Li Suzhi is the director and a chief physician of Tibet Military General Hospital, a PhD tutor, and the vice chair of High Altitude Medicine Branch, Chinese Medical Association. Prof. Li has overcome two major medical difficulties in the world known as heat surgery at plateau and altitude sickness prevention. His research on the pathogenesis and prevention of acute mountain sickness has dropped the rate of acute mountain sickness in Tibet significantly.
After graduated from the Second Military Medical University in 1976, Li Suzhi has carried out more than 150 new technology projects, among which 36 are national initiatives, and 87 fill the gap of high altitude medicine. in succession, he has won one first prize of National S&T Progress Award, four second prizes and six third prizes of Military Science and Technology Progress Award, and one first prize of Scientific and Technological Progress Award of Tibet Autonomous Region. In Tibet, he led totally more than 500 patrols over 1 million kilometers, giving medical treatment to more than 300,000 patients. He has successful surgeon surgeries of more than 13,000 cases, rescuing more than 600 critically ill patients. His behavior won the unanimous praise of the people and army in Tibet.
Li Suzhi was conferred honorable awards on “exemplary individual for national unity and progress” by the State Council in 2005. And in 2006, he was awarded “advanced individual on supporting the western regional hospital from military hospital” by the Ministry of Health and the PLA General Logistics Department.