“This Professorship is established in recognition of the half-century long legacy of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. While fulfilling one of the Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation’s missions to support medical research, this Endowed Professorship will empower professional development, augment research capacity and improve quality patient care in the field of Orthopaedics.”
Dr Walton Wai-Tat Li
Chairman, Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation
In November 2011, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the establishment of the Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery. The ceremony was attended by Dr Walton Wai-Tat Li, Chairman of the Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation, members of the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, and fellows of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. The ceremony was followed by a dinner in honour of Dr Li at the Faculty of Medicine Building Restaurant.
The establishment of the Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery was made possible through a donation of $10 million from the Foundation which was matched by the University to form a permanent endowment of $20 million.
The endowment will assist Professor Peter Kwong-Yuen Chiu (the inaugural incumbent) with his work in the field of Orthopaedics. After his graduation in 1987, Professor Chiu joined the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at Queen Mary Hospital and became a clinical professor in 2006. Professor Chiu is the Chief of Division of Joint Replacement Surgery, a position he attained when the division was established in 1997, and is well known for his dedication in educating young orthopaedic surgeons in the art and science of joint replacement surgery.
To learn more about Endowed Professorships, please visit http://www.hku.hk/ephku/.