Welcome on board! Meet TMU’s New President and Leadership Team

Source: Office of Global Engagement

Published on 2023-09-13

On August 1, 2023, Taipei Medical University (TMU) marked a significant milestone following its 63rd-anniversary celebration on June 1st, as it inaugurated its new president, Mai-Szu Wu.

With unwavering passion and enthusiasm, Mai-Szu Wu assembles a new leadership team and stands ready to confront the challenges of the future and propel TMU to greater heights as a world-class medical university.

 1.  President Mai-Szu Wu

A graduate of TMU School of Medicine, Wu returned to his alma mater in 2012 and has since held several managerial positions at the university: Director of Center for Management and Development, Deputy Dean of TMU Hospital (TMUH), Deputy Dean of Callege of Medicine, Vice President of TMU. Currently he also serves as the President of Taiwan Society of Nephrology and the Chairman of the Taiwan Kidney Foundation.

After completing his porte verte training at the Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), he established a nephrology laboratory upon returning to Taiwan and significantly reduced the incidence of chronic kidney disease in Taiwan. He has also established a translational laboratory at Taipei Medical University Hospital (TMUH), leveraging the combined expertise and resources of TMU’s six affiliated hospitals while emphasizing the importance of doctor-patient relationships.

Wu has extensive experience in healthcare and management, showcasing his innovative thinking, forward-looking vision, and global perspective. He aims to lead TMU towards achieving recognition as a top-tier international medical university. His strategic priorities encompass the implementation of value-based healthcare, acceleration of digital transformation, creation of talent-friendly campus, and promotion of sustainable development. In doing so, Wu is positioning TMU as an indispensable educational institution that will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of medical development in Taiwan.

  2. Executive Vice President Kuan-Yu Hung

Hung obtained his Ph.D. in the Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine from the National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2002. In 2010, he served as Vice Superintendent at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH). During his tenure, he integrated resources across departments and improved healthcare quality, earning recognition such as the SNQ National Biomedical and Healthcare Quality Bronze Medal.

Known for his pioneering management approach, Hung assumed the role of Superintendent at NTUH Hsin-Chu Branch in 2015. Under his leadership, the branch experienced significant growth in revenue and medical talent cultivation. He also fostered collaboration with the National Health Research Institute and academic institutions to drive industrial development. Undoubtedly, Hung fulfilled the hospital’s mission of providing excellent healthcare quality and nurturing professional medical talents.

As an authority in nephrology and health care quality, Hung is a member of the Board of Directors of the Taiwan Society of Nephrology and the convener of the Taiwan Quality Indicator Project (TQIP), managed by the Joint Commission of Taiwan. In August 2023, he was appointed as Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at TMU, aiming to integrate resources among the university and affiliated hospitals to enhance healthcare quality, ensure seamless medical education, and promote sustainability and excellence in healthcare.

3. Executive Vice President Luisa Shu-Ying Chang

With a background in Spanish and Latin American Literature, Ph.D by Complutense University of Madrid, Chang was appointed as Executive Vice President for Education and Internationalization at TMU in August 2023. Before joining TMU, she has served at Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), National Taiwan University (NTU), and National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) with substantive experience in promoting international exchange and collaboration. In 2016, she was elected as a lifelong foreign member of the Royal Spanish Academy and was honored by the King of Spain in 2018 for her contributions to international Spanish language and cultural studies in 2018.

In administrative roles, she advised on international affairs as a vice president at NTU and directed the Global Affairs and Science Engagement Center (GASE) at the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST, current National Science and Technology Council). Her expertise in international exchange made her as a special consultant at the Office of the President at NTHU. She’s also the Chairman of the Asociación Taiwanesa de Hispanistas (ATH) and has served on committees for national Spanish language examinations.

Along Chang’s career path, she has been actively promoting international exchange and collaboration among higher education institutions. As Executive Vice President of TMU, Chang is determined to drive TMU’s vision of connecting to the world and building a global network, integrating global medical talents with her expertise in the future.

4. Executive Vice President Jan-Show Chu

Chu’s expertise lies in pathology and breast pathology. After becoming an attending doctor at the Department of Pathology at NTUH, Chu pursued further studies in pathology at Stanford Medical Center. She returned to serve her alma mater in 1998 and has been working at the TMU healthcare system ever since.

She has held various key administrative positions, including the Dean of Academic Affairs at TMU, a board member of the Taiwan Division of the International Academy of Pathology, and a committee member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Policy Committee.

During her tenure as the Dean of Academic Affairs, she emphasized students’ stress management, interpersonal communication, and teamwork spirit. She led reconstruction of undergraduate curricula, providing students with greater freedom in course selection and implemented innovative teaching methods such as flipped classrooms. Furthermore, she actively developed medical simulation education, integrating AI virtual reality technology to offer students with a distinct learning experience from traditional lectures.

As Executive Vice President, Chu continues to drive TMU’s mission of advancing healthcare, research, and education, focusing on delivering high-quality medical services and nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals with interdisciplinary integration skills.

5. Executive Vice President Kang-Yun Lee

An alumnus of TMU School of Medicine, Lee was trained to become a pulmonologist and earned his Ph.D. from the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLT) at Imperial College London in the UK. Having been serving in the TMU healthcare system since 2013, Lee has held key positions across the TMU Healthcare System, including the Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Vice Superintendent at Shuang Ho Hospital, and the Dean of the Office of Research and Development at TMU.

Lee advocates for the integration of clinical practice and research, with a specific focus on respiratory diseases and lung cancer. In the realm of research, his work on gene regulation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the physiological impact of air pollution, and the immune microenvironment of lung cancer and immunotherapy has positioned TMU as a leading research institution in these fields. This research not only offers advanced treatment options for patients but also contributes to translational clinical studies.

His goal is to steer TMU towards sustained excellence. Aligned with TMU’s vision, Lee is dedicated to elevating TMU into an internationally renowned medical university by nurturing top-tier medical teams, fostering innovative research talents, and accelerating clinical trials and industry partnerships to leverage the best advantages within the TMU healthcare system.