Medical Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Medical treatment is not provided free of charge to visitors to Taiwan.  Visitors to Taiwan do not qualify for treatment under that National Health Insurance.

Remember in an emergency dial 119 for an ambulance or 110 to contact police.

List of Physicians, Dentists and Medical Providers

Medical care in Taiwan is both very similar and significantly different than care in the United States. Virtually all, modern, health care services are available and there are more than 119,000 hospital beds. Western medicine, with its emphasis on diagnosis and treatment, is the predominant form of care. Physicians are well trained and it isn’t difficult to find physicians who have done fellowships or other training in the United States. State of the art medical equipment is often available. In addition, for those inclined, traditional Chinese medicine, with its emphasis on herbal medicines, acupuncture and related treatments, remains widely practiced and Chinese apothecaries abound.

The differences between care in the West and in Taiwan may, at times, seem quite pronounced. The doctor-patient relationship differs significantly and cultural differences abound in even the most modern health care settings. The infrastructure for health care in Taiwan is dependent on National Health Insurance, which covers most of the island’s 22 million people. As a result, doctors and hospital-based outpatient clinics are under enormous pressure to see large volumes of patients in relatively short periods of time. It isn’t unusual to find doctors seeing as many as 30 patients an hour in the largest and busiest specialties. (Many of these patients are simply renewing prescriptions.) Expect to wait in crowded, uncomfortable waiting areas to see your clinic doctor. Popular alternatives to high-volume hospital based outpatient clinics are discussed below in the section on Special Clinics.

The doctors and medical facilities compiled in this list are arranged by geographic region and specialty. The list includes Taipei (including Linkou/Taoyuan), Taichung (including Chunghua), Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Hualien.


AIT has compiled this information for the benefit of the American community in Taiwan by surveying local providers. AIT assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or reputation of the persons or medical facilities whose names appear on this list. Because most physicians speak English, we have compiled this list with a bias in favor of physicians who have received training in the United States, especially those who are also licensed to practice there. However, the list is by no means exhaustive. A survey of most large hospitals reveals that huge numbers of physicians have received training abroad – most of them in the U.S. It is not possible to include them all. In every major medical center surveyed there are American trained doctors too numerous to mention. Finally, there are many well – trained doctors in Taiwan who speak excellent English but have not studied abroad who are not included. Though traditional Chinese Medicine is widely practiced, we have made no attempt to include those services.

Access to Medical Care

For both short-term visitors to Taiwan, and long-term residents, urgent or elective medical care is readily available in four different settings: priority care clinics that cater to foreign visitors, emergency rooms, hospital outpatient clinics, and private doctor’s clinics. Without question the most convenient place for privately insured Americans who don’t speak Mandarin is in one of several western style clinics. Hospital based outpatient clinics, while frequently boasting very good doctors, will differ dramatically from Western notions of privacy and the doctor-patient relationship. Health care is generally much less expensive than in the United States. However, priority care centers for Westerners are more expensive – though generally cheaper than similar care in the U.S. Wherever you seek care, it is always pay as you go. If you are privately insured you must submit your own receipts for reimbursement.

Taipei Area Clinics, Hospitals, Physicians and Dentists

Emergencies and Emergency Rooms

Visitors who find themselves acutely ill face the prospect of a visit to an emergency department. A startling first visit to most Taiwanese emergency rooms reveals that virtually all the patients are lying on gurneys. Unlike ER’s in the U.S., where the “walking wounded” are found sitting in waiting areas, patients in Taiwan expect to be lying down while they wait. The result, on a crowded day, is gurneys everywhere – sometimes down the hall and out the door. Most departments are organized on the basis of acuity, with different bays for different levels of care.

As in the United States, hospitals in Taipei are licensed to handle different levels of emergencies. There are four trauma centers in Taipei. A trauma center is an emergency facility that has a trauma surgeon and a trauma team available 24 hours a day. As a result, they are the destination of choice for very serious injuries where emergency surgery might be required. They include National Taiwan University Hospital (in Taipei), Taipei Veterans Hospital (in Tienmu), Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital (in Shilin) and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (in Linkou – near the airport). For cases that require a visit to an emergency room excluding severe trauma, many good hospitals are available. (Veteran’s General Hospital is the regional center for treating snakebites and accidental poisonings.)

A word about Ambulances and Emergency Services:

Although you can expect state-of-the art medical facilities in Taiwan’s Medical Centers, the paramedic system is not in the same ballpark as that in the United States. There is an emergency dispatch system and ambulances can be summoned by calling 1-1-9. They are triaged by the dispatcher on the basis of the perceived nature of the emergency. Dispatchers may not speak English. There are potentially two levels of care associated with emergency medical services. Crews with more advanced training are directed to more serious cases. However, ambulances are not like those in the United States. In some instances, the ambulances resemble nothing more than a small van with emergency lights and a gurney in the back. Do not expect trained medical technicians to arrive with special medical equipment. Although the standard of care is changing, most do not even possess a simple defibrillator. Ambulance crews have not received advanced paramedic training. In many instances the driver has no training at all. Thus you cannot expect the kinds of advanced recussitative training associated with paramedics in the U.S. In cases that are less than extremely urgent, you may be better served by arranging private transportation. If you summon an ambulance, unless you specify otherwise, they will transport you to the nearest hospital. You may need to be insistent about the hospital of your choice. Although it is little publicized, certain medical centers (especially Taiwan National University Hospital and Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su), have the ability to dispatch paramedic crews in hospital-owned paramedic units in limited geographic areas upon private request. Finally, you will observe that emergency vehicles don’t command the same respect as their counterparts back home. Taiwanese drivers don’t necessarily pull over to the side and give an ambulance the right-of-way.

