Gencheng Hargen Zhang, MD, Ph.D.
Toronto, Canada +1-647-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiovascular Surgeon and Clinical Researcher
Driven professional with 30 years of international achievement, and specialization in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and cardiothoracic disease. More than a decade of experience conducting clinical studies on patients with Hypoplastic left heart syndrome(HLHS) to analytically compare effectiveness Norwood and Hybrid surgical procedures. Successfully developed a method to measure patients’ system vascular resistance, pulmonary circulation resistance, and cardiac index. Skill for compiling data from different sources and performing data analysis using SAS and SPSS statistics software. Experience leading the design and development of research programs and protocols. Authored and published more than 30 papers.
Clinical Research Studies
Knowledge ofGood Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada and global regulatory practice.
Clinical Data management Collection/Analysis
Electrical Medical History Record System
Multi-disciplinary team player
Knowledge of IATA regulations and laboratory procedures
experience in cellular immunology, stem cell biology, cellular therapies.
Technology: Windows 10, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) SAS, SPSS Statistics Software,
Church Wellness Center, Toronto, Canada 2017 – Present
Foster and maintain strong professional relationships with internal and external partners.
Delegate assignments and oversee staff performance to ensure tasks are completed properly.
Facilitate professional development opportunities, through training and staff meetings.
Manage capital budgets, review expenses, and implement functional and strategic plans.
Hospital for Sick Children of Toronto University of Toronto, Canada 2002 – 2017
Clinical Data Manager, Clinical Research Associate, Cardiac Surgery, CCU, Cath Lab
Studied hemodynamics following repair of complex heart disease and cardiopulmonary bypass.
Studied influence of postoperative systemic oxygen transport on neurologic and functional outcomes
in patients undergoing heart surgery, and provided data for guidance of post-surgery treatment.
Studied pathophysiological change of patients who underwent Norwood and Hybrid surgery, comparing
effects on patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and single ventricle circulation.
Monitored hemodynamic of patients who underwent radiofrequency ablation and balloon valvotomy.
Studied effects of bi-ventricle pacing on cardiac function and hemodynamics after open-heart surgery.
Studied the effects of NO, sildenafil, flolan on patients who had serious pulmonary hypertension.
Conducted a clinical study over 10 years on patients with HLHS, performing data analysis on two
surgical procedures (Norwood and Hybrid), with the conclusion that the Hybrid is the best procedure.
Developed and measured patient’s system vascular resistance, pulmonary circulation resistance, and cardiac index.
Designed and measured patient’s energy expenditure and evaluate the patient's nutrition status.
Fuwai Heart Hospital, Beijing, China 1997 – 2002
Hospital performed about 20,000 open-heart surgeries with mortality below 1% and 50,000 PTCA per year.
Evaluated and diagnosed patients, performed successful surgeries, and provided treatment after surgery.
Conducted clinical research and an experimental study to complete thesis for Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Disease.
Primary Operator for the Following Surgeries
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG), surgical repair of atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal
defect (VSD), and atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD), mitral valvuloplasty and replacement, and
surgical repair of double outlet right ventricle (DORV), Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), and pulmonary Atresia (PA).
First Assistant for the Following Interventions
Surgical repair of aortic aneurysms, aorta-pulmonary septal defect, aorta incompetence, Ebstein anomaly, transposition of the great arteries (TGA), Marfan’s Syndrome, Anomalous pulmonary venous connection,
Fontan operation, total cavopulmonary anastomosis, Maze operation, Mustard operation, Ross operation.
Clinical Fellow, Cardiovascular Surgery
Hospital of Fourth Military Medical University
Surgical Residency Doctor
North General Hospital in China
Ph.D. of Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (Surgery)
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College
Master of Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (Surgery)
Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China
Bachelor of Medicine (MD)
Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Organ Procurement Specialist Clinical Training, 2013
Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto
Intensive Medical Literacy Course, 2010
Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto
SAS Statistics Course Training, 2005
Hospital for Sick Children of Toronto, University of Toronto