Hung-Jen (Fred) Yang is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2015-17. Dr. Yang is a physician executive and is currently Chairman of MissionCare Inc., and President of Healthcare Corporation of Asia, a company that owns and operates four community hospitals and seven long-term care facilities in northern Taiwan. After graduating from National Taiwan University Medical School with an MD degree in 1994, Yang pursued a career in healthcare management. He earned a Master of Public Health (PH) degree from Harvard in 1995 and an MBA from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, CA in 1997. Before going back to Taiwan in 1998, he worked as a financial analyst for Tenet Healthcare System, the second largest hospital chain in the U.S. Since 1998, Yang has been actively serving the MissionCare Group in many capacities, such as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operation Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Over the past ten years. Yang has made significant contributions not only to his company but also to the healthcare industry in Taiwan. Under his leadership, MissionCare became Taiwan's first JCI accredited hospital, hence helping to elevate Taiwan's healthcare quality to a higher level. In addition to hospital management, Yang also excels at health economics, financial engineering and strategic management. In 2010, he received an Ernst & Young Taiwan Entrepreneur Award for conducting the successful listing of his company on the Taipei OTC, making it the only hospital group listed in Taiwan.