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Special Clincs (Used by Expatriates) in Taipei:

Easily the most comfortable way for tourists and long-term residents to see good doctors is through hospitals that have set up special clinics with English-speaking staff. When you need urgent care, most can get you in to see a doctor on short notice. They are also an excellent way to fill lost prescriptions. Many privately insured expatriates depend on the clinics for regular care. Clinic physicians generally have a greater cultural understanding of an American’s expectations for health care.

The clinic staff negotiates the hospital’s best doctors and clinics for you by setting up appointments, getting you to your doctor, accompanying you to the lab or for x-rays, collecting your prescriptions and presenting you with a bill (translated into English), which you can send to your insurance company for reimbursement. They usually accept credit cards; they do not accept Taiwan national health insurance. Several are very popular with the American community.

Contact persons: Susie Hong, Karen Tsao, Delia Hung, Selena Shen
TEL: 2776-2651, 2776-2654
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5::00PM, Sunday –  8:00am – 12:00PM

This clinic is very popular in the expatriate community and probably treats more American patients than all other clinics combined. In 1999 more than 5,000 English-speaking patients were seen. IPCC is well known for its articulate native-English-speaking nursing staff. The IPCC is located on the second floor of centrally located Adventist Hospital. All signs are in English as well as Mandarin. The waiting area is comfortably furnished with couches and English newspapers. Most visits are scheduled – patients call the clinic for appointments for a full range of medical problems, from routine physicals or urgent care to specialty care. Patients are escorted to appointments in the hospital’s clinics by the nursing staff and are seen on a priority basis – typically going to the front of the line. After the doctor’s consultation, patients return to the clinic for consultations with the nursing staff on medications, follow-up appointments and payment. Prescriptions are filled by the clinic staff and delivered to you. The clinic attracts lots of expatriates for OB/GYN services.

General Administrator: Julia Tseng (Chief, Public Affairs)
Tel: 2897-0320
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00

Located adjacent to the impressive Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, this clinic resembles an affluent fee-for-service clinic in the United States. The physicians are drawn from the hospital’s staff. Virtually all of the doctors have trained in the United States; many are licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. as well. Several have taught at major American medical schools. The clinic has beautifully furnished waiting areas. All signs are in English as well as Mandarin. The facilities and protocol are remarkably different than the “cattle-call” medicine practiced in most hospital outpatient clinics in Taiwan. The patient can expect to be examined in modern, comfortable examination rooms with the utmost privacy. Unlike Adventist’s PCC, instead of your traveling to the hospital’s outpatient clinics to see a doctor, the doctor will come to the clinic to see you. After your examination you can expect a conference with your physician in an office. The clinic offers physical examinations and consultations in general medicine, pediatrics, endocrinology, gynecology, general surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat, urology, dermatology, and of course all manner of cancer treatment. It has a reputation for mammograms and OB/GYN care.

This clinic, located adjacent to its parent hospital, Cathay General, is new and offers private paying patients an alternative to the waiting areas of the hospital’s outpatient clinics. The waiting areas and examinations rooms are clean, new, and well furnished. The clinic is on the second floor. Signs are in Mandarin, though friendly English-speaking help is available inside. Perhaps because of its newness, it is not yet widely used by English-speaking expatriates.


Hospitals are licensed, and to some extent their level of reimbursement is determined, by the government. The highest level of accreditation is “Medical Center,” followed by “Regional Hospital.” The difference is chiefly one of size. Medical Centers tend to be enormous by American Standards, with in excess of one thousand beds. They receive additional compensation because of their teaching programs.

Visitors to hospitals in Taiwan find a veneer of similarity to hospitals back home. Beneath the surface, however, are big differences. In many hospitals it is expected that the patient’s family will help provide routine hygiene chores frequently taken care of by licensed practical nursing staff in an American hospital. Indeed, many hospitals accommodate and expect at least one family member will sleep in the patient’s room (even semi-private rooms). Some hospitals expect patients to bring their own bath towels, toilet tissue, soap and other toiletries. Often the floors, walls and medical equipment will appear much less clean than a typical American hospital.

In hospitals like Sun Yat-Sen, Adventist, and Cathay, visits to the hospital’s outpatient clinics and ancillary services can be very conveniently scheduled through their special clinics. Patients are guided through the confusing maze of waiting lines by English-speaking nurses.

A word about outpatient clinics:

There is some very fine medicine available in the large, crowded outpatient clinics that aren’t affiliated with Western clinics. They are a real option for long-term American residents in Taiwan. The first visit is usually the most difficult. The registration areas are crowded and sometimes confusing. Signs are frequently in Mandarin only, and your first contact may not be with an English-speaking registrar. Persistence will be rewarded and foreigners will find a kind response to their questions and someone who speaks English will be produced to guide you through the process. Second appointments are generally made in the clinic where you are seen and it isn’t necessary to repeat the registration process each time you visit the hospital. The drill is to register, find your clinic, consult the physician, travel to the lab (if necessary), pay your bill, and then pick up your prescription. Expect to take a number and wait in line at each stop along the way.

