Dr. Yilin Cao is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Shanghai 9th People’s Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. He graduated from Shanghai Second Medical University with a MD degree in 1975 and with a PhD degree in 1991. His major contribution is the creation of cartilage in the shape of human ear in nude mouse, and thus he received James Barrett Brown Award in 1998, and the Maliniac Lecture—excellent honor esteem in 2010, at the meeting of American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
Currently, Prof. Cao serves as the Directors of National Tissue Engineering Center of China; Shanghai Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Tissue Engineering. Meanwhile, Prof. Cao serves as the Asia-Pacific Chapter of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society; the Vice president of Chinese Society for Biomaterials; the President-elect of the Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery affiliated to Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine; the chief editor of Chinese Journal “Tissue Engineering and Reconstructive Surgery”; and the Executive Editor of Journal “Biomaterials” & "Tissue Engineering"; and many editors of foreign journals such as Journal “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”; “Advances in Wound Care”; and “STEM CELLS Translational Medicine”, etc.
Up to now, Prof. Cao has published more than 200 research papers, among them there are more than 70 SCI papers as the corresponding author; Editor-in-chief of “the Theory and Practice of Tissue Engineering”, “The Tissue Engineering”; and in addition to participate in the preparation of several monographs. He has trained 6 post doctoral students, and more than 60 doctoral students; obtained 29 licensed patents, in which one is the patent for utility models.