Runlin Gao, MD, born in Hebei, China, in May 1941, was graduated from the Beijing Medical University in 1965 and got his Master Degree at the Peking Union Medical College in 1981. He completed his fellowship training in interventional cardiology at the Loma-Linda University School of Medicine (CA, USA) from 1985 to 1986. Currently he is Professor of Medicine, Chief Cardiologist at the Department of Cardiology, Fu Wai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS). Before this role he was Director of the Department of Cardiology and President of Fu Wai Hospital. CAMS. He also served as Vice President of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association, President of the Chinese Society of Cardiology, and President of the Asian-Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology. He is the Editor in Chief of the National Medical Journal of China and the Chinese circulation Journal.
Dr. Gao has been engaged in clinical practice and research on cardiology for more than 50 years. His research interests include clinical studies of coronary artery disease, and interventional cardiology, He contributed to the development of interventional cardiology in China as one of the pioneers. He is actively engaged in the innovation and research on new drug-eluting stent (DES), bioresorbable scaffold, transcatheter aortic valve replacement device, and renal denervation therapy by leading animal experiments and clinical studies.