The vast majority of doctors have hospital-based practices and see patients in outpatient clinics which are either in the hospital or in ancillary buildings immediately adjacent to the hospital. Many are extraordinarily busy, seeing thousand of patients each day in the course of morning clinic, afternoon clinic, and evening clinic. Patients typically find their way to the particular department they need, (for example, cardiology) and sit in row after row of plastic bucket seats. Everyone is assigned a number as part of their appointment which is posted on a sheet outside the doctor’s door. Each doctor’s office has an electronic sign, which flashes the next number. Once your number comes up, you line up inside of a small cubicle with a doctor, a nurse or two, and not unusually, two or more patients waiting in front of you. If you are not acutely ill you can expect a relatively short visit with the doctor – perhaps just a couple of minutes. One advantage to the system is that unlike the U.S., where the patient’s primary care physician is the gateway to specialist care, it is standard practice for patients to go directly to see a specialist without a referral from an internist or family practitioner.

Hospitals do not accept checks. Some, but not all, will accept credit cards. You are expected to pay as you go. Many will want to see your passport.

125 Lih-der Rd., Pei-Tou District, Taipei
TEL: 2897-0011

This modern, state of the art hospital is affiliated with Duke University Medical Center. Although it still emphasizes Oncology and cancer treatments, (about 75% or its patient base) it has developed a strong general medicine section. The CEO, Dr. Wong, teaches at Duke University and is attempting to bring American style medicine to Taiwan. Alone among hospitals in Taiwan, this hospital resembles an affluent modern American hospital. It is brilliantly clean. Most of the medical staff has been trained in the U.S. and many have practiced medicine in the U.S. as well. The hospital is comfortable and dignified. Outpatient services are provided but the number of patients seen is limited to a fraction of that of other area hospitals. This is good news for patients who want to avoid the impersonal nature of nationalized health care. While national health insurance is accepted, in many instances the patients will make up the difference with a large co-payment. Outpatients are given appointments and do not wait in large crowded areas. There are no electronic signs flashing numbers. You can expect to make an appointment and be called by name when the doctor is ready for you. Western notions of privacy and confidentiality are strictly adhered to. The hospital boasts a clinic for expatriates called the Health Promotion Program (HPP), discussed above in the section on special clinics for Americans. The inpatient facilities are quite nice. Private rooms are available. The ancillary medical staff, nurses and technicians, frequently speak English. Credit cards are accepted.

424 Pa Te Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei
TEL: 2771-8151

Adventist is a private hospital. After Sun Yat-Sen, it is probably the closest in appearance to an American style hospital and was once staffed by U.S. doctors. There is an emergency department, a full range of outpatient services, and a Priority Care Clinic (PCC) frequently used by Americans. Signs are in English as well as Mandarin. The clinics are not as busy as those at the major medical centers. Perhaps because of earlier associations with American medicine, the organization or the hospital, from the medical staff committee structure to the nursing modules on the inpatient wards, resembles that found in American hospitals. Inpatient care at Adventist gets reasonably good marks from those who have stayed there. Private and semi-private rooms are available. All meals are vegetarian (credit cards are accepted.)

201 Shipai Rd. Sec.2, Beitou District, Taipei
TEL: 2871-2121

This is a 3000 bed government hospital with an average daily census of about 1,700 inpatients. There are four outpatient buildings that see the almost unbelievable number of 8,000 patients each day. Virtually every medical specialty is represented in this hospital, from acupuncture to urology. It is well known for the treatment of infectious diseases and for emergency medical care. The Emergency Room is vast, like a small hospital itself, including a pediatric ward and additional bays for patients of varying levels of acuity. There is greater demand in the ER for beds than available space (they see up to 300 patients each day). It isn’t unusual to find dozens of patients lining the hallways in the ER waiting for an available bed. The ER also is one of only 3 local hospitals with a trauma team available 24 hours. In addition to trauma and serious cases of all kinds, it is the destination of choice in Taipei for poisonings and snakebite cases. (VGH does not accept credit cards.)

45 Cheng Hsin Rd., Shih Pai, Taipei
TEL: 2826-4400

Cheng Hsin Hospital is a relatively new 800-bed facility. It has the distinct advantage of having state of the art equipment and, compared with its near neighbor Veterans General Hospital, little or no wait. The emergency room is small; the ER director is an American citizen and speaks excellent English. The hospital is well known for cardiac care and has one of Taiwan’s few heart transplantation centers. Cheng Hsin Hospital is an excellent destination for those seeking cardiac care or a consultation with a cardiologist.

7 Chung Shan S. Rd., Taipei
TEL: 2312-3456

The jewel in the crown of health care providers in Taiwan, NTUH is located in the heart of Taipei City, near the Presidential Building. NTUH is a 2,000-bed tertiary-care and comprehensive-care hospital staffed exclusively by 1,223 faculty members of the School of Medicine. There are an additional 4,216 clinical staff members. It includes a 45-bed psychiatric facility, a 57-bed rehabilitation facility, and a 165-bed intensive care unit. This teaching hospital has the reputation for offering some of the best physicians in Taiwan. It is organized like other large hospitals and sees huge numbers of patients in its outpatient clinics. Generally, most of the department heads and a significant number of doctors have received additional training in the United States.

