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List of Physicians, Dentists and Medical Providers

Taipei | Taichung | Tainan | Hualien | Kaohsiung

Medical care in Taiwan is both very similar and significantly different than care in the United States. Virtually all, modern, health care services are available and there are more than 119,000 hospital beds. Western medicine, with its emphasis on diagnosis and treatment, is the predominant form of care. Physicians are well trained and it isn't difficult to find physicians who have done fellowships or other training in the United States. State of the art medical equipment is often available. In addition, for those inclined, traditional Chinese medicine, with its emphasis on herbal medicines, acupuncture and related treatments, remains widely practiced and Chinese apothecaries abound.

The differences between care in the West and in Taiwan may, at times, seem quite pronounced. The doctor-patient relationship differs significantly and cultural differences abound in even the most modern health care settings. The infrastructure for health care in Taiwan is dependent on National Health Insurance, which covers most of the island's 22 million people. As a result, doctors and hospital-based outpatient clinics are under enormous pressure to see large volumes of patients in relatively short periods of time. It isn't unusual to find doctors seeing as many as 30 patients an hour in the largest and busiest specialties. (Many of these patients are simply renewing prescriptions.) Expect to wait in crowded, uncomfortable waiting areas to see your clinic doctor. Popular alternatives to high-volume hospital based outpatient clinics are discussed below in the section on Special Clinics.

The doctors and medical facilities compiled in this list are arranged by geographic region and specialty. The list includes Taipei (including Linkou/Taoyuan), Taichung (including Chunghua), Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Hualien.

Click here for Medical Care in Southern Taiwan.

DISCLAIMER:

AIT has compiled this information for the benefit of the American community in Taiwan by surveying local providers. AIT assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or reputation of the persons or medical facilities whose names appear on this list. Because most physicians speak English, we have compiled this list with a bias in favor of physicians who have received training in the United States, especially those who are also licensed to practice there. However, the list is by no means exhaustive. A survey of most large hospitals reveals that huge numbers of physicians have received training abroad - most of them in the U.S. It is not possible to include them all. In every major medical center surveyed there are American trained doctors too numerous to mention. Finally, there are many well - trained doctors in Taiwan who speak excellent English but have not studied abroad who are not included. Though traditional Chinese Medicine is widely practiced, we have made no attempt to include those services.

Access to Medical Care

For both short-term visitors to Taiwan, and long-term residents, urgent or elective medical care is readily available in four different settings: priority care clinics that cater to foreign visitors, emergency rooms, hospital outpatient clinics, and private doctor's clinics. Without question the most convenient place for privately insured Americans who don't speak Mandarin is in one of several western style clinics. Hospital based outpatient clinics, while frequently boasting very good doctors, will differ dramatically from Western notions of privacy and the doctor-patient relationship. Health care is generally much less expensive than in the United States. However, priority care centers for Westerners are more expensive - though generally cheaper than similar care in the U.S. Wherever you seek care, it is always pay as you go. If you are privately insured you must submit your own receipts for reimbursement.

Taipei Area Clinics, Hospitals, Physicians and Dentists

Special Clincs (Used by Expatriates) In Taipei:

Easily the most comfortable way for tourists and long-term residents to see good doctors is through hospitals that have set up special clinics with English-speaking staff. When you need urgent care, most can get you in to see a doctor on short notice. They are also an excellent way to fill lost prescriptions. Many privately insured expatriates depend on the clinics for regular care. Clinic physicians generally have a greater cultural understanding of an American's expectations for health care.

The clinic staff negotiates the hospital's best doctors and clinics for you by setting up appointments, getting you to your doctor, accompanying you to the lab or for x-rays, collecting your prescriptions and presenting you with a bill (translated into English), which you can send to your insurance company for reimbursement. They usually accept credit cards; they do not accept Taiwan national health insurance. Several are very popular with the American community.

1. Priority Care Center (Adventist Hospital)

Contact persons: May Chan, Amy Lin, Carol Tsai, R.N.
TEL: 2776-2651, 2776-2654
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 12:00 ; 1:00 - 5:00
Friday - Saturday 8:00 - 12:00

This clinic is very popular in the expatriate community and probably treats more American patients than all other clinics combined. In 1999 more than 5,000 English-speaking patients were seen. PCC is well known for its articulate native-English-speaking nursing staff. The PCC is located on the second floor of centrally located Adventist Hospital. All signs are in English as well as Mandarin. The waiting area is comfortably furnished with couches and English newspapers. Most visits are scheduled - patients call the clinic for appointments for a full range of medical problems, from routine physicals or urgent care to specialty care. Patients are escorted to appointments in the hospital's clinics by the nursing staff and are seen on a priority basis - typically going to the front of the line. After the doctor's consultation, patients return to the clinic for consultations with the nursing staff on medications, follow-up appointments and payment. Prescriptions are filled by the clinic staff and delivered to you. The clinic attracts lots of expatriates for OB/GYN services.

2. The Health Promotion Program (HPP) at Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center

General Administrator: Rita Ho (Chief, Public Affairs)
Tel: 2897-0320 (24 hour nurse on call after-hours)
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:30
Saturday: 9:00 - 12:00

Located adjacent to the impressive Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, this clinic resembles an affluent fee-for-service clinic in the United States. The physicians are drawn from the hospital's staff. Virtually all of the doctors have trained in the United States; many are licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. as well. Several have taught at major American medical schools. The clinic has beautifully furnished waiting areas. All signs are in English as well as Mandarin. The facilities and protocol are remarkably different than the "cattle-call" medicine practiced in most hospital outpatient clinics in Taiwan. The patient can expect to be examined in modern, comfortable examination rooms with the utmost privacy. Unlike Adventist's PCC, instead of your traveling to the hospital's outpatient clinics to see a doctor, the doctor will come to the clinic to see you. After your examination you can expect a conference with your physician in an office. The clinic offers physical examinations and consultations in general medicine, pediatrics, endocrinology, gynecology, general surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat, urology, dermatology, and of course all manner of cancer treatment. It has a reputation for mammograms and OB/GYN care.

3. Special Clinic (Cathay General Hospital)

This clinic, located adjacent to its parent hospital, Cathay General, is new and offers private paying patients an alternative to the waiting areas of the hospital's outpatient clinics. The waiting areas and examinations rooms are clean, new, and well furnished. The clinic is on the second floor. Signs are in Mandarin, though friendly English-speaking help is available inside. Perhaps because of its newness, it is not yet widely used by English-speaking expatriates.

EMERGENCIES AND EMERGENCY ROOMS:

Visitors who find themselves acutely ill face the prospect of a visit to an emergency department. A startling first visit to most Taiwanese emergency rooms reveals that virtually all the patients are lying on gurneys. Unlike ER's in the U.S., where the "walking wounded" are found sitting in waiting areas, patients in Taiwan expect to be lying down while they wait. The result, on a crowded day, is gurneys everywhere - sometimes down the hall and out the door. Most departments are organized on the basis of acuity, with different bays for different levels of care.

