Prof. Der-Yang Cho

Academic Degree(s)



Current Position

  • Superintendent of China Medical University Hospital
  • Professor of China Medical University


Professional Experience

  • 1996-2010  Chief, Department of Neurosurgery of CMUH
  • 2002-2007  Vice Superintendent, Yen Hospital
  • 2008            Superintendent, Nanjing Benq Hospital


Education & Training

  • 2003-2005  Graduate Institute of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 1991-1992  Clinical Fellow, University of California at San Francisco
  • 1975-1982  National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan



  • 2015  第十二屆國家新創獎-學研新創獎-腦中風之嗅幹細胞治療
  • 2015  台灣醫療典範獎
  • 2015  勞動部勞動力發展署第二屆國家智榮獎之National Intelligence Award之最高榮譽【典範獎】
  • 2014  Outstanding tech-transition contribution award, School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taiwan
  • 2014  Outstanding alumni, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2013  Outstanding alumni, Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010  Outstanding Researcher, School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taiwan


Research Grants

Brain tumor, Endoscopic neurosurgery, Epilepsy surgery, Functional neurosurgery, Gamma knife, Spinal surgery


Committee & Membership

  • Chinese Journal of Clinicians          
  • World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
  • World Journal of Anaesthesiology


Selected Publication

  • Wei-Hung Yang, Jung-Tzu Chang, Sheng-Feng Hsu, Te-Mao Li, Der-Yang Cho, Chun-Yin Huang, Yi-Chin Fong, Chih-Hsin Tang. Bradykinin enhances cell migration in human chondrosarcoma cells through BK receptor signaling pathways. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 2010 Jan; 109(1):82-92 (SCI) IF:3.062
  • Chun-Lin Liu, Cheng-Hsin Cheng, Der-Yang Cho. Rhabdomyolysis accompanied by spontaneous spinal subdural and subarachnoid hematoma related to amphetamine abuse (case report). Spine. 2010 Jan; 35(2):E71-3 (SCI) IF:2.159
  • Han-Chung Lee, Hao-Che Chuang, Der-Yang Cho, Kuang-Fu Cheng, Pao-Hsuan Lin, Chun-Chung Chen. Applying cerebral hypothermia and brain oxygen monitoring in treating severe traumatic brain injury. World Neurosurg. 2010 Dec;74(6):654-60.(SCI) IF:1.765
  • Der-Yang Cho, Shinn-Zong Lin, Wen-Kuang Yang, Den-Mei Hsu, Hung-Lin Lin, Han-Chung Lee, Wen-Yeun Lee, Shao-Chih Chiu: The Role of Cancer Stem Cells (CD133+) in Malignant Gliomas. Cell Transplantation. 2011 Jan; 20(1):121-5. (SCI) IF:4.422
  • Chun-Chung Chen, Chun-Lin Liu, Ying-Nan Tung, Han-Chung Lee, Hao-Che Chuang, Shinn-Zong Lin, Der-Yang Cho. Endoscopic Surgery for Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) Caused by Thalamic Hemorrhage: Comparisons of Endoscopic Surgery and External Ventricular Drainage (EVD) Surgery. World Neurosurg. 2011 Feb; 75(2):264-8. (SCI) IF:1.765
  • Der-Yang Cho, Wen-Kuang Yang, Han-Chung Lee, Den-Mei Hsu, Hung-Lin, Lin , Shinn-Zong Lin, Chun-Chung, Chen, Horng-Jyh Harn, Chun-Lin Liu, Wen-Yuan Lee, Li-Hui Ho. Adjuvant Immunotherapy with Whole Cell Lysate Dendritic Cells Vaccine for Glioblastoma Multiforme: A Phase II Clinical Trial. World Neurosurgery. 2012 May-Jun; 77(5-6):736-44. (SCI) IF:1.765
  • Tzu-Wei Tan, Yuan-Lin Huang, Jung-Tzu Chang, Jen-Jyh Lin, Yi-Chin Fong, Chien-Chung Kuo, Chun-Hao Tsai, Yen-Jen Chen, Horng-Chaung Hsu, Der-Yang Cho, Yi-Hung Chen, Chih-Hsin Tang. CCN3 increases BMP-4 expression and bone mineralization in osteoblasts. Journal of cellular physiology. 2012 Jun; 227(6):2531-41. (SCI) IF:4.218
  • Der-Yang Cho, Shinn-Zong Lin, Wen-Kuang Yang, Han-Chung Lee, Den-Mei Hsu, Hung-Lin Lin, Chun-Chung Chen, Chun-Lin Liu, Wen-Yuan Lee, Li-Hui Ho. Targeting Cancer Stem Cells for Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme. Cell transplantation. 2013 Feb;22(4):731-9. (SCI) IF:4.422
  • Cheng-Di Chiu, Chiao-Chi V. Chen, Chiung-Chyi Shen, Li-Te Chin, Hsin-I Ma, Hao-Yu Chuang, Der-Yang Cho, Chi-Hong Chu, Chen Chang. Hyperglycemia exacerbates intracerebral hemorrhage via the downregulation of aquaporin-4: temporal assessment with magnetic resonance imaging. Stroke. 2013 Jun; 44(6):1682-9. (SCI) IF:6.158
  • Chen DC, Lin SZ, Fan JR, Lin CH, Lee W, Lin CC, Liu YJ, Tsai CH, Chen JC, Cho DY, Lee CC, Shyu WC. Intracerebral Implantation of Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cells in Stroke Patients: a Randomized Phase II Study. Cell transplantation. 2014;23(12):1599-612.
  • Chiu Shao-Chih, Chung Hao-Yu, Cho Der-Yang, Chan Tzu-Min, Liu Ming-Chao, Huang Hiang-Ming, Li Tsyng-You, Lin Jian-Yong, Chou Pei-Chang, Fu Ru-Huei, Yang Wen-Kuang, Harn Horng-Jyh, Lin Shinn-Zong. Therapeutic potential of microRNA let-7: tumor suppression or impeding normal stemness. Cell Transplant. 2014;23(4-5):459-69.