Ping-Heng Tan was born in 1964, in Tainan, Taiwan. He received the M.D. degree from National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, and the Ph.D. degree from the National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1989 and 2004, respectively. Since 1991, he serves as an Anesthesiologist. In 1995, he completed training of resident and then became an Attending Staff in Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital (KSCGMH), and E-Da Hospital/I-Shou University since 1997. He works at the Pain Medicine Laboratory of KSCGMH since 2000. In 2006, he was a Research Fellow at the Pain Research Center, Brigham and Women Hospital, Harvard University. Since 2002, he serves as a P.I. of Pain Research Lab at KSCGMH and E-Da Hospital/I-Shou University. Presently, he works as an Associate Professor and as the Chief of Department of Anesthesiology in E-Da Hospital. He is mainly interested in research in pain medicine: acute and chronic pain clinical research, mechanism of acute and chronic pain, and the application of RNA interference in treatment of pain especially targeting NMDA receptor. In 2010, he was awarded research prize of Taiwan Association for Study of Pain. He is an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Clinical Physician, China.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011