The Department of Nutrition was founded in 1997 and has been in charge of patients' nutritional support, teaching, and academic research ever since. Our group includes the director Dr. Yun ZHANG who is also a senior general surgeon, one dietician, nine nutrionists, and a specialized nurse. Without any doubt, the department of nutrition is one of the most crucial and fast-developing division of the Fist Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine.
As part of our daily routine, we evaluate the risks of malnutrition and provide consultation for outpatients and inpatients on weight control, enteral and/or parenteral nutrition support plans. In addition, our department works with catering department to create various menus for patients with specific needs, including but not limited to diabetic diet, low- and non-fat diet, and balanced-vegetarian diet. We annually recruit and accept trainees and fellows like recent graduates, doctors, nurses, and nutrionists from local hospitals to spread our experience in clinic.
Moreover, an active role has been taken to communicate about enteral nutritional formulations, nutritional support strategies, and research findings over domestic conferences. Most importantly, a profound academic reputation has been earned with our director's five National Scientific Research Foundations and several multi-disciplinary grants, along with more than twenty of high-quality SCI publications.