Nanfang Hospital of Guangzhou

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Guangzhou, China

Hospital description

Nanfang Hospital is the first affiliated hospital of the Southern Medical University. The hospital is located at the foot of the picturesque Baiyun Mountain and covers an area of 203,000 square metres with 1500 beds. It has been appraised as one of the ‘First Class Hospitals at Grade III’ and one of the ‘National One Hundred Exemplary Hospitals’.

The hospital has 50 medical departments under its administration, as well as a handful of research institutes and medical centres to include the base for national clinical pharmacology of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine, PLA institute of digestive medical research, the center of nephrology, the medical imaging center, the center of cardiovascular diseases, the center of hematology, the center of spinal surgery, the center of traumatic orthopedics, the center of burns and plastics, the technical center of family planning and planned fertility, the center for overseas patients and the national diagnostic and therapeutic research center of osteoporosis.

Out of over 1700 professionals working at the hospital, there are more than 300 specialists and professors. The hospital is equipped with the position emission tomography (PET), spiral CT, CT Simulated Locator, MRI, DSA, ECT, linear accelerator, photon emission tomography, 3-dimentional conformal radiotherapy system, extra-corporeal electric vibrating wave lithotripsy, color Doppler ultrasound diagnostic equipment, X-ray TV system for gastrointestinal examination, ultrasonic electroscope, neural stereotaxic operating system, automated biochemical analyzer and endoscopes of all kinds, with their total value amounting to RMB 370 million yuan.

The hospital also has a very high academic status, as many of the experts in the hospital are undergoing a large number of national, army and provincial key scientific research programs and more than 30 departments are entitles to grant doctoral and master’s degrees.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language Mandarin / Cantonese
Funding Status Public


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