The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University (formerly the Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhongshan Medical University), founded in 1971, is a first class general hospital of the Guangdong Planning Commission. In recent years, it was awarded many honorary titles, such as “National Baby-Friendly Hospital”,“Guangdong Province Civilized Hospital”, “National Leading Hospital in Culture Development”, and “Advanced Group of National Health System”, etc.


The hospital has four campuses – Tianhe District Hospital (the main hospital), Lingnan Hospital, Yuedong Hospital and Zhaoqing Hospital (under construction). The Tianhe and Lingnan campuses cover an area of 149,000 square meters, and construction area of 271,000 square meters; Yuedong campus covers an area of about 166,000 square meters with a total construction area of 138,000 square meters; the hospital has great scientific strength and human talent. Tianhe District Hospital and Lingnan Hospital has a total of 3864 employees, including 3265 health professional and technical personnel, 444 senior title staff. The number of inpatient bed: 1600 beds in Tianhe District Hospital, 600 beds in Lingnan Hospital, 680 beds in Yuedong hospital. Currently, the daily outpatient and emergency department visits in Tianhe District hospital is 12,000, and 2,600 in Lingnan hospital (opened on September 8, 2011). Yuedong Hospital started to operate on October 8, 2014, which shares high-quality medical resources with the Tianhe District hospital. In 3 to 5 years, Yuedong will develop into a first-class modern general hospital providing high-quality medical services to patients from Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. Zhaoqing Hospital (under construction) will become a 1500 beds general hospital covering an area of 213 acres and serving patients from northwest Guangdong and southwest China. Overall, our hospitals serve large amount of patients from the entire eastern and western Guangdong province. The hospital’s academic discipline development is enhancing while the domestic and international influence are growing over the years.


The hospital has comprehensive medical disciplines and several distinguished professional disciplines. It has 5 national key disciplines, namely, Internal Medicine (nerve), Surgery (General Surgery), Neurology, Internal Medicine (Endocrinology) and Otorhinolaryngology; 7 Clinical Key Specialty Development Projects of the Ministry of Health, namely, Endocrinology, Traditional Medicine for Liver Disease, General Surgery, Urology Surgery, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology, and Clinical Care. 25 Guangdong key clinical professional disciplines, namely, Hematology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Neurology, Emergency Department, Clinical Laboratory, Otorhinolaryngology Head& Neck Surgery, Obstetrics, Anesthesiology, Rehabilitation, Pathology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Nephrology, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Care, Respiratory Medicine, General Surgery, Urology Surgery, Traditional Medicine for Liver Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology, and  Endocrinology. Hepatology is the leading hospital discipline and the only domestic discipline developed by the integration of Surgical Hepatology & Hepatology Medicine/Chinese & Western Hepatology Medicine. It includes Medicine, Surgery, Transplantation, Intensive Care, Imaging, Invasive Therapy, Laboratory and Biotherapy in Hepatology as a strong multidisciplinary group combines clinical researches and treatments. Interventional Vascular, Psychiatry, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and the other professional disciplines not only enjoy high prestigious in Guangdong province and southern China, but also have certain influence in the nationwide.


As the main clinical teaching base for Department of Medicine in the Sun Yat-sen University, the hospital carries out multidisciplinary training for undergraduate & graduate students, medical residents, and extension program for advance students from all over the country. 30 clinical departments provide master program, 23 provides doctoral programs and one provide postdoctoral program; there is 25 residency training base for secondary care, 6 specialist training base for tertiary care, plus 144 graduate student supervisors and 62 doctoral supervisors. “Infectious Diseases" is awarded as the national excellent courses and national bilingual demonstration course, it’s also one of the courses offered in English under the “Study in China” program of the Ministry of Education; "Sexual and Reproductive Health" is an open video course received national excellent course award; "Internal Medicine" and "Keep Away from Infectious Diseases" are open video courses with provincial-level excellent course awards. Psychiatry, Dermatology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Diagnostics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sexual Medicine, Surgery, and Internal Medicine are awarded as excellent courses of the Sun Yat-sen University.


The hospital focused on creating high-level scientific research base and high-quality academic platform. It has 9 departments with the qualification of national drug clinical trials, 1 National Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education, 3 provincial key Laboratories, 4 provincial Clinical Research Center, 2 Clinical and Translational Medicine Research Center of Guangzhou Municipality.The hospital is the sponsor of many national medical journal, such as "Liver Research", "New Medicine", "Organ Transplant", "Chinese Journal of Endoscopic Urology (electronic version)", and "Chinese Liver Surgery Electronic Journal ". Additionally, in the past five years, around 1,000 research projects received grants from all levels of government agencies with a total of over 200 million yuan. As the first author, the hospital published more than 600 articles on SCI journals, and a series of high-level articles on the world's leading academic journals. Major research projects engaged or led by the hospital’s expert team have won major science awards, such as the National Science and Technology Progress Award, and Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award.


At the same time, the hospital is equipped with 3.0T MRI, DSA, 320-row CT, PET/CT, SPECT/CT, breast X-ray machine, color Doppler diagnostic apparatus, bone mineral density, large-scale automatic biochemical analyzer, acute care central monitoring system, laminar air flow in the operating room, artificial liver support system and other world-class medical equipments.


What is more, it is worth noting that the hospital initiated the “1+3+4” key construction project, which means to establish 1 National Key Laboratory (liver disease), 3 platforms(clinical and translational medicine in the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine; clinical and translational medicine in the field of an immunology;Precision Medicine based on molecular diagnosis technology), 4 regional featured Medical Center (liver disease,autoimmune diseases, mental psychology and children's developmental behavior,metabolic diseases). Along with the implementation of the projects, the hospital hopes to accelerate its development speed for its long term goals ---“ To become national first class hospital, to reach the international standards and to strengthen its featured clinical disciplines ”.


The hospital attaches great value to build a culture system of great competitiveness and cohesiveness, and to arm all employees with advanced culture. It has established hospital motto, logo, and song. These have formed an unique culture and a powerful impetus for development. Adhering to the hospital motto, promoting the spirits of life-saving, pragmatic, striving for excellence, and close collaboration, while working with a style of "love, care, patience," all hospital staff are dedicated to provide more warm, quality and efficient health care services for patient from Guangdong Province and nationwide.

Tianhe Hospital

Lingnan Hospital

Yuedong Hospital

Zhaoqing Hospital(Under construction, stay tuned)