Clinician Profile: Dr. Sun Xiaomian, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, CMO

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Dr. Sun Xiaomian, DBP, Chief Medical Officer, LIH Olivia's Place Shenzhen

Dr. Sun Xiaomian, DBP, Chief Medical Officer, LIH Olivia’s Place Shenzhen

Sun Xiaomian, M.D.
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Chief Medical Officer LIH Olivia’s Place Shenzhen


Dr. Sun holds a master’s degree in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and doctorate in Brain Science of Biomedical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University. She was previously Director of the Department of Pediatrics at First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University and Director of the Department of Pediatric Health Care at Shenzhen Futian Women & Children’s Health Institute. Dr. Sun has worked in pediatrics practice and health care for more than 30 years. She has extensive experience in diagnosing children with neurodevelopmental disorders (motor, and language/language, issues with social functioning, intellectual developmental delay), and social, emotional, learning, and behavioral disorders (ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, Tourette’s, obsessive-compulsive disorders, bed-wetting etc.), and nutritional problems (malnutrition, micronutrient deficiency, childhood obesity), and growth and development disorders (dwarfism, precocious puberty, etc.). She also has a strong background in intervention and research.

Dr. Sun is a member of the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Group in the Early Childhood Development Society of the Chinese Maternal and Child Health Association. She is the Vice Chairman of the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Society of the Guangdong Province Association for Improving Birth Outcome and Child Development, a member of the Standing Committee of Autism Rehabilitation in Guangdong Province, and a member of the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Society of the Guangdong Academy of Pediatrics .In addition, she is the Vice Chairman of the Shenzhen Child Health Association, a member of the Children’s Rehabilitation Society of the Shenzhen Rehabilitation Medicine Association, and a member of the Shenzhen Pediatrics Society. She is an editorial board member of the Chinese Journal of Woman and Child Health Research. Language: Mandarin


Why did you choose your field?

Dr. Sun: My mentor returned from the United States in the early 1980s, bringing the field of developmental-behavioral pediatrics back to China. At the time there were no similar professions, and I had a strong interest in this area, so with my mentor’s advice, I chose developmental behavioral pediatrics as a research direction and as a lifelong career.


Why did you choose to work at LIH Olivia’s Place?

During my time as a researcher and as a clinician of developmental-behavioral pediatrics at large public hospitals such as the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University and at Shenzhen Futian Women & Children’s Health Institute, the establishment of developmental behavioral pediatrics has been difficult for a variety of reasons. As a result children with developmental and behavioral issues could not get the support they needed, at a time when the need for such services was growing in China.


It has been my dream to establish developmental behavioral pediatrics into a more rigorous clinical medical discipline and to serve more families and children. On the cusp of retirement, I encountered LIH Olivia’s Place, and found that LIH’s international management philosophy, its advanced, multidisciplinary medical technology and team was very consistent with my ideas. I knew that with LIH Olivia’s Place I could achieve my professional dreams.


What are some of the most rewarding experiences you have had in your chosen profession?

As a doctor, the most rewarding experience is to see the patient gradually recover with my care and return to society.


What’s your favorite thing about Shenzhen?

Shenzhen is a young and emerging city, full of vitality. The city government is efficient, the residents of the city high quality, and the air quality is good. My favorite thing about Shenzhen is its spirit of innovation and its efficiency.


What’s your favorite thing about working at LIH Olivia’s Place?

The clinical team. We are united, support each other, have a strong sense of ownership over our work, and have all joined for the same dream, to dedicate ourselves to the cause of improving child’s medical rehabilitation. This gives me a strong sense of belonging.


What would you like to be doing in 5 years’ time?

In 5 years, LIH Olivia’s Place should be even more mature of a company By then, if physical health allows, I will continue to contribute my efforts at LIH Olivia’s Place Shenzhen Pediatric Clinic, to help more families and children.