Ming-Huei CHENG MD, MBA, FACS

Breast reconstruction

Treatment of extremity lymphedema, Breast reconstruction, Head and neck reconstruction

Specialty

Treatment of Extremity Lymphedema, Breast Reconstruction, Head and Neck Reconstruction

Profile

Winner of the 2006 Godina Travel Fellow of American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery award, Ming-Huei Cheng MD, MBA, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon specialized in reconstructive microsurgery. He finished a combined microsurgical and research fellowship at Department of Plastic Surgery, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas in 1999. He is a member of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery since 2003, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 2009, an international member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons since 2012, and he became an Adjunct Professor of the Section of Plastic Surgery at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA in 2017.

Dr. Cheng is listed among the most sought-after surgeons in the reconstructive microsurgery field. He has been invited as a visiting professor to more than 16 world renowned medical centers in the United States in the past 5 years. He has authored total 210 peer-reviewed papers, 40 book chapters, and edited one lymphedema textbook (Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery, 2016, Elsevier). In the recent 5 years, of 88 papers published, he is the first author of 7 papers and corresponding author of 50 papers. Among these publications, 27 papers focus on lymphedema microsurgery, 13 papers on head and neck reconstructions, 11 papers on breast reconstructions, 24 papers on basic research of plastic surgery, and 13 papers on microsurgery-related research. The most significant papers include two in Annals of Surgery (2017, 2018; SCI; IF=9.203; Surgery 1/200), one in Gynecol Oncol. 2016;141(1):182-8 (SCI; IF =4.540; OBS/GYN 8/82), one in Ann Surg Oncol. 2015; 22(7): 2424-2430 (SCI; IF=3.857; Surgery 20/200) and one in Biomaterials. 2014;35(4):1163-75. (SCI; IF=8.806; Engineering, Biomedical 1/78). There are total 10931 reads and 4068 citations of his publications with h-index of 34 at the Research Gate on September 12, 2018. He is the pioneer of the vascularized lymph node transfer for treatment of the breast and gynecological cancer-related lymphedema and the author of 39 SCI papers and 16 book chapters in the field of lymphedema microsurgery. He has 20 patents including one US patent of the Device for “Draining Lymph into Vein,” which is the innovation to solve the extremity lymphedema problem without donor site morbidity. He is the section editor of Annals Surgical Oncology and editor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal Surgical Oncology, Microsurgery, and Annals of Plastic Surgery. In summary, Dr. Cheng is an internationally recognized surgeon-scientist, specialized in the lymphedema microsurgery.

To learn more from Dr. Cheng, please visit https://www.lymphedemamicrosurgery.com

Current Appointments

2017/08 - Present Adjunct Professor, Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Detroit, USA.

2017/07 - Present Chief, Center of Tissue Engineering, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan

2011/07 - Present Senior Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan


Past Experiences

2016/07 - 2017/07 -- Superintendent, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan

2013/11 - 2016/06 -- Chief, Center of Tissue Engineering, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan

2012/11 - 2016/06 -- Chair, International Medical Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan

2012/01 - 2016/06 -- Vice Superintendent, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan


Visiting professor

  1. Visiting Professor in Department of Plastic Surgery, the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, January 14 – 15. 2016

  2. Visiting Professor in Department of Plastic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, February 22, 2016.

  3. ASRM William A. Zamboni Visiting Professor in Department of Plastic Surgery, University of California, San Diego, May 16 – 17, 2016.

  4. ASRM William A. Zamboni Visiting Professor in Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, Chicago, September  18 – 19, 2016.

  5. ASRM William A. Zamboni Visiting Professor in Department of Plastic Surgery, University of California, Irvine, November 7 – 8, 2016.

  6. Visiting Professor in Department of Plastic Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, August 21, 2017.

  7. Visiting Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan, Detroit,  August 28 to 30, 2017.

  8. Visiting Professor in Department of Plastic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, November 3 to 4, 2017.

