Skin Disease Hospital

2016-09-23

In 1984, the Hospital for Skin Diseases was established within the institute, expanding its mandate to include clinic-based services for patients with skin diseases, including STDs. The hospital is one of the biggest in the country treating skin diseases, serving a large number of people on an inpatient and outpatient basis. It has an expert staff and a wealth of clinical departments, diagnostic and treatment equipment, and in-house drugs for topical use. The institute also acts as the National Center for STD Control and the National Center for Leprosy Control, assisting the National Health and Family Planning Commission in developing and coordinating the national program of STD and leprosy control and providing technical support to local health authorities on implementing these programs. In addition, as the Medical Mycology Center of the China Committee for Culture Collection of Microorganisms, the institute is responsible for preserving the standard strains of medical fungi and providing support for the detection and identification of rare strains. The institute has been certified as a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Prevention and Control of STDs, providing technical consultations and support to other countries. As a teaching institute of PUMC, the institute offers doctoral and Master’s degree programs in dermatovenereology and is designated as a teaching base by the Ministry of Education to provide training for dermatologists.