Joseph Wan-yee Lau

Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Professor Lau is currently Choh-Ming Li Research Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Master of Lee Woo Sing College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Honorary Consultant to the Hong Kong Hospital Authority (New Territories East Cluster) and United Christian Hospital. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong in 1972. He holds many key positions in government and professional organizations. He was President of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association for 2002-2004. He was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was awarded Honorary Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2003. He was President of Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association for 2009-2011, and was awarded Honorary Fellow of College of Surgeons of Hong Kong in 2011. He became Chairman of The Medical Council of Hong Kong for 2012-2018. He was awarded Wu Jie-Ping Medical Prize in 2012 and the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2013.

Professor Lau has won many scholarships and awards. He is honorary/visiting professor to 18 universities/hospitals in China and 13 universities/hospitals in Sweden, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, USA and United Kingdom.

Professor Lau has published over 500 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, 79 papers in Chinese journals and 105 books/chapters. He has been invited to deliver about 300 lectures to national/international surgical societies.