  9. International Visiting Professor in Plastics Division, Stanford University, February 16 – 21, 2018.

  10. Visiting Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan, Detroit, July 29 to August 1, 2018.

1995  Chart record, Medical Record Committee, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

1997  Best paper, Chang Gung Medical Journal, 20:258-264

1999  National Science Researchers Award

2000  Best chart record, Medical Record Committee, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

2000  National Science Council Researcher

2006  Godina Travel Fellow, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

2008  Outstanding Alumni, 48th Anniversary of Chang Shan Medical University

2013  Outstanding Alumni, Chang Gung University

2016  William A. Zamboni Visiting Professor, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

Major Publications

Professor Cheng has authored 28 book chapters, and 170 peer reviewed papers, and edited 1 textbook (Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery, 2015).

  1. Uriel S, Huang JJ, Moya ML, Francis ME, Wang R, Chang SY, Cheng MH*, Brey EM. The role of adipose protein derived hydrogels in adipogenesis. Biomaterials. 2008 Sep; 29(27):3712-3719. (SCI; IF=7.604; Engineering, Biomedical 3/79)
  2. Bernier C, Hsu YH, Ali R, Cheng MH*. The plastic surgeon’s role in extracranial-intracranial bypass using a reverse great saphenous vein graft. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Feb; 123(2):517-523; discussion 524. (SCI; IF = 3.535; Surgery 13/198)
  3. Cheng MH*, Saint-Cyr M, Chang KP, Hao SP. Wei FC. Osteomyocutaneous peroneal artery-based combined flap for reconstruction of composite and en bloc mandibular defects. Head Neck. 2009 March; 31(3): 361-370. (SCI; IF = 2.833; Otorhinolaryngology 3/43)
  4. Lin CH, Ali R, Chen SC, Wallace C, Chang YC, Chen HC, Cheng MH*. Vascularized groin lymph node transfer using the wrist as a recipient site for management of postmastectomy upper extremity lymphedema. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Apr; 123(4):1265-1275. (SCI; IF = 3.535; Surgery 13/198)
  5. Cheng MH, Brey EM, Allori AC, Gassman A, Chang DW, Patrick CW Jr, Miller MJ*. Periosteum Guided Prefabrication of Bone of Clinical Shape and Volume. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Sep; 124(3): 787-795. (SCI; IF = 3.535; Surgery 13/198)
  6. Moya ML, Cheng MH, Huang JJ, Francis-Sedlak M, Kao SW, Opara EC, Brey EM*.  The Effect of FGF-1 Loaded Alginate Microbeads on Neovascularization and Adipogenesis in a Vascular Pedicle Model of Adipose Tissue Engineering.  Biomaterials. 2010 Apr; 31(10):2816-26. (SCI; IF=7.604; Engineering, Biomedical 3/79) (Cheng MH and Moya ML contributed equally to this work)
  7. Nguyen DH, Lee CL, Wu KY, Cheng, MH*. A novel approach to cervical reconstruction using vaginal mucosa-lined polytetrafluoroethylene graft in congenital agenesis of the cervix. Fertil Steril. 2011 Jun;95(7):2433.e5-8. (SCI; IF = 4.174; Obstetrics & gynecology 4/77)
  8. Cheng MH*, Huang JJ, Nguyen DH, Saint-Cyr M, Zenn MR, Tan BK, Lee CL. A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Lower Extremity Lymphedema by Transferring a Vascularized Submental Lymph Node Flap to the Ankle. Gynecol Oncol. 2012 Jul;126(1):93-8. (SCI; IF = 3.929; Obstetrics and Gynecology 5/77)
  9. Cheng MH*, Chen SC, Steven L.H, Tan BK Tan, Lin CY, Huang JJ. Vascularized groin lymph node flap transfer for postmastectomy upper limb lymphedema: flap anatomy, recipient sites, and outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jun;131(6):1286-98. (SCI; IF = 3.535; Surgery 13/198)
  10. Tsao CK, Ko CY, Yang SR, Yang CY, Brey EM, Huang S, Chu IM, Cheng MH*. Investigation of an Ectopic Approach for Engineering a Vascularized Tracheal Substitute. Biomaterials. 2014 Jan;35(4):1163-75. (SCI; IF=7.604; Engineering, Biomedical 3/79)

