EDUCATION/TRAINING   (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)

Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Medicine M.D.
Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Pathology Resident
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas Physiology Ph.D.
Maryland General Hospital & Univ. of Maryland Internal Medicine Resident
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Cardiology Fellow


Positions and Honors

Professional Experience

1992-1993 Postdoctoral Associate, Section of Atherosclerosis/Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
1993-1994 Instructor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
1994-2004 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
2004-present Associate Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
2006-present Clinical Director, Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
2009-present Professor and Director, Vascular and Medicinal Research, Houston, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas
2010-present Visiting Professor and Director of L5 Research Center, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
2012-2014 Visiting Professor and Director of Center for Lipid Biosciences, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
2013-present Chairman, Research Advisory Committee, New York Heart Research Foundation, New York
2014-present Chair Professor, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Honors and Awards

  1. Tar box Fellowship, Texas Tech University, 1983–1986
  2. The Methodist Hospital Foundation Award, 1993–1994
  3. The Virginia and Ernest Cockrell Jar Award, 1994
  4. Zeneca Pharmaceuticals Research Award, 1993–1995
  5. AHA, Texas Affiliate, Grant-In-Aid, 1995–1997
  6. Texas Medical Center/NASA Cooperative Research Grant, 1995–1996
  7. AHA, National, Scientist Development Award, 1997–2000
  8. The Atorvastatin Research Award, 1999–2000
  9. American Diabetes Association Research Award, 2000–2003
  10. Pfizer Independent Medical Grant, 2002–2003
  11. American Diabetes Association Research Award, 2004–2006
  12. Pfizer Independent Medical Grant, 2004–2005
  13. Philip Morris Research Award, 2005–2008
  14. AHA grant reviewer, Western Review Consortium, 2004–2008; 2011–2012
  15. Associate Editor, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2011–2012
  16. 12th Generation Chen Style Tai Chi Selected Disciple, 2013–life time
  17. Editorial board, Biomedical Journal 2013–present
  18. Outstanding Alumni Award, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, 2014--life time

Honors as a Mentor

  1. Postdoctoral Fellow, Jeffrey P. Walterscheid, PhD, AHA Fellowship, 2006
  2. Postdoctoral Fellow, Daming Tang, MD PhD, NIH Training Grant, 2007

Memberships in Professional Societies

  1. American Diabetes Association
  2. AHA, Atherosclerosis Council
  3. International Atherosclerosis Society
  4. American Association for the Advancement of Science
  5. The Angiogenesis Society



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