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Pioneering Research

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The Faculty has always been at the forefront of medical research and development of new clinical services for the benefit of mankind. With our researchers’ toil and persistence, we have made important contributions to the study and treatment of cancers and liver diseases, and have made notable advances in tissue typing, spinal surgery, infectious diseases, in-vitro fertilisation, endocrinology and tobacco-related diseases.

Based on existing strengths and critical mass, the Faculty has established five Strategic Research Areas which explicitly break down boundaries and open up new domains of discovery, and promote cross-disciplinary investigation and collaboration. The Faculty has also set up Core Facilities that provide technical support to various research teams. All of these will translate into research that benefits patients and the community. The Faculty has a remarkable history of achievement, but that can only be sustained by continued research funding and support from the community. It is a symbiotic relationship, for which resources from the community will enable us to improve the health for all.

Teaching departments and schools

Department of Anaesthesiology

School of Biomedical Sciences

School of Chinese Medicine

Department of Clinical Oncology

Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care

Department of Medicine

Department of Microbiology

School of Nursing

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Department of Ophthalmology

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Department of Pathology

Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy

Department of Psychiatry

School of Public Health

Department of Surgery


Research centres, institutes and units

AIDS Institute

Carol Yu Centre for Infection

Centre for Cancer Research

Centre for Genomic Sciences

Centre for the Humanities and Medicine

Centre for Medical Ethics and Law

Centre for Reproduction, Development and Growth

Centre of Influenza Research

Clinical Trials Centre

HKU-Pasteur Research Centre

Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine

Institute of Medical and Health Science Education

Laboratory Animal Unit

Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit

Public Health Research Centre

Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging

Research Centre of Infection and Immunology

Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Consortium

Contact the Faculty Office for more information: Ms Candy Wong (3917 9474 /