As in the United States, hospitals in Taipei are licensed to handle different levels of emergencies. There are four trauma centers in Taipei. A trauma center is an emergency facility that has a trauma surgeon and a trauma team available 24 hours a day. As a result, they are the destination of choice for very serious injuries where emergency surgery might be required. They include National Taiwan University Hospital (in Taipei), Taipei Veterans Hospital (in Tienmu), Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital (in Shilin) and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (in Linkou - near the airport). For cases that require a visit to an emergency room excluding severe trauma, many good hospitals are available. (Veteran's General Hospital is the regional center for treating snakebites and accidental poisonings.)

A word about Ambulances and Emergency Services:

Although you can expect state-of-the art medical facilities in Taiwan's Medical Centers, the paramedic system is not in the same ballpark as that in the United States. There is an emergency dispatch system and ambulances can be summoned by calling 1-1-9. They are triaged by the dispatcher on the basis of the perceived nature of the emergency. Dispatchers may not speak English. There are potentially two levels of care associated with emergency medical services. Crews with more advanced training are directed to more serious cases. However, ambulances are not like those in the United States. In some instances, the ambulances resemble nothing more than a small van with emergency lights and a gurney in the back. Do not expect trained medical technicians to arrive with special medical equipment. Although the standard of care is changing, most do not even possess a simple defibrillator. Ambulance crews have not received advanced paramedic training. In many instances the driver has no training at all. Thus you cannot expect the kinds of advanced recussitative training associated with paramedics in the U.S. In cases that are less than extremely urgent, you may be better served by arranging private transportation. If you summon an ambulance, unless you specify otherwise, they will transport you to the nearest hospital. You may need to be insistent about the hospital of your choice. Although it is little publicized, certain medical centers (especially Taiwan National University Hospital and Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su), have the ability to dispatch paramedic crews in hospital-owned paramedic units in limited geographic areas upon private request. Finally, you will observe that emergency vehicles don't command the same respect as their counterparts back home. Taiwanese drivers don't necessarily pull over to the side and give an ambulance the right-of-way.

HOSPITALS

Hospitals are licensed, and to some extent their level of reimbursement is determined, by the government. The highest level of accreditation is "Medical Center," followed by "Regional Hospital." The difference is chiefly one of size. Medical Centers tend to be enormous by American Standards, with in excess of one thousand beds. They receive additional compensation because of their teaching programs.

Visitors to hospitals in Taiwan find a veneer of similarity to hospitals back home. Beneath the surface, however, are big differences. In many hospitals it is expected that the patient's family will help provide routine hygiene chores frequently taken care of by licensed practical nursing staff in an American hospital. Indeed, many hospitals accommodate and expect at least one family member will sleep in the patient's room (even semi-private rooms). Some hospitals expect patients to bring their own bath towels, toilet tissue, soap and other toiletries. Often the floors, walls and medical equipment will appear much less clean than a typical American hospital.

In hospitals like Sun Yat-Sen, Adventist, and Cathay, visits to the hospital's outpatient clinics and ancillary services can be very conveniently scheduled through their special clinics. Patients are guided through the confusing maze of waiting lines by English-speaking nurses.

A word about outpatient clinics:

There is some very fine medicine available in the large, crowded outpatient clinics that aren't affiliated with Western clinics. They are a real option for long-term American residents in Taiwan. The first visit is usually the most difficult. The registration areas are crowded and sometimes confusing. Signs are frequently in Mandarin only, and your first contact may not be with an English-speaking registrar. Persistence will be rewarded and foreigners will find a kind response to their questions and someone who speaks English will be produced to guide you through the process. Second appointments are generally made in the clinic where you are seen and it isn't necessary to repeat the registration process each time you visit the hospital. The drill is to register, find your clinic, consult the physician, travel to the lab (if necessary), pay your bill, and then pick up your prescription. Expect to take a number and wait in line at each stop along the way.

The vast majority of doctors have hospital-based practices and see patients in outpatient clinics which are either in the hospital or in ancillary buildings immediately adjacent to the hospital. Many are extraordinarily busy, seeing thousand of patients each day in the course of morning clinic, afternoon clinic, and evening clinic. Patients typically find their way to the particular department they need, (for example, cardiology) and sit in row after row of plastic bucket seats. Everyone is assigned a number as part of their appointment which is posted on a sheet outside the doctor's door. Each doctor's office has an electronic sign, which flashes the next number. Once your number comes up, you line up inside of a small cubicle with a doctor, a nurse or two, and not unusually, two or more patients waiting in front of you. If you are not acutely ill you can expect a relatively short visit with the doctor - perhaps just a couple of minutes. One advantage to the system is that unlike the U.S., where the patient's primary care physician is the gateway to specialist care, it is standard practice for patients to go directly to see a specialist without a referral from an internist or family practitioner.

Hospitals do not accept checks. Some, but not all, will accept credit cards. You are expected to pay as you go. Many will want to see your passport.

1. Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center

125 Lih-der Rd., Pei-Tou District, Taipei
TEL: 2897-0011

This modern, state of the art hospital is affiliated with Duke University Medical Center. Although it still emphasizes Oncology and cancer treatments, (about 75% or its patient base) it has developed a strong general medicine section. The CEO, Dr. Wong, teaches at Duke University and is attempting to bring American style medicine to Taiwan. Alone among hospitals in Taiwan, this hospital resembles an affluent modern American hospital. It is brilliantly clean. Most of the medical staff has been trained in the U.S. and many have practiced medicine in the U.S. as well. The hospital is comfortable and dignified. Outpatient services are provided but the number of patients seen is limited to a fraction of that of other area hospitals. This is good news for patients who want to avoid the impersonal nature of nationalized health care. While national health insurance is accepted, in many instances the patients will make up the difference with a large co-payment. Outpatients are given appointments and do not wait in large crowded areas. There are no electronic signs flashing numbers. You can expect to make an appointment and be called by name when the doctor is ready for you. Western notions of privacy and confidentiality are strictly adhered to. The hospital boasts a clinic for expatriates called the Health Promotion Program (HPP), discussed above in the section on special clinics for Americans. The inpatient facilities are quite nice. Private rooms are available. The ancillary medical staff, nurses and technicians, frequently speak English. Credit cards are accepted.

2. Adventist Hospital

424 Pa Te Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei
TEL: 2771-8151

Adventist is a private hospital. After Sun Yat-Sen, it is probably the closest in appearance to an American style hospital and was once staffed by U.S. doctors. There is an emergency department, a full range of outpatient services, and a Priority Care Clinic (PCC) frequently used by Americans. Signs are in English as well as Mandarin. The clinics are not as busy as those at the major medical centers. Perhaps because of earlier associations with American medicine, the organization or the hospital, from the medical staff committee structure to the nursing modules on the inpatient wards, resembles that found in American hospitals. Inpatient care at Adventist gets reasonably good marks from those who have stayed there. Private and semi-private rooms are available. All meals are vegetarian. (Credit cards are accepted.)

