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Family Legacy

Menghe-Ding Lineage

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Ding Ganren

1865-1926

1st Gen of Menghe-Ding Lineage

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Ding Zhongying

1886-1978

2nd Gen of Menghe-Ding Lineage

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Ding Jimin

1912-1979

3rd Gen of Menghe-Ding Lineage

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Ding Jiwan

3rd Gen of

Menghe-Ding Lineage

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Ding Jingyuan

4th Gen of 

Menghe-Ding Lineage

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Ding Yie

4th Gen of

Menghe-Ding Lineage

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Ding Zuohong

5th Gen of

Mengh-Ding Lineage

 
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Ding Ganren
1865-1926

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First Generation

Menghe-Ding Medical Lineage

Dr. Ding Ganren was native of Menghe Town in Wujin County of Jiangsu Province. In his early studies as a Chinese medicine student, he learned from Dr. Ma Zhongqing, and later followed famous doctor named Dr. Ma Peizhi. Dr. Ding Ganren practiced multi-discipline clinical skills with Dr. Ma Peizhi in areas of internal, external, and laryngology. After completing his studies, Dr. Ding Ganren practiced medicine in Wuxi and Suzhou, and then went to Shanghai. In 1916, he founded the Shanghai School of Traditional Chinese Medicine with colleagues Xia Yingtang and Xie Liheng, where they served as the ministers. He also set up the Southern and Northern branches of Guangyi Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospitals in Shanghai as affiliated hospitals of the school and served as the dean. In 1921, Dr. Ding Ganren and others initiated the establishment of the "Shanghai Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine" and served as its president. His main academic works include "Summary of Medicinal Properties", "Summary of Pulse Studies", and "Treatment Summary of Scarlet Fever".

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Ding Zhongying
1886-1978

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Second Generation

Menghe-Ding Medical Lineage

The second son of Dr. Ding Ganren, Dr. Ding Zhongying studied medicine with his father since childhood, and began clinical practice independently at the age of 24. He assisted his father in the establishment of Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1921, he served as chairman of Shanghai Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After 1926, he managed the administrative and medical work of Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shanghai-South Shanghai-North Guangyi Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1929, Dr. Ding Zhongying and his colleagues actively participated in organizing the protest movement within the traditional Chinese medicine community against the National Government's proposal to abolish the old medicine system. Later, he served as the Co-director of the Shanghai branch of the Central Chinese Medicine Administration. After 1949, he moved to Hong Kong and later settled in the United States, where he continued to engage in Chinese medicine business.

 
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Ding Jimin
1912-1979

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Third Generation

Menghe-Ding Medical Lineage

Dr. Ding Ganren's grandson, Dr. Ding Jimin was a famous Chinese medicine expert, a well-known bibliophile, medical historian and Chinese medicine educator. He was skillful at the treatment technique of Chinese medical science, which clinically cured many difficult diseases. Dr. Ding Jimin served as Vice President of Shanghai Eleventh People's Hospital, Director of Medical History Teaching and Research Group of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vice President of Longhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chairman of Shanghai Chinese Medical Association of Chinese Medical Association, and Member of Shanghai First to Fifth CPPCC .

 
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Ding Jiwan
1903-1963

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Third Generation

Menghe-Ding Medical Lineage

The eldest grandson of Dr. Ding Ganren, Dr. Ding Jiwan is the first graduate of Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine founded by the Ding family. He specialized in internal, external, women's and children's disciplines, and was especially skilled at treating typhoid fever. In 1926, Dr. Ding Jiwan and his uncle Ding Zhongying served as co-directors of Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which later was renamed "Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine" in 1931. Dr. Ding Jiwan was also the chairman of the Shanghai Chinese Medical Association, a member of the Chinese Medicine Committee of the Central Department of Health, and the key leader of many community healthcare groups. His deep devotion to furthering the cause of the Ding family's medical knowledge in traditional Chinese medicine earned him a highly respectable title in the Chinese medicine community. In 1949, Dr. Ding Jiwan moved to Hong Kong to continue his medical practice.

 
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Ding Jingyuan
1920-2001

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The third son of Dr. Ding Jiwan, Dr. Ding Zhongying inherited his family's medical studies and became a well-known Chinese physician and acupuncturist. After he settled in the United States, his superb Chinese medical skills allowed him to vigorously expand the influence of Chinese medicine, which promoted the New York State government's legislation on acupuncture. He also served as the chairman of the East Acupuncture Physicians Association and acted as a consultant of Chinese medicine for the New York City government.

Fourth Generation

Menghe-Ding Medical Lineage

 
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Ding Yie
 

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Fourth Generation

Menghe-Ding Medical Lineage

Dr. Ding Yi'e is the fourth-generation grandson of Dr. Ding Ganren and a grduate of Beijing Medical College. He learned alongside his father, Dr. Ding Jimin at the Longhua Hospital of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he later assumed the title of Professor and Chief Physician of Internal Medicine. As a direct descendant of the Menghe-Ding medical lineage, Dr. Ding Yie's treatment style captures every essence of the Menghe-Ding School of Medicine. In order to promote Chinese medicine to the world, Dr. Ding Yie has cooperated in exchanges and lectures in Germany and the United States. Currently, Dr. Ding Yie is the vice president of Changzhou Menghe Medical School Inheritance Society and continues to play an active role in shaping the educational landscape of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Internationally, Dr. Ding Yie is a visiting professor of Florida Atlantic College of Chinese Medicine and doctoral supervisor of Five Branches University in California.

 
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Ding Zuohong
 

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Fifth Generation

Menghe-Ding Medical Lineage

Dr. Ding Zuohong has a doctoral and masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is also a licensed acupuncturist in California and Florida. From a young age, Dr. Zuohong Ding studied Chinese medicine with his father Ding Yie, and was the disciple of two famous teachers of Menghe, Dr. Xi Dezhi and Dr. You Yiren. To further develop his clinical skills, he came to the United States to obtain a Master's and Doctoral degree and  studied the Shen-Hammer pulse diagnosis with Dr. Leon Hammer's disciples. Dr. Zuhong Ding later worked in Professor Zhu Mingqing's clinic, where he practiced Zhu's scalp acupuncture. Dr. Ding Zuohong is committed to promoting the culture of traditional Chinese medicine in the United States and furthering the traditions of the Menghe School of Medicine. He established ECO Center for Wellness & Education, a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the mission to provide affordable Chinese medicine treatment and health education courses. Dr. Zuohong Ding is also faculty of the Five Branches University, teaching graduate coursework in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Meridian Theory, History and Philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, California Licensing Examination and NCCAOM Licensing examination review courses.