Jianzhong Sun, MD, PhD, was a graduate from the Fourth Military Medical University in Xian. In the early 1990’s, he came to the United States as a Postdoctoral Fellow working on cardiovascular medicine in Baylor College of Medicine at Houston, Texas. Then, he went to clinical residence training in anesthesiology in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He joined in Department of Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals as a faculty and Attending Physician in 2001. Currently he is Professor and Director of Clinical Outcomes Research in Department of Anesthesiology in this institution. His research involves perioperative medicine, cardiovascular physiology/pharmacology and clinical outcomes. Lately, he and his co-workers have worked on aspirin and outcomes in cardiac surgery; and the findings of studies have been published on Annals of Surgery and reported by New York Time (December 12, 2011). As the population of the aging continues to rise worldwide and cardiovascular disease remains the most common cause of death in this country, the burden of perioperative complications, especially cardiovascular complications will continue to rise, while the solutions are dependent on research,  especially large clinical studies and trials, he believes. Dr. Sun is an editorial member for PLOS ONE, Journal of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Journal of Anesthesiology and Clinical Science, Translational Perioperative & Pain Medicine, and has been a reviewer for more than a dozen of international journals including JAMA, Annals of Surgery, Annals of Internal Medicine and Circulation.

Email: jian-zhong.sun@jefferson.edu