Department of infectious diseases（Department of liver diseases）
Department of liver diseases in Beijing Hospital of TCM is one of the oldest liver specialized subject in hospitals nationwide. Its predecessor was the medical liver disease group established in 1957, and then it was renamed the department of infectious disease in 2008. Its founder were Youbo GUAN and Hongshi WANG, who were TCM authorities of yanjing medical school.They had made outstanding contributions to the treatment of liver with TCM, and Youbo GUAN was known as "the master of liver disease in Chinese medicine" and "the killer of difficult diseases". After the inheritance and development of more than half a century, there are a number of modern TCM masters such as Beihai Wei, Zengan CHEN, Ying QIAN, Qiangou LI,Chunjun XU, Guowei WANG, and so on. The department has taken on the subjects of national "six five", "seven five" and "eighty-five", and has won more than 20 national, municipal and local scientific and technological progress awards. There are four persons received special contributions from the state council, and many persons serving as chairmen, vice-chairmen and members in the national and Beijing traditional Chinese medicine associations, the hepatopathy committee in the association of Chinese and western, and so on. Currently, the department is the attached unit of the chairmen of Beijing traditional Chinese medicine association hepatobiliary disease professional committee and Beijing university of traditional Chinese medicine professional committee. The former and current directors led the inheritance and development of the department, and made the department keeping on developing and growing. People who successively served as the head of the department (group) of liver disease and the director (group leader) of the department of infectious disease were Beihai WEI, Zengtan CHEN, Youbo GUAN, Yuhua GAO, Bozhi ZHAO, Guowei WANG, Chunjun XU, Wen LIU, Fengxia SUN.
In recent years, department of infectious diseases is based on the inheritance and development of distinguished veteran TCM doctors’ academic ideas and clinical experience, guided by scientific research innovation, and aims to improve clinical efficacy. Inherit but not limited by old things, Innovate but not departed from the line. We attache importance to combination of ancient and modern medicine and that of Chinese and western medicine, and have developed the department of infectious diseases into a clinical department that sets medical, teaching and research at a whole, with distinct characteristics of TCM. On this basis, the state administration of traditional Chinese medicine “The studio of Doctor Wei Beihai”, Beijing traditional Chinese medicine administration “The studio of Doctor Guan Youbo” and “The studio of Doctor Wang Hongshi” were established.
Now the department has 3 master's degree tutors, 6 senior title staff, 4 persons with doctor's degree, and 6 persons with master's degree. department of infectious diseases mainly focuses on the combination of Chinese and western medicine for various causes of liver diseases, such as liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, autoimmune liver disease, drug liver disease, and so on. Now, we have three dominant diseases: “viral hepatitis”, “fatty liver”, and “liver cirrhosis”. There are four special diseases carrying out: “fatty liver”, “liver cirrhosis”, “liver cancer”, and “hypochondriac pain”.