The Launch of the “International Thoracic Surgery Column” and Establishment of the International Editorial Board in CJTS

Posted On 2021-06-10 10:01:29

Starting in 2021, Chinese Journal of Thoracic Surgery (CJTS) will be launching a new regular feature in each issue entitled “International Thoracic Surgery Column” and establishing the international editorial board. The aim of these new arrangements is to show the status of Thoracic Surgery around the world.

Chinese Journal of Thoracic Surgery (ISSN 2095-8773; CN 11-9357/R; CJTS;, under the auspices of the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, was founded in 2014 with the Chinese Medical Association as sponsor and the Shanghai Chest Hospital as the undertaking sponsor. The journal is published quarterly in both print and online formats with papers covering all aspects of thoracic surgery. Since April 2021, CJTS has established the international editorial board whose main role is to supervise the content of the “International Thoracic Surgery Column”.

Current lineup of the international editorial board:

International Editorial Board

Jonathan Cools-Lartigue, MD, PhD
Department of Thoracic Surgery, McGill University, Montreal Quebec, Canada 

Alberto García-Ortega, MD
Respiratory Department and Lung Transplantation Unit, University and Polythecnic LA FE Hospital, Valencia, Spain 

Alessandro Gonfiotti, MD
Thoracic Surgery Unit, Careggi University Hospital, Firenze, Italy

Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, MD, FECTS
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Coruña University Hospital, Coruña, Spain 

D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Giorgio Lo Iacono, MD
Department of Thoracic Surgery, IEO, European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Milan, Italy

Woo Surng Lee, MD, PhD
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea

Antonio Miceli, MD, PhD
Department of Cardiac and Great Vessels Surgery, Istituto Clinico Sant’Ambrogio, Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato, Milano, Italy

Sjaak Pouwels, MD, PhD
Department of Intensive Care, Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Giulio Rossi, MD, PhD
Operative Unit of Pathologic Anatomy, Azienda USL della Romagna, Hospital S. Maria delle Croci, Ravenna, Italy 

Julio Sesma Romero, MD
Thoracic Surgery Deparment, Hospital General Universitario Alicante, Alicante, Spain 

Francesco Sollitto, MD
Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences of University of Foggia, Foggia Italy 

Yasmeen K. Tandon, MD
Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA 

Patrick Zardo, MD
Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover School of Medicine, Hannover, Germany

Published articles for the International Thoracic Surgery Column

1. Surgery in tracheal tumors: thoracic surgeon’s point of view

Leonardo Duranti

2. Bronchoscopic management of persistent air leaks 

Elliot Ho, Joslyn Vo, Ajay Wagh, Douglas Kyle Hogarth


By delivering the international perspectives to the Chinese medical research community, we hope the new feature can stimulate further academic communication in the field between China and overseas.

Embarking on an exciting expedition into the field of thoracic surgery, CJTS welcomes all to join us on this exciting voyage!


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Chinese Journal of Thoracic Surgery