Mr Xiao Bo “Bo” Zhang is a cardiothoracic surgeon completing his medical degree in 1982 at the HeBei and Beijing University, Beijing before completing his master of medicine at the Medical School Beijing in 1986. Bo was admitted to fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2005. He was the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at University Hospital Geelong for five years and established a parallel private cardiac surgery service at St John of God. His experience includes formal training at all of Victoria’s major teaching hospitals as well as overseas training in Germany, Canada, China and the USA. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at Deakin University and is a member of the National Steering Committee for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, the peak professional body for cardiac surgery.