15 Departments

Professional integration teams discuss treatment to provide optimal medical services.

The President of Taipei Neuroscience Institute

The Top Neurosurgeon in Taiwan

Yong-Kwang Tu

In order to provide better and more comprehensive medical services, forward-looking neuromedicine education and promote the field of cross-field neuromedicine research projects. In 2018, the three affiliated hospitals of Taipei Medical University, including the Affiliated Hospital of Taipei Medical University, Wanfang Hospital, and Shuangho Hospital, integrated the resources of neurosurgery, psychiatry, radiology, rehabilitation and basic neuroscience research, and established Taipei Neuroscience Institute. It is hoped that through integration, it will promote the practice of clinical neuroscience, improve the quality of neuromedicine clinical training and academic education, and strengthen the research and cooperation between basic neuroscience and clinical neuromedicine.

The Taipei Medical affiliated hospital, Wanfang Hospital and Shuangho Hospital under the Taipei Medical System are located in the Greater Taipei area, and they have relatively advantageous geographical advantages in terms of cross-campus integration. At present, there are hundreds of attending physicians engaged in neuromedicine under the Taipei Medical system, which is quite large. After systematic and organizational integration, the development of Taipei Medical system in neuromedicine will be just around the corner.

The Taipei Neuroscience Institute is built on a solid foundation. The institute will construct the most complete neuro-tumor, radiosurgery, cerebrovascular disease, neurological rehabilitation, degenerative neurological diseases, neuropsychological and cognitive functions, spine and peripheral nerves. 15 major departments including disease, pain control, pediatric nerves, neurotrauma and intensive care, dizziness and sleep disorders, headaches, and epilepsy, strengthen clinical integration, cooperate and discuss treatment policies, and provide patients with the highest quality and comprehensive medical services .

In terms of the integration of teaching and research, the Taipei Neuroscience Institute and Taipei Medical University work closely together. Clinicians and teachers on campus jointly formulate and design research plans, and conduct experimental plans with domestic and foreign academic institutions. At the same time, they promote industry-university cooperation and encourage each clinical team holds domestic and foreign seminars or large-scale neuromedicine seminars, and establishes neuroscience research institutes, promotes joint freshman training courses, etc. In order to actively cultivate clinical and basic research talents, operate, cultivate, and take root in education.

The Taipei Neuroscience Institute hopes to become a pioneer in neuromedicine in Taiwan. It is committed to providing high-quality and comprehensive neuromedical care services, integrating clinical and academic research, continuing to improve its profession, and becoming an internationally renowned medical center.

Vice Presidents

Yung-Hsiao Chiang, MD, Ph.D

Seeing my patients get back to normal lives gives me the strongest sense of achievement.

A well-known neurosurgeon in Taiwan, graduated from the National Defense Medical College in 1983, and completed a doctorate in medical neurobiology in 2000, that is, served as the head and head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the General Hospital of the Tri-Services. The affiliated hospital serves as the subject director and clinical director, and has served in the field of neurosurgery for more than 30 years.

Dr. Jiang Yongxiao has long devoted himself to the research of traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disease, brain tumor, Parkinson’s disease, spine diseases and neuroregenerative medicine, and has been deeply involved in neurosurgery and spinal surgery in Taiwan.

Dr. Jiang believes that as a neurosurgeon, he is very aware of the importance of a correct diagnosis. A misdiagnosis of health may be traumatized. It is precisely because he deeply realizes that “before being healthy, a doctor bears an unavoidable responsibility. “, I always ask myself to calm down, listen patiently to the patient’s story, understand the patient’s condition during the listening process, and make a correct diagnosis.

Chaur-Jong Hu, MD

The establishment of the Taipei Neuroscience Institute is a starting point, starting the journey of Taipei Medical University School and Affiliated Hospital in pursuing excellence in neuroscience research teaching services.I am very honored to be involved at this moment.