3. Veterans General Hospital

201 Shih Pai Rd. Sec.2, Shih Pai, Taipei
TEL: 2871-2121

This is a 2000 bed government hospital with an average daily census of about 1,700 inpatients. There are three outpatient buildings that see the almost unbelievable number of 8,000 patients each day. Virtually every medical specialty is represented in this hospital, from acupuncture to urology. It is well known for the treatment of infectious diseases and for emergency medical care. The Emergency Room is vast, like a small hospital itself, including a pediatric ward and additional bays for patients of varying levels of acuity. There is greater demand in the ER for beds than available space (they see up to 300 patients each day). It isn't unusual to find dozens of patients lining the hallways in the ER waiting for an available bed. The ER also is one of only 3 local hospitals with a trauma team available 24 hours. In addition to trauma and serious cases of all kinds, it is the destination of choice in Taipei for poisonings and snakebite cases. (VGH does not accept credit cards.)

4. Cheng Hsin Hospital

45 Cheng Hsin Rd., Shih Pai, Taipei
TEL: 2826-4400

Cheng Hsin Hospital is a relatively new 800-bed facility. It has the distinct advantage of having state of the art equipment and, compared with its near neighbor Veterans General Hospital, little or no wait. The emergency room is small; the ER director is an American citizen and speaks excellent English. The hospital is well known for cardiac care and has one of Taiwan's few heart transplantation centers. Cheng Hsin Hospital is an excellent destination for those seeking cardiac care or a consultation with a cardiologist.

5. National Taiwan University Hospital

7 Chung Shan S. Rd., Taipei
TEL: 2312-3456

The jewel in the crown of health care providers in Taiwan, NTUH is located in the heart of Taipei City, near the Presidential Building. NTUH is a 2,000-bed tertiary-care and comprehensive-care hospital staffed exclusively by 1,223 faculty members of the School of Medicine. There are an additional 4,216 clinical staff members. It includes a 45-bed psychiatric facility, a 57-bed rehabilitation facility, and a 165-bed intensive care unit. This teaching hospital has the reputation for offering some of the best physicians in Taiwan. It is organized like other large hospitals and sees huge numbers of patients in its outpatient clinics. Generally, most of the department heads and a significant number of doctors have received additional training in the United States.

6. Chang Gung Memorial Hospital System

In Taipei: 199 Tun-Hwa North Road, Taipei
TEL: 2713-5211
In Linkou: 5 Fu-Hsing Street, Kuei Shan Hsiang, Taoyuan Hsien
TEL: 03-328-1200
In Keelung: 222 Mai-Chin Road, Keelung
TEL: 02-2431-3131

Established in 1976 by Yung-Ching Wang, the Chairman of Formosa Plastic Group, this regional hospital system is one of the largest and most technically advanced in Taiwan. There are two medical centers: one in Linkou, (just off the freeway at the Taoyuan exit) and a second in Kaohsiung. There is also a hospital and clinic in Taipei and another in Keelung. The Linkou Medical Center is the regional hub for northern Taiwan. It is a sprawling facility with 3,271 inpatient beds. The outpatient clinic sees approximately 8,000 patients each day. The Linkou Medical Center also boasts the first Children's Hospital in Taiwan, a 530 bed facility, and has a pediatric emergency department. Just 20 minutes by freeway from downtown Taipei, the hospital has a private shuttle service that runs between Linkou and the Taipei train station on the quarter hour. The fee is $30NT each way. Compared with other large inpatient facilities in northern Taiwan, the hospital is relatively well organized; some of the signs are in English and there are two McDonalds restaurants in addition to vast dining facilities, gift shops, and other ancillary services.

In addition to the broad array of specialty care offered, the Medical Center is well-known for it burn unit, plastic surgery department, organ transplantation, and Emergency Department.

The Keelung hospital has an outpatient clinic and 854 beds; the Taipei Chang Gung Memorial Hospital has a large outpatient clinic and approximately 300 inpatient beds.

7. Min- Sheng General Hospital

168, Ching-Kuo Rd, 330 Tao-yuan Taiwan R.O.C.

This 600 bed hospital provides comprehensive medical services including 24-hour emergency room and intensive care. A total of 87 physicians work in the facility. It is located in the city of Tao-Yuan, 20 minutes from the international airport. Besides the routine service of a hospital, it provides the following specialties: Cardiac Care, Minimal Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Lasik Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, In-Vitro Fertilization Technology.

 8. Cathay General Hospital

280 Jen Ai Rd, Sec. 4., Taipei
TEL: 2708-2121

This Regional Medical Center, centrally located in Taipei, has a modern priority-care clinic and a large emergency department.

9. Central Clinic

77 Chung Hsiao E. Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei
TEL: 2751-0221

10. Chung Shan Hospital

11 Lane 112, Jen Ai Rd., Sec. 4,Taipei
TEL: 2708-1177

This is a privately owned hospital - similar to "doctor's hospital's" in the United States. It has a reputation for Obstetrics and Gynecology. Many OB/GYN physicians with private clinics refer their deliveries to Chung Shan Hospital. It has recently undertaken a significant remodeling project.

11. Country Hospital

61 Jen Ai Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei
TEL: 2771-3161

12. Mackay Memorial Hospital

92 Chung Shan N. Rd., Sec.2, Taipei
TEL: 2543-3535

13. Shin Kong Hospital

95 Wen Chang Rd., Shihlin
TEL: 2833-2211

14. Tri-Service General Hospital

325 Cheng Kung Road, Section 2, Nei Hu District, Taipei
TEL: 8792-3311
40 Ting Chou Rd., Sec. 3, Taipei (only for outpatient)
TEL: 2365-9055

15.  Taipei Municipal Yang-Ming Hospital

105 Yu Sheng Street, Shihlin
Tel: 2834-9721
Voice Mail Registration: 2832-9215
This is a 548 bed Regional Hospital. The ER has 24 beds.

Doctors

AIT has compiled a list of physicians and Dentists on Taiwan for the benefit of the American community. All of the providers on this list speak English. However, (with the exception of special clinics) it is not uncommon to discover your telephone call answered by a recorded message in Mandarin between clinic hours. (Typically there is "morning clinic," "afternoon clinic," and, in the larger hospitals and specialties, "evening clinic.") Some offices will also record messages in English. Frequently, English-speaking staff is available. Generally, most understand enough English to take an important message or to make an appointment. An appointment number is provided for each practitioner. For hospital-based practices, this is invariably with a central office.

