The profile of Zhongshan Hospital


Zhongshan Hospital ,a Budget Management Unit under the National Health and Family Planning Commission, is a comprehensive teaching hospital affiliated to Fudan University. Founded in 1937, the hospital was the first large-scale general hospital managed by Chinese people. Previously affiliated to Shanghai Medical College, the hospital was first named Sun Zhongshan Memorial Hospital to commemorate the pioneer of Chinese democratic revolutionist Mr. Sun Yat-sen. Later it was renamed Zhongshan Hospital. The hospital has been called Zhongshan Hospital affiliated to Shanghai First Medical College and Zhongshan Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Medical University in post-liberation China. It started to use its current name from 2001. In December 1991, Zhongshan Hospital was approved by the Ministry of Health as one of the first top tertiary hospitals in Shanghai.

With nearly 80 years’ development, the headquarter of Zhongshan Hospital now covers an area of 96,501.6 square meters, while the total construction area of the hospital reaches 326,955.28 square meters. It has 1,905 regular hospital beds. In the year of 2015, the hospital has handled 3,477,800 outpatient and emergency visits, discharged 99,000 patients and received 69,800 hospitalized patients for surgery. Among over 4,000 hospital staff, there are 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering and nearly 600 staff members with senior professional titles.

Medical Services

The hospital possesses a wide range of specialties and subspecialties with strong comprehensive strength. Diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases, liver cancer, kidney and lung diseases are the main and featured services of Zhongshan Hospital, taking the lead in the particular fields at home. The hospital has 18 specialties under National Construction Projects of Key Clinical Specialties, namely, Gastroenterology, Clinical Laboratory, Anaesthesiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Thoracic Surgery, Major Coronary Artery Surgery, Clinical Nursing, Traditional Chinese Medicine Encephalopathy Section, Respiratory Medicine, Nephrology, General Surgery, ICU, Oncology, Medical Imaging, Organ Transplantation, Emergency Medicine and Neurology; 2 Clinical Centers ( top priorities) for Cardiovascular Disease and Liver Cancer of Shanghai Municipality and 8 attached Clinical Quality Control Centers of Shanghai Municipality for Nosocomial Infection, Ultrasonic Diagnosis, Respiratory Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Traditional Chinese Medicine Work of General Hospitals, and Hemodialysis.

The hospital has a number of advanced medical equipments, including Tomotherapy, PET-CT, 320-row and 640-slice high speed spiral CT,  tablet-style DSA, linear accelerator, 3.0T MRI, DVSS, SPECT, DR, ICU, Distance Medical Education System and so on. As Shanghai’s first HIMSS EMRAM certified Level-6 hospital, Zhongshan Hospital endeavors to build up and perfect the clinical information system based on electronic medical records and independently create a “Digital Hospital”.

It also actively participates in various activities of public welfare. Since 2011, commissioned by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the hospital has sent a national medical team every year to carry out mobile medical work in former revolutionary base areas, areas inhabited by minority nationalities, remote and poverty-stricken areas in Xinjiang, Yunnan, Qinghai, Anhui and other provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. It has offered pairing assistance to the Second People’s Hospital of Kashi District, Xinjiang Uygur [Uighur] Autonomous Region, People's Hospital of Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province, People’s Hospital of Xigaze Prefecture, Tibet and the Second People’s Hospital of Qujing City, Yunnan successively. Comprehensive aid work has made fair progress. The hospital organizes all kinds of large-scale free clinics, consultation and other activities every year. Its brand event “Zhongshan Health Forum” has invited over 500 medical experts to give health lectures, disseminating scientific knowledge to more than two hundred thousand audiences and delivering over four hundred thousand copies of materials, which is welcomed by the masses.

Research Achievements

Zhongshan Hospital has 13 National Key Disciplines, 2 Provincial Engineering Research Centers, 4 Provincial Key Laboratories, 2 Key Disciplines of Shanghai Municipality, 2 “Most Important” Key Disciplines of Clinical Medicine of Shanghai, 3 Key Medical Disciplines of Shanghai Municipality, 2 Key Weak Disciplines of Shanghai Municipality, 2 Key Disciplines of Public Health of Shanghai Municipality, 7 of research institutes in Shanghai and 12 of research  institutes in Fudan University.

Since 2005, the hospital has undertaken more than 20 projects of Important National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program), National High Technology Research Program of China (863 Program), National Support Plan, and other major programs of specific subject studies, 2 projects of the Program for Innovative Research Team of the Ministry of Education, an Innovative Research Group Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China, nearly 500 other projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and over 70 Provincial Personnel Training Projects of various types.

The annual research fund it receives has reached 100 million yuan. The quantity and quality of SCI theses have been increasing steadily, with 471 papers published in 2014 and the total impact factor reaching 1,477.777 scores.

In the recent decade, the hospital has been granted 8 national awards, one of which is first prize and 52 provincial awards, among which 15 are first prizes. Meanwhile, the hospital has applied for 286 patents, with 194 licensed at home and 8 licensed abroad.

Academic Achievements

Zhongshan Hospital has set up 18 doctoral programs, 21 master’s programs and one mobile post-doctoral station for Clinical Medicine of Fudan University. There are 138 Master supervisors and 91 doctoral supervisors among its staff. The hospital has 15 standardization training bases for residents and 28 standardization training bases for specialist physicians approved by National Health and Family Planning Commission and Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission. It is a demonstration standardization training base for residents and the first demonstration (pilot) training base for general practice teachers approved by National Health and Family Planning Commission. Each year the hospital runs the Continuing Medical Education Program for over 60 times, recruiting more than 700 visiting doctors, and thus it has trained a number of senior medical talents for our country.

In recent years, the hospital has been honored a second prize of National Teaching Achievement Award, a special prize and a second prize of Shanghai Teaching Achievement Award, and as the main research institute, a special prize of National Teaching Achievement Award and Shanghai Teaching Achievement Award respectively.


Zhongshan Hospital has been rated as Model Unit in Shanghai for 28 successive years, and granted National Model Unit, National Labor Award, National Advanced Unit of Hospital Medical Insurance Management, Model Unit of Shanghai Health System, National Most Popular Top Tertiary Hospital, Shanghai Excellent Hospital of High Quality Nursing Service, Shanghai Advanced Unit of Hospital Transparency and Democratic Management, Shanghai Volunteer Service Base and other important honorary titles.

Adhering to its “patient-centered” spirit and advocating its motto of being “rigorous, pragmatic, united and dedicated”, Zhongshan hospital endeavors to build itself into an Asian leading and internationally renowned hospital with its rigorous professional style, exquisite medical skills and strict scientific management.