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Biography Revised: 5/27/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Wu Yingkai
Wu Yingkai 吴英恺
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Physician


Wu Yingkai, male, Han nationality, is a native of Xinmin, Liaoning Province. He graduated from Liaoning Medical College in 1933 and attended advanced chest surgery classes in the United States from 1941 to 1943. Wu is a senior academician and a physician. Wu has enjoyed a long and rich career as a physician. At the beginning of his career, he served as a lecturer and doctor at the Surgery Hospital of Beiping Union Medical College before traveling to the United States for advanced studies in chest surgery. Upon his return to China, Wu assumed the surgery director position at Chongqing and Tianjin Central Hospitals and then became a professor at China Union Medical College from 1951 to 1956.

Wu shifted to Fuwai Hospital in 1958 where he assumed both the dean and surgery director roles. He remained at Fuwai for 22 years, serving there until 1980. In the 1980s, he became the director of the Beijing Heart and Lung Vein Center and later was dean of the Anzhen Hospital. Wu has also been the honorable dean of Beijing Heart and Lung Vein Disease Research Institute.

Along with his surgeon responsibilities, Wu was one of the founders of Chinese chest and heart surgery. He organized research to examine esophagus cancer prevention and the treatment in four provinces and one city in northern China. Wu later developed studies on the prevalence pathology and disease studies, which led to a reduced death rate, and an increased cure rate.

Wu holds several honorary positions with international surgeon organizations. He is an honorable member of the American Surgery Academy, the Chest Surgery Academy as well as an honorary academician of the American Surgery Physician Institute.

In 1955, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Career Data

Honorary Academician, American Surgery Physician Institute
Honorary Member, Chest Surgery Academy
Honorary Member, American Surgery Academy
Honorary Dean, Beijing Heart and Lung Vein Disease Research Institute Beijing Municipality
Dean, Anzhen Hospital
1981—1987 Director, Beijing Heart and Lung Vein Disease Research Institute Beijing Municipality
1958—1980 Surgery Director, Fuwai Hospital
1958—1980 Dean, Fuwai Hospital
1956—1958 Surgery Director, Chest Surgery Hospital of the PLA
1956—1958 Dean, Chest Surgery Hospital of the PLA
1955— Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1951—1956 Professor, Peking Union Medical College Beijing Municipality
1951—1956 Director, Peking Union Medical College Beijing Municipality
1944—1948 Surgery Director, Tianjin Central Hospital Tianjin Municipality
1944—1948 Surgery Director, Chongqing Central Hospital Chongqing Municipality
1933—1941 Physician, Beijing Union Medical College Hospital Beijing Municipality
1933 Graduate, Liaoning Medical College Liaoning Province

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