Dr. Min-Fu Tsan


Dr. Min-Fu Tsan

Senior Research Scientist
McGuire Research Institute


Dr. Min-Fu Tsan received his M.D. degree from the National Taiwan University Medical College in 1967 and a Ph.D. degree in Physiology from the Harvard Medical School in 1971. He completed his training in medicine and hematology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1975. He taught medicine, hematology and nuclear medicine at Johns Hopkins from 1975-1982 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine, Radiology and Environmental Health Sciences. During his tenure at Hopkins, he was the recipient of a Research Career Development Award (RCDA) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Between 1982 and 2000, he was the Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY and Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the Albany Medical College. From 2000 to 2014, he was at the VA Office of Research Oversight (2000-2009, Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office; 2009-2014, Deputy Chief Officer; 2002-2006, Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine). Currently, he is a Senior Research Scientist at the McGuire Research Institute, Richmond, VA. Dr. Tsan is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Board of Hematology, and American Board of Nuclear Medicine. He has over 170 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.


Reactive oxygen species-induced tissue injury, Macrophage functions, Heat shock proteins, Human subject protections, and Animal welfare.