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Chun-Su Yuan, PhD MD
SVP, Scientific Affairs
Dr. Chun-Su Yuan, a distinguished figure in the realm of herbal medicine research and medical academia, holds the esteemed Cyrus Tang Professorship in the Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care at the Pritzker School of Medicine. Renowned for his expertise and leadership, Dr. Yuan is also the Director of the Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research at the University of Chicago.

With an illustrious career spanning more than three decades, Dr. Yuan has made significant contributions to the field, solidifying his reputation as an authority in herbal medicine. His commitment to advancing knowledge in the domain is evident in his extensive scientific publications, with over 100 papers dedicated to herbal research. As the primary Editor of the Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (1st & 2nd editions), Dr. Yuan has played a pivotal role in shaping the academic discourse surrounding alternative medical practices.

Adding to his list of achievements, Dr. Yuan serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, a testament to his standing as a respected leader in the academic community. His editorial contributions reflect a commitment to fostering rigorous research and disseminating valuable insights in the realm of Chinese medicine.

One of the milestones in Dr. Yuan's illustrious career is his role in conducting clinical trials for new drug development. Notably, his work contributed to the approval of methylnaltrexone for opioid bowel dysfunction by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008. This achievement underscores Dr. Yuan's impact on medical innovation, translating research findings into tangible advancements in patient care.

The Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research, under Dr. Yuan's directorship, stands as a hub for groundbreaking research, bridging the worlds of traditional Chinese medicine and modern medical practices. His leadership in this capacity reflects a dedication to pushing the frontiers of herbal medicine and its integration into mainstream healthcare.

Dr. Chun-Su Yuan's enduring commitment to advancing herbal medicine research, coupled with his significant contributions to drug development and medical literature, establishes him as a trailblazer in the field. His legacy resonates not only in academic circles but also in the tangible improvements he has brought to the landscape of medical care and understanding.
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