In recent years, many breakthroughs in neuroscience have been exciting, but the application of clinical treatment is still full of setbacks and challenges. The Taipei Neuroscience Institute will stand on the shoulders of many basic research giants, focusing on the treatment of diseases, and seeking to help patients. In terms of research, under the foundation of two former presidents of Taipei Medical University, Professor Xu Chongyi and Professor Qiu Wenda, we have a good foundation in brain trauma, stroke, dementia, sleep medicine, and spinal surgery. Coupled with the leadership of President Yong-Kwang Tu , we have made breakthroughs in difficult operations such as brain tumors and cerebrovascular diseases, and research on molecular mechanism of diseases in schools, experimental animal models, various neuroimaging, big data analysis and other equipment and research team has been gradually completed, and I believe that the future development of the Institute will be a fast and amazing journey.

Chien-Min Lin, MD, Ph.D

What we aim to do to isn’t just gaining international recognition. It’s equally important to improve our medical skills.

Deputy Superintendent Chien-Min Lin has served as neurosurgery attending physician and director of the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) at Wanfang Hospital and Shaung Ho Hospitals. His activism led to a 2009 award for facilitating and promoting organ donation. Upon becoming neurosurgery director in 2013, he helped develop various minimally invasive, guided and robotic surgical techniques. With the support of the university and the hospital, he initiated Asia’s first ROSA Spine robotic surgical system.

Dr. Lin specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery as well as brain trauma and various intensive care techniques, and his research focuses on neuron protection and glioma cells in the brain. To enhance translational research, he has set up specialized laboratories that contribute to the overall improvement and development of neurosurgery in the TMU Healthcare System.

Associate Superintendent Lin Chien-Min graduated from the Department of Medicine of Taipei Medical University in 1996. In 2004, he completed the training of neurosurgery resident in Taipei Medical University Affiliated Hospital and Wanfang Hospital. Later, he obtained a master’s degree from the Institute of Injury Prevention and Treatment, Taipei Medical University in 2006, and then completed the doctoral program of the Institute of Clinical Medicine in 2012 to obtain a Ph.D. In 2016, he was promoted to associate professor so far.

Associate Superintendent Lin has served as the attending physician of neurosurgery in Wanfang Hospital since 2004 and concurrently as the director of the surgical intensive care unit. Shuangho Hospital was newly established in 2008, and then transferred to Shuangho Hospital as the director of the surgical intensive care unit. During this period, he was more committed to promoting organ donation. He was awarded the second organ donation excellent recruiter in 2009. After taking over as the director of neurosurgery at Shuangho Hospital in 2013, he actively developed various minimally invasive, navigational and robotic surgery in the department. In April 2018, with the support of the school and the hospital, the first ROSA SPINE in Asia was introduced. The robot has set a new milestone for Taiwanese spine robotic surgery.

Associate Superintendent Lin specializes in spine minimally invasive, traumatic brain injury and various critical care. He is very well-known for minimally invasive spine surgery. He is often invited to give lectures at various international conferences and serve as visiting professors at prestigious universities. He has also held important positions in many societies in China, and has held many international conferences to enhance the reputation and image of Taipei Medical University. In terms of research, it is also committed to the protection of nerve cells and the research of brain glioma cells, strengthening the research of translational medicine, and setting up specialized laboratories, which has made important contributions to the overall improvement and development of neurosurgery in Shuangho Hospital.

In the spring of 2018, under the active promotion of the school, the neuromedicine related disciplines and basic disciplines of the three hospitals were integrated to create the first Taipei Neuroscience Institute in Taiwan.

High Technology Equipment and Facilities of TNI


The latest technology in Robotic Assisted Neurosurgery, the first one in Asia.
ROSA is a robotic and surgical navigation system designed to aid surgeons in performing minimally invasive thoracolumbar spine procedures.

ExAblate ® Neuro

ExAblate® Neuro combines high intensity Focused Ultrasound with continuous Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to provide a non invasive neurosurgery platform for treating neurological disorders without ionizing radiation through an intact skull.


Hybrid Operation Room
KINEVO 900 & QEVO Neurosurgical Visualization Microscope
Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™