In Taipei: 199 Tun-Hwa North Road, Taipei
TEL: 2713-5211
In Linkou: 5 Fu-Hsing Street, Kuei Shan Hsiang, Taoyuan Hsien
TEL: 03-328-1200
In Keelung: 222 Mai-Chin Road, Keelung
TEL: 02-2431-3131

Established in 1976 by Yung-Ching Wang, the Chairman of Formosa Plastic Group, this regional hospital system is one of the largest and most technically advanced in Taiwan. There are two medical centers: one in Linkou, (just off the freeway at the Taoyuan exit) and a second in Kaohsiung. There is also a hospital and clinic in Taipei and another in Keelung. The Linkou Medical Center is the regional hub for northern Taiwan. It is a sprawling facility with 3,271 inpatient beds. The outpatient clinic sees approximately 8,000 patients each day. The Linkou Medical Center also boasts the first Children’s Hospital in Taiwan, a 530 bed facility, and has a pediatric emergency department. Just 20 minutes by freeway from downtown Taipei, the hospital has a private shuttle service that runs between Linkou and the Taipei train station on the quarter hour. The fee is $30NT each way. Compared with other large inpatient facilities in northern Taiwan, the hospital is relatively well organized; some of the signs are in English and there are two McDonalds restaurants in addition to vast dining facilities, gift shops, and other ancillary services.

In addition to the broad array of specialty care offered, the Medical Center is well-known for it burn unit, plastic surgery department, organ transplantation, and Emergency Department.

The Keelung hospital has an outpatient clinic and 854 beds; the Taipei Chang Gung Memorial Hospital has a large outpatient clinic and approximately 300 inpatient beds.

168, Ching-Kuo Rd, 330 Tao-yuan Taiwan R.O.C.

This 600 bed hospital provides comprehensive medical services including 24-hour emergency room and intensive care. A total of 87 physicians work in the facility. It is located in the city of Tao-Yuan, 20 minutes from the international airport. Besides the routine service of a hospital, it provides the following specialties: Cardiac Care, Minimal Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Lasik Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, In-Vitro Fertilization Technology.

280 Jen Ai Rd, Sec. 4., Taipei
TEL: 2708-2121

This Regional Medical Center, centrally located in Taipei, has a modern priority-care clinic and a large emergency department.

77 Chung Hsiao E. Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei
TEL: 2751-0221

11 Lane 112, Jen Ai Rd., Sec. 4,Taipei
TEL: 2708-1177

This is a privately owned hospital – similar to “doctor’s hospital’s” in the United States. It has a reputation for Obstetrics and Gynecology. Many OB/GYN physicians with private clinics refer their deliveries to Chung Shan Hospital. It has recently undertaken a significant remodeling project.

61 Jen Ai Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei
TEL: 2771-3161

92 Chung Shan N. Rd., Sec.2, Taipei
TEL: 2543-3535

95 Wen Chang Rd., Shihlin
TEL: 2833-2211

325 Cheng Kung Road, Section 2, Nei Hu District, Taipei
TEL: 8792-3311
40 Ting Chou Rd., Sec. 3, Taipei (only for outpatient)
TEL: 2365-9055

105 Yu Sheng Street, Shihlin
Tel: 2834-9721
Voice Mail Registration: 2832-9215
This is a 548 bed Regional Hospital. The ER has 24 beds.


AIT has compiled a list of physicians and dentists in Taiwan for the benefit of the American community. All of the providers on this list speak English. However, if you call between clinic hours (typically there is “morning clinic,” “afternoon clinic,” and, in the larger hospitals and certain doctor’s offices, “evening clinic”), you may very well reach a recorded message in Mandarin. Some offices will also record messages in English. If you call back during clinic hours, English-speaking staff is usually available. Generally, most understand enough English to take an important message or to make an appointment. An appointment number is provided for each practitioner. For hospital-based practices, you will make an appointment with a central office.

Chen, Fang-Pey M.D.

Chief, VGH Center For Traditional Medicine (Acupuncture) M.D.
National Yang-Ming Medical University, 1983
Research Fellow, Department of Anesthesiology, USC 1992-1993
Veterans General Hospital

VGH Clinic for Traditional Medicine
Appointments: 2871-2151

Chou, Cheng-Tei M.D.

Education/ Credentials
Professor and Chief, of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology Veterans General Hospital
M.D. Taiwan National Defense Medical Center, 1967-1973
Research Fellow in Rheumatology at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 1982-1983
Veterans General Hospital
Appointments: 2871-2151

Yin, Wei-Hsian M.D.

Chief, Cardiology Department, Cheng Hsin General Hospital
(Note: Cheng Hsin General Hospital, in Tienmu, has one of Taiwan’s Heart Transplantation Programs.)
Cardiology Clinic, Cheng Hsin General Hospital
Appointments: 2826-4400

Edward C. Chen, D.C.

7F, 165, Nanking E. Rd, Sec. 2, Taipei
Appointments: 25062955

Dr. Lin and Partners Dental Office

5F, #60, Tienmu West Road, Taipei
Appointments: 2873-6488
3F #259, Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3, Taipei
Appointments: 2715-2476

William W. Lo, M.D.

M.D. National Yang Ming Medical College
American Academy of Dermatology
Private Clinic
2F #2, Lane 14, Chung Shan North Rd., Sec. 7, Tienmu
Appointments: 2874-3223

Lin, Hong Da M.D.

