This hospital was founded in 1914 and has 240 senior specialists, 18 PhDs, 139 professionals with master’s degrees, 6 experts who enjoy special government allowances from the State Council, and 1,100 registered beds.

The hospital contains the Yunnan Provincial Liver Transplant Center and the Kunming Organ Transplant Research Center.978

Its hepatobiliary surgery department has one chief surgeon, 2 associate chief surgeons (two of whom hold PhD degrees), and 5 PhD students.979

Professor Li, the president of the hospital, supervised the first liver transplant in Yunnan Province in 1999. He directed the first partial living-relative-donor liver transplant in 2003 and the first combined liver-kidney transplant in Yunnan Province in 2005. He led the first liver transplant at this hospital in May 2006 and carried out the province’s first partial living-relative-donor transplant between adults in July of the same year.980

Li is also a doctoral advisor and has conducted post-doctorate research at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is an academic and technological leader among youth and middle-aged groups in Yunnan Province, a member of the Chinese Medical Association Transplant Surgery Committee, Chairman of the Yunnan Medical Association Transplant Committee, and an editor of the Chinese Journal of Transplantation and the Organ Transplantation journal. He has published 66 academic papers, including 4 listed in SCI.981

Ran Jianghua is the hospital’s vice president and vice chairman of the Yunnan Medical Association Organ Transplant Committee. He participated in the province’s first liver transplant in October 1999, first combined liver-kidney transplant in April 2001, and first living-donor liver transplant in December,2003. He participated in over 20 liver transplants (including living donors) surgeries annually. He has received more than ten provincial science and technology progress awards and Ministry of Health science and technology achievement awards. He studied liver transplantation at West China Medical University (now West China Medical Center at Sichuan Medical University). He conducted post-graduate research and studied liver and multi-organ transplantation at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma. He has published more than 160 papers in domestic academic journals, including 70 as the first author and 9 in SCI.982

The first OPO (Human Organ Procurement Organization) for the Human Liver and Kidney Transplant Center in western China was established at the hospital on October 11, 2013.983