Professor Yan has authored or co-authored more than 210 articles and textbook chapters. He has an h-index of 38 and approximately 5600 citations. Throughout his career, he has always aimed for the highest integrity towards clinical data, as he strongly advocates evidence-based medicine, rigorously pursues high-level evidence, continually publishes research articles in high-impact journals and actively promotes wide dissemination of research information in a timely, accurate and scientific manner.
At least 40 of his papers have been published in journals with an impact factor above 4 and in the majority of these he is the first, or the corresponding author. During the last year his team has published 30 papers. Every year his h-index increases by 3 points. His team of twenty individuals is amongst the most productive in the world of clinical research and evidence synthesis in surgery, with a specific focus on cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. He has personally trained each member of his team in systematic review, meta-analysis, propensity score analysis and academic writing. He is currently co-supervising two PhD Research Fellows. Within the last five years he has successfully co-supervised more than ten research candidates. His students have national training numbers, research fellowship positions and fast career progression, with some of them achieving more than 50 publications. This shows that his team network has particular characteristics demonstrating coherence and efficiency in collaboration between team members. He also provides clinical teaching and mentoring to the junior surgical registrars, preparing them for the next level of their clinical responsibility.
A full list of Professor Yan's publications can be viewed here.