Pinghong Zhou, MD, PhD

Endoscopy Center, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Dr. Pinghong Zhou is currently a specialist in therapeutic endoscopy, and now the 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 the department of general surgery of 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 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, USA in 2008.

His main medical work focuses on endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal tumor. He is one of ESD pioneers in China and 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 submucosal tunnel endoscopic resection (STER), peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) of esophageal achalasia.

He has already edited 3 books on ESD and endoscopic resection, chaired 1st to 8th Sino-Japan Summit Forum on ESD and more than 30 ESD training courses in Asia, USA, Europe and Middle East, giving presentations and live demonstration in more than 30 different countries. He was awarded 2012 APDW Presidential Award,2013 UEGW Free Oral Presentation Award, 2014 DDW Cook Medical Marsha Dreyer Award.