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Obstetrics and Gynecology Department

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the hospital was first established in 1942 by the West China Union University. With the efforts of generations and dedication of national famous experts like Drs YUE Yicheng, XIONG Bishuang, YANG Shizhi, ZHANG Guangyu, CAO Zeyi, WANG Shilang, PENG Zhilan,it has developed into the most influential referral center in western China for critical and complicated obstetric and gynecological diseases, and serves as a base for medical education, research.

The department was authorized to provide master’s and doctor’s degree programs in 1986, and post-doctor programs in 2000. It has two key Laboratories of Sichuan Province, and is privileged to be supported by the Key Clinical Discipline Programs of the Ministry of Health. In China, it initiated the Maternal-Fetal Medicine. In recent years, it has set up several training centers or bases, such as West China Training Center of Chinese Society of Gynecological Oncology, Training Base of Ministry of Health for Gynecological Endoscope Diagnosis and Treatment, Training Base of Ministry of Health for Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National Medical Continuing Training Base for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Training Base of Ministry of Health for Obstetric and Gynecological Residents, Chengdu Gynecological Cancer Prevention and Treatment Center of Cancer Foundation of China. In 2007, the obstetrics and gynecology of the department were listed in the Key Disciplines of the Ministry of Education of China. In 2008, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Courses of the department were rated the Best Courses of Sichuan Province. In 2001, both obstetrics and gynecology became the Key Clinical Development Programs of Ministry of Health. The Gynecological Oncology of the department has been Key Clinical Development Specialty of Ministry of Health for seven successive years.

The department has 339 beds, with 510,000 outpatients, 20,000 emergency visits, 26,000 inpatients annually. In the department, there are Gynecological Division, Obstetric Division, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Center of Reproductive Medicine, Center of Prenatal Diagnosis. We have, in the department, 15 tutors for doctoral candidates, 36 tutors for master degree candidates, 5 academic leaders and 14 reserved leaders of Sichuan Province, 22 academic leaders and 22 reserved leaders of the Department of Health of Sichuan Province. The chairperson and vice chairperson of the Chinese Society of Gynecological Oncology, and the chairperson of the West China Training Center of the Society are all from the department.  

In the department, we have 125 doctors, among whom 24 are with professor title, 24 with associate professor title, 36 with lecturer title, 41 with assistant title, 73 with doctorial degree, 45 with master’s degree. Dr. Zhao Xia is the present director of the department, and Dr. Pan Xiaoling, Dr. Xing Aiyun, Dr. Xu Liangzhi are the deputy directors.

Our qualified service and medical performance have received many honors: National 100 Merit Units from the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, Advanced Unit the Ministry of Health and of Sichuan Province, Advanced Women’s Unit.

Highlights
2001 we passed the MOH's investigation of medical service quality.
Professor LI Shangwei was honored the title of National Moral Model of Health Professionals in 2011.
The Obstetric Ward A was rated National Qualified Nursing Ward.
Gynecology and Obstetrics of the department were both accepted by the MOH as Key Clinical Development Programs.
The Perinatal Nutrition Program of MOH was launched in April 2010.
We first initiated in China the clinical service of Pro-abortion Care in September 2010.
The Endoscopic Center in the department became the first and only Class Four Gynecological Endoscopy Training Base in Sichuan Province.
Our Mother-and-Child Nursing Program passed the evaluation and became a training base for specialized nurses.
We passed the evaluation of Sichuan Province for Key Disciplines in 2009.
Our courses of obstetrics and gynecology were rated Best Courses of Sichuan Province in 2008.
Our courses of obstetrics and gynecology were rated Best Courses of Sichuan University in 2007.  

