Chuanyao Tong was born and raised in Shanghai, China. Tong graduated from Fudang University (former Shanghai Medical University) in 1983, received resident training in surgery and anesthesia in Shanghai First People’s Hospital. In 1989, Tong did the postdoctoral training in the Anesthesia Department of Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest School of Medicine) and became a Research Faculty Member in 1991. Tong passed NBME in 1995 and started anesthesia resident training in North Carolina Baptist Hospital from 1996 to 2000 and stayed in it as a Faculty member after the training. Tong's clinical interests are neurosurgical anesthesia, trauma, vascular, and urogynecological anesthesia. Tong's research was to understand the neurophysiology of labor and to develop an animal model for labor pain in rats, which received funding from FAER/ASA (Foundation of Anesthesia Education and Research, 2002–2004), and NIHRO1 (2004–2008). Tong was working in the Pain Mechanism Lab led by James C. Eisenach at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Tong's research interests are spinal pharmacology, labor pain, visceral pain, postoperative pain, afferent electrophysiology, neurosurgical anesthesia, trauma anesthesia, anesthesia for vascular surgery, and anesthesia for robotic surgery in urology and gynecology.
Biography Updated on 24 January 2012