Book Chapters

  1. Cheng MH, Ulusal BG. Perforator flaps. In Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom. Samuel J. Lin and John B. Hijjawi (Editors). 2005. McGraw Hill. Pp 449- 458.
  2. Mardini S, Wei FC, Cheng MH. The free style free flap. In Perforator flap. Blondeel PN, Morris SF, Hallock GG, and Neligan PC (Editors). 2005. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. St. Louis, Missouri.
  3. Huang JJ, Cheng MH. Reconstruction of buccal mucosa. In Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Head and Neck. Neligan P and Wei FC (Editors). 2009. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. St. Louis, Missouri.
  4. Cheng MH. Breast reconstruction using deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (Video). In Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery. Samir Madini and Fu-Chan Wei (Editors). 2009. Atlas of Microsurgical Flap Techniques, Mosby, Inc.
  5. Cheng MH, Uriel S, Brey EM. Tissue-Derived Materials for Adipose Regeneration. In Bioengineering Research of Chronic Wounds, SMTEB. A. Gefen (Editor). 2009.  Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  6. Cheng MH, Huang JJ. Breast reconstruction utilizing gluteal flaps. In Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast. Hall-Findlay E and Evans G (Editors). 2010. Elsevier Inc, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  7. Cheng MH, Huang JJ. Perforator Flaps. In Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Second Edition. Samuel J. Lin and John B. Hijjawi (Editors). 2011. McGraw-Hill.
  8. Cheng MH, Huang JJ. Oral cavity and mandible reconstruction. In Plastic Surgery 3rd edition. Peter Neligan (Chief Editor), Eduardo Rodriguez (Editor in Head and Neck). 2012. Elsevier Inc, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  9. Cheng MH, Nguyen DH, Huang JJ. Chapter 77: Vascularized Groin Lymph Node Flap for Treatment of Lymphedema. In Perforator Flaps: Anatomy, Technique, & Clinical Applications, 2nd Edition. Phillip N. Blondeel, Steven F. Morris, Geoffrey G. Hallock, Peter C. Neligan (Editors). 2013. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. St. Louis, Missouri.
  10. Cheng MH, Chang YM. Primary dental implants during maxillary reconstruction. In Current Head and Neck Reconstruction. Peirong Yu (Editor). People’s Medical Publishing House in China.
  11. Kao HK, Cheng MH, Lip reconstruction with free flaps. In Current Head and Neck Reconstruction. Peirong Yu (Editor). People’s Medical Publishing House in China.
  12. Huang JJ, Cheng MH, Buccal and cheek reconstruction. In Current Head and Neck Reconstruction. Peirong Yu (Editor). People’s Medical Publishing House in China.
  13. Cheng MH, Nguyen DH. Chapter 24: Lymph Node Transfer for Lymphedema. In Operative Microsurgery: Upper and Lower Extremities edited by Brian Boyd and Nell Jones. McGraw-Hill. New York.
  14. Leila Kolios, Cheng, MH. Chapter 15: Microsurgical Reconstruction for Defects of Oral Cavity. In Oral Cancer: Symptoms, Management and Risk Factors. Hao SP (Editor). Nova Science Publishers. New York.
  15. Leila Kolios, Cheng, MH. Mastopexy. In Operative Procedures in Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery. Thaller SR, Salgado CJ, Kasira W, and Hoschander AS (Editors). Informa Healthcare Books. London, UK.
  16. Cheng MH, Chang YM. Primary dental implants during maxillary reconstruction. In Current Head and Neck Reconstruction. Peirong Yu (Editor). People’s Medical Publishing House in China.
