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 neuroscience education, and promote the field of cross-field neuroscience research projects, the three affiliated hospitals of Taipei Medical University, including Taipei Medical University Hospital, Wanfang Hospital, and Shuang Ho Hospital, integrated the resources of neurosurgery, psychiatry, radiology, rehabilitation, and basic neuroscience research, and established the Taipei Neuroscience Institute in 2018.

We hope that through our efforts, it will promote the practice of clinical neuroscience, improve the quality of neuroscience clinical training and academic education, and strengthen the research and cooperation between basic neuroscience and clinical neuroscience.

The three affiliated hospitals of TMU 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 critical neuroscience under the Taipei Medical University Healthcare system, which is quite large. After systematic and organizational integration, the development of the Taipei Medical system in neuroscience will be just around the corner.

Based on solid foundations, the Taipei Neuroscience Institute has 15 departments, including neuro-oncology, radiosurgery, cerebrovascular disease, neurorehabilitation, neurodegenerative diseases, spinal disorders, peripheral neuropathy, and so on. strengthen clinical integration, cooperate and discuss treatment policies, and provide patients with the highest quality as well as 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 to hold domestic and foreign seminars or large-scale neuroscience seminars, establish neuroscience research institutes, promote 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 neuroscience in Taiwan. It is committed to providing high-quality and comprehensive neuroscience 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.

Vice president Chiang is a well-known neurosurgeon in Taiwan and an expert in spinal surgery, he graduated from the National Defense Medical College in 1983 and earned a doctorate in medical neurobiology from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2000.

Serving in the field of neurosurgery for 40 years, Vice president Chiang was the director of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Tri-Service General Hospital and Taipei Medical University Hospital. Now, he is also the vice president of Taipei Medical University Hospital as well as the director of the Neuroscience Research Center of TMU.

Vice president Chiang has long devoted himself to the research of traumatic brain trauma, brain tumors, neuroregenerative medicine as well as spinal, cerebrovascular, and Parkinson’s diseases.

As a neurosurgeon, he is aware of the importance of a correct diagnosis because misdiagnosis of health may be traumatized. He deeply realizes that “before being healthy, a doctor has an unavoidable responsibility. “, I always ask myself to calm down, listen patiently to the patient’s story, and understand the patient’s condition in order to come up with a correct diagnosis.

Chaur-Jong Hu, M.D.

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 always focus on the treatment of diseases to help patients by standing on the shoulders of many basic research giants. In terms of research, we have a good foundation in brain trauma, stroke, dementia, sleep medicine, and spinal surgery under the foundation of two former presidents of Taipei Medical University, Professor Chung-Yi Hsu and Professor Wen-Ta Chiu. We have made breakthroughs in difficult operations such as brain tumors and cerebrovascular diseases with the leadership of President Yong-Kwang Tu. After all, I believe that the future development of the Institute will be a fast and amazing journey.

Chien-Min Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

What we aim for is improving our medical skills and gaining international recognition.

Vice president Chien-Min Lin has served as neurosurgery attending physician and director of the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) at Wanfang Hospital and Shuang 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.

High Technology Equipment and Facilities of TNI


The latest technology in Robotic-Assisted Neurosurgery, and 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™