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USC Spine Center partners with hospital in China

USC Spine Center partners with hospital in China

Photo: A team of leaders from Keck Medicine of USC traveled to China recently to meet with Tongde Hospital of Zheijiang Province leaders.

A team of physicians from Keck Medicine of USC recently returned from a trip to China, where they signed a collaboration agreement with officials from Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province.

Jeffrey Wang, MD, and John C. Liu, MD, co-directors of the USC Spine Center, joined Paul Craig, RN, JD, chief administrative officer for Keck Medicine of USC, on the November trip to establish the partnership with the Chinese medical center. This collaboration agreement establishes a formal relationship for educational exchanges, joint research projects, patient care collaboration as well as joint participation in international meetings with Tongde Hospital.

The USC Spine Center has a 15-year history of working with and training physicians in China, producing 10-15 international doctors annually.

by Melissa Masatani

Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.