Nanjing Brain Hospital, also named Brain Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, was founded in 1947 and is the first national hospital of neuropsychiatry in China. The hospital is known as the cradle of neuropsychiatrists in China. Over more than 60 years, the hospital gradually developed from 60 beds and less than 100 employees to a Level Three Grade A hospital with near 1,000 beds and over 1,000 employees. The hospital has gathered a considerable number of renowned experts and carries out medical treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, teaching, and research of neuropsychic diseases.
The hospital consists of 15 clinical departments and 9 medical technique departments, including the departments of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, pediatric psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, medical psychology, and rehabilitation. As part of the Fourth School of Clinical Medicine of Nanjing Medical University, the hospital has three teaching and research sections (respectively for neurology, psychiatry, and medical psychology) and 6 research institutes and carries out course teaching (including neurology, psychiatry, medical psychology, and nursing etc.) and clinical training for three medical universities and 1 medical school. It publishes three academic journals (Journal of Clinical Neurology, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and Journal of Clinical Neurosurgery). These journals have significant academic importance in their respective fields and the circulation of these journals leads the hospitals in Jiangsu. The hospital also serves as Jiangsu Mental Health Center and is the first Level Three Grade A hospital of neuropsychiatry in the province.
After development of more than half a century, the hospital shows new dynamics in the new era and keeps making new glories. The honors that the hospital received from Ministry of Health and local governments include China Top 100 Hospital, National Excellent Group of Medical Service, National Model Group of Women Workers, Jiangsu Top 10 Hospital, and Role Model Organization etc.