Linhua Tan, MD, PhD

Department of Surgical ICU, Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China

Dr. Linhua Tan is the chief of Department of Surgical ICU, Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou China. She is the chairman of the Committee of Pediatric Trauma Life Support of Chinese Medical Doctor Association and the chairman of Committee of Pediatric Public Security Medical Rescue of China Association for Disaster and Emergency Rescue Medicine. 

Dr. Tan received her medical training at Zhejiang University, including undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs. She has been on the faculty at the Children’s Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine since 1990. She completed her scholarship in pediatric cardiology and critical care medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA. She has been the professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine since 2007.

Dr. Tan has been caring for more than 1500 peri-operative and traumatic pediatric patients each year. Her major research interests include diagnosis and treatment for shock, trauma, acute traumatic coagulopathy, traumatic brain injury, severe heart failure, ventilator-associated pneumonia, pulmonary hypertension, sepsis, multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, etc. 

In 2007, Dr. Tan was elected to join the New Century 151 Talent Project of Zhejiang Province. Her series of clinical and basic research works won the first prize of scientific and technological progress in Zhejiang Province and awards for outstanding scientific research program from Zhejiang Bureau of Education.

She has co-edited for textbook, and published more than 40 chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has got the research funds from National Natural Science Foundation of China. She is on the editorial board of several journals, such as Chinese Journal of critical care medicine, China Journal of Emergency Resuscitation and Disaster Medicine, Journal of general medicine.