Clinical Services
Gynecology: radical and super-radical operation of gynecological malignant tumors and chemotherapy treatments; surgery of endometriosis,reproductive malformation, female genital fistula; treatment of pelvic diseases, female genital infection diseases;
Obstetrics: We provide expertise on obstetric emergency medicine as group leader in Sichuan Province and Chengdu City. As a referral center for high-risk obstetric diseases, we provide perinatal screening, prevention, consultation and therapy of critical obstetric diseases; we also have standardized screening, management, referring and transportation, emergency treatment procedural, and technique of critical perinatal diseases for hospitals and clinics in this area. Recently, we have initiated diagnosis and treatment of fetal diseases using fetoscopy techniques.
Reproductive endocrinology: endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of gynecological endocrine diseases; reconstructive micro-surgery for infertility; diagnosis and treatment of patients with critical and complicated gynecological endocrine diseases; menopause period and advanced age health care; family planning and contraception services.
Reproductive medicine: in-vitro fertilization, embryo transplantation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, AIH, AID, interventional treatment of pelvic cysts, lymphocyte immunotherapy of recurrent spontaneous abortion, sperm routine analysis, infertility antibody determination, ultrasound monitoring of ovulation, etc.
Prenatal diagnosis: genetic counseling, prenatal screening, prenatal diagnosis of birth defects and genetic diseases, etc.

Medical Education
In the department, we have 125 teaching staff members, with 8 advisers for doctoral degree candidates, 26 for master degree candidates.
Advisers for doctoral degree candidates
     For gynecology: ZHAO Xia,XI Mingrong,LIU Shanling
     For obstetrics: ZHOU Rong
     For prenatal diagnosis: WANG He
     For assisted reproductive techniques: LI Shangwei
Advisers for master degree candidates
     For gynecology: CHEN Jie, FANG Fang, GAO Xuemei, HE Yuedong, LI Chunmei, LI Zhengyu, LIN Wei, LIU Hui, LOU Jiangyan,
                                   PAN Xiaoling, SHI Gang, WANG Hongjing, WANG Ping, YANG Pei, YAO Yuan, YIN Rutie, ZHANG Jiawen, ZHENG Ai
     For obstetrics: LIU Xinghui, XING Aiyun, ZHANG Li, WANG Xiaodong
     For reproductive endocrinology: XU Kehui, ZHANG Dan, TAN Shiqiao, LIU Hongwei

Every year, we have a few fellows for post-doc program, about ten candidates for doctor degree, and thirty for master degree. Up to now, we have turned out eight post-doctors, nearly 200 doctors and 500 masters. Besides, we also offer programs for 150 students of seven-year curriculum and 20 students of eight-year curriculum. Over the past five years, our postgraduates have published about one hundred journal articles. The dissertation of LI Zhengyu was honored in 2009 the National One Hundred Best Doctoral Dissertations, and XIAO Xue was awarded in 2011 the Sichuan Provincial Best Doctoral Dissertations.

As a training base of MOH for Ob/Gyn residents, we have provided training programs for trainers from about forty training bases in Sichuan Province. Totally, forty-five residents have been trained in the department. Every year, we receive about ten students for standardized resident training.

We also provide national programs for medical continuing education in the fields of general gynecology, gynecological oncology, pelvic medicine, gynecological endocrinology, assisted reproductive technology, prenatal diagnosis, support in obstetrics, etc. Over the past five years, we have provided more than twenty national programs and over twenty provincial programs of medical continuing education to over ten thousand medical professionals.

Every year, we accept about forty to sixty medical professionals for advanced study in the hospital for a period of half or one year.Totally, about 500 doctors have been trained over the past five years.

Research
For the recent five years, we have 25 grants from the state, 68 from Ministries and the province, with a total funding of five million RMB yuan. Among the 700 journal articles published in the past five years,130 were published by SCI journals, including one in a journal with an impact factor of 9.425.

Our researches have received five national awards, sixteen provincial awards,and three municipal awards. Over ten inventions have been patented. We have written 28 books and textbooks designated by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Education as chief editor or deputy chief editor, and co-authored 28 books.

Academic Exchanges
From 2007 to 2011, we had over twenty doctors further trained overseas, over one hundred doctors attended academic meetings at home and abroad. We also invite famous experts at home and abroad in this field to visit us for academic exchanges.