Chih-Tao Cheng M.D.

Medical Team: Pain Control, Palliative Care, Psychosocial Support

Current Title

  • Attending Physician, Department of Psychiatry, 2009-present


  • Psycho-oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Distress screening
  • Meaning-centered psychotherapy

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English
  • Taiwanese

Education and Training

1997 National Taiwan University School of Medicine, Taiwan, MD, Medicine
1997-1998 Residency, Psychiatric Department, Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taiwan 
1998-2000 Residency, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
2005 Fellowship, Community Mental Health Service, University of Melbourne, Australia
2006-2009 University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, DrPH
2011 Clinical Observership, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Professional Experience

2001-2002 Psychiatrist, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
2002-2006 Psychiatrist, Military Kaohsiung General Hospital, Taiwan
2009-present Psychiatrist, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taiwan

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Taiwan Psycho-oncology Society (TPOS)
  • Member, Taiwan Society for Adolescent Medicine and Health (TSAM)
  • Member, Taiwan Society of Psychiatry

Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

  1. Cheng CT (2011) Psycho-oncology in Taiwan Taiwanese J Psychiatry Vol 25(4) P221~223
  2. Myung SK, Ju W, McDonnell DD, Lee YJ, Kazinets G, Cheng CT, Moskowitz JM (2009) Mobile phone use and risk of tumors: a meta-analysis J Clin Oncol Vol. 27 (33), pp. 5565-72
  3. For-Wey Lung, Chih-Tao Cheng, Wei-To Chang, Bih-Ching Shu. Anxiety and mood disorder in young males with mitral valve prolapse Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare 2008:1 1-4
  4. Cheng, C.T.,Huang, T.Z., Hwu, H.G. (2002.)Content and Characteristics of Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 16(4), 311-321
  5. Liao, S,C.,…., Cheng, C.T. (2002) Acute Stress Syndromes of Rescue Workers within One Month after Major Earthquake Taiwanese medical journal Vol. 6(1),1-9
  6. Liao, S,C.,….,Cheng, C.T. (2000) Acute Stress Syndromes in Patients at an Emergency Medical Station after a Major Earthquake Formosan journal of medicine  Vol. 14(1),.31-40


  1. Chih-Tao Cheng,(2011) The misunderstanding and doubt on "Do not resuscitate" (DNR) order among cancer hospital health professionals 2011 IPOS Annual Meeting in Antalya, Turkey, Oct. 16-20
  2. Chih-Tao Cheng, Sheng-Hui Hsu, Yi-Chen  Hou , An-Chen  Feng,  Ging-Long Wang, Shih-Hao Chen (2010) Mental health of different healthcare professionals in a cancer hospital. 2010 IPOS Annual Meeting in Quebec City, Canada, May 25-29
  3. Chih-Tao Cheng, M.D., Diana D. McDonnell, Ph.D., Hyun-Ju Lee, B.A., Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D. (2009) Mental Health Disparities among Asian American and Pacific Islanders in California: an Application of the Institute of Medicine Health Disparity Model. 2009 APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, May 16-21.
  4. Chih-Tao Cheng, M.D., Leonard Miller (2009) The Practice of Recovery: a Descriptive Analysis of a Community Mental Health Program 2009 APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, May 16-21.
  5. Chih-Tao Cheng(2008). The effect of out-of-pocket payment increase on the number of outpatient visits –A study of the national health insurance research database in Taiwan. 2008 Taiwanese Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
  6. Chih-Tao Cheng(2008). A model to evaluate mental health inequity. 2008 Taiwanese Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
  7. Chih-Tao Cheng, Diana D. McDonnell, Joel M. Moskowitz (2008) Need-based mental health service use: Are there racial disparities among AAPIs? UC Davis/ Sacramento Policy Research Conference
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