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Endowed Professorships

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An “Endowed Professorship” is one of the most significant awards bestowed upon eminent academics within the University in support of their academic and research activities. The Professorship may be perpetually named in honour of a donor, corporation or other honouree(s) as decided by the donor. 

An Endowed Professorship is created with a minimum donation of HK$10 million, and the perpetual income generated supports the designated discipline. The donation will be matched dollar for dollar by the University to form a permanent endowment of at least $20 million, maximising the impact of the donation.

The donor may designate an Endowed Professorship for an academic area of his/her choice. All professors at HKU are eligible for the Scheme. An Advisory Committee ensures appointments to the Endowed Professorships shall be made in accordance with established University procedures.

A Dedication Ceremony and an Inauguration Ceremony will be held in honour of the donors and the Endowed Professors. The holder of an Endowed Professorship will carry his/her full title on all occasions, in all academic publications, news and international interactions, whilst tailor-made stationery will carry the full title as well. The donor will be kept abreast of the academic achievements of the Endowed Professor, who will have close personal contact with the donor.

List of Endowed Professorships for the Medical Faculty

Chin Lan-Hong Professorship in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Henry Fok Professorship in Infectious Diseases

Rosie T T Young Professorship in Endocrinology and Metabolism

S H Ho Professorship in Haematology and Oncology

Simon K Y Lee Professorship in Gastroenterology

William M W Mong Professorship in Cardiology

Albert Bing-Ching Young Professorship in Ophthalmology

Li Shu-Pui Professorship in Surgery

Mok Hing-Yiu Professorship in Respiratory Medicine

Serena H C Yang Professorship in Vascular Surgery

Tam Sai-Kit Professorship in Spine Surgery

Yu Chiu-Kwong Professorship in Medicine

Chui Fook-Chuen Professorship in Molecular Medicine

Henry G Leong Professorship in Neurology

Jessie Ho Professorship in Neuroscience

Lee Man-Chiu Professorship in Neuroscience

Loke Yew Professorship in Pathology

Sir Robert Kotewall Professorship in Public Health

Yu Professorship in Nephrology

Doris Zimmern Professorship in Community Child Health

Tam Wah-Ching Professorship in Medical Science

Tsao Yin-Kai Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dexter H C Man Family Professorship in Medical Science

S Y and H Y Cheng Professorship in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Anthony and Anne Cheung Professorship in Innovative and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Cheung Kung-Hai Professorship in Gastrointestinal Surgery

Daniel C K Yu Professorship in Virology

Danny D B Ho Professorship in Family Medicine

Jessie Ho Professorship in Spine Surgery

Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professorship in Medicine

Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery

Ng Chun-Man Professorship in Orthopaedic Bioengineering

Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professorship in Cardiovascular Therapeutics

Y W Kan Professorship in Natural Sciences

Daniel C K Yu Professorship in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professorship in Surgery

Tsao Yen-Chow Professorship in Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Vivian Taam Wong Professorship in Integrative Medicine

Helen and Francis Zimmern Professorship in Population Health

Jimmy and Emily Tang Professorship in Molecular Genetics

Laurence L T Hou Professorship in Anatomical Molecular Pathology

Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professorship in Haematology

Sir David Todd Professorship in Medicine

Bryan Lin Professorship in Paediatric Cardiology

Clara and Lawrence Fok Professorship in Precision Medicine

Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professorship in Gastroenterology

Lo Shiu Kwan Kan Po Ling Professorship in Pharmacy

Sophie Y M Chan Professorship in Cancer Research

Suen Chi-Sun Professorship in Clinical Science