Yuman Fong, MD
Sangiacomo Chair and Chairman
Department of Surgery, City of Hope
Dr. Yuman Fong is a graduate of Brown University (BA, Medieval Literature, 1981) and Cornell University Medical College (MD, 1984). After surgical training at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and surgical oncology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, he was appointed to the faculty of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. There he served on staff for over 20 years, and held the Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery. He recently relocated to Southern California, where he is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the City of Hope Medical Center.
Dr. Fong is best known clinically for his extensive work in the field of liver and pancreatic surgery––especially for pioneering many laparoscopic, robotic and ablative therapies for these cancers. He has assisted in the design and deployment of many novel surgical tools. He is currently on the Medical Engineering faculty at the California Institute of Technology.
Dr. Fong has also been active in biologic bench investigation. His early research was in immune activation during cancer or infection. He was part of the group that discovered tumor necrosis factor and helped established the field of innate immunity. His laboratory focus over the last 15 years has been in the field of gene therapy, designing and studying the use of genetically modified viruses from many viral families for the killing of cancer.
He has co-authored over 700 peer reviewed articles and 11 text books. He has served on the editorial boards of 14 journals, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Therapy Oncolytics (Nature Publishing).
PUBLICATIONS: Total list of 703; total citations: 45,700; H-index= 107
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Lena L. Kennedy
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