Department of Neurology


Key Figures

Total 165 staff: 66 neurologists, 92 nurses and 7 technicians.

Total 117 Ward beds.

The Department of Neurology includes the Neurological Unit I, II, III, the Neurological Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Clinical Neurophysiological Section, the Neurological Laboratory, the Neurological Emergency Room, the Neurological Section for outpatients and the editorial office of the Chinese Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases.

Introduction of the Department of NEUROLOGY 

The Department was founded in 1954 as the first neurology department in Guangdong Province. With a history of over 60 years, it has developed into a preeminent medical, research and academic center and the premier location for talent development of neurology in China. The Department has been recognized as the National Key Clinical Department by the National Health Commission, and the National Key Discipline by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It is composed of the Neurological Section I, II, III, the Neurological Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Clinical Neurophysiological Section, the Neurological Laboratory, the Neurological Emergency Room, the Neurological Section for Outpatients and the editorial office of the Chinese Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases. With the supports of Chinese government, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou City and Sun Yat-sen University, the department enjoys a reputation as a top-tier neurology department nationally and a renowned neurology department internationally. Now, standing at a new starting point, the Department is equipped with a globally aware outlook and is striving to become a world-class center integrating the scientific research, the training of high-grade specialized talents, and the consultation and rescue of intractable and critical cases. 


Clinical Services   

The Department serves over 3000 inpatients and 200,000 outpatients annually. Based on its advanced technology, the Department has successfully diagnosed and cured many critical, difficult and rare diseases.

1. Neurological Section I is a platform for diagnosis and management of intractable neurodegenerative and neurogenetic cases. It is a regional consultation platform for neuromuscular disorders equipped with electromyography, imaging or ultrasound guided muscle biopsy, and genetic counseling.

2. Neurological Section II is a stroke center equiped with stroke unit and specialized team for endovascular therapy of ultra-early stage ischemia stroke patients. It has the ability to screen causes of cryptogenetic stroke using high resolution MRI and TCD bubble test.

3. Neurological Section III is the division of functional neurology, which mainly focus on using clinical scales, long term video EEG, polysonmography and other neurophysiological equipments to monitor the function of the nervous system.

4. NICU is dedicated to the field of severe neurological and postoperative patient management including endovascular therapy, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, intracranial hypertension, central respiratory failure etc..

5. Neurological Emergency Room is equipped with 24 hour stroke green channel, CT angiography, CT perfusion for candidates evaluation of endovascular therapy.

6. Neurological Section for Out-patient sets up 11 specialized clinics covering all branches of neurology.


Education

The Department was approved to be the training base for high-grade neurologists in China early in 1974, became master and doctorial station in 1980 and 1986 respectivelyand turned into postdoctoral station in 1996. Now we have 14 supervisors forPhD. and 24 supervisors for master students.Most of them have training and working experiences in oversea leading universities. The Department has already cultivated hundreds of postgraduate students.Some of them have already appointed as academic leaders or even the Distinguished Professor of Yangtze Riverin some famous medical institutions in China. The Department is the national base for the standardized training of neurological residents, and the biggest clinical teaching base of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing neurology education in Sun Yat-sen University. The Department routinely hosts international and national academic events. Young teachers have their teaching skills certified from The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) and won several prizes in the teaching competitions in hospital, university and national level in consecutive years. Moreover, number and quality of teaching papers are improving. 


Research

The Department has become the Southern China International Cooperation Base for Early Intervention and Functional Rehabilitation of Neurological Diseases (2015), Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory for Diagnosis and Treatment of Major Neurological Diseases (2014),Guangdong Provincial Engineering Center for Major Neruolgoical Disease Treatment (2015), Guangzhou Clinical and Translational Research Center for Major Neurological Diseases (2016) and Guangdong Provincial Translational Medicine Innovation Platform for Diagnosis and Treatment of Major Neurological Disease (2018). The Department mainly focus on three major research directions including stroke, neurodegenerative diseases and neurogenetic disorders. It also sets up a well-established registration mechanism for clinical data and participates in international RCTs. The Departmenthave won The Second Prize for National Science&Technology Progress. In the past five years (2012-2016), it have 81 scientific research projects approvalat the provincial and ministerial or national level, including 24 projects of the Natural Science Foundation of China. It also published more than 330 articles within 5 years, 146 of which are included in SCI cited journals. The Department successfully held the 21th Zhongshan International Summit of Neurology in 2018 which is an annually meeting for academic exchange of neurologyinternationally.


 International Collaboration

The Department cooperated with the University of Glasgow (UK) to build the Glasgow-Guangzhou stroke translational center which focused on developing new imaging technique, therapeutic targets and drugs for early diagnosis and treatment of stroke. Papers published in this international collaboration included: Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2014; 14(1): 101-11;Stroke. 2016, 47(2): 329-335;The Anatomical Record. 2016, 299(6):806-814;Age (Dordr). 2016,38(1):16.

