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Division of Neonatololgy

The Division of Neonatololgy of West China Second University Hospital was founded in 1973. It is one of the earliest neonatal medical units in China and the only unit with National Key Clinical Discipline (Neonatology) and National Neonatal Health Care Specialty in Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Tibet. The overall level of our discipline is leading in the country. It boasts for its "National Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars" and the only "Changjiang Scholars' innovation team of the Ministry of education" in Chinese pediatric community. The division is among the first batch of standardized training bases for neonatal and perinatal medical specialist in China and neonatal specialist nurses in Sichuan Province. It is the only unit with Key Clinical Specialty Program of the Ministry of Health of China in western region, and the therapeutic center for critically ill newborns in Sichuan Province. It is a referral center in Western China for critically ill neonates with most advanced equipment and the strongest medical care technology.

The Division of Neonatology has set up two wards at Huaxi and Jinjiang Campuses respectively. It includes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), general neonatal ward and neonatal surgery ward, with 305 beds, including 200 for NICU and 12 for surgery. More than 6,000 patients were admitted in 2021, in which more than 95% patients were critically ill, and more than 70% patients were difficulty and critically ill babies transferred in utero or referred by all levels medical units after birth(是否是这个意思:and more than 70% patients were referred by hospitals of all levels, coming with complicated and critical in utero conditions ). The success rate of rescue has reached 99.7%.

There are 6 doctoral tutors and 15 master tutors in the division. Nearly 30 doctoral students and more than 50 master students have graduated in the past five years. The academic leader, professor MU Dezhi is the first neonatal physician in China who has secrured the grant of the National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, is the leader of Changjiang Scholars Innovation Team of the Ministry of Education, has been honored the young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions, the first National Famous Doctor with Outstanding Demeanor. He is also the vice chairman of pediatrics branch and perinatal medicine branch of Chinese Medical Association, vice president of pediatric branch and neonatal branch of Chinese Medical Doctor Association. The division has a strong team with powful technical strength. There are 51 physicians, 3 reemployed retired professors, 8 neonatal respiratory therapists, and 227 nurses. In the team, 13 members carry senior professional titles, 5 associalte senior professional titles. Most of the physicians hold doctoral degrees and have been trained overseas.

We have a first-class scientific research platform in China, including the Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Laboratory, the Laboratory of Lung Development and Diseases, and the Laboratory of Perinatal Medicine. From 2017 to 2021, we conducted 22 national scientific research projects, 22 provincial and ministerial projects, and held 48 patents. We have published about 500 journal articles, including more than 140 on SCI journals.