编者按：于8月12-14日在云南昆明举行的第八届华西微创胸外科手术论坛上，我们采访到了来自美国哈佛大学医学院的外科教授Scott J. Swanson。他最近在European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery发表了一篇点评 ” The value of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: follow the money!”。就此，Swanson教授在访谈中谈了他关于微创外科的看法。此外，这是Swanson教授第七次到中国，他对中国医师的外科手术看法如何呢？作为外科医师，您是否想了解哈佛大学医学院对胸外科医师是怎么培养的呢？下面，让我们一起来听听Swanson教授的分享。
图为Scott J. Swanson教授与AME编辑合影
You have compared mini-invasive esophagectomy(MIE) and open esophagectomy in your speech. How do you look at the two surgical approaches?
You recently published an article entitled ”Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery”. What’s your opinion on the future of VATS?
Is there any place of the operations conducted by Chinese doctors that makes you most surprised/impressive?
Would you mind sharing the training way of a surgeon in Harvard Medical School?
Scott J. Swanson, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts, USA
Dr. Scott J. Swanson is a Thoracic Surgeon and co-director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). He is chief surgical officer of Dana-Farber/ Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and is a professor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Swanson received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his general and cardiothoracic surgical residencies at BWH. He completed a fellowship in vascular biology at Harvard Medical School and a thoracic oncology fellowship at BWH. Dr. Swanson is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. He has been listed as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and named a top thoracic surgeon by Boston Magazine.
Dr. Swanson’s clinical interests include minimally invasive thoracic surgery and lung cancer. His research is focused on better understanding early stage lung cancer, its biologic fingerprint and clinical behavior.
Dr. Swanson is an active member of American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the American Surgical Association. In addition, Dr. Swanson serves as an editor for the thoracic text book, Surgery of the Chest, as well as the Atlas of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS), and he is on several editorial boards including: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and CT Digest.