Guizhou Provincial People’s Hospital is the provincial Red Cross Hospital and the affiliated People’s Hospital of Guiyang Medical University. It has 2,300 registered beds, 538 professionals with senior titles, 125 PhDs, 122 PhD and master’s advisors, and 36 provincial core experts, provincial experts, and experts who enjoy special government allowances.762
Its hepatobiliary surgery department focuses development on liver transplantation as its key discipline. It can routinely carry out liver, pancreas, and other types of large-organ transplants. It established an academician workstation with Academician Zheng Shusen’s team at Zhejiang Medical University. This department has 150 beds. The department has one post-doctoral fellow, 6 PhDs, 16 members with master’s degrees, and 4 master’s advisors.765
Huang Jianzhao, director of the hepatobiliary surgery department, was a post-doctorate researcher at the Tongji Medical College Transplant Research Center for three years and a former student of Xia Suisheng, one of China’s transplantation pioneers. He has conducted many liver, pancreas, and small intestinal transplants, and participated in the first combined liver and intestinal transplant in Asia.766 767
Many surgeons at this hospital are liver transplant specialists. On August 6, 2004, Zhang Zhongmin, then deputy director of general surgery, completed the hospital’s first liver transplant.768 Fan Wei, director of hepatobiliary surgery, also specializes in liver transplantation and has led or participated in liver, pancreas, small intestine, and other types of transplants.769 The current director of gastroenterology, Zhang Zhongmin, is also a liver transplant expert.
This hospital is not certified to conduct kidney transplants, and its official website does not contain that subject. However, its 2016 medical service price list shows kidney transplants at 3,510 RMB (excluding organ and organ’s nephrectomy).770
This hospital also is not certified to conduct heart or lung transplants. However, it received funding from the Guiyang municipal government in 2009 for research related to heart transplantation and cardiac allograft rejection.771 This shows that the hospital had started to develop heart and lung transplants several years ago. In April to June of 2012, the hospital sent a three-person team to the Berlin Heart Center to witness 300+ heart, lung, and combined heart-lung transplants. In August 2015, this hospital established a cardiac surgery center at its branch hospital; the news report indicated that patients would undergo heart transplants there in the future.772
The ophthalmology department started performing penetrating keratoplasty (corneal transplant) surgery in 2007. It currently performs the most corneal transplants in the province773 and charges 1,118 RMB for each operation (penetration and keratoplasty, excluding donor).