The twelfth president: Fan Jia


The twelfth president: Fan Jia, 2013.12.6 up to now

Born in 1958 in Jiangsu. Member of the Communist Party of China. Fan Jia graduated from the graduate school of former Shanghai Medical University with a doctoral degree. From September 1999 to March 2000, he carried out the basic and clinical research on liver transplantation and hepatic surgery as senior visiting scholar in the Transplantation Center of University of Pittsburgh. He served as the vice president of Zhongshan Hospital from March 2003 to December 2013. Since December 2013, he has served as the president of Zhongshan Hospital as well as the standing vice director of Liver Cancer Research Institute, professor and doctoral supervisor. At present, he also serves as chairman of Oncology Society, Chinese Medical Association, standing director of Chinese Anti-Cancer Association, vice chairman of Shanghai Hospital Association, fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is the reviewer of several renowned international magazines, including Lancet, J Clin Oncol and Oncogene. He is the editor-in-chief of Chinese Journal of Clinical Medicine, the deputy editor or editorial board member of more than 20 magazines, such as Chinese Journal of Digestive Surgery, Chinese Journal of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Chinese Journal of Experimental Surgery and Chinese Medical Journal.

He has long been devoted to clinical diagnosis and treatment, basic research and teaching of hepatic cancer surgery. He himself has finished over 8000 cases of complicated operations of liver tumor resection, covering various kinds of highly difficult operations of hepatic surgery and curing a great number of liver cancer patients, which makes him rank among the international tops. He invented multi-modal comprehensive treatment for portal vein tumor thrombus, which made it possible to provide partial treatment for the previously untreatable condition of advanced liver cancer with co-existing portal vein tumor thrombus, which won him the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2008. In recent years, he has successfully completed over 1340 cases of liver transplantation, including the first combined transplantation of liver and heart in an adult in Asia, the first adult-to-adult right-lobe living donor liver transplantation in Shanghai, and the first and second adult-to-child living donor liver transplantation. He carried out systematic research on liver transplantation for liver cancer and recommended the indications for liver transplantation in China, known as “Shanghai Fudan Standard”, which was recognized extensively by peers. He also put forward a new preventative strategy for metastatic recurrence after liver transplantation, which won him the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2012.

He won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award twice and the first prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award twice as the first investigator. He won 8 prizes at national and provincial levels as the principal investigator including first prize of National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology. In the last five years, he has undertaken 18 projects both at national and provincial levels, including major projects of national sci-tech support in the 11th Five-Year and the 12th Five-Year Periods, national major science and technology projects, major projects and general projects of Natural Science Foundation of China, major scientific and technological projects of Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology. He published over 550 papers in recent years including over 110 SCI papers. He has mentored 44 master’s degree, doctoral and post-doctoral students, including one student whose graduation thesis was awarded National Excellent Doctoral Thesis and three other students who won Shanghai Excellent Doctoral Thesis awards.

Because of his outstanding achievements in clinical, research, teaching and managerial work, Dr. Fan won many honorary titles, including Outstanding Young Expert of the Ministry of Health, Outstanding Individual of “Excel in the Performance” Campaign of National Medical and Health System, one of the National Ten Excellent Scientific and Technological Professionals, National Outstanding Professional, Scientific and Technological Elite of Shanghai, one of the First Team of Leading Talents of Shanghai, Leader of Outstanding Disciplines of Shanghai, Model Professional of the Year of Shanghai, one of the Top Ten Doctors of Shanghai, Outstanding Professional of Shanghai, and Shanghai May lst Labor Medal, etc.