Establishing a Comprehensive Reconstructive Microsurgery Center at Chang Gung University Medical Center

Professor Fu-Chan Wei is one of the pioneers in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as microsurgery. He heads the world’s busiest microsurgery unit that has performed in excess of 26,000 microsurgical procedures at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. His main contributions include: toe-to-hand transfer, the osteoseptocutaneous fibula flap as well as perforator and free style free flaps.

Following his appointment as Chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in 1994, Professor became Vice Superintendent in 1997 and Chancellor of the College of Medicine at Chang Gung University in 2003. Under his leadership as Chief of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung developed into a world leading microsurgical center renowned for undertaking extensive and highly complex cases including the reconstruction of the head and neck region, facial palsy, brachial plexus, upper and lower extremities, breast and lymphedema, at a standard that is the envy of all units across the globe.

Professor Wei is past President of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and has published 468 research papers, 114 book chapters and 18 books. In 2012, he was elected to the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Among his accolades are the American Plastic Surgery Foundation Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research Award and the Honorary Award from the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. In 2006, Professor Wei was named Top 20 Plastic Surgery Innovator of American Society of Plastic Surgeon

Professor Wei remains clinically active and his current research interests are focused on developing hand and face vascular composite allotransplantation in Taiwan.