Founded by Professor Zhang Quansen,a nationally renowned respiratory disease expert,in the 1950s, the Department of Respiratory Medicine is among the first to carry out research concerning bronchial asthma. It confirmed the 48 common allergens of southern China and provided the earliest immune desensitization treatment to bronchial asthma patients. It is also the first in southern China to do lung function testing and fiberoptic bronchoscopy. The first hypereosinophilicobliterative bronchiolitis patient in China was cured here.
Since 2010, the Department has undertaken 4 NSFC projects and 6 provincial projects; made 2 provincial level achievements and 3 university level medical achievements, graduated over 20 masters and 7 doctors, and published over 30 SCI papers. The current team has 2 professors/chief doctors and 4 associate professors/deputy chief doctors.