In 2008, Peking University First Hospital became the base for medical care of officials in the CCP Central Committee. The hospital pioneered a number of professional disciplines in China, such as kidney transplantation.26
Its Institute of Urologic Surgery is the both the birthplace and leader of urology in China, and is known to have made the majority of “firsts” in China’s field of urology. For example, Wu Jieping’s team carried out China’s first renal transplant in 1960.27
It has developed into a urologic surgery center that is both well-known internationally and at leading level domestically, with two generations of Academicians, including Wu Jieping and Guo Yinglu. As of December 2009, it had 121 medical staff, including 2 ademicians, 7 doctoral advisors, 5 master’s advisors, 26 professionals with senior titles, and 33 with intermediate titles.
A new hospital ward building was commissioned in 2002. The urologic surgery center has expanded to 105 beds.
In October 10, 2001, its surgical liver transplant group worked with other hospitals affiliated with Peking University to establish the largest organ transplant center in China. The number of liver transplants completed by the center has reached an advanced level domestically.28
The center has established long-term academic relationships with the world’s leading liver transplant centers in the U.S., including the Southwestern University Hospital, University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) Hospital, University of Minnesota Hospital, University of Hong Kong Queen Mary Hospital, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, etc. Its liver transplant
doctors hold master’s and PhD degrees in medicine. Many have completed further study in internationally renowned transplant centers in the U.S., Germany, Denmark, Hong Kong, and other regions.
Professor Wan Yuanlian, director of liver transplantation center, has studied liver transplantation in the United States. He completed the first liver transplant at Peking University.
The vice president of the hospital and deputy director of the liver transplant center, Professor Liu Yucun, has studied liver transplantation in Denmark and participated in Peking University’s first liver transplant.
Professor Zhao Jianxun, deputy director of the transplant center has studied hepatobiliary surgical techniques in Japan and participated in Peking University’s first liver transplant.
Professional transplant team leader and associate professor Wu Wunhan has worked in Pittsburgh and Hong Kong under the guidance of internationally renowned organ transplant experts Professor John Fung and Professor Fan Shangda (ST Fan). He systematically studied liver, pancreas, and small intestine transplantation. In particular, he became skilled in a variety of surgical techniques in liver transplantation. In 2009，the cost of a liver transplant at this center was around 160,000-200,000 RMB at that time, including fees for surgery, monitoring, and pharmaceutical and examination fees for around three weeks after the operation.