Professor Yan is the Chairman of "Collaborative Research (CORE) Group International", which runs the world largest multi-institutional Aortic Arch Projects, involving 36 leading aortic centers from 10 countries (www.archprojects.org) and the VATS Lobectomy Consensus Group, involving 50 world experts in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery. The CORE Group consists of a number of organised divisions with specific focus and experience in various aspects of medical research. These include three main focal areas of research excellence: ARCH Projects, VATS Projects, and Sutureless Valve Projects. These divisions encapsulates a holistic, evidence-driven, and patient-focused approach towards research that is synonymous with the CORE Group. Synergistic collaborations with Australian and international research networks solidifies the significance of the CORE Group on the global stage.
To become the premier research hub for evidence-based medicine, surgical innovations, and continuous medical education in Australia.
To improve the survival and quality of life of patients by promoting collaborative research, evidence-based medicine, surgical innovations and continuous medical education in cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery and oncology.
We pursue a respectful attitude towards international colleagues and operate as a cohesive and highly networked research organization in cardiovascular, thoracic and oncologic surgery
We respect scientific evidence and are rigorous in conducting clinical research
We promote the development of medical technology and advocate for improvements in healthcare
We encourage translational incorporation of research findings into clinical guidelines
We emphasise training the next generation of students, researchers, and health care professionals