Dr Wenjian Jiang from Beijing, China was the inaugural Victor Chang Foundation Surgical Fellowship (2019-2021). He was brought under the supervision of heart surgeon Dr Paul Jansz.
Dr Wenjian Jiang completed his training in cardiovascular surgery at Beijing Anzhen Hospital, one of Chinese top heart centere before coming to Australia.
Dr Wenjian Jiang said “It is my great honour to be awarded as the inaugural Victor Chang Foundation Surgical Fellow. Being greatly inspired by the legendary cardiac surgeon Dr Victor Chang.
I came to the forefront of cardiac surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital from China in August 2019. At the moment, I am learning heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and mini-invasive cardiac surgery from the world-class team directed by Dr Paul Jansz. I hope my experience will reignite the clinical and academic exchange between SVH and my home hospital in China.”
Dr Wenjian Jiang has assisted more than 60 cases of heart implantation, around 20 cases of retrieval and over 400 cases of other cardiothoracic surgeries.
Dr Wenjian Jiang’s fellowship fulfils two of the main aims of the Victor Chang Foundation: being taught and supervised under the best and most experienced cardiac surgeons inAustralia in order to take these learnings back to his hospital in Beijing and to enhance international relations between Australia and Asia in the field of medicine.
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