|Born||1964 (age 57–58)|
|Alma mater||Beijing Medical University|
Jichi Medical University
|Fields||respiratory medicine, critical care medicine|
|Institutions||Peking University First Hospital|
Wang entered Beijing Medical University in 1981, majoring in medical, where he graduated in 1987 and earned a bachelor's degree. Between 1995 and 1996 he was studied in Jichi Medical University, majoring in respiratory medicine. Later, he earned a master's degree in Peking University in 2001, and doctor's degree in 2006.
Since 1998 he started working in Peking University First Hospital. During SARS Outbreak, he served as the chief examiner and expert group leader of SARS at Peking University First Hospital, responsible for SARS treatment of the hospital.
In January 2020, a "unknown cause pneumonia" (later known as COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan. Wang was part of National Health Commission's expert group and visited Wuhan. On 10 January, Wang told China Central Television (CCTV) that "There was uncertainty regarding the human-to-human transmission" and the outbreak was "preventable and controllable". However, he was infected by COVID-19 and hospitalized on 21 January. On 30 January, he recovered and discharged from the hospital.
- "卫健委专家组成员王广发回应"可防可控"：并无不妥 外界存在误解" (in Chinese). qq.com. 1 February 2020.
- "首页 >> 王广发>> 详细介绍". Peking University First Hospital (in Chinese). Retrieved 22 March 2020.
- "In pics: 5th coronavirus-infected patient cured in Beijing". Xinhua net. 30 January 2020.
- 感染新冠肺炎已治愈，北大一院呼吸科主任王广发今出院 (in Chinese). Xinhua net. 30 January 2020.
- 国家医疗专家组专家：武汉不明原因肺炎病原已初步认定 目前总体可控 (in Chinese). China Central Television. 11 January 2020.
- "Wuhan virus: Chinese doctor investigating outbreak says he was infected". The Straits Times. 22 January 2020.
- "Chinese expert who came down with Wuhan coronavirus after saying it was controllable thinks he was infected through his eyes". South China Morning Post. 23 January 2020.