Chao An has been working at Dongfang Hospital since 2009. She became Associate Chief Physician at Dongfang Hospital in 2012, and in 2014, she was appointed Deputy Director of the hospital’s Development and Expansion Department. She planed and overseed the department’s operations, implementing domestic and international collaboration projects, and supervises nine Division Directors.
At BUCM, Chao An overseed the division directors of the Project Management , Overseas TCM Practitioner Training , International Medical Collaboration , Medical Support, District Medical Collaboration and Domestic Collaboration . She reviews reports and meets with the managers of her subordinate divisions; evaluates subordinate managers and awards promotions or consequences based on performance; and formulates overall expansion and collaboration projects as well as internal regulations for the departments under her authority. Ms. An has wide discretion in decision-making and controls the day-to-day operations of the department, and she supervises, directs and has authority to fire or promote the division directors under her supervision. Her managerial decisions include establishing operation plans; creating and implementing internal regulations. She drew up the development and international cooperation section of the hospital’s five year plan and led the team in expanding the hospital’s premises and forming its three-branches model. Her leadership also brought in 2.8 million RMB in government grants, grew the hospital’s domestic cooperation network to 26 hospitals, and established international collaboration with institutions such as Harvard Medical School, placing Dongfang Hospital and BUCM at the forefront of Traditional Chinese Medicine practice worldwide.