Beijing, China

Beijing Hospital

Beijing, China

Professor Cheng Gang, MD, Chief of Oncology


The collaboration between Duke University and Beijing Hospital began in 1987 when Dr. Corey and Dr. Joe Sanjuay, the Chairman of Medicine at Beijing Hospital, began a resident exchange program between their universities. Dr. Sanjuay, who had spent one year training at Duke, felt strongly that his staff should also train at the Duke University Medical Center. As a result, Beijing Hospital residents and faculty have come to Duke for observership rotations in clinical medicine and/or research. Most of these individuals have returned to Beijing Hospital to become influential leaders in their field.

Clinical Opportunities

Beijing Hospital is a large 1,500-bed medical center that provides care for the entire city of Beijing and surrounding areas. Residents spend time on a variety of services including cardiology, pulmonology, oncology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, rheumatology, and others. Residents also have the chance to spend time in the Alternative Medicine Department observing alternative Chinese medicine and acupuncture. This is primarily a visiting observer clinical rotation with skill development opportunities in creating case presentations and weekly lectures to fellow Chinese residents. Typically, Duke residents are asked to present one or two lectures per week, in addition to case discussions.


Although research is an ongoing part of the daily routine of the faculty at Beijing Hospital, Duke residents on two month elective rotations are not involved in these efforts.

Peter and Rachel Hu, Medicine, Spring 2017