Research Projects
Preventing and Improving Outcomes of Small-for-Size Syndrome After Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT)

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS
About the Project

Objective and Significance:

1) To investigate the impact of small-for-size syndrome after LDLT

2) To evaluate the effect of portal hemodynamics and portal flow modulation on small-for-size syndrome

3) To determine factors that predict the need for portal flow modulation in LDLT

Research Plan and Methodology:

The first objective will be done in a form of retrospective study. All adult LDLT from 1994 to 2017 would be analyzed. Patients will be stratified according to different definitions of Small-forsize syndrome, and to correlate with post-transplant outcomes.

The second and third objectives will be done prospectively. Students will record the portal flow and pressure in all LDLT and determine the impacts of portal flow modulation.

About the Supervisor

Professor CM Lo, Department of Surgery


Next Step?

For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project description.  Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med]/URIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website. General admission enquiries should be directed to

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.