Thyroid and Breast Surgery


Key Figures

Total 38 Ward beds


Department of Thyroid and Breast Surgery of First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University enjoys a long history, and is certificated as a National Key Discipline. Led by Prof. Shenming Wang, the department has been dedicated exclusively to patient care, research, education and prevention. All employees serve the patients in the spirit of “Offering Cure for diseases, bodies and hearts”. More than 85% of the doctors especially all young doctors have obtained PhD degree. To promote the development of disciplines, Senior Fellows and Consultants focus on their detailed specialty on breast and thyroid diseases. Doctors are sent to distinguished overseas universities to improve their clinical and research capabilities.

Clinical Services

The department offers 38 patient beds. More than 6000 inpatients discharged yearly with average length of stay less than 3 days. The department is among China’s best in early diagnosis, surgery, comprehensive treatment and whole process management of early and metastatic breast cancer. We also specialize in diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. We have successfully completed operations on huge thyroid tumor invading the trachea/blood vessels.


Our mission of medical education includes specialized courses of 5-year undergraduate, foreign students and 8-year Doctoral programs. Every year, our doctors work as internship tutors of medical students, and mentors of the exchange students from Medical School of University of Glasgow. Many doctors have won prizes in Clinical Teaching Competitions of Sun Yat-sen University.


1.Application of New Type Nanomaterials in Targeted Therapy of Breast Cancer

2.Regulation Mechanism of Non-coding RNA in Cell Invasion, EMT and Bone Metastasis Microenvironment of Breast Cancer

3.Clinical Translational Research on Liquid Biopsy and Drug Sensitivity Screening in Breast Cancer Treatment

4.Genomic Mechanism of Thyroid Cancer in Single and Multi-center Researches

5.Preliminary Study of GSK-J4 Combined with Apatinib in Treatment of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

6.Analysis of Thyroid Cancer Epidemiological Data in SEER-MEDCARE Database


Director: Weiming Lu

Deputy Director: Ying Lin

Professors: Shenming Wang, Xiaoxi Li, Weiming Lu, Ying Lin, Songqi Li

Associate Professors: Zhuanghong Wu, Xiangdong Xu, Yifan Zhu, Jie Li, Weihao Lin