Department of Thoracic Surgery
The institute of thoracic surgery is a key center of the Third Military Medical University and famous all over the country. There are totally 40 medical staff in this young and open-minded team, including 2 professors, 5 associate professors and 2 lecturers. All the surgeons here have obtained doctor¨s degree. Moreover 4 performed their postdoctoral studies in several top institutes in the world. So far, 77 doctor or master students from all over the country have got their training and degrees in this center. Besides, clinical and preclinical studies on tumor marks, immunohistochemistry, radioimmunity and molecular biology have been applied in our affiliated lab, which is conducive to molecular diagnosis and can offer a nice working environment for scientific researches. Additionally, the diagnosis and surgical treatment of esophageal diseases, pulmonary diseases and myasthenia gravis are the main work fields. Unlike many other centers of thoracic surgery, the minimally invasive surgery via thoracoscopes or mediastinoscopes has been generally performed in our institute with more than 800 operations every year. Several surgeons here have gotten the Chinese medical awards and national fund support for their appreciatory clinical and preclinical work. There are totally 800 papers published in domestic and international Journals and some have high impact factors.