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Zhi-Gang LI

Deputy Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Director, Esophageal Surgery Section
Shanghai Chest Hospital


Professor Zhigang Li, M.D., Ph.D., is the Deputy Chief of Division of Thoracic Surgery and the Director of Esophageal Surgery Section at Shanghai Chest Hospital. He also serves as lots of academic positions in China, such as Director of Esophageal Surgery for Shanghai Thoracic Surgeons Association, and Vice Director of the Esophageal Surgery for Chinese Thoracic Surgeons Association.


After completing "The Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship" training program in the United States, he established the Esophageal Surgery Section in Shanghai Chest Hospital in 2015 and made it the largest program in south  China. He is dedicated to the minimally invasive surgical treatment of esophageal diseases and has established the world's largest robotic assisted esophagectomy program. As a surgeon with wide range of academic interests, he also pioneered the development of Chinese magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) for GERD treatment in China. At the same time, he is committed to many clinical studies, such as PreSINO, RAMIE, AdESD, and NICE trial.

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