, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan), 2011-2013
  • Chairman of Board of Directors, National Health Research Institutes,Taiwan, 2011-2014
  • Guest Researcher, National Institutes of Health, U.S.A., 2009-2014
  • President, Taipei Medical University, 2008-2011
  • Superintendent, Taipei Medical University Shuang Ho Hospital, 2008-2009
  • Professor, Institute of Biomedical Informatics, National Yang-Ming University, 2008
  • Vice President, Taipei Medical University, 2004-2008
  • Director, Institute of Injury Prevention and Control, Taipei Medical University, 2000-2004
  • Superintendent, Taipei Medical University Wan Fang Hospital, 1997-2008
  • Professor and Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, Wan Fang Hospital, 1997-2004
  • Chairman, School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, 1993-1996
  • Director, Biomedical Informatics Center, Taipei Medical University, 1993
  • Vice Superintendent, Taipei Medical University Hospital, 1993-1996
  • Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital, 1989-1997
  • Associate Professor, Taipei Medical University, 1989-1994


  • First Grade Ministry of Health and Welfare Professional Accolade, 2015
  • University of Pittsburgh 225th Anniversary Medallion, U.S.A., 2013
  • Honorary Doctorate (Epidemiology), Mahidol University, Thailand, 2013
  • Special APACPH Award, Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, 2012
  • David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health, American Public Health Association (APHA), U.S.A., 2012
  • Address to World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization for 4 consecutive years, 2011-2014
  • Honorary Doctorate, Bogdan Voda University, Romania, 2010
  • Honorary Doctorate, VasileGoldiş West University of Arad, Romania, 2010
  • Legacy Laureate, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., 2009
  • Professional Award, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 2009
  • Award for Outstanding Enterprise Manager, Taiwan, 2009
  • 17th Health Service and Dedication Award, Taiwan, 2009
  • APACPH Contribution Awards, 2007 and 2012
  • Li Guo-Ding Medal for Management, Taiwan, 2003
  • 13th National Quality Award (Organization), Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 2002
  • 1st Award for Private-Public Partnership Project, Executive Yuan, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 2002
  • International College of Surgeons (Chicago), Fellow Research Awards, 2000 and 2001
  • 11th National Quality Award, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 2000
  • Outstanding Alumni Award at 50th Anniversary (50 at 50) of University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., 1999
  • Hospital Management Performance Award, Taipei City Government, 1998

Research Interests

  • Health and Welfare Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Injury Prevention
  • Hospital Management


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