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Distinguished Professors

Chen Kai-xian

Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He believes that the core ideas of systematic biology match with that of Chinese medical theory. Many biological scientists in developed countries showed respect for and interest in the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. Another new emerging discipline—chemical biology is also closely associated with Chinese medicine. Chemical biology aims to understand the unknown mystery of life science through chemical molecules. Chinese medicine can play a significant role in chemical biology study with its experience in regulating the bodily function.

Hu Zhi-bi

Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. She has been a visitor scholar and guest professor at Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen (Germany), University of Illinois (USA), Austrian Plant Technology Research Center, Heinrich-Heine-Universit?t Düsseldorf (Germany) and Aarhus Universitet (Denmark). Mainly involved in Chinese medical bioengineering study, Dr. Hu is the first one in the world who cultivated cell strains of digitalis with highest conversion rate, i.e., the well-known Hu’s cell strain. She is one of the founders of Chinese medical bioengineering in China.

Liu Ping

Distinguished TCM doctor in Shanghai, winner of National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China, chief scientist of National Key Basic Research and Development Plan of China (973Program). Today, there are no specific medications in Western medicine for liver fibrosis. Prof. Liu Ping and his research team at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine did groundbreaking work in dealing with liver fibrosis using Chinese medicine. Their patent Chinese medicine in anti-liver fibrosis has successfully completed the phase-II clinical trial in the United States. This indicates that the safety, efficacy and quality control of Chinese patent medicine have been well recognized by the most rigorous food and drug administration.

Yan Shi-yun

Role Model for Shanghai Municipal Education (nomination) and a well known medical educator. Prof. Yan has been long engaged in TCM academic schools, development history of Chinese medicine, academic ideas and experience of physicians in past generations, syndrome differentiation and treatment system by Zang Xiang theory (the first word Zang refers to zang-fu organs and the second word Xiang refers to external manifestations of internal organs), TCM methodology, human resource development and clinical & basic research on TCM prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. As a Chinese medical educator, he initiated the differentiation study and practice of TCM teaching scheme, credit system and three-semester reform. Although in his seventies, Prof. Yan is still dedicated to the Chinese medical education.

Shi Qi

Role Model for Shanghai Municipal Education (nomination) and a well known TCM traumatology expert and medical educator. Prof. Shi supervised numerous young scholars in Chinese medicine, including the winner of National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China and chief scientist of National Key Basic Research and Development Plan of China (973Program). Prof. Shi is well-known for his ‘TCM prevention and treatment of chronic tendon and bone conditions’. He has been invited to give lectures in more than 30 countries or regions, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Macau. Today, he still works on the front line of education, clinical practice and scientific research. He has been issued the ‘Special Contribution Award in TCM Inheritance’ and Representative of ‘TCM orthopedics’—the project of national intangible cultural heritage.

Xu Ping

Distinguished teacher of Shanghai city and an expert in treating digestive problems, depression and menopausal syndrome using the body-mind theory. As an acupuncturist, Prof. Xu often analyzes disease conditions using the Man-Heaven unity and holistic view in the Internal Classic (Nei Jing), differentiates meridians using the theory of qi, blood, biao (symptoms), ben (root causes), gen (root) and jie (branches), and practices with the theory of reinforcing along the meridian pathways and reducing against the meridian pathways. She obtained good therapeutic effects in acupuncture department, Shuguang Hospital by combined needles and Chinese herbal formulae. She is the chief expert on Chinese Meridians at Health Center of Chinese Medical Association.

Fang Zhao-qin

Distinguished teacher of Shanghai city and an excellent supervisor in classroom teaching, academic discussion and instructions on postgraduate and post-doctoral dissertations. Prof. Fang loves teaching and cares for his students. The courses he designed are of national high-quality. Students can benefit a great deal from Prof. Fang in research idea, project design and laboratory training.

Cai Gan

Distinguished teacher of Shanghai city, distinguished TCM doctor in both Shanghai and China, an apprentice tutor and academic leader in specialty of spleen and stomach problems by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Clinically, Dr. Cai is an expert in the treatment of gastritis, ulcer, chronic diarrhea, and post-operative (gastrointestinal cancer) regulation. He has been dedicated to the treatment and research on TCM treatment of chronic atrophic gastritis coupled with pre-cancerous lesion and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He has treated numerous patients from both home and abroad (more than 20 countries). He developed seminar (group discussion) teaching method and three-phase case studies to cultivate students’ thinking abilities. He also organized 10 advanced training courses for teachers and teaching assistants for Chinese Internal Medicine across China and edited or co-authored 28 books on Chinese Internal Medicine.

Qu Li-fang

Professor at the College of Basic Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese medicine, chief physician at Shuguang Hospital, edited or co-authored more than 10 books including TCM Diagnostics, Collections of Health Preservation in TCM Perspective, TCM for Mental Conditions, Interpretations of Jin Kui Yao Lüè and Key Principles of Jin Kui Yao Lüè, coupled with more than 30 academic papers (some included by American Chemical Abstracts). She has chaired scientific research projects including TCM for Depression, History of TCM Psychology, Experimental Study on Kidney Qi and Disease-Syndrome of Jin Kui Yao Lüè.

Chen De-xing

Doctorate supervisor, Professor at College of Chinese Materia Medica, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, an expert in education, clinical application and research of herbal diet. He sits on the editorial boards of four journals—Chinese Traditional Patent Medicine, China Journal of Experimental Traditional Medical Formulae, Oriental Medicated Diet and Diet Therapy and Healthcare.

Li Zheng-yu

M.D., professor at College of Acupuncture and Tuina, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been dedicated in bilingual teaching of tuina. Prof. Li has edited the book Collections of Chinese Tuina and published 15 academic papers including Observation on the Effect of Massage on Experimental Gastric Ulcer in Rats. In addition, he has chaired numerous scientific research projects.