Interview with Dr. Ba Denian, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Dean Emeritus

  • Yi Pan
Keywords: Medical Education System


Professor BA Denian is an elected member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies. He has dedicated his academic career to tumor immunology research. In the 1980s, he discovered a natural thymocytotoxic autoantibody, and proposed a theory to illustrate the relationship between abnormal immune function and hypertension, and thus is recognized as a pioneer of cancer biology and theory in China. Dr. Ba had practiced medicine for many years and trained numerous medical professionals. He served as the president for both Peking Union Medical University and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences for nine years. Dr. Ba served as the Dean of Zhejiang University School of Medicine from 2003 to 2009. Although Dr. Ba has retired from these positions, he remains active and at the forefront of health research in China.