Ying Mao, MD, Ph.D., is the President of Huashan Hospital and professor at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. He is also the designated director of Chinese Neurosurgical Society, Chinese Medical Association. He is the chief-editor of the book: Surgical Atlas of Cerebral Revascularization, 2021. Springer. ISBN 978-981-16-0373-0;
What about the global progress in your research area and its impact on medicine and people's daily life? What is the significance and importance to publish your recent book: Surgical Atlas of Cerebral Revascularization?
The treatment of complex cerebral vascular disease, like giant aneurysms or Moyamoya disease, has always been a challenge in neurosurgery, and bypass surgery is still the last resort of vascular neurosurgeons. We believe that the cerebral revascularization technique is a fundamental and indispensable skill for neurosurgeons. This book aims to share the current surgical strategies for cerebral revascularization in treating complex neurovascular diseases based on a single-center experience over the last 30 years. This state-of-the-art bypass surgery now requires more innovation, creativity, and scientific and clinical evidence to push its boundary to achieve efficient and optimal bypass strategy selection using advanced techniques, such as brain function imaging, computer fluid dynamics analysis, big data, and artificial intelligence.
How do you feel and experience that your collaboration with Springer?
I had an enjoyable publishing experience with Springer and was greatly encouraged. The professional and scientific work style from Springer staff impressed me. I am very thankful for the cooperation.
Would you please share the excellent work of doctors from your hospital done under this COVID- 19 pandemics?
The black swan of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed numerous people's life. In Huashan Hospital, 273 medical staff, forming the largest team in China, voluntarily went to Hubei province to fight against the epidemic. They have done great anti-epidemic work and helped tens of thousands of civilians. In Shanghai, our experts helped the government to make the "Shanghai plan" to ensure efficient COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control. As neurosurgeons, we also led a team to establish and share practice norms under effective protective measures for the Yangtze River Delta region.
How do you feel about the Chinese Doctors' Day?
A movie called "Chinese Doctors" is playing to salute Chinese doctors' extraordinary dedication to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish harmony in the doctor-patient relationship and hope to stay true to our original heart to promote people's health.