On the morning of August 19, the first Chinese Physicians’ Day, the Celebration of Chinese Physicians’ Day and the 11th Chinese Medical Doctor Award Ceremony were held in the Great Hall of the People. The Ceremony commended 80 winners of “Chinese Medical Doctor Award”, including Professor Zhang Kun, Vice President of Xi'an Honghui Hospital and President of Orthopaedic Trauma Hospital.
Zhang Kun, Chief Physician and Master’s Supervisor, currently serving as the Vice President of Xi'an Honghui Hospital, the President of Orthopaedic Trauma Hospital, the expert with outstanding contributions of Xi’an City, and the academic and technical leader of Xi’an City, has been engaged in orthopaedic clinical, teaching and scientific research for nearly 30 years, and has visited and studied in the United States, Germany and Switzerland.
Professional emphasis: Post-traumatic systemic inflammatory response, complex limb fracture surgery; pelvic and acetabular fracture surgery; treatment of surgical complications; treatment of nonunion, bone defect and bone infection; sports injury; reconstruction of joint ligament injury; hip and total knee arthroplasty; senile fracture and osteoporotic fracture; post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.
Research fields: experimental study on osteogenesis of nonunion end, clinical study on pain control of traumatic orthopaedics, recovery law of blood supply of femoral head in femoral neck fracture, clinical treatment principle of open fracture, clinical study of deep vein thrombosis in traumatic orthopaedics. He has won the Second Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in Shaanxi Province and Third Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in Xi’an City for major projects in Shaanxi Province, presided over and participated in more than 10 provincial and municipal scientific research projects, and won 2 national patents. In recent years, more than 100 papers have been published in academic journals at home and abroad and 30 papers were published in SCI. He also participated in compiling and translating many academic monographs, such as Introduction of Orthopaedic Trauma, Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, Rockwood and Greens Fracture in Adults, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Concise Clinical Orthopaedics.
About Zhang Kun, the winner of the 11th “Chinese Medical Doctor Award”
Excellent Medical Skills and Benevolent Heart for Patients in Thirty Years
After working in clinical orthopaedic trauma for 32 years, Zhang Kun has operated more than 10,000 cases of various types of orthopaedic trauma surgery in total. He has profound attainments in complex limb fracture surgery, pelvic and acetabular fracture surgery, treatment of surgical complications, treatment of nonunion, bone defect and bone infection, sports injury, reconstruction of joint ligament injury, hip and total knee arthroplasty, senile fracture and osteoporotic fracture, staging treatment strategy of open fracture, prevention of deep venous thrombosis for patients with lower limb fracture, treatment of severe trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.
He developed a single anterior approach to solve complex acetabular fractures, minimally invasive surgical technology to treat complex pelvic fractures, loop plate technology to solve complex elbow fractures and other technologies, filling the gap in Northwest China and even the whole country.
His promotion and implementation of prevention of deep venous thrombosis in patients with lower limb fracture effectively reduced the mortality and disability rate of patients, and the staging treatment strategy of open fracture effectively reduced the postoperative complications of patients, which greatly brought good news to patients and provided the intelligence support and technical guarantee for the development of Orthopaedic Trauma Department in Xi’an Honghui Hospital.
In his clinical work, Comrade Zhang Kun, who is diligent in learning and thinking, has been diligently exploring the optimization of orthopaedic treatment methods. He spends most of his time studying in the hospital office and often followed up patients in the ward. Under many social titles and heavy work, he always insists on the individual specialist clinic and operates complicated surgery.
Droma Unwin, a 12-year-old Tibetan girl, was facing the brutal reality of amputation when she was rescued from the ruins. When receiving the task of treating and curing Droma, Comrade Zhang Kun held medical record seminars again and again, carefully prepared limb salvage operation plan, and carried out limb salvage surgery for her three times. Sometimes he stayed up all night without any sleeping, and challenged his physical limit only for treating patients. In this battlefield without smoke of gunpowder, he composed a revolutionary song for earthquake relief together with many medical personnel. After successful surgery and rehabilitation training, Droma was able to carry out weight-bearing and functional exercises by the time she was discharged from hospital. Today, she not only walks and lives like ordinary people, but also has been a university student smoothly.
Comrade Zhang Kun not only requires clinical medical staff to be meticulous, but also takes the lead in serving the masses and relieving the patients wholeheartedly. Adhering to the principle of “physician with parental heart” and understanding the urgent needs, worries and thoughts of the patients, he treats patients and gives primacy to their life safety regardless of their family situation, whether rich or poor, whether their social status is high or low. Under his carefully treatment, each patient can be carefully examined, patiently explained, carefully visited and followed up. From examination to treatment, he always makes a careful budget for patients. If the patient comes from a long way, he will communicate with the relevant departments, endeavor to simplify the treatment process and give timely treatment. All the patients treated by him are touched by his code of “patient first and sincere care”.
