Wang Chen (physician)

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Wang Chen
王辰
Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
Assumed office
May 2018
President Li Xiaohong
Member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC
(13th)
Assumed office
March 2018
Chairman Wang Yang
President of the Peking Union Medical College
Assumed office
December 2017
Preceded by Cao Xuetao
Personal details
Born (1962-08-07) August 7, 1962 (age 58)
Dezhou, Shandong, China
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Capital University of Medical Sciences
University of Texas
OccupationPulmonologist, physician
Scientific career
Fields Pulmonology
Institutions Peking Union Medical College
Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)

Wang Chen (Chinese :王辰; pinyin :Wáng Chén; born August 7, 1962) is a Chinese pulmonologist and physician currently serving as vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and president of the Peking Union Medical College. He is a member of the Chinese Hospital Association (CHA) and Chinese Medical Doctor Association (CMDA).

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Biography

Wang was born in Dezhou, Shandong, on August 7, 1962. He graduated from the Capital University of Medical Sciences, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1985 and doctor's degree in 1991, both in medicine. He carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Texas in 1994.

He worked at the Beijing Chaoyang Hospital between 1993 and 2013, where he successively was deputy director, vice-president, and president. From January 2013 to September 2014, he had a brief assignment to the Ministry of Health. In September 2014 he was appointed president of the China-Japan Friendship Hospital. After this office was terminated in January 2018, he became president of Peking Union Medical College. He has been vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in May 2018.

On February 5, 2020, Wang was interviewed by Bai Yansong on China's national TV and said that the situation in Wuhan was grim, and many patients were not admitted to the hospital in time, which is a great pressure; he was one of early and high-profile advocates of Fangcang Hospitals for COVID-19 patients in China. [1]

He is a delegate to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and a member of the 13th Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Contributions

During the 2003 Beijing SARS outbreak and the 2009 flu pandemic, he was appointed head of the National Clinical Expert Group, formulating a series of diagnosis and treatment procedures to treat large numbers of patients. [2]

Honours and awards

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References

  1. Zhang Fan (张帆), ed. (6 February 2020). 王辰:武汉形势严峻 大批患者没有及时收治. caixin.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  2. 王辰院士:对流感要深存戒惧之心,全力加强防控体系与能力建设. Sohu (in Chinese). 7 November 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  3. Dong Tong (董童); Yang Di (杨迪), eds. (1 December 2019). 第十四届健康与发展中山论坛、2019年吴阶平医学奖颁奖大会在广东中山举行. people.com.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  4. 李飞飞、庄小威入选美国国家医学科学院院士,王辰当选外籍院士. sina (in Chinese). 19 October 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
Educational offices
Preceded by
Cao Xuetao
President of the Peking Union Medical College
2017-present
Incumbent