Chuanyao (Chuck) Tong, MD

Department of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1009, USA



• 1983 Shanghai Medical University Shanghai, China MD


• Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China MD 1983
• Medicine Shanghai First Peoples Hospital, Shanghai, China 1983-1989 Residency, General Anesthesiology, and Cardiothoracic Surgery
• Shanghai First Peoples Hospital, Shanghai, China 1989-1991 Research Fellow
• Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1996-2000 Anesthesia Residency

Research Interest

His research interest includes: Urology and Andrology.

Scientific Activities


• (2007-2014) Best Doctors in America
• (2010) Distinguishing Professor of Shanghai Changhai Hospital of the 2nd Military Medical University
• (Sept. 14, 2009) Distinguished Speaker of Sino-US-Japan Anesthesia Symposium, Harbin, Hailongjiang, China
• (2008) Americans Top Anesthesiologists
• (2007) Research Excellence Award, WFU Health Science
• (2006) Research Excellence Award, WFU Health Science
• (1988) Outstanding Resident, SFPH
• (1987) Outstanding Resident, Shanghai First Peoples Hospital (SFPH)
• (1987 )Third Prize, Youth Doctor Research Foundation,Outstanding Youth Doctor, Shanghai Public Health Bureau
• (1980) Award of Chinese Calligraphy, Shanghai Medical University


• (1997-present) American Society of Anesthesiologists
• (2001-2008) Society of Neuroscience
• (2000-2007) Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care
• (2003-present) Chinese American Society of Anesthesiology (CASA)
• (1993-present) International Association for Study of Pain


1. Gage HD, Gage JC, Tobin JR, et al. Morphine-induced spinal cholinergic activation: in vivo imaging with positron emission tomography. Pain. 2001; 91: 139-145.
2. Tong C, Ma W, Shin S-W, James R, Eisenach JC. Uterine cervical distension induces cFos expression in deep dorsal horn neurons of the rat spinal cord . Anesthesiology. 2003; 99: 205-211.
3. Shin SW, Eisenach JC, Rao SG, Tong C. The monoamine reuptake inhibitor, milnacipran, does not affect nociception to acute visceral distension in rats. Anesth Analg. 2004; 98: 1365-1369. 4. Du D, Eisenach JC, Ririe DG, Tong C. The antinociceptive effects of spinal cyclooxygenase inhibitors on uterine cervical distension. Brain Res. 2004; 1024(1-2): 130-136.
5. Ririe DG, Barclay D, Prout H, Tong C, Tobin JR, Eisenach JC. Preoperative sciatic nerve block decreases mechanical allodynia more in young rats: is preemptive analgesia developmentally modulated? Anesth Analg. 2004; 99(1):140-145.
6. Liu B, Eisenach JC, Tong C. Chronic estrogen sensitizes a subset of mechanosensitive afferents innervating the uterine cervix. J Neurophysiol. 2005; 93(4): 2167-2173. 7. Tong C, Conklin D, Clyne BB, Stanislaus J, Eisenach JC. Uterine Cervical Afferents in Anesthesiology. 2006; 104(4): 651-657.
8. Ririe DG, Prout HD, Barclay D, Tong C, Lin M, Eisenach JC: Developmental differences in spinal cyclooxygenase 1 expression after surgical incision. Anesthesiology. 2006; 104(3): 426-431.
9. Tong C, Conklin D, Eisenach JC. A pain model after gynecologic surgery: the effect of intrathecal and systemic morphine. Anesth Analg. 2006; 103(5): 1288-1293.
10. Yan T, Liu B, Du D, Eisenach JC, Tong C. Estrogen amplifies pain responses to uterine cervical distension in rats by altering transient receptor. Anesth Analg . 2007; 104: 1246-1250.
11. Ririe DG, Liu B, Clayton B, Tong C, Eisenach JC. Electrophysiologic characteristics of large neurons n dorsal root ganglia during development and after hind paw incision in the rat. Anesthesiology. 2008; 109: 111-117. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31817c1ab9
12. Tong C, Conklin DR, Liu B, Ririe DG, Eisenach JC. Assessment of behavior during labor in rats and effect of intrathecal morphine. Anesthesiology. 2008; 108: 1081-1086. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e318167afb3
13. Liu B, Tong C, Eisenach JC. Pregnancy increases excitability of mechanosensitive afferents innervating the uterine cervix. Anesthesiology. 2008; 108: 1087-1092. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31817302e0
14. Eisenach JC, Curry R, Tong C, Houle TT, Yaksh TL. Effects of intrathecal ketorolac on human experimental pain. Anesthesiology . 2010; 112: 1216-1224. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181d94d8b
15. . Martucci KT, Eisenach JC, Tong C, Coghill RC. Opioid-independent mechanisms supporting offset analgesia and temporal sharpening of nociceptive information. Pain. 2012;1 53:1232-1243. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.02.035
16. Eissenach JC, Tong C, Curry R: Phase 1 safety assessment of intrathecal oxytocin. Anestheisology. 2015; 122(2): 407-13. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000539
17. Eisenach JC, Tong C, Curry RS: Failure of intrathecal ketorolac to reduce remifentanil-induced postinfusion hyperalgesia in humans. Pain. 2015; 156(1): 81-87. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.000000000000000