Xianming Wang

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 22 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2110
  1. Jingyan Pan

Xianming Wang was born in Shandong, China. A dedicated and passionate general surgeon for more than 40 years, he served as Shenyang Red Cross Hospital’s surgical director. His other positions included that of a professor, government medical consultant, and general director of the Chinese Medical Association. His major achievements include the development of innovative techniques for pancreaticoduodenectomy, shunt for portal hypertension, liver resection, anal resection of cholangiocarcinoma, intrahepatic bile duct and jejunum anastomosis, and pancreaticojejunal anastomosis. His countless hours of work gave him rich clinical experience in the surgical treatment of thyroid diseases, pioneering research, and more than 30 publications. Because of his excellent surgical skills, his responsible and professional attitude, and his civility and kindness, people referred to him as “the number one scalpel,” out of respect, trust, and gratefulness. He leaves his wife, three children, and two grandchildren. Leaving this world, he is deeply missed.

General surgeon (b 1929; q Dalian Medical University 1954), d 3 June 2015.

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