Zhang Wenhong

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Zhang Wenhong
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Born (1969-08-27) August 27, 1969 (age 52)
Rui'an, Zhejiang, China
Alma mater Shanghai Medical College (now under Fudan University)
Scientific career
Fields pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, bacterial infections and other infectious diseases [1]
Institutions Huashan Hospital
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Zhang Wenhong (Chinese :张文宏; born 27 August 1969) is a Chinese doctor, and a member of the Chinese Communist Party. He is the Director and Party Branch Secretary of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Huashan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University, the Director of the Internal Medicine Department of the Shanghai Medical College, and also the leader of the Shanghai Medical Treatment Experts Group, deputy director of the Shanghai Institute of Liver Diseases, and standing committee member of the Infectious Disease Branch of the Chinese Medical Association. [2] [3]



Zhang graduated from Shanghai Medical University in 1993, majoring in medicine, and received his Ph.D. from Fudan University in 2000. His Ph.D. dissertation, titled "Study on the KatG Gene Mutations of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its Relationship to Isoniazid Resistance", made the ground-breaking discovery that the "S315T mutation was related the INH resistance and R463L substitution does not significantly affect enzymatic activity of katG". He has studied at the BI Medical Center affiliated to Harvard Medical School and the Queen Mary Hospital affiliated to Hong Kong University.

In a 2018 interview, Zhang said,"With the continuous updating of therapeutic drugs, hepatitis C can now be cured." [4]

COVID-19 pandemic

Zhang is the leader of the Shanghai Medical Treatment Expert Group in the COVID-19 pandemic. [5] He suggested that directors personally inspect rooms, instead of "pointing fingers behind others' backs"; changing positions, as "one cannot bully the obedient", "replace all doctors in all positions and replace them with departmental Communist Party members", and "no bargaining". The video went viral on Weibo and other social media, with netizens calling him a "hard-core director." [6] Later, in an interview with the media, he said: "Everyone is a 'warrior' from now on. You are not isolated at home, you are fighting! Do you feel very bored? The virus will also be 'bored to death' (suffocated) by you. 'Bore' yourselves for two weeks." ; "If the whole society is mobilized, 'boring' the virus is to contribute to society". [7] Since then, he has put forward three important standards on returning to work, namely "fire prevention, anti-theft, and 'anti-colleagues'". [8]

At the end of February, Zhang said in a media interview that in China, the first occurrence of new coronary virus was only in Wuhan. If it was transmitted to China from outside, it should have infected several Chinese cities at the same time, not one by one. He also said that the source of the virus is a controversial issue, but there must be "exact basis" to make claims, so he does not agree that the virus originated outside China. However, related reports have been removed from mainland China's news websites. [9] [10]

On March 15, Zhang posted on the official WeChat account of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University. The post reads, "I originally believed that if China had properly controlled the situation, the world would also follow suit. East Asian countries such as Singapore, Japan, and South Korea did very well but Europe has now become the new epicenter of the epidemic, bringing us huge uncertainty. China will still face great import risks in the future. " He predicted, "With respect to the current global anti-epidemic measures, it is basically impossible for this epidemic to end this summer. If the epidemic continues to evolve in Italy and Iran, then the risk of the Coronavirus becoming a cross-annual epidemic will increase along with it." [11]


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  1. Wenhong Zhang, MD, PhD
  2. "复旦大学附属华山医院".
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  4. "张文宏:丙肝可治愈 治疗中的药物相互作用还需关注-新华网". 新华网. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  5. "张文宏:党员冲在最前线,什么是前线?现在就是!". news.fudan.edu.cn. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  6. "特写|"一线岗位全部换上党员,没有讨价还价!"_围观_澎湃新闻-The Paper". 澎湃新闻. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  7. "张文宏吁再闷两周把病毒闷死:在家不是隔离是战斗". 联合早报. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
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