Chief, VGH Endocrinology and Metabolism
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1971
Research Fellow, Endocrinology, Tufts-New England Medical Center
Boston, MA 1982-1983
Board Certifications (Taiwan): Internal Medicine; Diplomat in the subspecialty of Endocrinology
Veterans General Hospital, VGH Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Appointments: 2871-2151

Chiang, Yuh-Chyun

Medicine Degree, Taipei Medical Collage-1996
Master of Science, Taipei Medical University Graduate Institute of Medicine-2002
2002 National board of otolaryngology specialist examination
2005 10th Annual Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course, Singapore General Hospital

Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Center: 2776-2654

Kao Yu-Chi, M.D.

M.D. National Taiwan University, 1985
Attending Physician, Dept. of Family Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital
Extensive expatriate patient population
Private Practice
Dr. Kao’s Family Practice Center
1F, No. 11-9, Alley 69
Tienmu East Road, Taipei
Appointments: 2874-4545

Simon Chan M.D.

General Internal Medicine – Allergic Rhinitis
General Pediatric UCLA School of Medicine
American Internal Medicine Board Certified
Private Practice
Dr. Simon Chan’s Clinic
3F, No 126-3, Sec 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd, Taipei
Appointments:  2731-6530

Chang, Full-Young, M.D.

National Defense Medical Center, Taipei
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, VGH
Veterans General Hospital, VGH Gastroenterology clinic
Appointments: 2871-2151

Hsieh, Chia-Ming

Foreign Training: Fellow of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Center: 2776-2654

Hwang, Wen-Zern

 PhD: Dept. of Neurosurgery, National Kanazawa University, Japan
1990-1995, Chief of Neurosurgery, Taipei Yang-Ming Hospital
1995 – current, Chief of Neurosurgery, Taiwan Adventist Hospital
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Clinic: 2776-2654

Wang, Cheng-Jen, M.D.

M.D. National Taiwan University Medical College, 1989
Visiting Fellow, Duke University Medical Center
Board Certifications: Taiwan Board of Surgery, Taiwan Board of Neurological Surgery
Division of Neurosurgery, Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center
Appointments through HPP Clinic: 2897-0011

Charles C. Tsai, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

M.D. National Taiwan University, 1964
Resident, Department of OB/GYN at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, 1966-1969
Research Fellow, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Reproductive Biology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1969-1970;
Tenured Associate Professor, Reproductive Endocrinology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
Medical Licenses: United States (Washington, Ohio, South Carolina), Taiwan
Board Certifications: OB/GYN – Certified Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Gynecology, Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center
Appointments through HPP Clinic: 2897-0011

Wei, Hsiao-Jui, M.D.

U.S. Training: Training Program, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons; Study Program: Reproductive Endocrinological Diagnostic Unit at Cornell University;
American Fertility Society
American Human Genetic Society
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Clinic: 2776-2654

Ling, Pei-Ying

George Washington University Medical School, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), USA
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Residency in OB/GYN, USA
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Clinic: 2776-2654

Yen, Sang-Hue, M.D.

Chief, VGH Cancer Center
M.D. National Defense Medical College, 1977
Veterans General Hospital, VGH Cancer Center
Appointments: 2871-2151

Chao Yee, M.D.

Chief, VGH Medical Oncology Clinic
M.D. National Yang-Ming University, 1983
One year training in the United States
Veterans General Hospital, VGH Medical Oncology Clinic
Appointments: 2871-2151

Frank Shiao, M.D.

M.D. Kaohsiung Medical University, 1998
Fellowship: Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia; Retrovirus Research Lab, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta Georgia (1987-1988).
National Board of Ophthalmology, Taiwan
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Private Practice: Dr. Shiao’s Eye Clinic
2F-1, 10, Tien Mu West Road, Taipei
Appointments: 2873-4567

Chen, Tain-Hsiung, M.D.

Chief, Traumatology Division, VGH Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology.
M.D. National Defense Medical College
Clinical Research Fellowship in Arthroplasty and Orthopedic Oncology.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester N.Y.
Veterans General Hospital, VGH Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic
Appointments: 2871-2151

Hang, David W., M.D., F.A.A.O.A.

Director, Shin Kong Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute
Diplomats of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California at Los Angeles
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic and Reconstructive surgery of Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Ankle
Total Joint Replacement Specialist
Shin Kong Hospital,
Shin Kong Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute
Appointments: (02) 2888-1154

Nancy Nie-Shiuh Chang, D.D.S., M.S.

D.D.S. Taipei Medical College, School of Dentistry
M.S. Certificate, Northwestern University School of Dentistry
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
Private Practice
3F, 99, Sec. 2, Chung Shan North Road, Taipei
Appointments: 2581-7591

Tsai, Suei-Tsau

National Taiwan University
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Center: 2776-2654

Chen, Wan-The

Chung-Shan Medical University
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Center: 2776-2654

Chung, Pei-Jen

U.S. Training: Physical therapy course & Hydrotherapy Course: Loma Linda Medical; Desert Hot Springs Therapy Center
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Center: 2776-2654

Jason G. H. Yang

1981: China Medical College, Taichung
1983-1987: Resident, Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
1987-1990: Staff Psychiatrist, Short-term Diagnostic and Treatment Unit,
The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
Licenses: United States – Kansas, Georgia, Hawaii; Taiwan
Private Clinic (Dr. Yang’s Psychiatric Clinic)
Rm. 5, 2F, 342 Fu Hsing S. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei
Appointments: 2325-3218

The Community Services Center, a nonprofit organization that offers support to the international community in Taipei, offers confidential counseling services and support groups through its staff of trained professional foreign counselors, social workers and psychologists. Appointments can be arranged during non-working hours in the evenings and on weekends, as well as during the day. A sliding fee scale is available.
25 Lane 290, Chung Shan N. Rd. Sec. 6, Tienmu
Appointments: 2836-8134, 2838-4947