Devoting Himself to Teaching the Later Generations and Creating the Soul of Doctor by Passing the Medical Spirit
Only when all flowers bloom, then spring has really come. As the leader of the hospital, the academic pacemaker and the tutor of postgraduate students, Comrade Zhang Kun, while constantly improving his professional level, lays more emphasis to the improvement of the overall academic level, the cultivation of reserve talents and the construction of talent team, by creating various opportunities for them to further study, and forming a strong academic atmosphere. Over the past five years, more than 20 of them attended influential international academic conferences in Europe and the United States, 18 of them further studied abroad, 27 of them further studied in China, 9 of them participated in AO fellow training and 5 AO lecturers were cultivated. Under his words and deeds, everyone regards every image interpreting in department as a lecture hall to explain doubts and teach professional knowledge. He is willing to teach young doctors his special skills and choose different professional directions for them according to the characteristics of young doctors, making them “have their own strengths”, grow rapidly, and become reserve talents for the further academic development.
In recent years, the discipline construction has been carried out step by step and dynamic management has been implemented with reference to the scoring standards of key medical disciplines in Xi’an City according to the requirements of national discipline construction and development. In the past 10 years, Comrade Zhang Kun led his team to develop the discipline from 45 beds in one ward in 2008 to129 beds in three wards of upper limb, lower limb and circumferential pelvis, i.e. currently Orthopaedic Trauma Hospital that has become the largest orthopaedic trauma emergency treatment center in Northwest China. At present, there are 107 medical staffs, including 18 senior doctors and 4 master tutors. It was approved as Xi’an Priority Medical Department in 2009, appraised as Xi’an Key Medical Discipline in 2013, became the third “AO Training Center” in China in 2014, renamed as “Orthopaedic Trauma Hospital” of Xi'an Honghui Hospital in 2015, and crowned the honor of “National Health Commission Capacity Building and Continuing Education Orthopaedic Surgery Training Base”. For Zhang Kun, his annual outpatient service volume is more than 34,000 cases, and surgical volume is more than 7,000 cases. He has established 30 scientific research projects at all levels, participated in 4 national orthopaedic trauma collaboration projects, published 135 papers, including 47 in SCI, compiled 10 monographs as editor-in-chief or editor, won 1 second prize of provincial scientific and technological progress, 13 national patents and 32 awards for new technologies and services in the hospital. He has played a tremendous leading role in technological innovation and business expansion, provided a forward-looking thinking and significant impact for the industry to climb to a higher level, and greatly promoted the all-round and rapid development of medical teaching and research in this discipline.
Comrade Zhang Kun has trained 17 postgraduate students, 5 of whom have graduated successfully. He has always been strict with his students based on high standards. From the preparation of individual study plan in the first year of postgraduate to the specific methods and objectives of clinical and scientific research during postgraduate period, he personally revises and guides everyone, and regularly assesses the learning situation of postgraduate students according to their reports. All of his actions including setting up postgraduate dormitory and reference room, purchasing relevant professional textbooks and journals for students, encouraging and organizing students to participate in academic conferences and professional training courses and providing scientific research ideas and methods for each student, aim to provide learning conveniences for students.
In order to promote the development of orthopedic trauma in Shaanxi Province and Northwest China, Comrade Zhang Kun has organized 26 training courses and academic conferences in recent years, including 7 national-level classes, with nearly 10,000 participants. The discipline annually receive more than 50 students from medical institutions at all levels in 16 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions of the country each year, and more than 20 interns from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Yan’an University, Xi’an Medical University and other universities and colleges.
Undertaking the Responsibility of Scientific Research and Endeavoring to Making Great Contributions as a Leader
Comrade Zhang Kun’s active exploration in scientific research was not been affected by busy clinical work. He spared no effort in exploring the unknowns and possibilities in orthopaedic trauma. In recent years, more than 80 papers by him have been published in academic journals at home and abroad including more than 20 papers on SCI. He has won the one Second Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in Shaanxi Province and one Third Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in Xi’an City for more than 10 provincial and municipal scientific research projects led and. He also participated in the formulation of Expert Consensus on the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in the Perioperative Period for Orthopedic Trauma Patients in China (published by Orthopedic Trauma Group of Chinese Medical Association Orthopaedic Society) and Expert Consensus on Screening and Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis in Orthopedic Trauma Patients (Orthopedic Trauma Group of Chinese Medical Association Orthopaedic Society), and published 10 academic monographs, including Introduction of Orthopaedic Trauma, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Concise Clinical Orthopaedics.
As a well-known orthopaedic traumatologist in China, Comrade Zhang Kun not only possesses superb medical skills, noble medical ethics and outstanding academic achievements, but also has unique innovative spirit, broad vision of development and sustainable development idea as an excellent hospital administrator. Thanks to his unremitting efforts and outstanding contributions for the changes and long-term sound and sustainable development of Xi'an Honghui Hospital and Orthopaedic Trauma Hospital, he was widely recognized and unanimously praised by all sectors of society. The way ahead is long and has no ending; yet high and low I will search with my will unbending. President Zhang, who is studying in whole life and never slackens, is leading his team to conduct academic research assiduously and climb the peak of medical science, making outstanding contributions to the construction and development of the “The Belt and Road ” Medical Resource Concentration Center of Xi'an Honghui Hospital.
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