HKUMed News (Vol 27 | Issue 1)

New Academic Leaders Take the Reins New Chairpersons have been appointed to the Departments of Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G), Ophthalmology, Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Psychiatry, and Orthopaedics and Traumatology, following in the steps of a strong group of predecessors. ‘The Deanery and I are most grateful to the contributions from this outstanding cadre of former Heads and we are extremely mindful of the vital importance of ongoing leadership renewal. It is a perennial goal of any successful organisation, not least in a university faculty, so I am delighted to have welcomed our new Chairpersons,’ Dean of Medicine, Professor Gabriel Leung, said. The new Chairpersons are also joining leaders in eight other clinical specialties to form the new School of Clinical Medicine, which will enable critical mass, greater efficiency gains and best use of resources. The other specialties are Anaesthesiology, Clinical Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Primary Care, Medicine, Pathology and Surgery. ‘HKUMed leads the region in many of these specialties, and we will continue to nurture excellence as whole-heartedly as we have in the past while enhancing our competitiveness and growth,’ Professor Leung said. The new Chairperson of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Dr Jason Cheung Pui-yin, was introduced in our last issue. On the following pages, our five other new Chairpersons share their experience and vision for driving their specialties forward in the coming years. HKUMed is among the top 20 medical schools in the world 7 HKUMed News Summer 2022