Established in 1907, this institution was formerly the Chinese Red Cross General Hospital and has a high reputation domestically and internationally.99
The Fudan University Organ Transplantation Research Institute was established at the hospital in February 2002. Its director is academician Zhen Shusen, with academician Qiu Fazu as a consultant. Its main research direction is clinical and basic research in large organ transplantation.100
The institute has achieved many “firsts” in China’s transplantation field and provides effective support for the hospital’s basic and clinical research in kidney transplantation. It operates under the general surgery department, and its specializations include liver transplantation.
Ding Qiang, president of Huashan Hospital and deputy director of the Organ Transplantation Research Institute of Fudan University, specializes in kidney transplantation.101
Its urologic surgery department’s professional transplant team focuses on kidney transplantation and organ preservation as two of its development goals.102
The team, led by Qu Lianxi, has one chief physician/professor and one associate chief physician. Its kidney transplantation research projects received funding from the National Natural Science Foundation and the Shanghai Science Committee Key Projects fund. Its “kidney allograft” project received second prize in the National Science and Technology Achievement Award. Its research results have been published in over 60 papers in domestic core journals and SCI journals abroad.103
The hepatobiliary surgery department includes 5 professors (chief physicians), 3 associate professors (associate chief physicians), and 67 open beds. Wang Zhengxin, director of its liver transplant center, specializes in complicated liver transplants, transplants involving liver cancer, postoperative management, and living-donor transplantation. He has completed nearly 800 liver transplants.104