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Professor Gilberto K. K. LEUNG

Tsang Wing-Hing Professor in Clinical Neuroscience
Clinical Professor
Co-Director and Board Member, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
The University of Hong Kong


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 subsequently obtained his MS, PhD, and MD.

Beyond the field of medicine, he holds an Intercalated BSc in Physical Anthropology and an LLB from the University of London, as well as 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, Co-Chairperson of its Professionalism and Ethics Committee, Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning) of his medical faculty, Co-Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law at HKU, and Board Member of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities. He practises as an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.

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, Vice-President of the Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society, Deputy Chief of Service in Neurosurgery at Queen Mary Hospital, Division Chief of Neurosurgery at the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital, and Region XVI Chief (Asia-Australasia) of the Advanced Trauma Life Support Programme of the American College of Surgeons.

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 212 peer-reviewed journal articles, 13 book chapters, three monographs, 130 conference papers, 71 other publications, and delivered 137 invited lectures, with an H-index (Scopus) of 36.



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