Established in 1890, this hospital was one of the four major church-affiliated hospitals in China. It has 682 senior professionals, including 174 doctoral advisors and 208 master’s advisors. It has 3,300 beds.210

The hospital’s general surgery department started conducting liver transplants in the 1980s. Such operations became routine at this hospital in May 2005, two years after its liver transplantation department was established. The hospital has edged into the top ranks in China and leads in quantity and quality of transplantation in Shandong Province. It has accomplished two “national firsts” and five “provincial firsts.”211

The transplantation department currently has over 170 open beds and 49 physicians, including 17 professors, 11 associate professors, 5 doctoral advisors, and 14 master’s advisors. More than 80% of its physicians hold PhDs.212

Professor Hu Sanyuan, vice president of the hospital and director of surgery, performed the hospital’s first liver transplant. He currently manages one subproject of the National High-Tech R&D Program of China (863 Program) and one project under the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He has received nine provincial awards, published over 30 SCI papers, received two patents, and published or translated 16 books and 5 multimedia textbooks.213

Xu Kesen, director of the Hepatobiliary and Vascular Surgery Institute, doctoral advisor, and member of the Shandong Medical Association Organ Transplant Professional Committee, has received many provincial science and technology progress awards. Recently, he has received research funding from the Ministry of Education Doctoral Fund, provincial Natural Science Fund, and provincial Programs for Science and Technology Development Fund. He has published over 40 papers in domestic core journals, including 9 in SCI.214

Professor Chen Yuxin is a doctoral advisor and an expert in liver transplantation. He has engaged in academic research and exchange in Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, and South Korea. He has published over 60 papers (including 10 in SCI), completed many projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), foreign cooperation, and the provincial Natural Science Foundation.

He is also a committee member of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).215

This hospital also leads the province in kidney transplantation. Its blood purification center was founded in 1978 and performed its first kidney transplant in the same year, becoming one of the earliest in the province to do so. In 2000, it was renamed to Qilu Hospital Blood Purification and Organ Transplantation Center. It has performed high-volume kidney transplantation since 1987. It currently has 52 beds.216

The hospital’s website lists answers to the question, “Why come to Qilu Hospital for a kidney transplant?”217

  • Qilu Hospital has adopted Harvard University’s standard treatment procedure for kidney transplants;
  • The diagnostic group consists of doctors who studied kidney disease pathology at Harvard University;
  • It has an organ transplant team meeting international standards;
  • American-style treatment while accepting Chinese currency (RMB);
  • Synchronized with the latest global transplant experience and technology;
  • Holds the records of the oldest (age 74) and the youngest (age 4) kidney recipients in the province

Tian Jun, director of the Blood Purification and Organ Transplantation Center and an academic leader, is the chairman of the Shandong Province Medical Association Transplantation Subcommittee and vice chairman of the Chinese Medical Association Transplantation Subcommittee in Shandong. He has led five provincial research projects and received two national patents. In the past few years, he has published over 30 papers (including five in SCI) in domestic and international journals and edited nine books. He manages one project under the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and two provincial research projects. He has received many provincial science and technology progress awards.218

This hospital was also the first in the province to begin corneal, joint, heart, and other types of transplants.219