Having a history back to 1939 and a leading discipline of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Jiangsu Province, the Department of Otorhinolaryngology is staffed with 27 doctors and 5 technicians, including 2 professors, 8 clinical professors, 2 associate professors, and 1 research scientist. Annually, as many of 56 beds in the department hospitalize over 100,000 outpatients, and support over 2,000 cases of surgery. The department also carries out clinical education for undergraduates and graduates at Nanjing Medical University, with authority to grant doctorate and master’s degree in Otorhinolaryngology. In addition, the department serves as Jiangsu Provincial Center of Medical Quality Control, CFDA Clinical Trial Base, and National Resident Standardized Training Base in Otorhinolaryngology. According to the 2015-2016 ranking list of China’s Best Clinical Disciplines released by the Hospital Management Institute of Fudan University, the department ranks the 6th in eastern China, and the 1st in Jiangsu Province.
CHENG Lei, MD, PhD
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
Dr. CHENG obtained his medical bachelor’s degree in 1987 (Nanjing Medical University, China), and doctorate degree in 2004 (Kyoto University, Japan). He is currently the professor and chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Jiangsu Province Hospital (The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University), a leading rhinologist and allergist in China. Dr. CHENG is a national committee member of the Chinese Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Chinese Society of Allergy, vice-president of the Allergy Society of China International Exchange and Promotion Association for Medical and Health Care, vice-director of the National Rhinology Group of Chinese Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and secretary-general of the Chinese Society of Allergy. He is serving as executive editor of the Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology in Integrative Medicine, associate editor of the Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and international editorial board member of the Clinical Otolaryngology (ENT UK) and the World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His main research interests are centered on rhinology and allergy with focus on the molecular mechanisms of nasal allergy and inflammation, epidemiology of allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis, and functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Dr. CHENG has published an abundance of peer-reviewed scientific articles in prestigious medical journals and books.
Dr. CHENG is specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of sinonasal diseases and allergic diseases.
Outpatient time: Tuesday (a.m. and p.m.).
The Department of Otorhinolaryngology is branched into five groups: Otology and Audiology, Rhinology and Allergy, Pharyngology and Sleep Medicine, Laryngology and Phonetics, and Head and Neck Oncological Surgery. Main operations include: middle ear microsurgery (tympanoplasty, modified radical mastoidectomy, ossicular chain reconstruction, and cochlear implantation etc.), functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), surgery for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinoma (partial laryngectomy, total laryngectomy, and voice reconstruction etc.), parapharyngeal space tumor resection, skull base surgery, collation surgery, CO2 laser surgery and so on.
Conditions in Otorhinolaryngology Include:
Ear diseases (chronic otitis media, deafness, tinnitus, vertigo etc.)
Sinonasal diseases (allergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyps etc.)
Pharyngolaryngeal diseases (Pharyngitis, Laryngitis, laryngopharyngeal reflux disease, vocal cord lesions, speech disorders etc.)
Malignant tumors (nasopharyngeal carcinoma, laryngeal carcinoma, hypopharyngeal carcinoma etc.)
Sleep breathing disorders (snoring, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome etc.)
Children’s ENT diseases (adenoidal hypertrophy, tonsillar hypertrophy, tonsillitis etc.)
The department has established an International Centre for Allergy Research in 1997, and WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment in 2009. Meanwhile, the department has maintained a smooth communication with Akita University and Chubu University of Japan in the field of sleep breathing disorders since 2002, and with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of the United States in the field of head and neck surgery since 2015.