The eighth president: Wang Chengpei



The eighth president: Wang Chengpei, 1984.10-1988.8

1927~2012. Born in Shanghai. Wang Chengpei was a surgical specialist and master student supervisor. Dr. Wang graduated from the medical school of Aurora University in Shanghai and practiced medicine for over 40 years. He  served in Zhongshan Hospital as president, chairman of the Labor Union, associate director and director of the Education and Research Office of the Department of Surgery. He also served as associate director of the Expert Committee of the Medical College of Fudan University (former Shanghai Medical University), director of Specialist Committee of Zhongshan Hospital and director of Shanghai Medical Adverse Events Identification Committee.

In 1951, Dr. Wang joined the Chinese People's Volunteers to North Korea for rescue and treatment of the wounded in the battlefield. He was consecutively appointed surgeon, attending surgeon and chief surgeon. He was granted the third-class merit, and two military medals from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. In May 1954, he was transferred back to China and worked in the Surgical Department of Shanghai Second Medical University affiliated Hongren Hospital. In 1955, he was recommended to study in the Surgical Education and Research Group in Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai First Medical College and graduated as one of China’s first Masters of Philosophy, He then worked in the Department of General Surgery in Zhongshan Hospital.

For over 40 years, Dr. Wang devoted himself to medical practice, teaching and research. He studied the clinical effects of acupuncture as anesthesia and its analgesic mechanism based on animal experiments, the treatment of refractory ascites caused by portal hypertension with peritoneal dialysis, ultrafiltration and return of fluid, the development and clinical application of digestive tract stapler, the postoperative motility variation of gastrointestinal tract, etc. In the early 1970s, Dr. Wang was one of the first physicians in Shanghai to carry out fiberoptic colonoscopy and polypectomy with electrocautery. He also introduced procedures including duodenoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), the treatment of esophageal variceal bleeding with injection of hardening agent via endoscope in the hospital. He also studies in depth the surgical treatment of thyroid and abdominal diseases. He published over 30 papers and participated in the editing, compiling and translation of over 10 academic specialty books. He was the editorial board member and deputy member of several medical and surgical journals, including Chinese Journal of Digestion, the Chinese version of Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Fudan University(Medical Science), Foreign Medical Science: The Basic Problems of Trauma and Surgery. He was also the mentor to two doctoral students and one master’s degree student.

Prof. Wang had a good command of surgical skills and admirable medical ethics. He did not seek personal gains in medical care but served people wholeheartedly, and was therefore trusted by patients and respected by his coworkers. He was once awarded as Outstanding Party Member of Zhongshan Hospital, one of the “Ten Excellent Doctors” of Shanghai Health System, Outstanding Individual in the Shanghai Health Service for Government Officials, and the first Medical Ethics Award of Shanghai Medical University.