Division Of Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Endocrinology Division of West China Second University Hospital was founded in the 1980s. It was first established as the Pediatric Genetic me-x-tabolic Endocrinology Dept. in 2018. At present, it is one of the earliest, largest and most complete specialties of Genetic me-x-tabolic Endocrinology in Sichuan Province, as well as a member of the Rare Diseases Group of the Chinese Pediatric Society of Chinese Medical Association, a member of the Endocrine and me-x-tabolic Genetics Group of the Branch of Pediatricians of the Chinese Medical Association, and the head of the Rare Diseases Group of the Sichuan Medical Pediatrics Committee. In addition, it is a designated diagnosis and treatment center for Prader-Willi Syndrome Care Project, the national pediatric endocrine drug clinical trial base. It provides clinical diagnosis and treatment of endocrine genetic me-x-tabolic diseases for children in Sichuan Province and in Southwest China as well.
In the division, there are 12 doctors and 9 nurses, of whom 3 hold senior professional titles and 5 hold doctoral degree. It has general and special wards with 22 beds, and provids outpatient clinic and outpatient observation service. Each year, it discharges more than 4,000 patients and treats 50,000 outpatients. It provides special clinics for children with short stature, precocious puberty, diabetes, genetic and me-x-tabolic diseases. In addition, it also provides nursing clinics for kids with diabetes and MDT for kids with abnormal sexual development conditions. A variety of endocrine function stimulation examinations and treatments are available in the division. We provide type-3c-diabetes-treatment, bone age assessment, adult height prediction, and consultation of genetic and me-x-tabolic disease reports, etc. In Sichuan Province, we took the lead in carrying out a variety of new therapies and technologies for children's rare diseases, such as enzyme replacement therapy and bone marrow transplantation.
The faculty members of our division are engaged in teaching tasks of undergraduates, international students, internships, fellows for further training, and students for standardized training programs. Since 2015 the National Continuing Education Program entitled "Progress in diagnosis and treatment of rare Diseases and Endocrine and me-x-tabolic Diseases in West China" has been held every year. We preside over research projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Sichuan Science and Technology Program. In recent years, we have published more than 50 papers on SCI and Chinese core journals, and participated in more than 10 medical books. For years, we have held public health lectures and free clinic activities such as "International Rare Diseases Day", "United Nations Diabetes Day" and "Children Diabetes Summer Camp”, and undertaken the aid project for birth defects (genetic me-x-tabolic diseases) in Sichuan Province.