Shanghai Children’s Hospital
Shanghai Children's Hospital is a Grade A Tertiary Children's hospital integrating medical treatment, healthcare teaching, scientific research, and rehabilitation. It was founded in 1937 by Chinese famous pediatrician Prof. Fu Wenshou and the founder of modern child nutrition Prof. Su Zufei. It was previously known as The Shanghai Nantong Hospital and was renamed to Shanghai Children's Hospital in 1953, as is recognized as the first specialist children's hospital in China.
The hospital has a full range of disciplines, with 24 clinical specialties including intensive care, neonatology, nephrology, respiratory medicine, hematology, etc. It also has Shanghai Medical Genetics Institute, Shanghai Children's Health Center, Shanghai Children's Emergency Center, Shanghai Newborn Screening Center, Shanghai Children's Rehabilitation Center, Shanghai Children’s Hearing Treatment Center, Shanghai Newborn Congenital Screening Center on site.
Its Shanghai Institute of Medical Genetics, is the genetic diagnosis department of the Shanghai Medical Genetics Center, has developed a set of molecular diagnostic techniques for genetic diseases. Shanghai Children's Hospital is considered as the first institution in China to conduct genetic diagnosis and prenatal diagnosis of rare genetic diseases, such as phenylketonuria, hemophilia, and DMD. Also, as one of the country's first pilot units using high-throughput sequencing technology to carry out genetic disease diagnosis, it maintains the leading position in the field of Children’s genetic testing for pediatric disease.