When possible, we have included information about the doctor?credentials, with particular emphasis on any training and certifications received in the United States. Doctors who graduated from U.S. medical schools or dental schools, or who are licensed to practice in the U.S., are marked with an asterisk.

1. Acupuncture

Chen, Fang-Pey M.D.
Education/Credentials

Chief, VGH Center For Traditional Medicine (Acupuncture) M.D.
National Yang-Ming Medical University, 1983
Research Fellow, Department of Anesthesiology, USC 1992-1993
Hospital Practice
VGH Clinic for Traditional Medicine
Appointments: 2871-2151

2. Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology

Chou, Cheng-Tei M.D.
Education/ credentials
Professor and Chief, of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology Veterans General Hospital
M.D. Taiwan National Defense Medical Center, 1967-1973
Research Fellow in Rheumatology at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 1982-1983
Hospital Practice
Veterans General Hospital - Taipei, Outpatient Clinic
Appointments: 2871-2151

George Y. Tseng, M.D.
Appointments: 2873-8432

3. Cardiovascular disease

Yin, Wei-Hsian M.D.
Education/Credentials
Chief, Cardiology Department, Cheng Hsin General Hospital
(Note: Cheng Hsin General Hospital, in Tienmu, has one of Taiwan's Heart Transplantation Programs.)
Hospital Practice
Cardiology Clinic, Cheng Hsin General Hospital
Appointments: 2826-4400

4. Chiropractor

Edward C. Chen, D.C.
6F, 33 Chi Nan Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei
Appointments: 2395-6352
Fax: 2395-2607

Mark W. Griffin, D.C.
2F, 10, Lane 370, Shih Pai Rd., Sec.2, Taipei
Appointments: 2871-0867; 2872-4658

5. Dentistry: (See Also: Periodontics - below)

Dr. Lin and Partners Dental Office
Lin, Choung Min, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Education/Credentials
Ph.D. Tokyo Dental College
American Association of Orthodontists, Member
International College of Prosthodontists

*Heh, Tair-Pyng, D.M.D., M.S., R.D.
D.M.D. Tufts University, Boston MA
M.S. University of Tennessee
American North Eastern Regional Board Certified Dentist
Board of Directors, Association of Gnathology, R.O.C.

*Chen, Bor-Jian, D.D.S.
D.M.D. Tufts University of Dental Medicine, Dept. of Periodontology
American Academy of Periodontology
Academy of Osseointegration, Member

*Lin, Paul P., D.D.S.
M.S. Ohio State University
Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
Certificate and Specialist in Periodontics, Ohio State University
Practice
Dr. Lin and Partners Dental Offices
5F #60, Tienmu West Road, Taipei
Appointments: 2873-6488
3F #259, Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3, Taipei
Appointments: 2715-2476

*Scott Ma D.D.S., M.S.
Education/Credentials
D.D.S. New York University of Dentistry 1990
M.S. Georgetown University of Oral Pathology 1987
American North Eastern Regional Board Certified Dentist
Clinical Professor, New York University of Dentistry
Practice
Excellence Dental Office
#3, Lane 171, Chung Cheng Rd., Sec. 1, Tienmu
Appointments: 8866-2725

Dr. David’s Dentistry & Arts
Li, David K.C.  D.D.S.

Education/Credentials
New York University, Certificate in Implantology & full mouth rehabilitation.
Membership, American Academy of Orthodontists
Membership, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Member of Board, Taiwan Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry
Practice
1F., No. 10, Lane 38, Tianyu St., TienMu, Taipei (near TienMu square)
Tel: (02) 2876 7658
www.ddda.com.tw

6. Dermatology

William W. Lo, M.D.
Education/Credentials
M.D. National Yang Ming Medical College
American Academy of Dermatology
Speaks excellent English

Private Clinic
2F #2, Lane 14, Chung Shan North Rd., Sec. 7, Tienmu
Hours: Mon. - Sat. 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Appointments: 2874-3223

7. Endocrinology

*Jeffrey C. Chen
Education/Training
M.D. National Taiwan University Medical School, 1964
Residency, St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, 1966-1969
Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism, St. Luke's
Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, 1969-1971
Chief of Endocrinology, Kaiser Foundation Ohio Region, 1971-1998
American Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism
Medical licenses: Ohio, U.S.A., Taiwan
Hospital Practice
Senior Member, Department of Internal Medicine, Sun Yat Sen Appointments through HPP clinic: 2879-0011

 Lin, Hong Da M.D.
Education/Training
Chief, VGH Endocrinology and Metabolism
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1971
Research Fellow, Endocrinology, Tufts-New England Medical Center
Boston, MA 1982-1983
Board Certifications (Taiwan): Internal Medicine; Diplomate in the subspecialty of Endocrinology
Hospital Practice
VGH Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Appointments: 2871-2151

8. E.N.T. (Ear, Nose and Throat)

*Lin, Fun-Cheng M.D.
Education/Credentials
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1966
Resident of Otolaryngology, University of Manitoba, Canada 1972-1973, 1974-1976
Resident of General Surgery, University of Manitoba 1973-1974
Private practice, Youngstown, Ohio 1976-1997
Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Northeastern University College of Medicine 1982
Diplomat, The American Board of Otolaryngology Fellow, The American College of Surgeons, The American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Licenses: United States, Taiwan
Practice:
Private Clinic: Practice limited to ear, nose, throat & related allergies
English speaking receptionist
3F, 2 Lane 14, Chung Shan N. Rd., Sec. 7, Taipei
Appointments: 2874-7003

Kai-Cheng Lawrence Yen, M.D.
Education/Credentials

M.D. National Taiwan College of Medicine, 1988
Fellow, Duke University Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 1995-1996
Board Certified, R.O.C. Otolaryngolopic Society
Hospital Practice
Attending Physician, Division of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery,
Department of Surgery, Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center
Appointments through HPP clinic: 2879-0011

Dr. Yang
Education/Credentials
Chung-Shan Medical School
Research Fellow of Otopathology, Harvard Medical School
Research Fellow of Ofoneurology, Saitama Medical School, Japan
Chief of Otlaryngology, Municipal Taipei Hoping Hospital
Hospital Practice
Zhongshan Hospital

9. Family Practice

Kao Yu-Chi, M.D.
Education/Credentials
M.D. National Taiwan University, 1985
Attending Physician, Dept. of Family Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital
Extensive expatriate patient population
Private Practice
Dr. Kao's Family Practice Center
1F, No. 11-9, Alley 69
Tienmu East Road, Taipei
Appointments: 2874-4545

Simon Chan M.D.
Education/Credentials
General Internal Medician – Allergic Rhinitis
General Pediatic UCLA Achool of Medicine –
American Internal Medicine Board Certified
Private Practice
Taiwan Adventist Hospital