Chen, Yung-Tai

Medical College of National Taiwan University Fellowship of Hamamatsu Medical University, Japan Fellowship of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA Chief of Urology Department of Taiwan Adventist Hospital
Adventist Hospital
Appointments through Priority Care Center: 2776-2654


135 Nanhsiao Street
Changhua, Taiwan 500
Tel: (04) 723-8595

American citizens may contact Cindy Chao, RN, CNRN, CS. Ms. Chao speaks excellent English and was educated in the United States. She is a licensed regular nurse in the U.S. and she practiced as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for several years before returning to Taiwan. Her extension is 3907/3908; She will be pleased to help Americans use the hospital and arrange appointments in the hospital’s outpatient clinics.

Changhua Christian Hospital has three settings: Nanguo, Chunghua Road, and Erlin. The main hospital at Nanguo is the largest tertiary care medical center in central Taiwan with 1,500 acute-care beds, 174 staff physicians and dentists, and 238 residents. It provides care in more than 40 specialties and subspecialties. The care settings include in-patient, outpatient (including evening clinics) and emergency care. The volume of emergency services ranks fourth among the medical centers in Taiwan. The hospital has a useful English language booklet describing the facilities.

160 Chung-Kang Rd., Sec. 3
Taichung 407, Taiwan
Tel: (04) 359-2525/4003
Fax: (04) 359-2705

This is a large, public hospital similar to its Taipei counterpart. It has a large medical staff, many of whom have received training in the United States.

110, Chienkuo N. Rd. Sec.1
Taichung City
Tel: (04) 473-9595-2197
Voice Mail Registration: (04) 475-0011

A 1,300 bed medical center with 14 emergency room beds.

No. 75 Yuh Der Road
Taichung, Taiwan
Tel: (04) 205-2121

Established in 1980, it was founded as the first hospital in Taiwan to provide a combination of Chinese and western medical care. Patients can choose Chinese or western medical care or a combination of both during their treatment. To facilitate the integration of Chinese and western medicine, special clinics were established for a combined approach. In addition to the traditional methods of “looking, smelling, asking, and pulse feeling,” western methods including sophisticated state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments such as magnetic resonance imaging, CT scanning, and digital cardio-vascular imaging systems are employed. In terms of western medicine, each attending physician holds certifications in their medical specialty. In terms of traditional Chinese medicine, CMHC has clinical departments of Chinese internal medicine, pediatrics, traumatology, gynecology and acupuncture. The hospital takes pride in providing the accurate diagnosis of western medicine with the traditional healing effects of Chinese medicine. The hospital has a useful English booklet describing their facilities.

China Medical College Hospital has provided the following physician information:


Pai, Pei-Ying
M.D. China Medical College, 1989
Research Fellow in Cardiology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation
July 1998-June 1999


Amanda Yen
D.D.S. China Medical College School of Dentistry
D.M. Sc. Harvard School of Dental Medicine 1991-1996
Research Fellow, Harvard School of Dental Medicine,
Department of Oral Pathology, 1991-1996
Oral Pathology Certificate, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

William Fuh
D.D.S. China Medical College School of Dentistry, 1988
Ph.D. Baylor University 1991-1996
Residency in Graduate Prosthodontics, Baylor College of Dentistry
American College of Prosthodontists

Wang, Teen-Meei
D.D.S. School of Dentistry, National Defense Medical Center 1969
Ph.D. Utah University
Visiting Research Professor, Baylor University Medical Center
Qualified Orthodontist, Board of Registration in Federation of World Orthodontists

Ho, Cheng-Sheng
D.D.S. Taipei Medical College
M.S. Northwestern University Dental School 1995-1997
Periodontist, Northwestern University Dental School, 1994-1997
Inplant Specialist, NYU College of Dentistry, 1997-1999
Assistant Professor, Peridontics Department, NYU 1997-1999


Wu, Meng-Tse
M.D., M.S. Kaohsiung Medical College, 1997
Dermatology Fellow, National Cancer Center, National Institute
Of Health, Bethesda, Md. 1999-2001

Internal Medicine

*Walter Chen
M.D. China Medical College, 1976
M.S. Columbia University, 1981-1982
Physician Licenses: Massachusetts, U.S.A.


Chen, Hong-Jeng
M.S. Kaohsiung Medical College, 1987
Fellow, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, School of Medicine, University of Miami. 1999-2000


Chao, I-Ching
M.D. China Medical College of Medicine, 1993
Research Fellow, University of Michigan Medical School
Department of Pediatrics

Chen, Kuen-Pao
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1987
Visiting Physician, Department of Anesthesia (Cardiac)
Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, July – October, 1988

International Health Services Center (IHSC)
No.117, Sha Tian Rd., Shalu Township, Taichung County 433
IHSC 24hr phone line: 04-2665-1900
IHSC website:
IHSC email:

Kuang Tien General Hospital’s International Health Services Center (IHSC) offers native English speaking coordinators that will take care of appointment scheduling, medical inquiries, and personal escorts throughout your entire visit. The IHSC also offers appointment based executive outpatient services with English proficient doctors trained in the US or Europe. Kuang Tien also offers an entire hospital floor wing dedicated as International Patient Rooms.

