This large-scale, comprehensive 3A hospital has 3,100 beds. Among its 767 medical personnel with senior and associate senior titles, 57 are doctoral advisors, 294 are master’s advisors, and 18 receive special allowances from the State Council. The hospital has 19 doctorate programs in Level 2 disciplines and 32 doctorate programs in Level 3 disciplines. It also has a post-doctorate fellow research station in clinical medicine and a post-doctorate research station in clinical pharmacy.689
The hospital’s organ transplant center was the first in Heilongjiang Province to carry out transplants of heart, lung, liver, spleen, kidney, combined heart-lung, pancreas-kidney, thyroid-parathyroid-thymus, testicular, corneal, bone marrow, and other types. It assumes a leading position nationwide in transplantation variety, quality, and capability. Kidney transplants have become a routine operation at this hospital.
Professor Xia Qiuming was the only one in the heart transplant field to win a national “Outstanding Contribution Award” in organ transplantation in 2015.690
In 1992, the hospital completed the first heart transplant in China with the longest patient survival. 691 On September 4, 2012, it performed a second heart transplant on the same patient, a rare surgery in the world and the second case in China. The donor heart matching and all other surgery preparation were completed in 4 days. 692 In October 2015, the hospital performed the first multi-organ transplant in Heilongjiang Province. .693
Professor Han De’en, director of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, studied liver transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh in the U.S. from 1996 to 1997. After returning to China, he led the development of liver transplants at the hospital; the longest survival among his patients was over 9 years, a record for the province. He currently serves as the executive director of the Heilongjiang branch of the Chinese Medical Association and a member of the Chinese Medical Association Organ Transplant Branch Liver Transplant Committee. He has received over 600,000 RMB in research funding from the Provincial Science and Technology Commission and the Provincial Education Commission in the past five years. He has received a number of provincial scientific research achievement awards and published dozens of clinical research papers related to liver transplantation.694