10. Gastroenterology/Proctology

Chang, Full-Young, M.D.
Education/Credentials
National Defense Medical Center, Taipei
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, VGH
Practice
VGH Gastroenterology clinic
Appointments: 2871-2151

11. General Surgery

Wu Chew-Wun
Education/Credentials
M.D. Kaoshiung Medical College, 1973
Fellow, Department of Surgery, Klinikum Stegliz, Freie Universitaet Berlin, 1982-1983
Additional Surgical Training: Toronto, Canada; Tokyo, Fukuoka, Japan
Hospital Practice
VGH General Surgery Clinic
Appointments: 2871-2125

Hsieh, Chia-Ming
Education/Credentials
Foreign Training: Fellow of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital
Practice
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Center: 2776-2651

12. Hematology

Ho, Chao-Hung, M.D.
Education/Credentials
Chief, Hematology Clinic, Veterans General Hospital
M.D. National Defense Medical Center, 1974
Research Fellow in Hemostasis & Thrombosis, Hospital de la Salpetriere, Paris, France, 1985-1986.
Hospital Practice
VGH Hematology Clinic
Appointments: 2871-2151

13. Internal Medicine (See also Endocrinology - many doctors practice in both fields)

Li, Yi-Ling
Education/Credentials
U.S. Training: Internship - New York City Hospital; Internal Medicine Residency - V.A. Hospital, Long Beach, CA.; Pulmonary Medicine Residency - V.A. Hospital, West Orange, N.J.; Attending Physician - Civil Service at Medical Clinic of Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, CA.
Hospital Practice
Adventist Hospital Physical Examination Center
Appointments: Priority Care Center 2776-2651

*Edmond W. Hsieh, M.D.
Education/Credentials

National Defense Medical Center School of Medicine
Residency in pathology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Cancer Screening Services, North Hollywood, CA
Fellow, The College of American Pathologists
Licenses: California

14. Neurology/Neurosurgery

Lo, Hsiao-Sui
Education/Credentials
U.S. Training: Residency: Catholic Medical Center & UCLA Harbor Medical Center; Fellow: Medical University of South Carolina;
Instructor: Medical University of South Carolina & State University of N.Y.; Attending Physician of Neurology: Roman Memorial Hospital, North Carolina.
Hospital Practice
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Clinic: 2776-2651

Lee Liang-Shong, M.D.
Education/Credentials
Chief, VGH Neurosurgery Clinic
M.D. Taipei Medical College
U.S. Training: Cornell University Hospital, Neurosurgery Department
Hospital Practice
VGH Neurosurgery Clinic
Appointments: 2871-2151

Wang, Cheng-Jen, M.D.
Education/Credentials
M.D. National Taiwan University Medical College, 1989
Visiting Fellow, Duke University Medical Center
Board Certifications: Taiwan Board of Surgery, Taiwan Board of Neurological Surgery
Hospital Practice
Assistant Member, Division of Neurosurgery, Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center
Appointments through HPP Clinic: 2897-0011

15. Obstetrics Gynecology (and Infertility)

Charles C. Tsai, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Education/Credentials
M.D. National Taiwan University, 1964
Resident, Department of OB/GYN at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, 1966-1969
Research Fellow, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Reproductive Biology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1969-1970;
Tenured Associate Professor, Reproductive Endocrinology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
Medical Licenses: United States (Washington, Ohio, South Carolina), Taiwan
Board Certifications: OB/GYN - Certified Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Endocrinology and Infertility
Hospital Practice
Chief of Staff, Chairman of Department of Gynecology, Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center
Appointments through HPP Clinic: 2897-0011

Wei, Hsiao-Jui, M.D.
Education/Credentials
U.S. Training: Training Program, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons; Study Program: Reproductive Endocrinological Diagnostic Unit at Cornell University;
American Fertility Society
American Human Genetic Society
Practice
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Clinic: 2776-2651

Chen, shin Ming
Education/Credentials
Doctoral Studies Program: Institute for Advanced Human Sexuality
Practice
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Clinic: 2776-2651

Chiou, Yahn-Kun
Education/Credentials
M.D. National Taiwan University School of Medicine, 1985
Medical Licenses: Taiwan, U.S. (Kansas, Virginia, Indiana)
Clinical Fellow, Gynecological Oncology, University of Virginia 1992-1995
Hospital Practice
Attending Physician, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Dept. of Surgery
Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center
Appointments through the HPP Clinic 2897-0011

*Chen, Fu-Min, M.D.
Education/Credentials
M.D. National Defense Medical College, 1962
Associate Professor, National Defense Medical Center, 1978
Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Licensed Physician of New York, California
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Resident and Fellow of Beth Israel Medical Center
Hospital Practice
Zhongshan Hospital

Monty Huey-Po Li
Education/Credentials
M.D. National Defense Medical Center School of Medicine
Chief, Dept. of OB/GYN, Air Force General Hospital
Research Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility,
University of California, Irvine.
Resident, Johannesburg General Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand
Hospital Practice
Zhongshan Hospital

16. Oncology, Radiation Oncology, (Cancer Treatment)

Yen, Sang-Hue, M.D.
Education/Credentials

Chief, VGH Cancer Center
M.D. National Defense Medical College, 1977
Hospital Practice
VGH Cancer Center
Appointments: 2871-2151

Chi, Kawn-Hwa, M.D.
Education/Credentials
Chief, VGH Radiation Oncology
M.D. National Yang Ming Medical College, 1981
Clinical Fellow, University of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, 1990-1991
Hospital Practice
VGH Cancer Center
Appointments: 2871-2151

Chao Yee, M.D.
Education/Credentials
Chief, VGH Medical Oncology Clinic
M.D. National Yang-Ming University, 1983
One year training in the United States
Hospital Practice
VGH Medical Oncology Clinic
Appointments: 2871-2151

17. Ophthalmology

Hsu, Wen-Ming, M.D.
Education/Credentials
Chief, Ophthalmology Department, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei
M.D. Taipei Medical College
Fellowship, New York Eye and Ear Hospital
Hospital Practice
VGH Ophthalmology Clinic
Appointments: 2871-2151

Frank Shiao, M.D.
Education/Credentials
M.D. Kaohsiung Medical University, 1998
Fellowship: Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia; Retrovirus Research Lab, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta Georgia (1987-1988).
National Board of Ophthalmology, Taiwan
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Private Practice: Dr. Shiao's Eye Clinic
5/F-3, 3 Tien Mu West Road, Taipei 111
Appointments: 2873-4567

18. Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

Chen, Tain-Hsiung, M.D.
Education/Credentials
Chief, Traumatology Division, VGH Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology.
M.D. National Defense Medical College
Clinical Research Fellowship in Arthroplasty and Orthopedic Oncology.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester N.Y.
Hospital Practice
VGH Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic

