This hospital can perform liver, kidney, small intestine, and pancreas transplants. It provides clinical theory teaching, clinical internships, and residency training in eight specialties for undergraduate and professional students of several universities and medical colleges. 679 It has 40 master’s advisors, 288 with senior professional titles, and 90 doctoral and graduate students.680 It has 1,500 beds.681
In 1984, the hospital performed the first kidney transplant in the Inner Mongolia region. Its diagnosis and treatment in kidney transplantation is mature.
Its General Surgery division is the Inner Mongolia Liver Transplant Center, the only unit approved by the Ministry of Health to conduct liver transplants in Inner Mongolia. It completed the first living-donor liver transplant in Inner Mongolia in 2004.682 It is also the educational center for postgraduate students for Inner Mongolia Medical University. It has 18 professionals with senior titles, 6 with an MD degree, 17 with a master’s degree, and two masters’ advisors.
Liu Zhizhong, the director of the urologic surgery department, started performing kidney transplants in 1990; he started performing such operations independently in 1997, with kidney transplantation being his major field of study. In 2004, he successfully completed the first living-donor liver transplant in the autonomous region.683
Ophthalmology at this hospital has been officially selected as a Key Discipline of Baotou City, with corneal transplants as its featured and opportune technology.684