He is Academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, tenure Professor of Ruijin Hospital; President of Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine; President of Shandong First Medical University; Director of National Clinical Research Center for Metabolic Diseases.
He was the Chair of Chinese Society for Clinical Endocrinologists (2013-2019), president of Chinese Endocrine Society (2008-2012). He is Chief Editor of the Journal of Chinese Endocrinology and Journal of Diabetes. He is “Changjiang” Professor, chief scientist of "973" project.
He has been working in the field of endocrine & metabolic diseases for years and mainly achieved in endocrine tumor and diabetes. He has published 500 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Science、JAMA、Nat Cell Biol、JACC、Nat Med. He was winner of the National Science and Technical Progress Awards (2nd class) in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2017 respectively (two rank first place and one rank second place). He was winner of Shulan Medicine Award (2017), Chinese Physician Award (2014), Wu Jieping Medicine Innovation Prize, Bai Qiuen like doctor, International Endocrinology Award from American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Lifetime Achievement Award from Israel Diabetes Association and Ministry of Health.