Gu Dongfeng

Chair Professor
gudf@sustech.edu.cn
Acting Vice President

Gu Dongfeng is academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, former Deputy Director of National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, former Vice President  of Fuwai Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Acting Vice President of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Chair Professor of Medical College of SUSTech. He obtained his bachelor’s degree of medicine in Nanjing Medical University in 1983, master degree of medicine and PhD degree in 1986 and 2007 respectively in Peking Union Medical College. He was a visiting scholar from 1990 to 1992, in Department of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, USA, a visiting scholar in University of Toronto, Canada in 1997, and also as a visiting professor in Division of Human Genetics, University of Southampton, UK from Feb, 1999 to Feb, 2000.

He currently serves as the Vice President of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, member of the expert consultation panel of Healthy China initiative, committee member of Medical Science Department of Academic Advisory Committee of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and Deputy Director of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health and Environment, Biomedical Engineering and Information Science Department of Academic Advisory Committee of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

 

Dr. Gu is a professor with specialties in preventive cardiology, epidemiology, and medical genetics as well. During the past thirty years, Dr. Gu has made outstanding contributions in the area of preventive cardiology and genetic etiology for cardiovascular disease, including helping identify major causes of death and main risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in Chinese adults, developed risk prediction model of cardiovascular diseases in China, formulated guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention and control, and led genomic risk assessment for hyperlipidemia and coronary heart disease.

 

He was awarded 16 national patents and two second prize award of National Science and Technology Progress Award. More than 300 SCI papers have been published, and his research results have been widely cited by domestic and international guidelines of disease prevention and control, authoritative textbooks and monographs of the World Health Organization.

 

Educational Background & Work Experience:
Jan. 1976 -- Sept. 1978  Worker of Qidong Electrical Appliance Factory in Qidong city, Jiangsu province;
Oct. 1978 -- Jul.1983    Department of Preventive Medicine, Nanjing Medicine University, Bachelor of Medicine
Aug. 1983 -- Jul. 1986   Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases, Peking Union Medical College, Master of Medicine
Jul. 1986 -- May 1995    Intern / assistant / research associate/ associate professor of Fuwai Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences;
(Sept. 1990 -- Oct. 1992 Visiting scholar in the Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, USA)
Jun. 1995 -- Feb. 2009   Director of Epidemiology / Population Genetics Department, Professor of Fuwai Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College;
(Feb. 1999 -- Feb. 2000 Visiting Professor in the Human Genetics, University of Southampton; Sept. 2003 -- Dec. 2007  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Doctor of Science);
Feb. 2009 -- June 2019  Vice President, Fuwai Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Director/Professor, Department of Epidemiology of Fuwai Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences;
Jul. 2015 -- June 2019  Deputy Director of National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases;
Aug. 2019 -- to date   Chair Professor of Medical College of SUSTech.

 

Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Deputy Director of the Expert Committee of National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Member of Academic Advisory Committee of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and Deputy Director of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health and Environment, Biomedical Engineering and Information Science Department of Academic Advisory Committee of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

 

Honors:
2004  The title of Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contribution by the Ministry of Health, the People’s Republic of China;
2004  The title of National-level Expert of New Century Talent Project;
2005  Receiver of the Special Allowance from the State Council of China;
2007  First prize of Science and Technology Award of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association;
2008  First prize of Chinese Medical Science and Technology Award;
2008  Second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award;
2009  Second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award;
2016  Title of National Excellent Scientist.