Four Clinical Key Disciplines of Ministry of Health
Department of Anesthesiology

Department of Anesthesia features exquisite clinical skills, sold research grounding and ample overall strength, enjoying a high reputation both at home and abroad. The main research fields are: clinical anesthesia (in and outside the operating room), monitoring and treatment after anesthesia, pain (acute and chronic) control, first aid and resuscitation, and the basic research of anesthesia mechanism and pain control. It initiated the explorative animal experimentation of biological cell analgesia in China, and introduced gene therapy into pain control.

The Department of Anesthesiology of Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College of HUST was established by one of the pioneer Chinese anesthetists Prof. Jin Shi-ao in 1956, and since then it has become one of the most prestigious anesthesia programs in China with a vigorous team with proficient clinic skills as well as strong basic and clinic research background. The Department of Anesthesiology continues its tradition of providing excellent education for its trainees. The master’s degree training program was established in 1978, the doctoral degree program in 1984 and the postdoctoral fellowship in 1995.

The department was designated as National key discipline by ministry of Education in 2007. The department has been constructing as one of the National key clinic specialties by National Ministry of Health since 2010.

As the biggest tertiary general university hospital in Middle-south of China, Tongji Hospital is equipped with 43 operate beds and 30 PACU beds and carry out about 33,000 anesthesia cases annually, including organ transplantation, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery and many other types of difficult cases.

Meanwhile we provide acute and chronic pain service for both inpatients and outpatients. Pain free abortion, deliver, and endoscopy are routinely carried out. We have research interests in pain mechanism and therapy, general anesthesia mechanism, and peri-operative organ protection. More than 8 million Yuan from 22 NSFC grants and 29 province grants founded our research and result in not only a fruit publications in peer reviewed journals such an Anesthesiology, but also three second prizes and two third prizes for science development from Ministry or Province, two third prizes from municipal, and thirteen national patterns.