Built in 1903, this hospital is one of the first 13 National Clinical Research Centers. It has 1,500 beds and 480 senior professionals, including 20 doctoral advisors and 115 master’s advisors, one member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 3 health experts serving central government officials, 8 members who enjoy special allowances from the State Council.384

Its thoracic surgery department is a national key specialty discipline. It completed the first clinical allogeneic lung transplantation in southern China, and is the only unit in the country to successfully carry out a clinical allogeneic trachea and lung transplant. It is one of the hospitals to have completed the most lung transplants in China.385 386

Professor He Jianxing, president of the hospital and director of its thoracic surgery department, has worked in thoracic surgery for 30 years. In 1996, as an academic lead, he led his research team to study lung transplant surgery. In 1999, he successfully completed the first clinical tracheal allograft transplant in the Asia-Pacific region. In January 2003, he completed the first successful allogeneic lung transplant in southern China. He has published 79 articles in SCI journals, including The Lancet. He is a member of the Chinese Society of Organ Transplantation, Guangdong Society of Organ Transplantation Committee, and vice chairman of Guangzhou Organ Transplantation Society.387

The deputy chief physician in minimally invasive general surgery, Wang Ping, has a good mastery of liver transplantation surgery and successfully launched allogeneic liver transplantation in the hospital.388

Liu Guochang, associate chief physician of ophthalmology, specializes in corneal transplant surgery and had studied corneal transplantation in the Ophthalmology Division of Zhongshan Medical University.389