This is the clinical hospital of the Second Military Medical University. It trains graduate students in collaboration with eight renowned institutions, including the PLA Postgraduate Medical University and Academy of Military Medical Sciences. It has established postdoctoral research stations and 27 doctoral and 64 master’s training programs. The hospital has 1,776 beds.538

Its archived web page shows that the hepatobiliary surgery department was the first in China to carry out liver transplants. The special edition of its introduction to liver transplantation states, “As liver transplantation has become the only effective treatment of end-stage liver cancer, the Navy General Hospital has helped thousands of end-stage liver cancer patients gain a second life through liver transplantation.”539

The center is led by Qiu Baoan, so-called “China’s number one person in liver transplantation.” Qiu studied liver transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and became a member of the Academic Committee of the Beijing Organ Transplant Committee.540 All of its members are independently able to carry out donor organ procurement, transplantation, and postoperative care.541

During a special interview with CCTV in 2014, Qiu said the team has 40 medical staff, 90% of whom hold master’s degrees or above, 5 have senior titles. This department was established in 1988 and has 51 beds. It started liver transplants in 1999.542

Its urology center was one of the earliest in the Beijing region to conduct allogeneic kidney transplants. Its kidney transplant capabilities have fully matured.543

Its heart transplant capabilities have also matured. In March 2005, Dr. Zhang Zaigao successfully conducted a transplant with a heart that had survived for 9 hours in vitro (the normal time in vitro for a heart is 4 hours).544
The hospital also conducts corneal transplants.545