Rongchang Chen, MD, PhD

Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China

Rongchang Chen is now a professor and the Director of Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases. Meanwhile, he assumes the positions of Secretary and Member of Executive Committee, Chinese Thoracic Society, and Chairman of Respiratory Society of Guangdong Province Medical Association, Fellow of American College of Chest Physician (Governor of China Representatives), co-Chairman of 2nd congress of International Coalition of COPD (ICC) 2011 and deputy editor-in-chief of Journal of Thoracic Disease. He is also an associated editor of Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiration, International Journal of Respiratory Disease, Chinese Version of Chest and Clinical Respiratory Journal.

He has been awarded the silver prize of Chinese National Award of Science and Technology (2005) because of his serial studies on prevention and management of SARS, the bronze prize of Chinese National Award of Science and Technology (1997) due to studies on diaphragmatic fatigue and its management in COPD, the bronze prize of Guangdong Provincial Award of Science and Technology (1996) because of studies on airway hyperresponsiveness and occult asthma in South China children. He was elected as the Excellent Scientist of Guangzhou in 1997. He got the silver prize of Guangdong Provincial Award of Science and Technology (2000) because of studies on respiratory failure and its management, the gold prize of Guangdong Provincial Award of Science and Technology (2002) because of studies on clinical spirometry, the gold prize of Guangzhou Municipal Award of Science and Technology (2003) because of studies on noninvasive mechanical ventilation, the gold prize of Guangdong Provincial Award of Science and Technology (2005) because of studies on epidemiology and clinical management of SARS, as well as the silver prize of Chinese National Award of Science and Technology (2009) because of studies on mechanism and clinical management of respiratory failure.

He has participated in more than ten projects of international clinical trials in the field of COPD, asthma, pulmonary infection, pulmonary arterial thromboembolism, etc.