Hongwei Yao

Hongwei Yao is Professor and Consultant at the Department of General Surgery in Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University and National Clinical Research Center for Digestive Diseases (NCRC-DD).

He specialises in gastrointestinal, laparoscopic colorectal and transanal endoscopic surgeries.

He has 20 years working experience in general surgery.

Education and qualifications

  • 1994-1998: Beijing Medical University, Bachelor of Clinical Medicine
  • 1998-2003: Peking University (Beijing), M.D. of Surgery


2003 – 2007

Peking University Third Hospital:

  • Attending Physician in General Surgery

2007 – 2016

Peking University Third Hospital:

  • Associate Professor in General Surgery
  • Professor in General Surgery (GI surgeon)

Specialty: gastrointestinal, colorectaland laparoscopic surgeries

2016 – present

Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, National Clinical Research Center for Digestive Diseases:

  • Professor, Department of General Surgery
  • Deputy Director, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Memberships and positions

  • Young Committee member, Chinese Society of Surgery
  • General Secretary, Chinese Society of Colorectal Surgery
  • Chair, Chinese Society of Transanal Total Mesoretal Excision Surgeons (CSTAS)
  • Study Chair, Chinese TaTME Registry Collaborative (CTRC)
  • Deputy Chair, Steering Committee of COLOR III Trial in China
  • Member, Drafting committee of ESCP consensus of TaTME