1. The Department cooperated with the European Huntington's Disease Network and built the Chinese Huntington's Disease Network with the help of a CHDI funding (The Implementation of a Chinese Huntington's Disease Network, 2012-2016). The Department also cooperated with the University of Bern (Switzerland) to explore the potential applications of neurological stem cell in treating Huntington's Disease. Papers published in this international collaboration included: Eur J Neurol. 2014 , 21(4):637-42; Drug Des Devel Ther. 2016, 10:1443-1451.

2. The Department cooperated with Duke University (USA) and achieved a funding of the Major International (Regional) Cooperation Projects of the Natural Science Foundation of China for the research of using biomarkers to classify Myasthenia Gravis subtypes and assist precise treatment (¥ 2.36 million, 2017-2021).

The Department cooperated with University of Calgary (Canada) and built Precision Medicine Alliance between China and Canada. Research fund has received more than 20 million yuan. Clinical research applying wearable device “Ambulosono” to treat gait problem is now in progress. 


Specialists

Currently, there are 165 staff in the department, which includes 37 senior specialists. (15 full professors, 22 associate professors).

Zeng Jinsheng, M.D. PhD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology

Hong Hua, M.D. PhD

Professor, Vice Chairman, PhD Supervisor, Department of Neurology

Zhang Cheng, M.D. PhD

Professor, and Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology

Zhang Weixi, M.D. PhD

Professor, and Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology

Pei Zhong, M.D. PhD

Professor and Vice Chairman, PhD Supervisor,  Department of Neurology

Huang Haiwei, M.D. PhD

Professor, and Vice Chairman, Master Supervisor, Department of Neurology

Li Xunhua, M.D. PhD

Professor and PhD Supervisor, Chairman of Department of Neurology Unit I

Yao Xiaoli, MD, PhD

Professor andMaster Supervisor, Vice Chairman of Department of Neurology Section I

Liao Songjie, MD, PhD

Associate professor and Master Supervisor, Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology Section I

Sheng Wenli, MD, PhD

Professor and PhD Supervisor, Chairman of Department of Neurology Section II

Li Ling, MD, PhD

Professor and Master Supervisor, Vice Chairman of Department of Neurology Section II

Xing Shihui, MD, PhD

Associate professor and Master Supervisor, Vice Chairman of Department of Neurology Section II

Fan Yuhua, MD, PhD

Professor and PhD Supervisor, Chairman of Department of Neurology Section III

Chen Ziyi, MD, PhD

Associate professor andMaster Supervisor, Vice Chairman of Department of Neurology Section III

Chen Ling, MD, PhD

Professor and Master Supervisor, Chairman of Department of Neurological Intensive Care Unit

Feng Huiyu, MD, PhD

Professor and Master Supervisor, Vice Chairman of Department of Neurology Intensive Care Unit

Liang Xiuling, MD

SeniorProfessor, Department of Neurology

Huang Ruxun, MD

Senior Professor, Department of Neurology

Li Jinru, MD

Senior Professor, Department of Neurology

Zhou Lieming, MD, PhD

Professor, PhD Supervisor, Department of Neurology

Fang Yannan, MD, PhD

Professor, PhD Supervisor, Department of Neurology Section II

Liu Weibin, MD, PhD

Professor, PhD Supervisor, Department of Neurology

Tao Yuqian, MD, PhD

Professor, Master Supervisor, Department of Neurology Section II

Yu Jian, MD, PhD

Professor, PhD Supervisor, Department of Neurology Section II

Lu Xilin

Senior Technologist, Lab of Neurological Department

Dai Qilin, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology Section I

Fang Yingying, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology Section I

Wu Qi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor, Department of Neurology Section I

Feng Yanqing, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor, Department of Neurology Section I

Zeng Ying, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor, Department of Neurology Section I

Lin Jiangwen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor, Department of Neurology Section II

Cui Liqian, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor,Section of Neuro-Psychology

Zhang Jian, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor, Department of Neurology Section II

Huang Fan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor, Department of Neurology

Zhou Hongyan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor, Department of Neurology Intensive Care Unit

Zhang Yali,MD

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor, Department of Neurology

Li Jingjing, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor, Department of Neurology

Liang Yinxing

Associate Senior Technologist, Department of Neurology

HuangYongqing

Associate Chief Nurse, Department of Neurology

Wu Wanling

Associate Chief Nurse, Department of Neurology

Su Yongjing

Associate Chief Nurse, Department of Neurology 

Zheng Minying

Associate Chief Nurse, Department of Neurology 


 


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