On August 9, 2019, the third "National Famous Doctors” award ceremony, instructed by the People's Daily and sponsored by People.com and Health Times, was held in Beijing. Ten doctors from Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) were on the list of "National Famous Doctors”.
Group photo of PUMCH winners of the title "National Famous Doctors”
Zhang Yiyang from the Department of Cardiology, Cui Liying from the Department of Neurology, and Yin Jia from the Department of Allergy were awarded the title of “National Famous Doctors • Academic Excellence”; Bian Xuming from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Qian Jiaming from the Department of Gastroenterology received the title of “National Famous Doctors • Special Tribute”; Zhang Jianguo from the Department of Orthopedics, Lin Yansong from the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Li Hongjun from the Department of Urology, and Tan Xianjie from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology were awarded the title of “National Famous Doctors • Outstanding Style”; and Cao Dongyan from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology won the title of “National Famous Doctors • Young Talent”.
Themed by “Honoring model doctors, creating a doctor-friendly environment, and promoting the health of the people”, the list is widely recognized as authoritative, objective, and fair. It was designed to promote the policies, mechanisms, public opinion, academic activities, and social environment that favor the career development of famous doctors in China, increase the motivation and professionalism of medical practitioners, and ultimately contribute to the Healthy China strategy.
The National Medical Doctors ceremony has been successfully held for two sessions and became one of the most popular events for the medical community. Different from the previous two sessions, this year the list was generated based on the recommendations of an academic committee, which ensured a more rigorous selection process with the professional inputs from more disciplines. Members of the academic committee included: top hospital directors with good reputations in disease diagnosis and treatment and/or clinical research in China; chairpersons of national academic associations/societies; and directors of top 10 clinical departments in the Ranking of Superiority Specialty of Chinese Hospitals (Fudan edition).
The list has four honorable titles including special tribute, academic excellence, outstanding style, and young talent, commemorating Chinese doctors who have made great achievements in patient care and scientific research and earned a good reputation among patients.