Tsung O. Cheng, MD

Biography

Tsung O. Cheng, MD

Tsung O. Cheng, MD is professor of Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center and is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He is the author of more than 1440 articles and 19 books or book chapters, including International Textbook of Cardiology (1987), Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty (1992), Genetics in Cardiovascular Disease (1995), Modern Cardiology (2002), Congestive Heart Failure (2003), Conn’s Current Therapy (2001 and 2004), and Cardiothoracic Surgery in China: Past, Present and Future (2007).

Dr. Cheng delivered the Second Paul White Lecture of the American College of Cardiology in 1973, titled “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 interventional cardiology in modern China.

Dr. Cheng has served as visiting professor in Oxford, Hamburg, Hannover, Dusseldorf, Paris, Geneva, Bern, Zurich, McMaster, Cairo, Madrid, Cordorba, Las Palmas, Rome, Milan, Pisa, Athens, Istanbul, Melbourne, Sidney, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Peking Union Medical College, Capital University, Beijing and 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, Moron University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, University of Cordoba in Spain, and Beijing Hospital in China. He was recently awarded the first Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Researcher Award by The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

He is well known both inside and outside China. He has recently been appointed the Roving Ambassador of Chinese Cardiovascular Science 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 I.M. Pei and Elaine L. Chao.