HKUMedUG2023-Full ebook

For the benefit of mankind, our Faculty has always been at the forefront of medical research and development in the field of new clinical services. Through the toil and persistence of our researchers, we have made key contributions to the study and treatment of cancers and liver diseases, along with several notable advances in tissue typing, spinal surgery, infectious diseases, in-vitro fertilisation, endocrinology and tobaccorelated diseases. 1959 1964 1969 1977 1983 1990 1995 1996 2000 2001 2003 2004 First transoral approach performed for the surgical treatment of upper cervical spine dislocations and tuberculosis in the world First Pharyngo-laryngo-oesophagectomy in the world First kidney transplant in Hong Kong First microsurgical thumb replant in Hong Kong First antenatal screening for hereditary blood disease established in Hong Kong 1989 First maxillary swing operation for recurrent nasopharyngectomy in the world First bone marrow transplant in Hong Kong First lung transplant in Hong Kong First baby in Hong Kong conceived through intracytoplasmic sperm injection was delivered First in the world to conduct an adult-to-adult right lobe living donor liver transplant First in Asia to show improved respiratory health in children in response to pollutant reduction after the implementation of anti-air pollution law First intervertebral disc transplant in humans in the world First catheter-based endomyocardial transplant of autologous bone marrow stem cell for the treatment of severe coronary artery diseases in the world First radiofrequency ablation for cancers in Hong Kong First to discover the SARS coronavirus First to identify the source of SARS coronavirus infection First to characterise the epidemiology of SARS coronavirus Faculty’s Firsts UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2023 04