18th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA2024)

Prof. Tong Joo (TJ) Gan

Position: Co-Chair, USA
Categories: Perioperative & Ambulatory Anaesthesia
Dr. TJ Gan is Professor and Head, Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine,
UT Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. He was Distinguished Endowed Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. Previously, Dr. Gan was Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chairman for Clinical Research and Faculty Development at Duke University. Dr. Gan received his medical training at the London Hospital Medical College of the University of London. He has attained licensure in acupuncture from the British College of Acupuncture and a Master in Clinical Research as well as a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

Dr. Gan is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and is a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA). He serves as the Perioperative Medicine Executive Section Editor of Anesthesia and Analgesia and is on the Editorial Board of Perioperative Medicine.

Dr. Gan is the Founding President of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER), President of the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI), President Elect of the Association of Academic Anesthesiology Chairs (AAAC), a Past President of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) and the International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology (ISAP). Dr. Gan serves as the Vice Chair of Stony Brook Clinical Practice Management Plan (CPMP) and chairs the Pension and Benefits Committee.

He has published over 300 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and numerous books and books chapters. Dr. Gan has served as an invited speaker for many national and international professional conferences and as principal investigator or co-investigator for over 100 clinical trials, focusing on enhanced recovery and topics related to perioperative medicine and ambulatory anesthesia, including postoperative nausea and vomiting, pain, fluid and hemodynamic management, and anesthetic pharmacology.