Zhong Nanshan, a renowned Chinese respiratory disease expert, head of the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases in the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College, director of the State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases, professor, and member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
In the epidemic of SARS in 2002, he quickly led his team into the treatment of the disease, and organized the research on SARS in Guangdong province, which won the highest survival rate in the world. In the prevention and treatment of influenza A-H1N1, he succeeded in saving the lives of many serious patients, and took part in the design of treatment methods organized by the Ministry of Health. He directed over 10 key projects in the national "973 Program", "863 Program", Key S&T Programs in the 10th National Five-year Plan, Key Projects of the National Natural Science Foundation, and the Global Collaboration Projects by the WHO Gold Committee. He has published over 50 SCI papers in international academic journals, including in some of those authoritative journals like Nature Medicine, Lancet, BMJ, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, and so on. And his papers have been cited for 438 times. He has also published over 200 papers in the domestic magazines run by China Medical Society and other institutions, and published 16 professional books, including Respiratory Medical Science, Internal Medical Science, Asthma: From Basics to Clinics. He is the holder of 9 patents, and is also the recipient of over 20 awards of various kinds, including the 2nd and 3rd Award of National S&T Achievement Awards, Special and 1st Award in Guangdong S&T Achievements, Ho Leung-Ho Lee Award, and Wu Yang Award for Special Contributions.