Hang, David W., M.D., F.A.A.O.A.
Education/Credentials
Diplomates of the Ameriacan BOARD OF orthopedic Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, University of California at Los Angeles
Arthroscopic Surgery Consultant, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Los Angeles
Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic and Reconstructive surgery of Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Ankle
Total Joint Replacement Specialist
Hospital Practice
Director, Shin Kong Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute

Hsueh, Shao-Kang, M.D.
Education/Credentials
M.D. Taipei Medical School, 1981
Fellowship in Orthopedic Oncology, Division of Orthopedic Surgery Duke University Medical Center, 1997-1998
Practice
Attending Surgeon for Orthopedic Surgery, Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center
Appointments through the HPP Clinic: 2897-0011

19. Periodontics

Nancy Nie-Shiuh Chang, D.D.S., M.S.
Education/Credentials
D.D.S. Taipei Medical College, School of Dentistry
M.S. Certificate, Northwestern University School of Dentistry
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
Private Practice
3rd Floor, 99 2nd Sec.
Chung Shan North Road
Taipei 10494, Taiwan
Appointments: 2581-7591

20. Pediatrics and Neonatology

Cho, Ying-Hsiang
Education/Credentials
U.S. Training: Visiting Physician, Brigham Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital
Practice
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Center

21. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Medicine

Jeng-Yi Shieh
Education/Credentials
(Pending)
Speaks excellent English
Practice
National Taiwan University Hospital
Appointments: 2397-0080 ext. 7190

Chung, Pei-Jen
Education/Credentials
U.S. Training: Physical therapy course & Hydrotherapy Course: Loma Linda Medical ; Desert Hot Springs Therapy Center
Practice:
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Center

22. Psychiatry

Jason G. H. Yang
Education/Credentials
1981: China Medical College, Taichung
1983-1987: Resident, Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
1987-1990: Staff Psychiatrist, Short-term Diagnostic and Treatment Unit,
The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
Licenses: United States - Kansas, Georgia, Hawaii; Taiwan
Diplomate, The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Private Clinic (Dr. Yang's Psychiatric Clinic)
Rm. 5, 2F, 342 Fu Hsing S. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei
Appointments: 2325-3218

23. Psychology

The Community Services Center, a nonprofit organization that offers support to the international community in Taipei, offers confidential counseling services and support groups through its staff of trained professional foreign counselors, social workers and psychologists. Appointments can be arranged during non-working hours in the evenings and on weekends, as well as during the day. A sliding fee scale is available. (See also their fine publication: Taipei Living)
25 Lane 290, Chung Shan N. Rd. Sec. 6, Tienmu
Appointments: 2836-8134, 2838-4947; Fax: 2835-2531

24. Urology

Hsu, Geng-Long
Education/Credentials
U.S. Training: Research in Sex Function Program, University of San Francisco
Practice:
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Center: 2776-2651

Liu, Ching Pon
Education/Credentials
National Defense Medical Center School of Medicine
Institute of Urology, University of London
Research Fellow of Columbia University Medical Center, New York
Chief, Urology Department, Air Force Genereal Hospital
Practice
Zhongshan Hospital

HOSPITALS IN REGIONAL AREAS OF TAIWAN

Taipei | Taichung | Tainan | Hualien | Kaohsiung

CHANGHUA, and TAICHUNG AREA HOSPITALS (CENTRAL TAIWAN)

1. CHANGHUA CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL

135 Nanhsiao Street
Changhua, Taiwan 500
Tel: (04) 723-8595

American citizens may contact Cindy Chao, RN, CNRN, CS. Ms. Chao speaks excellent English and was educated in the United States. She is a licensed regular nurse in the U.S. and she practiced as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for several years before returning to Taiwan. Her extension is 3907/3908; She will be pleased to help Americans use the hospital and arrange appointments in the hospital's outpatient clinics.

Changhua Christian Hospital has three settings: Nanguo, Chunghua Road, and Erlin. The main hospital at Nanguo is the largest tertiary care medical center in central Taiwan with 1,500 acute-care beds, 174 staff physicians and dentists, and 238 residents. It provides care in more than 40 specialties and subspecialties. The care settings include in-patient, outpatient (including evening clinics) and emergency care. The volume of emergency services ranks fourth among the medical centers in Taiwan. The hospital has a useful English language booklet describing the facilities.

2. TAICHUNG VETERANS GENERAL HOSPITAL

160 Chung-Kang Rd., Sec. 3
Taichung 407, Taiwan
Tel: (04) 359-2525/4003
Fax: (04) 359-2705

This is a large, public hospital similar to its Taipei counterpart. It has a large medical staff, many of whom have received training in the United States.

3. CHUNG SHAN MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL

110, Chienkuo N. Rd. Sec.1
Taichung City
Tel: (04) 473-9595-2197
Voice Mail Registration: (04) 475-0011

A 1,300 bed medical center with 14 emergency room beds.

4. CHINA MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL

No. 75 Yuh Der Road
Taichung, Taiwan
Tel: (04) 205-2121
English web-site: http://www.cmhc.org.tw

Established in 1980, it was founded as the first hospital in Taiwan to provide a combination of Chinese and western medical care. Patients can choose Chinese or western medical care or a combination of both during their treatment. To facilitate the integration of Chinese and western medicine, special clinics were established for a combined approach. In addition to the traditional methods of "looking, smelling, asking, and pulse feeling," western methods including sophisticated state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments such as magnetic resonance imaging, CT scanning, and digital cardio-vascular imaging systems are employed. In terms of western medicine, each attending physician holds certifications in their medical specialty. In terms of traditional Chinese medicine, CMHC has clinical departments of Chinese internal medicine, pediatrics, traumatology, gynecology and acupuncture. The hospital takes pride in providing the accurate diagnosis of western medicine with the traditional healing effects of Chinese medicine. The hospital has a useful English booklet describing their facilities.

China Medical College Hospital has provided the following physician information:

o Cardiology

Pai, Pei-Ying
M.D. China Medical College, 1989
Research Fellow in Cardiology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation
July 1998-June 1999

o Dentistry

Amanda Yen
D.D.S. China Medical College School of Dentistry
D.M. Sc. Harvard School of Dental Medicine 1991-1996
Research Fellow, Harvard School of Dental Medicine,
Department of Oral Pathology, 1991-1996
Oral Pathology Certificate, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

William Fuh
D.D.S. China Medical College School of Dentistry, 1988
Ph.D. Baylor University 1991-1996
Residency in Graduate Prosthodontics, Baylor College of Dentistry
1993-1996
American College of Prosthodontists

Wang, Teen-Meei
D.D.S. School of Dentistry, National Defense Medical Center 1969
Ph.D. Utah University
Visiting Research Professor, Baylor University Medical Center
Qualified Orthodontist, Board of Registration in Federation of World Orthodontists