Founded in 1913, Kuang Tien General Hospital is a 1,320-bed teaching hospital providing acute care and long term care, and was one of the first hospitals to be estab lished in Taiwan. With nearly a century of medical experience, Kuang Tien has earned a national reputation for providing the highest quality comprehensive medical care, training new physicians, contributing to progress in research, and offering innovative community outreach programs. Kuang Tien has branches in both Shalu, Dajia, MiaoLi-TongSiao and serves the Central region of Taiwan.
Kuang Tien General Hospital has provided the following physician information:


Nai-Phon Wang, M.D.
MD, Nihon University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 1975
Surgical Internship, Elmhurst Hospital Center (Mount Sinai School of Medicine), Queens, New York, 1969
Surgical Residency, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, 1969-1970
Rotating Residency 1970~1975, Cabrini Medical Center: Stuyvestant Polyclinic, New York, New York;
St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Staten Island, New York;
House of St. Giles the Cripple, New York, New York;
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey, USA
Associate Professor, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) – Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), 1966
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Matthew N.H. Wang, M.D.
MD, Kaohsiung Medical University, School of Medicine, 1974
Postdoctoral Studies, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, California, USA, 1983
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) – Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), 1974
Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America

Fang-Tsai Li, M.D.
MD, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, 1983
Clinical Fellow, Join Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Massachusetts, USA
Clinical Fellow, Join Reconstructive Surgery, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Jersey, USA, 2003


Bien-Hsien Huang, M.D.
MD, University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar, 1987
Cardiac Resynchronistaion Therapy (CRT) Training, Italy and Germany 2006
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) – Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), 1989
United States Heart Rhythm Society

Plastic Surgery

Wen-Horng Wu, M.D.
MD, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, 1988
Endoscopic Facelift Program Training Program under Dr. Ramirez (Johns Hopkins Hospital Attending Physician), at National Taiwan University Hospital, 1999
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society, USA

Justin Chih-Hua Hao, M.D.
MD, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, 1983
Attending Physician, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, USA, 2003
Attending Physician, George Washington University, Washington, USA, 2002
Attending Physician, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, USA, 2002
Chief Resident, Saint Thomas’ Hospital, London, England, 1991

ENT (Otolaryngology)

Jen-Tsung Lai, M.D.
MD, Taipei Medical University, 1983
Clinical Fellow, Department of Otology and Neuro-Otology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA, 1991

Ping-Huang, Shen M.D.
MD, Taipei Medical University, 1995
Tinnitus Training, University of Cambridge, 2003


Cho Shun, Li, M.D.
MD, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1979
Clinical and Research Fellow in the Department of Neurosurgery at University Hospital of Toronto, Canada 1987-1988
Clinical Fellow in the Department of Neurosurgery, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany 1987-1988
Clinical Observer in the Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA 1987-1988
Prodisc Lumbar & Cervical Spine Arthroplasty Course (Berlin, Germany) , 2008
Endoscopic & Microsurgery of the Skull Base & Ventricles Course (University Hospital of Hamburg, Germany), 2008


Wan-Yu Huang, M.D.
MD, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, 1988
Visiting Scholar in School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, 2007~2009

Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology

Chuan-Cheng Wu, M.D.
MD, Taipei Medical University, 1976
St. Luke Hospital, St Louis, Resident Internal Medicine. 1994


Bor-Shuh Cheng
MD, Chung-Shan Medical College, Taichung, Taiwan, 1984
Training, Duke University, North Carolina, USA, 1984

Chau-Jye Fong
MD, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei Taiwan, 1978
Ph.D., Department of Pathology, Northwestern University Medical School, Illinois, USA, 1992
American Urological Association
Society for Basic Urological Research, USA
American Association for Cancer Research


123 Ta Pei Road
Niao Sung Hsiang
Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan
Tel: (07)731-7123
Fax: (07)731-8672

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Kaohsiung has surveyed their medical staff with the following results: (All of the physicians may be contacted through the hospital.)


Niu, Chen-Kuang, M.D.
M.D. Kaohsiung Medical College, 1985
Fellow, Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Children’s Hospital,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Interests: Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, Immunology and Rheumatology


Gary Bih-Fang Guo, M.D.
M.D. University of Iowa, 1987
Ph.D. University of Iowa (physiology)
M.S. National Taiwan University (Physiology, Zoology)
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital attending cardiologist, 1994 to present
Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow, Medical College of Virginia. 1993-1994
Cardiology Fellow, U.D. Davis. 1990-1992
Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Licenses: Virginia, California
Numerous publications

Eric Topol, M.D.
M.D. China Medical College, 1982
Cardiology Section, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. 1/95-6/96
Taiwan certifications: Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Morgan Mao-Young Fu, M.D.
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1977
Visiting Clinician Program, Division of Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine, Mayo Foundation. April through September, 1988
Continuing Medical Education:
Complex coronary angioplasty, February 1986, San Francisco Heart Institute
Endomyocardial biopsy and pathology in Cardiac Transplantation, February 1986, Stanford Medical Center.


