Founded in 1897, the hospital now has 3,456 open beds and over 5,000 employees, including 4 Academicians, 13 Shandong Provincial “Taishan Scholars” as specially invited distinguished experts, two experts belonging to the national “Ten Million Talent” (Tier 1) project, and 25 provincial-level Distinguished Young Scholars. There are 800 senior technical personnel, including 47 who receive special government allowances from the State Council, 104 doctoral advisors, and 229 master’s advisors.205
Its general surgery department has 387 beds, with 44 professionals with senior medical titles, 6 PhD advisors, and 18 master’s advisors. Organ transplantation is one of its specializations, and has nationally leading capabilities in liver and multi-organ transplantation. This department also serves as Shandong University’s doctoral site for surgery and a postdoctoral mobile station. Its clinical diagnosis, treatment, and research are at a nationally advanced level.206
In April 2004, its general surgery department conducted 4 complicated liver transplants for elderly patients consecutively, including Shandong’s first liver transplant for a foreigner (Korean) and China’s fourth combined liver-kidney transplant. It then began carrying out a large number of kidney transplants.
Liu Jun, director of the hospital’s organ transplant and hepatobiliary surgery department, is recognized as the founder of liver transplantation in Shandong Province. Liu established Qilu Hospital and the organ transplant center of Shandong Provincial Hospital. Liu studied as a post-doctorate fellow under Professor Wang Xuehao, a pioneer of China’s living-donor liver transplantation. Liu successfully carried out Shandong’s first independent liver transplant and combined liver-kidney transplant in December 2003.
Its urologic surgery department currently has 240 beds and a subordinate kidney transplant department. It was among the first batch of urological research centers in the country. It was also among the first PhD sites in urology approved by the State Council. It has 7 chief surgeons/professors, 5 deputy chief surgeons, 5 attending surgeons, 3 master’s advisors, and 3 PhD advisors. The staff includes 9 PhDs and 3 with master’s degrees. All the surgeons have studied overseas.207
A minimally invasive kidney transplantation team was established in May 2003 under the new urology department. There are over 160 beds, 7 professors /chief surgeons, 8 associate professors/deputy chief surgeons, and 36 PhDs, among whom 12 are post-doctorates. There are one doctoral advisor and 9 master’s advisors.208
The hospital began conducting lung transplants in 2005. It performed the first bilateral lung transplant in Shandong Province in 2007.
Its thoracic surgery department is the only certified lung transplant department in Shandong Province. It was the first in the province to carry out allogeneic lung transplants and has performed the most such procedures. It has 96 open beds, 7 chief physicians, 6 deputy chief physicians, 8 attending doctors, 9 residents, 5 PhD advisors for Thoracic Surgery Department of Shandong University, and five master’s advisors. Most of its doctors hold PhDs, and 5 have postdoctoral research experience.209
Its ophthalmology department currently has 96 beds, 18 chief physicians, 8 associate chief physicians, 10 attending physicians, 2 residents, 5 full-time special prosecutor physicians, 8 master’s advisors, and 3 PhD advisors. The staff also includes 22 PhDs, 8 with master’s degrees, and 18 who have studied abroad in the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia. Its professional corneal team has adopted deep lamellar keratoplasty, penetrating keratoplasty, and microkeratome-assisted lamellar keratoplasty for corneal diseases. It has modern eye bank equipment and can preserve corneas and other eye tissues for medium to long terms.