October 20, 1936|
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
|Fields||Pulmonology, respiratory diseases|
|Institutions||Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Guangzhou Medical University|
|Alma mater||Beijing Medical University, University of Edinburgh Medical School|
|Known for||discovering the SARS coronavirus|
Zhong Nanshan (Chinese: 钟南山; born October 20, 1936) is a Chinese pulmonologist, who discovered the SARS coronavirus in 2003. He was the President of the Chinese Medical Association from 2005 to 2009 and is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Thoracic Disease. He is most well known for managing the SARS outbreak in Guangdong province in 2003. He was voted one of China's top 10 scientists in 2010.
Zhong was born in October, 1936 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Zhong was educated in Beijing Medical University and finished his residency training in internal medicine in the university hospital. In 1980s, he completed further training at the St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and the University of Edinburgh Medical School between 1979 and 1981. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with an MD in 1981.
Zhong became President of the Chinese Thoracic Society in 2000. He became President of the Chinese Medical Association in 2005. He is currently the director of the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Thoracic Disease. Zhong has discovered the relationship between protein malnutrition and COPD and has developed a calibrated formula on energy consumption for patients with COPD.
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