Chun-Su Yuan is the Cyrus Tang Professor at the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Pritzker School of Medicine, and the Director of the Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research, University of Chicago (http://tangcenter.uchicago.edu). Dr. Yuan came to the USA from China in 1980 to enter a Ph.D. program at the University of Arizona, Ariz, USA. In 1983, he passed the U.S. medical board exams for foreign physicians and started his medical practice in the USA. Since 1994, Dr. Yuan has been at the University of Chicago conducting clinical trials in evaluating the safety and efficacy of novel compounds for new drug development, especially methylnaltrexone (from which the university received the largest ever technological transfer offer). Dr. Yuan has also been serving as a physician consultant for many major pharmaceutical companies and law firms. Since 1997, Dr. Yuan has developed strong interests in herbal medicine research. He has published over 150 articles related to new drug development and herbal medicines. Dr. Yuan also organized several complementary and alternative medicine conferences, and he is the primary Editor of the Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, published by Parthenon/CRC in 2003 (2nd edition in 2006 by Informa Healthcare). In addition, Dr. Yuan is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, the oldest alternative medicine journal in the USA.
Biography Updated on 19 December 2011