Song Wan was a Clinical Fellow (April 1994–March 1998) at Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels, Belgium, where he also obtained his Doctor of Medical Science degree with Plus Grande Distinction in 1997. He received a Young Investigators Award of American College of Chest Physicians in 1996. He joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in April 1998 and is currently Professor and Honorary Advisor in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital, CUHK, Hong Kong, China. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England, American College of Cardiology, Hong Kong College of Cardiology, and College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.
Being a senior Consultant surgeon in adult cardiac surgery over the past 2 decades, his major clinical and research interests include reconstructive valve surgery and prevention of vein graft failure. To date, he has published more than 200 peer reviewed articles and 18 book chapters.
Professor Wan is a Councilor of Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS). He is member of 12 learned professional bodies, such as American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). He has been awarded Visiting Professorship at 10 leading medical schools. Professor Wan is an Assistant Editor of Heart Surgery Forum and an editorial board member of 14 international referred journals, including Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals. He also serves as a member of AATS Education Committee and Membership Committee, AATS Foundation Asian Scholarship Committee, and STS Workforce on International Education.