This hospital has 1,850 registered beds, 210 personnel with senior professional titles, over 20 PhDs, over 300 master’s degree holders, and nearly 50 master’s advisors.
Its kidney transplant center conducted the first successful kidney transplant with ABO/Rh-incompatible blood types. Its capabilities lead the field in clinical, technological, and academic areas. It was the first in Hengyang to perform corneal, liver, hematopoietic stem cell, and other types of transplants.337
Its Urologic Surgery Department is the oldest, largest, and only urology department certified to perform kidney transplants in the City of Hengyang. It has 130 beds and over 20 specialized physicians, including 3 professors and chief physicians, 7 associate professors and deputy chief physicians, one post-doctorate, and 4 PhDs.338
The kidney transplant center has 5 professors, associate professors and directors, 10 personnel with Intermediate technical titles, 2 PhDs, and 7 master’s students.339
Professor Luo Zhigang is the center’s academic lead, a master’s advisor, and the first to earn an MD from overseas. He is the lead urology professional in Hengyang and the only member from Hunan Province on the China Dialysis Transplantation Research Committee. He has made outstanding achievements in the field of urology and organ transplantation and enjoys a high reputation and significant academic status in the health sector in the province and even the whole country. In Hunan Province, he took the lead in carrying out routine kidney transplants. He takes transplant patients from Gansu, Xinjiang, Guangzhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Changsha, Xiangtan and other regions. He has completed 3 provincial and departmental-level research projects and published many papers in major medical journals in China. His research in renal transplantation achieved a Hunan Science and Technology Progress Award. He has co-edited two books and published more than 60 papers.
Wang Yi, MD is a chief physician, professor, master’s advisor, and member of the Hunan Province Organ Transplant Professional Committee. He studied urology at Hokkaido University in Japan and Cleveland Clinic in the United States. Wang majored in kidney transplantation and performed kidney transplants for ABO-incompatible blood types and ABO/Rh dual incompatible blood types between family members, which filled two relevant gaps in the country’s transplantation capabilities. He managed multiple research projects under the National Natural Science Foundation of China and a number of provincial-level research projects. He has trained nearly 30 graduate students, published more than 40 papers (many of which were collected by SCI), co-edited 5 monographs, and translated a monograph.
Luo Zhigang, Deputy Director of the Hunan Province Professional Organ Transplant Committee, obtained his medical PhD overseas and was among the first in Hunan Province to perform routine kidney transplants. His extends his services to patients from Gansu, Xinjiang, Guangdong, Hainan, Sichuan, and Malaysia.
Liu Zuguo, a professor of ophthalmology at the hospital, completed a variety of difficult keratoplasty transplants in over 2,000 cases as lead surgeon. He is the only Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology in China under “the Ministry of Education Cheung Kong Scholars Program.” He also served as a visiting professor at Baylor College of Medicine in the U.S. He has led over 20 research projects, published more than 100 papers, finished 5 monographs as chief editor or associate editor, compiled 9 monographs, won 14 research awards, and has been granted 4 patents for provincial and ministerial-level inventions.340