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Professor Gilberto K. K. LEUNG

Clinical Professor and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
The University of Hong Kong

MBBS(London), MS, FRCSEd, FCSHK, FHKAM(Surgery), PhD

Professor Gilberto K. K. Leung is a neurosurgeon, Clinical Professor, and the Tsang Wing-Hing Professor in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He graduated from the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London, with M.B.B.S. in 1992. During postgraduate training in England, United States and Hong Kong he was awarded the Hallett Gold Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the J. Douglas Miller Medal in Neurosurgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He joined HKU in 2005 where he obtained his M.S. and PhD.

Beyond the field of medicine, he holds an Intercalated BSc in Physical Anthropology and an LLB from the University of London, and an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh and its School of Law’s McLagan Prize for Best Graduate.

He is currently President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, and Co-Chairperson of its Professionalism and Ethics Committee. He is Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning) of his medical faculty, and Co-Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law at HKU. He previously served as an Elected Member of the HKU Senate, Director of Trauma Service at Queen Mary Hospital, Chairman of the Hospital Authority Central Committee on Trauma Service, and Region XVI Chief (Asia-Australasia) of the Advanced Trauma Life Support Programme of the American College of Surgeons.

He practises as an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. His clinical and research interests include endoscopic skull base surgery, molecular biology of brain tumour, neuroprotective therapy, medical education, and medical law and ethics. He has supervised 30 postgraduate degree students, and published 207 peer-reviewed journal articles, 13 book chapters, two monographs, 130 conference papers, 67 other publications, and delivered 135 invited lectures, with an H-index (Scopus) of 34 and 4,381 citations. 



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