Huang, Po-Han, M.D.
M.D. China Medical College, 1993
Visiting Scholar, Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center, Department of Dermatology, University of California at San Francisco, 12/97-2/98
Fellow, Division of Dermatology, Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, 3/98-8/98
Special Interests: Pediatric Dermatology

Liu, Hsu-Tai, M.D.
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1988
Fellow, Department of Dermatological Surgery, Stanford Medical College

Internal Medicine/Nephrology

Liao, Shang-chih, M.D.
M.D. China Medical College, 1983
Yale University School of Medicine, 4/97-6/99


Lee, Tao-Chen, M.D.
M.D. National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 1977
Research Fellow in Neurosurgery, University of Chicago. 1983-1984
Research Fellow in Spine Surgery, Minnesota Spine Center. 1990
Research Fellow in Spine Surgery, University of Miami. 1990
Numerous publications


Fang, Po-Chiung, M.D.
M.D. Kaohsiung Medical University, 1990
Fellow, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University 9/98-12/98
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Kou, His-Kung, M.D.
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1987
Fellow, Poheny Eye Institute, University of Southern


Kung, Fu-Tsai, M.D.
Director, Division of General Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Fellowship, Reproductive Immunology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 9/97-8/98

Orthopedic Surgery

Chen, Sung-Hsiung, M.D.
M.D. Taipei Medical & Dental College, 1985
Fellowship, Rush Hospital, Chicago 8/94-8/95

Kao, I-Jan, M.D.
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1977
Assistant Professor, Chang Gung Medical College
Minnesota Spine Center, 7/88-12/88
University of Virginia Medical School, Dept. of Orthopedic Medicine, 12/99-7/99

Koh, Jih-Yang, M.D.
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1980
Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedics, 9/99-11/99
University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, 2/93-8/93
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. 10/83-5/84

Plastic Surgery

Chiang, Yuan-Cheng, M.D.
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1978
Lecturer in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 1990-Present
Clinical and Research Fellow, Plastic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. 10/92-9/93
Visitor, Plastic Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA 10/93
Licenses: Taiwan, Canada
Numerous Publications

Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
No. 386, Dazhong 1st Road, Zuoying District,
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813

International Medical Center
Tel: 0975-581-744


707 Chung Yang Road, Section 3
Hualien City, Taiwan
Tel: (03) 857-8600
Voice Mail Registration System: (03) 856-0779

This is a 776-bed medical center. The emergency room has 25 beds. About half of the emergency cases in Hualien are seen at this hospital.


901 Chung Hwa Road
Yung Kang
Tainan, Taiwan 710
Tel: 886-6-281-2811

Chi Mei Foundation Hospital has provided the following information about its medical staff:


Eric Zhih-cherng Chen, M.D.
M.D. Taipei Medical College, 1987
U.S. Training: Cardiovascular Intervension Pomona Medical Center, 1996
Board Certification: Taiwan Academy of Cardiology

o Dentistry/Endodontics

Melody Yea-Huey Chen, DDS
D.D.S. Taipei Medical College, Dental School, 1983
M.S. Tufts University Dental School
Post-graduate Endodontics Specialty Training, Tufts University Dental School
Board Diplomate: Taiwan Academy of Endodontology

Jim Chuen-Chyi Tseng
D.D.S. National Taiwan University Dental, 1979
M.S. University of Minnesota Dental School, 1988
Member of the American Academy of Periodontology
Boards: Taiwan Dental Board

Emergency Medicine

Hou, Ching-Cheng, M.D.
M.D. National Defense Medical Center 1983
Research Associate, Combined Section of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine – Medical Center of University of Chicago, 1989-1990
Taiwan Academy of Emergency Medicine
Numerous Board Certifications: Critical care, anesthesiology, Pain management

Internal Medicine

 *Chen, Yi-Shun. M.D.
M.D. Manila Central University, 1986
U.S. Training:
Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, 1992-1994
Critical Care Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, 1994-1995
Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, 1995-1998
Board Certified & Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified & Diplomate in Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Li, Chien-Ming M.D.
M.D. National Chen-Kung University Medical School, 1990
U.S. Training: Fungal Infection Workshop, San Antonio 1996
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Infections Diseases Specialist


Chio, Chung-Ching, M.D.
M.D. National Taiwan University Medical School, 1980
Fellowship, Neurosurgery, UCLA, 1991
Board Certifications: Taiwan Academy of Surgery, Taiwan Academy of Neurosurgery


 Tsai, Yung-Chieh, M.D.
M.D. China Medical College, School of Medicine
Research Fellow and Postdoctoral Training: Center forReproductive Medicine, Section of Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, University Hospital Of Cincinatti.1994-1995
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
North American Menopause Society
American Society of Ultrasound Medicine

Lin, Yue-Shan, M.D.
M.D. National Cheng-Kung University Medical College, 1989
Fellowship, Laparoscopic Surgery, Northwest Hospital, 1993
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist
International Gynecological Cancer Society
Boards: Taiwan, OB/GYN


Jack Lin-Show Chin, M.D.
M.D. National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan 1978
Pediatric Orthopedics Fellowship, The Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago 1988-1999
Pediatric Orthopedics Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto 7/89-12/89
Board Certifications: Taiwan


 Lee, Hao-Hsien, M.D.
M.D. National Taiwan University Medical School, 1977
Research Fellow, Surgical Department of Beth Israel Hospital, Boston 1988-1999
Board Certifications: Taiwan Academy of Surgery, Taiwan Academy of digestive surgery, Taiwan Academy of Emergency Medicine

Wang, Ko-chih, M.D.
M.D. National Defense Medical Center, 1968
Fellowship, Lutheran General Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 1987
Boards: General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Orthopedics Surgery


Allen Wen-Hsiang Chiu, M.D.
M.D., Ph.D. National Yang-Ming University 1984
Fellowship, Urology: Boston University Medical Center, 1992-1993
American Urological Association