Ho, Cheng-Sheng
D.D.S. Taipei Medical College
M.S. Northwestern University Dental School 1995-1997
Periodontist, Northwestern University Dental School, 1994-1997
Inplant Specialist, NYU College of Dentistry, 1997-1999
Assistant Professor, Peridontics Department, NYU 1997-1999

o Dermatology

Wu, Meng-Tse
M.D., M.S. Kaohsiung Medical College, 1997
Dermatology Fellow, National Cancer Center, National Institute
Of Health, Bethesda, Md. 1999-2001

o Internal Medicine

 

*Walter Chen
M.D. China Medical College, 1976
M.S. Columbia University, 1981-1982
Physician Licenses: Massachusetts, U.S.A.

o Ophthalmology

Chen, Hong-Jeng
M.S. Kaohsiung Medical College, 1987
Fellow, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, School of Medicine, University of Miami. 1999-2000

o Pediatrics

 

Chao, I-Ching
M.D. China Medical College of Medicine, 1993
Research Fellow, University of Michigan Medical School
Department of Pediatrics

Chen, Kuen-Pao
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1987
Visiting Physician, Department of Anesthesia (Cardiac)
Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, July - October, 1988

    5. KUANG TIEN GENERAL HOSPITAL

    International Health Services Center (IHSC)
    No.117, Sha Tian Rd., Shalu Township, Taichung County 433
    IHSC 24hr phone line: 04-2665-1900
    IHSC website: http://www.ktgh.com.tw/InternationalHealth
    IHSC email: ihsc@ktgh.com.tw

    Kuang Tien General Hospital’s International Health Services Center (IHSC) offers native English speaking coordinators that will take care of appointment scheduling, medical inquiries, and personal escorts throughout your entire visit. The IHSC also offers appointment based executive outpatient services with English proficient doctors trained in the US or Europe. Kuang Tien also offers an entire hospital floor wing dedicated as International Patient Rooms.

    Founded in 1913, Kuang Tien General Hospital is a 1,320-bed teaching hospital providing acute care and long term care, and was one of the first hospitals to be estab lished in Taiwan. With nearly a century of medical experience, Kuang Tien has earned a national reputation for providing the highest quality comprehensive medical care, training new physicians, contributing to progress in research, and offering innovative community outreach programs. Kuang Tien has branches in both Shalu, Dajia, MiaoLi-TongSiao and serves the Central region of Taiwan.
    Kuang Tien General Hospital has provided the following physician information:

    o Orthopedics

    Nai-Phon Wang, M.D.
    MD, Nihon University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 1975
    Surgical Internship, Elmhurst Hospital Center (Mount Sinai School of Medicine), Queens, New York, 1969
    Surgical Residency, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, 1969-1970
    Rotating Residency 1970~1975, Cabrini Medical Center: Stuyvestant Polyclinic, New York, New York;
    St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Staten Island, New York;
    House of St. Giles the Cripple, New York, New York;
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey, USA
    Associate Professor, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA
    United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) - Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), 1966
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

    Matthew N.H. Wang, M.D.
    MD, Kaohsiung Medical University, School of Medicine, 1974
    Postdoctoral Studies, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, California, USA, 1983
    United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) - Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), 1974
    Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America

    Fang-Tsai Li, M.D.
    MD, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, 1983
    Clinical Fellow, Join Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Massachusetts, USA
    Clinical Fellow, Join Reconstructive Surgery, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Jersey, USA, 2003

    o Cardiology

    Bien-Hsien Huang, M.D.
    MD, University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar, 1987
    Cardiac Resynchronistaion Therapy (CRT) Training, Italy and Germany 2006
    United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) - Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), 1989
    United States Heart Rhythm Society

     

    o  Plastic Surgery

    Wen-Horng Wu, M.D.
    MD, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, 1988
    Endoscopic Facelift Program Training Program under Dr. Ramirez (Johns Hopkins Hospital Attending Physician), at National Taiwan University Hospital, 1999
    Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society, USA

    Justin Chih-Hua Hao, M.D.
    MD, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, 1983
    Attending Physician, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, USA, 2003
    Attending Physician, George Washington University, Washington, USA, 2002
    Attending Physician, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, USA, 2002
    Chief Resident, Saint Thomas’ Hospital, London, England, 1991

    o  ENT (Otolaryngology)

    Jen-Tsung Lai, M.D.
    MD, Taipei Medical University, 1983
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Otology and Neuro-Otology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA, 1991

    Ping-Huang, Shen M.D.
    MD, Taipei Medical University, 1995
    Tinnitus Training, University of Cambridge, 2003

    o  Neurosurgery

    Cho Shun, Li, M.D.
    MD, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1979
    Clinical and Research Fellow in the Department of Neurosurgery at University Hospital of Toronto, Canada 1987-1988
    Clinical Fellow in the Department of Neurosurgery, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany 1987-1988
    Clinical Observer in the Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA 1987-1988
    Prodisc Lumbar & Cervical Spine Arthroplasty Course (Berlin, Germany) , 2008
    Endoscopic & Microsurgery of the Skull Base & Ventricles Course (University Hospital of Hamburg, Germany), 2008

    o  Pediatrics

    Wan-Yu Huang, M.D.
    MD, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, 1988
    Visiting Scholar in School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, 2007~2009

    o  Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology

    Chuan-Cheng Wu, M.D.
    MD, Taipei Medical University, 1976
    St. Luke Hospital, St Louis, Resident Internal Medicine. 1994

    o  Urology

    Bor-Shuh Cheng
    MD, Chung-Shan Medical College, Taichung, Taiwan, 1984
    Training, Duke University, North Carolina, USA, 1984

    Chau-Jye Fong
    MD, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei Taiwan, 1978
    Ph.D., Department of Pathology, Northwestern University Medical School, Illinois, USA, 1992
    American Urological Association
    Society for Basic Urological Research, USA
    American Association for Cancer Research

    Taipei | Taichung | Tainan | Hualien | Kaohsiung

    KAOHSIUNG (SOUTHERN TAIWAN)

    CHANG GUNG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

    123 Ta Pei Road
    Niao Sung Hsiang
    Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan
    Tel: (07)731-7123
    Fax: (07)731-8672

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Kaohsiung has surveyed their medical staff with the following results: (All of the physicians may be contacted through the hospital.)

    o Allergy

    Niu, Chen-Kuang, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. Kaohsiung Medical College, 1985
    Fellow, Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Children's Hospital,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
    Interests: Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, Immunology and Rheumatology

    o Cardiology

     

    Gary Bih-Fang Guo, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. University of Iowa, 1987
    Ph.D. University of Iowa (physiology)
    M.S. National Taiwan University (Physiology, Zoology)
    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital attending cardiologist, 1994 to present
    Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow, Medical College of Virginia. 1993-1994
    Cardiology Fellow, U.D. Davis. 1990-1992
    Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
    Licenses: Virginia, California
    Numerous publications

     

