Dr. Pinghong Zhou (firstname.lastname@example.org) is currently a specialist in therapeutic endoscopy, and now chief of endoscopy center, as well as a general surgeon of Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Dr. Zhou graduated from Shanghai Medical University in 1992, and obtained his doctorate degree (Doctor of Surgery) from Fudan University in 2003. Having completed his basic surgical training in Zhongshan Hospital from 1992 to 1998, he started his training in digestive endoscopy as a senior resident in 1999. He also received the most comprehensive training in various famous areas of advanced endoscopy, such as EUS under the mentorship of Kenjiro Yasuda in Kyoto Second Red Cross Hospital of Japan in 2000, ESD under Hiroyuki Ono in Shizuoka Cancer Center of Japan in 2006, ERCP under Peter B Cotton in the Medical University of South Carolina, U.S.A in 2008, till now he has finished more than 2000 cases of POEM in recent 5 years. He has organized and chaired 1st to 8th Sino-Japan Summit Forum on ESD and more than 30 ESD training courses in China, having been invited to give presentations and live demonstrations in more than 30 countries.
His main research focuses on endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal tumor. His main work is on the minimally invasive surgery nowadays. AS one of ESD pioneers in China, he has gained much experience in EMR, EPMR and ESD. Recently he is very interested in endoscopic resection of submucosal tumor (SMT) and tunnel endoscopic surgery, such as peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) of esophageal achalasia.
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