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Director M.D​​​​.PHD.

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.

Former Director

Dr. Bo Ji was the general manager of US Center for Chinese Medicine (USCCM) by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) in 2016-2017. And the Professor and doctorial tutor at school of Acupuncture Moxibusition and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. At present, she is mainly responsible for the work of USCCM. In her 27 years of experience, Professor Bo Ji has strong innovation ability and comprehensive management capabilities. She was appointed associate professor and appointed professor in 2013, and appointed as the director of the comprehensive laboratory in 2010 for her outstanding integrated management capabilities. With respect to teaching management, Professor Bo Ji is a course leader, including 7 curriculums related the acupuncture and moxibustion. Professor Bo Ji has a clear research direction, rich research experience, and carries out the research around the acupuncture treatment characteristics law, mechanisms and influencing factors. She hosted 2 national natural science foundation projects, and participated in declaration, implementation and summary of 6 national major topics. Professor Bo Ji had studied in University of California, Los Angeles from January 2010 - January 2011 as a Chinese state-sponsored scholar. During the period, she cooperated with Prof. Shengxing Ma to explore that the brain central mechanisms and peripheral mechanisms of obesity are regulated by acupuncture, and the research results were published in Peptides. Professor Bo Ji has outstanding contribution in the dissemination of Chinese medicine culture. The project she took part in as the main member won the 2011 United Nations World Summit Award WSA. Professor Ji Bo has a wealth of clinical experience. In her more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Bo Ji has become an influential expert in acupuncture and moxibustion field of Chinese medicine with Chinese and Western medicine foundation and Chinese medicine major, getting patients' trust because of the significant treatment effect. 

Bo Ji, M.D., PhD

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