  17. Kao HK, Cheng MH. Lip reconstruction with free flaps. In Current Head and Neck Reconstruction. Peirong Yu (Editor). People’s Medical Publishing House in China.
  18. Sheng-Po Hao, Cheng MH. Chapter 131: Surgery of the Mouth. In Surgery. 2nd edition. Corson JD and Williamson RCN. (Ediors). JP Medical Inc. Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  19. Huang JJ, Cheng MH. Buccal and cheek reconstruction. In Current Head and Neck Reconstruction. Peirong Yu (Editor). People’s Medical Publishing House in China.
  20. Cheng MH, Huang JJ. Chapter 51: Special Considerations in Asian Breast Surgery. In Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Asians: Principles and Techniques. Lee L. Q. Pu, Chen YR, Li QF, Wu W T. L., Park DH, Takayanagi S, and Wei FC. (Ediors). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2015.
  21. Huang JJ, Cheng MH. Chapter 61: Breast reconstruction with microsurgical flap. In Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Asians: Principles and Techniques. Lee L. Q. Pu, Chen YR, Li QF, Wu W T. L., Park DH, Takayanagi S, and Wei FC. (Ediors). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2015.
  22. Wu CW, Cheng MH. Chapter 62: Breast reconstruction with implants. In Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Asians: Principles and Techniques. Lee L. Q. Pu, Chen YR, Li QF, Wu W T. L., Park DH, Takayanagi S, and Wei FC. (Ediors). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2015.
  23. Chen WF, Cheng MH. Chapter 6: Vascularized lymph node transfer: rationale for distal transfer. In Emerging Techniques in Lymphatic Surgery. Dayan J, Cheng MH and Chang DW. (Editors). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  24. Constantinescu T, Cheng MH. Venus Salvage Procedures in DIEP for Breast Reconstruction. In Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction. Levine JL, Vasile J, Chen C, and Allen RJ. (Editors). Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. NY, USA.
  25. Tobbia D, Cheng MH. Vascularized Groin Lymph Node Flap Transfer for Post mastectomy Upper Limb Lymphedema. In Grabb’s Encyclopedia of Flaps, 4th edition. Strauch B, Vasconez LO, Lee BT, and Herman CK (Editors). Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 2015.
  26. Huang JJ, Cheng MH, Chapter 76: Perforator Flaps. In: Pearls of Wisdom: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Review. 3rd edition. Lin SJ and Hijjawi JB (Editors). McGraw-Hill, New York.
  27. Ito R, Cheng MH. Managing upper limb lymphedema with lymph node transfer. In Oncologic Breast Reconstruction. Peirong Yu (Editor). People’s Medical Publishing House in China. 2015
  28. Browne T, Cheng MH. Chapter 3: Microsurgical reconstruction after oncological resection. In From Auto-to-Allo transplantation, Section I. Wei FC (Editor). Karger Publishers. Basel, Switzerland.
  29. Cheng MH, Huang JJ. Chapter 11: Oral cavity, tongue, mandibular reconstructions. In: Plastic Surgery. Volume 3, 4th edition. Neligan P (Chief editor), Eduardo Rodriguez (Volume editor). Elsevier Inc, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  30. Tzou CHJ, Cheng MH. Transfer of lymph node tissue – my approach. In Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Management of the Breast: A Multidisciplinary Approach. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2015.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) meeting 2013.10.12~15

