The Dean of Medicine has invited global luminaries to deliver a series of 135th Anniversary Dean’s Lectures. These leading experts in their fields will give enlightening talks on topics of their choosing.

The last lecture was given on 26 September 2022 by Professor Qiao Jie, Executive Vice President of Peking University, President of Peking University Health Science Center and President of Peking University Third Hospital.

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26 September 2022 (Monday)
Strategic Scientific and Technological Capacity Building in Clinical Medicine

The healthcare of China looks little like that of decades ago, physically, technologically and demographically. Rapid progress, combined with an aging population, changing burden of disease and risks have also brought new challenges. To rise to these challenges, we should strive to strategically build scientific and technological capacity for clinical medicine of our country, and ultimately achieve an integrated care system to enable health for all.



Professor Qiao Jie 喬杰教授
• Executive Vice President of Peking University
• President of Peking University Health Science Center
• President of Peking University Third Hospital

Professor Qiao is Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Vice President of China Association for Science and Technology, Executive Vice President of Peking University, President of Peking University Health Science Center, President of Peking University Third Hospital, Academician of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Honorary Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is the Director of The National Clinical Research Center on Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBYGN) Disease, Vice President of Chinese Medical Association, President of China Women Doctors Association and etc.

For more than 30 years, Professor Qiao has been engaged in clinical, basic research and transformation related to maternity and reproductive health. She has led the team to achieve a number of technical and theoretical breakthroughs in infertility causes and clinical treatments, the protection and preservation of female fertility, the molecular mechanism of human gametogenesis and embryo development as well as developing new pre-implantation diagnosis methods, protecting the health of women and children throughout their life cycle. As the first or corresponding author, she published a number of achievements with international influence and won the Highlight Achievement Award in Science and Technology in 2014 and 2015, Top Ten Progress Awards in China’s Life Sciences in 2019, National Award for Progress in Science and Technology (Second Award), National Innovation Award and etc.

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Dr Joshua Ho
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, HKUMed

Professor Tse Hung Fat
Chairperson, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, HKUMed
Chief of Service and Chief of Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital

Professor Xu Ming
Vice Dean, Graduate School of Peking University
Vice Director of Institute of Vascular Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital


Professor CS Lau
Dean of Medicine, HKU

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23 June 2022 (Thursday)
Innovating Our Way Out of COVID
創意領航 走出疫情

The pandemic has highlighted the need to re-consider how we look at health.

We need to explore how we move from a reactionary to pre-emptive approach that might be necessary to avert the trillions that Covid and other health problems cost the global economy. The pandemic also demonstrated how product, service and process innovation across the healthcare industry can, and is, happening quickly.

Professor Darzi will talk about some of the interesting innovations during the pandemic; and the emerging landscape that suggests we are ready to think differently about our health security.





Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham
• Leong Che-Hung Distinguished Visiting Professor in Leadership
• Doctor of Science honoris causa, The University of Hong Kong
• Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London

Professor Darzi is Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery. He is a Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Darzi is non-executive director of NHS England, Co-Director of the NHS Digital Academy and Chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative.

His research focus is mainly in convergence science in areas of engineering, physical and data sciences including robotics, sensing, imaging and digital technologies.

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Professor Philip Chiu
Professor, Department of Surgery, CUHK
Director, Multi-Scale Medical Robotics Center, AIR@InnoHK

Dr Christian Fang
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, School of Clinical Medicine, HKUMed

Ms Nisa Leung
Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

Professor Mak Tak-wah
Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Clinical Medicine, HKUMed


Professor Gabriel M Leung
Dean of Medicine, HKU

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Date & Time:
12 May 2022 (Thursday)
The Coming Era of Medicine, Health and Public Health
大醫學 · 大衞生 · 大健康

Medicine, health and public health go well beyond the people’s well-being with national security, economic and social implications. Despite their subtle differences, these concepts are interwoven with each other. Let us put into practice the ideas of Big Medicine, Big Health, Big Public Health and Population Health. Building an integrated, resilient and robust health system of health promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation care to foster the quality development of the Chinese national medicine, health and public health.



Professor Wang Chen 王辰教授
• President of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College
• Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
• Director of the National Center for Respiratory Medicine
• Member of WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis
• Vice Chair of the Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases
• Board Member of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases
• Commissioner of The Lancet COVID-19 Commission

Professor Wang Chen is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine, a foreign member of Academia Europaea, an ordinary member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and a member of the CAMS Academic Advisory Committee.

Professor Wang has over 30 years of experience and specialties in pulmonary and critical care medicine. His primary areas of research include clinical and basic research for complex conditions in respiratory medicine, public health, and health policy. His research and policy interests also include medical education, health system reform and medical technology innovation system. Professor Wang has published more than 260 articles in international medical journals, including New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.

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Dr Bernhard Schwartländer
Global Health Envoy, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms Priscilla Wong
Chairman, HKU Council

Professor Zheng Zhi-Jie
Director, China Country Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Professor Gabriel M Leung
Dean of Medicine, HKU

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