For the past 14 years, Qiang Xia has been responsible for the liver transplantation and liver surgery at Renji Hospital. The unit has performed more than 3000 cases of liver transplantation (LT), including over 1300 pediatric LT. Specific interests within liver transplantation surgery include living donor, split liver and dual graft LT. 200 papers have been published. Research interests include ischemia/reperfusion injury, primary liver cancer and post-LT immune tolerance. He is Shanghai outstanding academic leader, Shanghai leading talent and enjoy special allowance of the State Council.
At present Qiang Xia serves as Director of the professional committee of pediatric transplantation in Chinese Medical Association for organ transplantation, committee member of ILTS, member of the ILTS Pediatric Committe, the Executive Council member of the LDLT , vice-director of Shanghai Organ Transplantation Committee and members of editorial board for Journal of Chinese Transplantation , Chinese Digestive Surgery and so on.
As the first person in charge of the pediatric liver transplantation project, Qiang Xia won the first prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Award, Science and Technology Progress Award in Higher Education, Huaxia Medical Award and Shanghai Medical Science and Technology Award.