This is a sister institution of the hospital listed above. It has 166 staff with senior professional titles, 257 with associate senior professional titles, 9 doctoral advisors, 130 master’s advisors, 7 provincial Outstanding Experts, and 20 experts who enjoy privileged government allowances.587 It has performed liver, kidney, hematopoietic stem cells, cartilage, corneal, and other types of transplants.588
Its hepatobiliary surgery department carried out its first liver transplant in 2002. It claims that it ranks first in the province by the quantity and other aspects of transplantation.589
Dou Jian, the hospital’s vice president and director of the hepatobiliary surgery department, not only routinely performs liver transplants but also leads post-graduates in conducting related basic research. He has published more than 20 papers in domestic and international journals and edited two books.590
The hospital is very low-key regarding the scale of its transplant activities. Its official website stated that it has performed “nearly 200 liver transplants to date, entering an advanced level in the country.”591 The hepatobiliary surgery department web page does not list the number of beds or personnel, and states it has “conducted more than 60 transplants as of end of 2011.”592 Director Dou Jian revealed to a media reporter that he had individually completed more than 160 liver transplants.593 The contradiction among these figures indicate that they are not true. How could an average volume of less than 10~20 per year rank first in the province? How could it be at an advanced level in the country?
The hospital has no permit to carry out the kidney transplant. Its urologic surgery department carried out the first kidney transplant in the province and has conducted the most kidney transplants. It has 3 chief surgeons / professors, 2 associate chief surgeons / associate professors, and 5 attending surgeons.594
Li Wenping, director of the urology department, was the first in the province to carry out kidney transplants. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Baylor College of Medicine.595
Deputy director Guo Yuexian pursued advanced studies at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in the U.S. In 2001, he completed the first kidney transplant at this hospital.596