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Pulmonary Medicine


Brief history of Division of Pulmonary Medicine

The Division of Chest Medicine belongs to the Department of Internal Medicine in the Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital. The hospital moved from its original location on Liou-ho Road to the current address (No. 2, Chung-Cheng 1st Road, Kaohsiung) in 1997, when the Division of Chest Medicine was organized. The first chief of the Division, Dr. Chi-Chin Li, was responsible for the medical care and related affairs. Sections of Pulmonary Function and Bronchoscopy belonging to the Division were serviced by Miss Chien-Hua Teng and Miss Feng-Yao Ma respectively.

Series of Chief of Division of Chest Medicine include:
Dr. Chi-Chin Li 【from Mar, 1977 to Aug, 1977】
Dr. Chi-Cheng, Yang 【form Sep, 1977 to Aug, 1979】
Dr. Kuan-Chou, Lou 【from Sep, 1979 to Aug, 1981】
Dr. Pien-Nan, Wang 【from Sep, 1981 to Aug, 1982】
Dr. Cheng-Sheng, Tai 【from Sep, 1982 to Dec, 1987】
Dr. Chung-Hsun, Lu 【from Jan, 1988 to Nov, 1990】
Dr. Nan-Hsiung, Feng 【from Dec, 1990 to Aug 1998】
Dr. Chun-Hsiu, Lin 【from Sep, 1998 till now】

Our current attending pulmonologists including

The clinical teaching program of the Division of Chest Medicine focuses on the coherence of the training to be distinguished chest specialists, who are able to deal with various kinds of pulmonary diseases, like infectious lung diseases, respiratory failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, neoplasms of the lung, inhalational lung diseases, interstitial lung diseases, immunologic and allergic lung diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases, and pulmonary manifestation of systemic diseases. The well-trained chest specialists should also make their every endeavor to learn the knowledge and skills to handle patients with different kinds of pulmonary diseases, such as procedures of bronchoscopy, chest ultrasonography, pulmonary function test and interpretation, chest and critical care medicine, respiratory physiology and pathology, and respiratory care and therapy.

The level of teaching and training programs for the study fellows can match and even outdo that of the medical center and we hope to become the department of primary choice of the public, both civilian and military in southern Taiwan.