Program Name

Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Name National Taiwan University Hospital

The Division of Thoracic Surgery primarily serves patients with diseases arising in the chest, including the lungs, mediastinum, and esophagus.


We performed more than 3000 surgeries in 2018, and most surgeries were performed by minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery. We developed a novel operation technique of “nonintubated thoracoscopic surgery” in 2009. Using this technique, more than 1000 lung cancer surgeries were safely performed without endotracheal intubation.

The results of minimally invasive thoracic surgery were published in more than 30 manuscripts in top-ranked surgical journals, such as The Annals of Surgery.

We have trained many surgeons and medical students from all over the world each year, including those from Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Swiss, United States, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, etc.


Course: 3~12 months, 1 person

Program fee

Course: NTD 10,000/month



Applicant Qualification

Qualified licenses (medical degree or equivalent) with more than 1-year clinical working experience.

Program Details
Learning Targets

  1. Preoperative evaluation before thoracic surgeries.
  2. The surgical techniques of minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
  3. The postoperative care of thoracic surgeries.

Learning Skills

  1. Nonintubated thoracoscopic surgery
  2. Uniportal thoracoscopic surgery
  3. Tubeless thoracoscopic surgery

Contact Point
Department of Medical Education Name: Ms. Chen E-mail: 113613@ntuh.gov.tw Tel: +886-2-2312-3456 ext. 65612