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Prof. Edmund So

Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesia, Chimei Medical Center

Brief Biography:


1. 1978-1985: Bachelor of Medicine; Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C
2. 2002-2003: Master programme; Institute of Cell Biology and Anatomy, National Cheng Kung University, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
3. 2003-2010: Ph.D; Institute of Basic Medical Sciences. National Cheng Kung University, Taipei, Taiwan

Post –Graduate Education:
1. 1991: Clinical fellow, Pain Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A
2. 1991: Clinical fellow , Multidisciplinary Pain Center, University of Washington, Seattle,  U.S.A.

Employment Record:
1. 2005- Present: Chariman; Department of Anesthesia, Section of General Anesthesia,
Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan
2. 1989-2005: Attending Physician; Department of Anesthesia, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan
3. 2001-Present: Visiting Physician; Department of Anesthesia, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung
4. 1988-1989: Chief Resident; Department of Anesthesia , Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei
5. 1985-1988: Resident (R1-R3); Department of Anesthesia , Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei
6. 1984-1985: Internship; Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei


Academic positions:

Teaching Experience:
1. 2007-Present: Clinical Professor; Department of Medicine, National Defense Medical College Taipei, Taiwan
2. 2010-Present: Associate Professor; Department of Cosmetic Sciences, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science
3. 2008-2010: Assistant Professor; Department of Cosmetic Sciences, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science
4. 2011-Present: Associate Professor; Department of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan
5. 2008-2011: Assistant Professor; Department of Business Administration, Southern Taiwan University
6. 2006-2008: Assistant Professor; Department of Nursing , Chung Wah University of Medical Technology, Tainan
7. 2003- 2006: Lecturer; Department of Anesthesia, China Medical University, Taichung
8. 2003- 2006: Lecturer; Department of Nursing , Chung Wah University of medical technology, Tainan

1. 1974-present: Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologist
2. Society of Cell biology and Anatomy. R.O.C.    
3. 1997-present: Association for Anesthesia safety R.O. C.
4. 2007-2008,2009-2010: European Society of Anesthesia
5. 2005-present: Science Advisory board
6. 1997-present: Chi Mei Mandolin Orchestra

1. Best poster presentation: 2002 Annual Scientific meeting of the Chinese Association of Pain
2. Best Poster award: Taiwan Society of Anesthesia Annual Meeting 2002
3. Best scientific paper award: 2002 Chi Mei Medical Center ,Tainan
4. Best scientific paper award: 2006 Urbani Foundation , Taiwan
5. Poster award( 4th runners-up) : Taiwan Society of Anesthesia Annual Meeting 2006
6. Best scientific Poster award: 2006 West Pacific Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Conference, Bejing, China.
7. First runners-up, Scientific Poster award (Basic Sciences), Taiwan Society of Anesthesia Annual Meeting 2009.


Research interests:



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Published Jounal Papers

1. Ivemark syndrome at adult age, a case report Ling-Wen Chen, Teng-Kuei Hsieh, Mei-Chun Chou, Li-Kai Wang , Fu-Chi Kang, Edmund Cheung So(corresponding author) , submitted Anesthesia and analgesia(SCI)
2. Effects of an Acute Exercise on Executive Function: A Study with a Tower of
London Task Yu-Kai Chang, Chia-Liang Tsai, Edmund Cheung So, Tsung-Min Hung, Feng-Tzu Chen, Jennfier L. Etnier Goal. (submitted: Brain and Cognition (SCI, IF=2.48)
3. Sensitivities of midbrain auditory neurons to FM and AM tones presented simultaneously. M.F. Lee, Edmund C. So and Paul W.F. Poon (2010, accepted: Chinese Journal of Physiology, SCI )
4. Protective Effect of Clam (Corbicula fluminea) Extract on Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Hepatotoxicity in Wistar Rats. Sew-Fen Leu1, Edmund
Cheung So, and Bu-Miin Huang  (2010, submitted, Biochemical Pharmacology, SCI)
5. Tangential sectioning for microvascular study of the auditory midbrain
Edmund C. So, Ying H. Chen, Chung S. Hsing, Hui P. Lu, Bun M. Huang , Paul W.F. Poon, (in preparation, Microscope method & technique. SCI)
6. Facial paralysis following cervical traction Edmund Cheung So (Am. J. Phys.
Med. Rehabil. Vol. 89, No. 10 ,849-853, October 2010 , SCI)
7. Sound Exposure Accelerates Reflex Emergency and development In Young Rats. Edmund Cheung So MD, Ying-Hui Chen MD, MSc, Jen-Yin Chen MD, MSc, Bu-Miin Huang, PhD., Paul Wai-Fung Poon, PhD. Brain Research Bulletin 81 (2010) 391–397, SCI: 2.281
8. The Effect of Midazolam on Mouse Leydig Cell Steroidogenesis and Apoptosis.
Edmund Cheung So, Ya-Ting Chang, Chung-His Hsing, Paul Wai-Fung Poon, Sew-Fen Leu , Bu-Miin Huang Toxicology Letters 192 (2010) 169–178, SCI: 3.249)
9. Chen, J. Y., Chang, C. Y., Feng, P. H.,Chu, C. C., So, E. C., Hu, M. L. Plasma vitamin C is lower in postherpetic neuralgia patients and administration of vitamin C reduces spontaneous pain but not brush-evoked pain. Clin J Pain (2009) 25(7) 562-9, SCI: 2.88)
10. Anesthesia does not increase rate of perforation during colonoscopy (retrospective
study). Teng-Kuei Hsieh1, Lin Hung2, Fu-Chi Kang1, Kuo M. Lan1, Paul Wai-Fung Poon3, Edmund Cheung So(corresponding author) (Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan 2009;47(4):162−166)
11. Profile of Anesthetic Infection control in Taiwan: A Questionnaire report. Richard C Or, MD. ; Teng K Hsieh, MD; Kuo M Lan, M.D.; Fu C Kang, MD;Ying H Chen, MD, MS; Edmund Cheung So, MD (corresponding author) Journal of Clinical Anesthesia (2009) 21, 13–18 SCI
12. Postoperative Peripheral Neuropathy- A case Report. Cheng-Shih Chen, Fu-Chi
Kang, Ja-Ping Shieh, Li Kai Wang, Edmund Cheung So, Teng-Kuei Hsieh, Jann-Inn Tzeng, Albert K. Lan. Chinese Journal of pain 2008; 19(1): 29~34
13. A new mask designed for patients implanted with a nasogastric tube. Edmund
Cheung So MD, Ying-Hui Chen MD,MSc, Kar-Lok Wong MD, PhD, Paul Wai-Fung Poon, PhD, Bu-Min Huang, PhD. Medical Engineering & Physics(SCI) 30 (2008) 1020–1023
14. Regulation of Steroidogenesis by Cordyceps sinensis Mycelium Extracted Fractions with (hCG) Treatment in Mouse Leydig Cells. Arch Androl. 2007
Mar-Apr; 53(2):75-7. (SCI) Wong KL, So EC, Chen CC, Wu RS, Huang BM.
15. Chen, J. Y., Chu, C. C., So, E. C., Hsing, C. H., Hu, M. L. Treatment of postherpetic neuralgia with intravenous administration of vitamin C Anesth Analg(2006) 103 (6) 1616-7 SCI
16. 0.125% Dexamethasone cannot prevent postoperative sore throat in patients using laryngeal mask airway. Chinese Journal of Pain. 2006/16(2): 47-52 Ming-Chung Lin, Edmund Cheung So, Chi-Hung Or, Ping –Hsun Feng Ying-Hui Chen.
17. Use of Condoms as blade covers during laryngoscopy, a method to reduce possible cross infection among patients. Journal of infection (2006) 52, 118–123 (SCI) Ying-Hui Chen, Kar-Lok Wong, Ja-Ping Shieh, Yin-Ching Chuang, Yi-Chueh Yang, Edmund Cheung So (Corresponding author)
18.  Glucocorticoids stimulate the activity of large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+channels in pituitary GH3 and AtT-20 cells via a nongenomic mechanism Steroids (2006) 71,129–140 (SCI) Mei-Han Huang, Edmund Cheung So, Yen-Chin Liu, Sheng-Nan Wu.
