HCNS 2024

Guoguang Zhao

President, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University,
President, National Center for Neurological Diseases,
Director, China-INI,
Vice Chairman, Congress of Chinese Neurological Surgeons

Guoguang Zhao, MD, PhD, serves as the President of Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University. He earned his MD and PhD in Neurosurgery from Capital Medical University and underwent specialized training in Stereo-EEG and epilepsy surgery at the Claudio Munari Centre for Epilepsy, Niguarda Hospital in Milan, Italy, from 2003 to 2004. Since 2015, Dr. Zhao has been a pioneer neurosurgeon in integrating brain network connectomics, multimodal imaging, and neuromodulation technologies. His groundbreaking work extends to the research and clinical application of brain-computer interfaces, such as deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, and responsive neurostimulation. In 2021, Dr. Zhao spearheaded the “Science and Technology Innovation 2030 – Brain Science and Brain-Like Intelligence Technology” project, securing substantial funding of 135 million RMB. Currently, he leads the fundamental research and clinical trial of implantable brain-computer interface surgical devices using in the neurological disorders. His outstanding contributions were recognized with the prestigious “First Prize of Chinese Medical Science and Technology Award” in 2022. Dr. Zhao has held influential leadership roles, including Vice President of the Congress of Chinese Neurological Surgeons and positions in the Committee on Brain Function Research and Translation at the Chinese Research Hospital Association. He has also served as an Executive Member of the China Anti-Epilepsy Association. As a prolific researcher, Dr. Zhao has authored five books and contributed to 12 diagnostic guidelines and published over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

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