    Eric Topol, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. China Medical College, 1982
    Cardiology Section, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. 1/95-6/96
    Taiwan certifications: Cardiology, Internal Medicine

    Morgan Mao-Young Fu, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1977
    Visiting Clinician Program, Division of Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine, Mayo Foundation. April through September, 1988
    Continuing Medical Education:
    Complex coronary angioplasty, February 1986, San Francisco Heart Institute
    Endomyocardial biopsy and pathology in Cardiac Transplantation, February 1986, Stanford Medical Center.

    o Dermatology

     

    Huang, Po-Han, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. China Medical College, 1993
    Visiting Scholar, Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center, Department of Dermatology, University of California at San Francisco, 12/97-2/98
    Fellow, Division of Dermatology, Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, 3/98-8/98
    Special Interests: Pediatric Dermatology

    Liu, Hsu-Tai, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1988
    Fellow, Department of Dermatological Surgery, Stanford Medical College

    o Internal Medicine/Nephrology

    Liao, Shang-chih, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. China Medical College, 1983
    Yale University School of Medicine, 4/97-6/99

    o Neurosurgery

    Lee, Tao-Chen, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 1977
    Research Fellow in Neurosurgery, University of Chicago. 1983-1984
    Research Fellow in Spine Surgery, Minnesota Spine Center. 1990
    Research Fellow in Spine Surgery, University of Miami. 1990
    Numerous publications

    o Ophthalmology

    Fang, Po-Chiung, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. Kaohsiung Medical University, 1990
    Fellow, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University 9/98-12/98
    American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Kou, His-Kung, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1987
    Fellow, Poheny Eye Institute, University of Southern

    o OB/GYN

    Kung, Fu-Tsai, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    Director, Division of General Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship, Reproductive Immunology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 9/97-8/98

    o Orthopedic Surgery

     

    Chen, Sung-Hsiung, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. Taipei Medical & Dental College, 1985
    Fellowship, Rush Hospital, Chicago 8/94-8/95

     

    Kao, I-Jan, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1977
    Assistant Professor, Chang Gung Medical College
    Minnesota Spine Center, 7/88-12/88
    University of Virginia Medical School, Dept. of Orthopedic Medicine, 12/99-7/99

    Koh, Jih-Yang, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1980
    Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedics, 9/99-11/99
    University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, 2/93-8/93
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. 10/83-5/84

    o Plastic Surgery

    Chiang, Yuan-Cheng, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1978
    Lecturer in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 1990-Present
    Clinical and Research Fellow, Plastic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. 10/92-9/93
    Visitor, Plastic Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital and Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 10/93
    Licenses: Taiwan, Canada
    Numerous Publications

    Taipei | Taichung | Tainan | Hualien | Kaohsiung

     

    HUALIEN (EASTERN - COASTAL TAIWAN)

     Tzu Chi Buddhist Hospital

    707 Chung Yang Road, Section 3
    Hualien City, Taiwan
    Tel: (03) 857-8600
    Voice Mail Registration System: (03) 856-0779

    This is a 776-bed medical center. The emergency room has 25 beds. About half of the emergency cases in Hualien are seen at this hospital.

    Taipei | Taichung | Tainan | Hualien | Kaohsiung

     TAINAN (WESTERN TAIWAN)

     Chi Mei Foundation Hospital

    901 Chung Hwa Road
    Yung Kang
    Tainan, Taiwan 710
    Tel: 886-6-281-2811

    Chi Mei Foundation Hospital has provided the following information about its medical staff:

    o Cardiology

    Eric Zhih-cherng Chen, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1987
    U.S. Training: Cardiovascular Intervension Pomona Medical Center, 1996
    Board Certification: Taiwan Academy of Cardiology

    o Dentistry/Endodontics

    Melody Yea-Huey Chen, DDS
    Education/Credentials
    D.D.S. Taipei Medical College, Dental School, 1983
    M.S. Tufts University Dental School
    Post-graduate Endodontics Specialty Training, Tufts University Dental School
    Board Diplomate: Taiwan Academy of Endodontology

    Jim Chuen-Chyi Tseng
    Education/Credentials
    D.D.S. National Taiwan University Dental, 1979
    M.S. University of Minnesota Dental School, 1988
    Member of the American Academy of Periodontology
    Boards: Taiwan Dental Board

    o Emergency Medicine

    Hou, Ching-Cheng, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. National Defense Medical Center 1983
    Research Associate, Combined Section of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine - Medical Center of University of Chicago, 1989-1990
    Taiwan Academy of Emergency Medicine
    Numerous Board Certifications: Critical care, anesthesiology, Pain management

    o Internal Medicine

     

    *Chen, Yi-Shun. M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. Manila Central University, 1986
    U.S. Training:
    Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, 1992-1994
    Critical Care Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, 1994-1995
    Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, 1995-1998
    Board Certified & Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Board Certified & Diplomate in Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Li, Chien-Ming M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. National Chen-Kung University Medical School, 1990
    U.S. Training: Fungal Infection Workshop, San Antonio 1996
    Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Infections Diseases Specialist

    o Neurosurgery/Neurology

    Chio, Chung-Ching, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. National Taiwan University Medical School, 1980
    Fellowship, Neurosurgery, UCLA, 1991
    Board Certifications: Taiwan Academy of Surgery, Taiwan Academy of Neurosurgery

    o OB/GYN

    Tsai, Yung-Chieh, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. China Medical College, School of Medicine
    Research Fellow and Postdoctoral Training: Center forReproductive Medicine, Section of Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, University Hospital Of Cincinatti.1994-1995
    American Society of Reproductive Medicine
    North American Menopause Society
    American Society of Ultrasound Medicine

    Lin, Yue-Shan, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. National Cheng-Kung University Medical College, 1989
    Fellowship, Laparoscopic Surgery, Northwest Hospital, 1993
    American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist
    International Gynecological Cancer Society
    Boards: Taiwan, OB/GYN

    o Orthopedics

    Jack Lin-Show Chin, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan 1978
    Pediatric Orthopedics Fellowship, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago 1988-1999
    Pediatric Orthopedics Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto 7/89-12/89
    Board Certifications: Taiwan

    o Surgery

    Lee, Hao-Hsien, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. National Taiwan University Medical School, 1977
    Research Fellow, Surgical Department of Beth Israel Hospital, Boston 1988-1999
    Board Certifications: Taiwan Academy of Surgery, Taiwan Academy of digestive surgery, Taiwan Academy of Emergency Medicine

    Wang, Ko-chih, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D. National Defense Medical Center, 1968
    Fellowship, Lutheran General Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 1987
    Boards: General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Orthopedics Surgery

    o Urology

    Allen Wen-Hsiang Chiu, M.D.
    Education/Credentials
    M.D., Ph.D. National Yang-Ming University 1984
    Fellowship, Urology: Boston University Medical Center, 1992-1993
    American Urological Association