  1. Indications and Outcomes of Prophylactic and Therapeutic Extracranial-to-Intracranial Arterial Bypass for Cerebral Revascularization: A New Frontier for the Reconstructive Microsurgeon
  2. Vascularized Lymph Node Flap Transfer for Upper and Lower Limb Lymphedema 
  3. Monitoring Patient-Centered Outcomes Through The Progression Of Breast Reconstruction: A Multi-Centered Prospective Longitudinal Evaluation
  4. Lymph node transfer ChangGung Style
  5. New Technologies in Lymphedema
  6. Establishing A Lymphedema Rat Model for Vascularized Lymph Nodes Transfer
  7. Evaluation of the Effect of Vascularized Lymph Nodes Transfer on Lymphatic Drainage and Local Immune Function in An Experimental Rat Lymphedema Model
  8. Asian Symposium for Breast Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASBPRS) meeting 2013.10.16~18
  9. Recent Advanced in Breast Reconstruction at CGMH

Papers on Breast Reconstruction

  1. Remote Real-Time Monitoring of Free Flaps via Smartphone Photography and 3G Wireless Internet- A Prospective Study Evidencing Diagnostic Accuracy  Read More
  2. Bilateral Breast Revision Augmentation With Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforators/Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery Flaps  Read More
  3. Surgical strategies to salvage the venous compromised deep inferior epigastric perforator flap  Read More
  4. Augmentation Mammaplasty in Asian Women  Read More
  5. Bilateral Breast Reconstruction Using Bilateral Anterolateral Thigh Flaps  Read More
  6. Contralateral Breast Reduction Mastopexy with Unilateral Breast Reconstruction  Read More
  7. One-Stage Immediate Breast Reconstruction With Implant Following Skin-Sparing Mastectomy in Asian Patients  Read More
  8. Nipple Reconstruction Using the Modified Top Hat Flap With Banked Costal Cartilage Graft  Read More
  9. Breast Reconstruction Using the Entire Transverse Abdominal Adipocutaneous Flap Based on Unilateral Superficial or Deep Inferior Epigastric Vessels  Read More
  10. Comparisons of Resource Costs and Success Rates between Immediate and Delayed Breast Reconstruction Using DIEP or SIEA Flaps under a Well-Controlled Clinical Trial  Read More
  11. Simultaneous Endoscope-Assisted Contralateral Breast Augmentation with Implants in Patients Undergoing Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction with Abdominal Flaps  Read More
  12. Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap for Successful Simultaneous Breast and Chest Wall Reconstruction in a Poland Anomaly Patient  Read More
  13. Nipple Reduction Using the Modified Top Hat Flap  Read More
  14. Reliability of zone IV in the deep inferior epigastric perforator flap: A single center’s experience with 74 cases  Read More
  15. Nipple reconstruction in Asian females using banked cartilage graft and modified top hat flap  Read More
  16. Anterolateral Thigh Flap for Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction  Read More
  17. Breast Cancer Recurrence after Immediate Reconstruction: Patterns and Significance  Read More

Papers on Lymphedema

  1. From Theory to Evidence- Long-Term Evaluation of the Mechanism of Action and Flap Integration of Distal Vascularized Lymph Node Transfers  Read More<
  2. Lymphedema QoL  Read More
  3. The Mechanism of Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer for Lymphedema - Natural Lymphatico-Venous Drainage.  Read More
  4. Vascularized Lymph Node Flap Transfer and Lymphovenous Anastomosis for Klippel- Trenaunay Syndrome with Congenital Lymphedema  Read More
  5. Preplanning Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer with Duplex Ultrasonography- An Evaluation of 3 Donor Sites  Read More
  6. The use of magnetic resonance angiography in vascularized groin lymph node transfer(an anatomic study  Read More
  7. Vascularized Groin Lymph Node Flap Transfer for Postmastectomy Upper Limb Lymphedema- The Flap Anatomy, Recipient Sites, and Outcomes  Read More
  8. A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Lower Extremity Lymphedema by Transferring a Vascularized Submental Lymph Node Flap to the Ankle  Read More
  9. Vascularized Groin Lymph Node Flap for Treatment of Lymphedema  Read More
  10. Vascularized groin lymph node transfer using the wrist as a recipient site for management of postmastectomy upper extremity lymphedema  Read More

International Visiting Professor in Plastics Division, Stanford University, February 16 – 21, 2018.

 

Invited lecture at the 2nd Annual Lymphedema Symposium in Boston hosted by BIDMC/Harvard Medical School and in partnership with LE&RN, November 2- 3, 2018.

 

Invited lecture at the Breastanbul 2018- Breast Cancer Conference from October 11 to 13 in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

The adjunct professor at the Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Michigan Medicine, September 2018.

 

The Chair of Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) Taiwan Chapter

https://lymphaticnetwork.org/international-chapters/taiwan

 

Chang Gung - Mayo Clinic Reconstructive Microsugery Joint Symposium (2011)

 

With Joseph MC Cathy (New York University)

 

With Robert Joe Allen (New York University) & Joseph Secetti (University of Pennsylvania)