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Dr. Jin Bo Tang, an internationally acclaimed hand surgeon, is currently communications director of International Federation for Surgery of the Hand, the former editor-in-chief of The Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), and professor, and chair of the Department of Hand Surgery at Nantong University in China. He founded a clinical hand surgery center in Nantong, and also leads an active laboratory, The Hand Surgery Research Center in Nantong, Jiangsu, China. His major research areas include biomechanics and clinical primary flexor tendon repair, wide-awake hand surgery, and basic science of application of molecular therapy and related controlled release system. Dr Tang is a prolific and active investigator. He authored over 200 publications in English in clinical and basic science journals and have 250 publications in Chinese. His work has changed the clinical practice of flexor tendon repairs. He lectured worldwide in major hand surgery congresses. He sits on a number of international committees of hand surgery and is considered one of active and leading hand surgeons internationally.
Current Positions :
Chairman, Dept of Plastic Hand and Mircosurgery, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India
President Elect – IFSSH
Editor in Chief – Journal of Hand Surgery (Asia Pacific)
Has 105 academic awards and invitations which include eponymous orations. has contributed 55 book chapters and 185 publications
Regarded as the ‘Father’ of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery in Singapore, Emeritus Professor Pho performed the first thumb replantation in 1977. He established the Department of Hand Reconstructive Microsurgery at the National University Hospital in 1991, and since then has been a mentor to two generations of hand surgeons in Singapore. An analytical and versatile surgeon, he is well known internationally for his expertise in the area of musculoskeletal oncology and the concept of biological limb reconstruction, in particular for live fibula transfer. He is a keen teacher, always encouraging trainees to be deeply analytical in clinical work as well as in reviewing literature as well as a mentor to many consultant surgeons, sharing his vast amount of surgical experience and know-how.
Tunku Sara Ahmad is a Malaysian Hand and Microsurgeon. She is now retired but continues some practice, teaching, research and admin.
She was the 1st Woman Orthopaedic Surgeon and President of the Orthopaedic Association in her country and a pioneer and Past President in the Malaysian Society for Surgery of the Hand. She chaired the Orthopaedic Department at the University of Malaya, Malaysia’s first Medical School, for 14 years.
She loves music, song and dance and diverse groups of friends and relatives, and struggles to be as green as she can, while running a household with nonagenarian parents.