Announcement of Changhai Ding as OARSI National Ambassador For China

The OARSI Strategic Alliance Committee (SAC) and the OARSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Changhai Ding as OARSI National Ambassador in China.

Changhai Ding, MD, PhD, is a Professor and Director of Clinical Research Centre, Zhujiang Hospital at Southern Medical University in Guangdong, China. In addition to serving on the OARSI Board of Directors and Research & Training Committee, Dr. Ding has served in leadership roles for several other international and Chinese societies and serves on the editorial board for 7 international journals.  He was instrumental in organizing 3 successful China satellite meetings. With his extensive background in OA research and strong professional networks, he is well-positioned to increase membership and research participation from China.

He will be working with Zhiqiang (Willis) Wang as an early career investigator.

Dr. Ding and Dr. Wang are enthusiastic about promoting collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the global impact in OA research serving as the China Ambassador team.

We look forward to seeing your efforts to promote OARSI, increase member representation and promote OARSI educational activities in China.


Gun-il Im, MD, PhD
OARSI President

George R. Dodge, PhD
OARSI Chair, Strategic Alliance Committee