Prof. Yadu Zhao
Yadu Zhao, male, was born in Beijing in November 1929. He used to study at the Department of Chemistry in Beiping Fu Jen (Catholic) University in 1947. In 1948, he passed the exam and entered the Medical College of Peking University. After graduating in 1954, he was selected to study neurosurgery under a Soviet expert as well as the founder of neurosurgery in China, Prof. Yicheng Zhao. He continued to engage in neurosurgery clinical work to the present day. In 1981, he was appointed as the chief physician of neurosurgery and passed his associate professorship exam at Capital Medical University in the following year. In 1986, he passed his full professorship evaluation. He has served as deputy head of Department of Neurosurgery, and deputy director of the Beijing Neurosurgical Institute.
During many years of clinical work, Yadu Zhao was successful in saving the lives of numerous patients who suffered from critical conditions, including craniocerebral trauma, intracranial tumors, and cerebrovascular diseases. Using existing literature as a foundation, he performed a number of difficult surgeries. In total, he has published more than 110 papers, participated in the writing of 36 reference books, and published two monographs and one translated monograph. He has also received 20 scientific awards.
Yadu Zhao has served as a committee member, standing committee member, and secretary of the Neurosurgery Branch of the Chinese Medical Association; editor and adviser of Chinese Journal of Neurosurgery; editor, deputy editor-in-chief, and adviser of Chinese Journal of Surgery and National Medical Journal of China; honorary editor of Translational Neuroscience and Clinics; member of the international advisory board of the American journal Neurosurgery; and editor or adviser to seven other related professional journals in China. He has also served on the judging member for the State and Ministry of Health Science and Technology Prizes.
Since 1981, Yadu Zhao has been invited to participate in numerous international academic exchanges, further expanding the influence of neurosurgery. Today, he remains hard at work, learning new knowledge to contribute to the field of neurosurgery in China.