The First Hospital of Jilin University was formerly known as the First Military Medical University. It has 5,939 beds and more than 8,600 employees, including 348 professional staff with senior titles, 415 with associate senior titles, 104 doctoral advisors, and 369 master’s advisors. In 2015, the hospital ranked 36th in comprehensive influence in China.660 661
Both the quantity and quality of its kidney transplants put it among the top ten of over 300 kidney transplant hospitals in China. The hospital is ranked first within the three provinces of northeastern China. Its number for kidney transplants performed ranks among the top three nationwide.662
The hospital’s urologic surgery organization has a total of 150 beds and is divided into the Urology I and II departments:
The kidney transplant discipline of the Urology II department, led by Fu Yaowen, is a key clinical specialty of the Ministry of Health. The unit ranks among the top ten of the 167 approved transplant hospitals in terms of its quantity and quality of kidney transplants. It currently has 79 open beds and 66 employees, including 23 doctors, among them, 8 professors, 5 associate professors, one PhD advisor, and 8 master’s advisors; 15 hold PhDs, 12 have master’s degrees, and 13 have studied aboard.663
Per his biography in Jilin Celebrity, Fu Yaowen, the founder of the kidney transplantation and blood purification center, had completed 3,000 kidney transplants as of April 2009. With 22 other surgeons, this center carries out a huge number of kidney transplants. However, its website currently shows that the center has conducted only 3,000 kidney transplants to date, a number that appears to have been deflated.664
Fu is a renowned organ transplant expert in China, a doctoral advisor, and deputy director of renal transplantation of the China Organ Transplant Association. He led a series of innovative and practical research work that substantially increased the kidney transplantation patient/graft survival rate. His center recruits 2-3 doctoral students and 5-7 master’s students
each year. It has taken up over 80 national, provincial, and university-level research projects, and has received more than 12 million RMB of research funding. The unit has published over 300 academic papers. 665
The Urology I department has 71 beds in total. Its head professor, Wang Chunxi, is also a committee member of the Organ Transplantation Branch of the Jilin Province Medical Association. Most of its medical doctors have master’s degrees or above, including 6 with PhDs in medicine and 3 in the doctoral program.666
The hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery organization has two independent medical departments with a total of 178 beds.
The first department contains the liver transplantation center of Jilin University, which is a key national clinical discipline. The department currently has 20 doctors, including 3 professors, 3 associate professors; 3 doctoral advisors, 5 master’s advisors, 6 with doctoral degrees, 4 in the PhD program, and 7 who have gone abroad for further study. With 90 beds, the department admits 3,000 patients and performs 2,000 surgeries each year.
It offers accredited Master’s and Doctoral courses in medicine and a postdoctoral research station. Its hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery department has become a highly specialized medical teaching and research center in China. It is the base for international cooperation in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, and provides training in general surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. It has received 30 national and provincial research projects and 10 million RMB of research funding. It has published 200 academic papers and received 30 national and provincial awards.667
The second department has 88 beds and 12 doctors, including 3 professors, one associate professor, one doctoral advisor, and 3 master’s advisors. Among them, 5 hold PhD degrees, and 6 have studied abroad.668
The hospital’s living organ sources mainly consist of young people between the ages of 20 and 30. It has its own kidney sources and does not rely on the national unified deployment system.669