Professor Ming Huei Cheng, MD, MBA, FACS
Dr. Cheng is listed among the most sought-after surgeons in the reconstructive microsurgery field. He has been invited as a visiting professor to more than 16 world renowned medical centers in the United States in the past 5 years. He has authored total 210 peer-reviewed papers, 40 book chapters, and edited one lymphedema textbook (Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery, 2016, Elsevier). In the recent 5 years, of 88 papers published, he is the first author of 7 papers and corresponding author of 50 papers. Among these publications, 27 papers focus on lymphedema microsurgery, 13 papers on head and neck reconstructions, 11 papers on breast reconstructions, 24 papers on basic research of plastic surgery, and 13 papers on microsurgery-related research. The most significant papers include two in Annals of Surgery (2017, 2018; SCI; IF=9.203; Surgery 1/200), one in Gynecol Oncol. 2016;141(1):182-8 (SCI; IF =4.540; OBS/GYN 8/82), one in Ann Surg Oncol. 2015; 22(7): 2424-2430 (SCI; IF=3.857; Surgery 20/200) and one in Biomaterials. 2014;35(4):1163-75. (SCI; IF=8.806; Engineering, Biomedical 1/78). There are total 10931 reads and 4068 citations of his publications with h-index of 34 at the Research Gate on September 12, 2018. He is the pioneer of the vascularized lymph node transfer for treatment of the breast and gynecological cancer-related lymphedema and the author of 39 SCI papers and 16 book chapters in the field of lymphedema microsurgery. He has 20 patents including one US patent of the Device for “Draining Lymph into Vein,” which is the innovation to solve the extremity lymphedema problem without donor site morbidity. He is the section editor of Annals Surgical Oncology and editor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal Surgical Oncology, Microsurgery, and Annals of Plastic Surgery. In summary, Dr. Cheng is an internationally recognized surgeon-scientist, specialized in the lymphedema microsurgery.