19.  Induction of interleukin-19 and interleukin-22 after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. The Annuals of Thoracic surgery Ann Thorac Surg 2006;81:2196-2201 (SCI) Chung-His Hsing, Mei-Yi Hsieh, Wei-Yu Chen, Edmund Cheung So, Bor-Chih Cheng, Ming-Shi Chang.
20. Duoderm as a protective material to reduce painful nasal ala after    nasotracheal intubation Chinese Journal of pain 2005; 15(2): 59~65  Ping-Hsun Feng, Edmund C. So, Chin-Chen Chu, Ja-Ping Shieh, Ying-HuiChen
21. Life-threatening Left Lung Collapse Combined with Mediastinal Shift Rescued by a Chest tube insertion--- A case report. Acta Anesthesiologica Taiwanica. (2005) 43, 3:177-181 (MI) Ming-Chung Lin, Chi-Sing Hsu, Chin-Chen Chu, Ying-Hui Chen, Edmund Cheung So, Chung–Hsi Hsing.
22. Relief of persistent abdominal pain by the combination treatment of trigger point blocks, vitamin C and OH-B12. The Chinese Journal of Pain (2005) 15 (1): 25~31Ping-Hsun Feng, chi-Sing Hsu, Teng-Kuei Hsieh, Chin-Chen Chu, Ying-Hui Chen, Edmund Cheung So, Jen-Yin Chen.
23. A study of serum malondialdehyde and interleukin-6 levels in young women with dysmenorrhea in Taiwan. Life Sciences (2004) 75, 669–673 (SCI) Mei-Kubg Yeh, Hsing-Hsia Chen, Edmund Cheung So, Chi-Feng Liu.
24. Effect of intrathecal Octreotide on thermal hyperalgesia and evoked spinal c-fos expression in rats with sciatic constriction injury. Pain (2002), 99 407-413 ( SCI)Yu-chuan Tsai, Edmund Cheung So, Hsing-Hong Chen, Li-Kai Wang, Chi-Hsien Chien
25. Tetramethylpyrazine protects mice against Thioacetamide- induced acute Hepatotoxicity. Journal of Biomedical Science (2002) 9: 410-414 (SCI) Edmund Cheung So, Kar-Lok Wong, Tian-Chyuan Huang, Sheng-Chou Tasi, Chi-Feng Liu.
26. The Prophylactic effect of Tropisetron on epidural morphine-related nausea and vomiting: A comparison of Dexamethasone with Saline. Anesth Analg (2002),94: 749-53 (SCI)Jhi-Joung Wang, Jann-Inn Tzeng, Shung-Tai Ho, Jen-Yin Chen, Chin-Chen Chu, Edmund Cheung So.
27.  Use of Laryngeal Mask Airway in Gynecological Laparoscopy: Ventilatory effects of Pneumoperitoneum. Tzu Chi Med Journal (2002), 14 No.2 Fuh-cheng Yeh, Chao-Te Huang, Chin-Chen Chu, Edmund Cheung So.
28.  Application of Transesophageal Echocardiography in removal of Right Atrial Tumor. Thrombus of Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma—A case report. Acta Anaesthesiol Sin (2002), 40: 139-142.(MI)Chung-His Hsing, Ying-Hui Chen, Chin-Chen Chu, Fuh-Cheng yeh, Edmund Cheung So, Chi-Sing Hsu, Jhi-Houng Wang.
29. Dexamethasone for the prophylaxis of nausea and vomiting after epidural morphine for post-hemorrhoidectomy analgesia Chinese J. pain (2001), 11(2): 53~58 Chi-Sing Hsu, Edmund Cheung So, Chao-Te Huang, Ja-Ping Shieh, Fuh-Cheng Yeh, Jen-Yin Chen, Jhi-Houng W.
30. Tracheal intubation after anesthetic induction with Thiopental, Fentanyl and Lidocaine without muscle relaxants Tzu Chi Med Journal (1999) 11 No.2 Edmund Cheung So
31. The role of nurse Anesthetist in Taiwan (Questionnaire Report) Anesth Sinica (1998), 37:S1-S11.(MI) Edmund Cheung So
32. Preemptive analgesia with low-dose Ketamine for abdominal Hysterectomy. Chinese Journal of pain (1999), 9(2): 74-78 Edmund Cheung So
33. The Analgesic effect of 8% Lidocaine laryngeal spray in patients receiving laryngeal microsurgery. Chinese Journal of pain (1998), 8:9-14 Edmund Cheung So
34. Recurrent epistaxis following nasotracheal intubation---A case report. Anesth Sinica (1996), 34:93-96. (MI) Edmund Cheung So
35. Arytenoid Subluxation following endotracheal intubation-- A case report. Anesth Sinica (1995), 33:45-52. (MI) Edmund Cheung So
36. High resolution Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance studies of human cerebrospinal fluid. Journal of National Cheng-Kung University (1994), Vol.29 Sci. Eng. & Med.Section pp.29-40. Edmund Cheung So
37. Atracurium used as a pretreatment agent to inhibit Succinylcholine induced
increased intraocular pressure. Anesth.Sinica. (1988), 26;387-390. (MI) Edmund Cheung So
38. Intraocular pressure during endotracheal intubation with Atracurium and Succinylcholine as muscle relaxant. Anesth.Sinica. (1988), 26:195-198 (MI)
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