Liang Wudong

1959 - 2020

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Liang Wudong (Chinese: 梁武东; pinyin: Liáng Wǔdōng; 14 March 1959 – 25 January 2020) was a physician at Xinhua Hospital in Wuhan, Hubei, notable for being the first doctor to die from COVID-19 due to a nosocomial infection. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Liang Wudong has received more than 113,232 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Liang Wudong is the 700th most popular physician (down from 595th in 2019), the 1,101st most popular biography from China (down from 942nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Chinese Physician.

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Among physicians, Liang Wudong ranks 700 out of 726Before him are Kamal Ranadive, Caldwell Esselstyn, Teresa Forcades, Gisela Januszewska, Donald Henderson, and Daniel Mojon. After him are Samia al-Amoudi, Joycelyn Elders, Anna Bågenholm, Mathilde Krim, Bill Frist, and Hayat Sindi.

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Among people born in 1959, Liang Wudong ranks 629Before him are Sammy Lee, Markus Büchel, Haviland Morris, Carlos I. Noriega, Róger Flores, and Michael Glawogger. After him are Greg Burke, Debrah Farentino, Władysław Pasikowski, Peter Angerer, Oskar Roehler, and José Figueroa. Among people deceased in 2020, Liang Wudong ranks 792Before him are Polad Hashimov, Hassan Abshir Farah, Gene Reynolds, Dimitri Diatchenko, Bob Armstrong, and César Zabala. After him are Ali Khalif Galaydh, Ahmed Patel, Tibor Benedek, Anton Coppola, Pop Smoke, and Paul Sarbanes.

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In China

Among people born in China, Liang Wudong ranks 1,101 out of 1,610Before him are Chen Hao (1979), Sa Dingding (1979), Tie Ning (1957), Ding Junhui (1987), Deng Chao (1979), and Ma Mingyu (1970). After him are Yan Zi (1984), Qu Yunxia (1972), Chen Jing (1968), Wei Qingguang (1962), Zhang Zhilei (1983), and Wang Yaping (1980).


Among physicians born in China, Liang Wudong ranks 9Before him are Zhang Zhongjing (150), Li Shizhen (1517), Sun Simiao (581), Bian Que (-401), Andrew Yao (1946), and Zhong Nanshan (1936).