Our history

Established in 1954, the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is biggest and the most respected health care and research facility in China. It was founded together with the medical institute, which has just been opened in Tianjin, and became the training facility for medical students. The hospital was established for the purpose of satisfaction of the country’s needs in health professionals. Besides, the specialists of the University were to maintain, accumulate and systematize the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Development of the Hospital

Up to the middle of the previous century, there were no big medical institutions in China.

It was Ha Litian who decided to unite Tianjin doctors and create a corporate medical school. He invited the specialists from all over the country, so that they could teach his colleagues the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Soon, the hospital became one of the biggest and the most influential in China.

Over the more than 60-year history, the hospital came through a number of changes:

  • In 2007, the students of Tianjin Medical University undergoing training at the State scientific and research hospital at the University of Traditional Chinese won the competition for creation of acupuncture appliances.
  • Since 2009, the specialists of the university use their free time for conducting the training programs on medicinal herbs growing in different parts of the world.
  • In 2010, specialists worked out and enacted the plan of the hospital’s modernization.
  • In 2014, the project was completed, and the new building of the hospital was fully commissioned. The same year, the university received one billion yuan for the encouragement of the students conducting scientific activity and developing new methods of treatment.

Healthcare Facility Today

Nowadays, the specialists of the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine treat patients with different health conditions from all over the world. Besides, we carry out research, engage in teaching, and train the teachers and professors of Chinese universities.

Our healthcare facility includes 11 Science Divisions, 4 Departments of Public Education, 2 Research Institutes, and 3 Hospitals. Among over 1760 specialists working in the organization, there are more than 200 Candidates of Medical Science, 161 Physicians of Superior Merit, 103 Academicians of Medicine, 24 Doctors of Science, and 12 Professors of Medicine.