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Professor Tam, Paul Kwong Hang 譚廣亨

Title:
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Professor: Chair of Paediatric Surgery
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Honorary Professor
Li Shu-Pui Professorship in Surgery
Professor (Clinical)
Director, Dr. Li Dak-Sum Research Centre, HKU - Karolinska Institutet Collaboration in Regenerative Medicine
Director, Knowledge Exchange Office

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Professor Tam, Paul Kwong Hang 譚廣亨

Title:
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Professor: Chair of Paediatric Surgery
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Honorary Professor
Li Shu-Pui Professorship in Surgery
Professor (Clinical)
Director, Dr. Li Dak-Sum Research Centre, HKU - Karolinska Institutet Collaboration in Regenerative Medicine
Director, Knowledge Exchange Office

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Also Cited As:
Tam, Paul KH
Tam, Paul
Tam, PK
Tam, P

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1976The University of Hong KongMBBS
1980Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghFRCS Edin
1984The University of LiverpoolChM
1980Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of GlasgowFRCS Glas
2001Royal College of Surgeons of EnglandFRCS Eng (ad eundem)
1997European Board of Paediatric Surgery Registration
1980Royal College of Surgeons in IrelandFRCS Ire
1997The Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFHKAM (Surgery)
1996Royal College of Paediatrics and Child HealthFRCPCH
1990University of OxfordMA Status
1996General Medical CouncilSpecialist Register – Paediatric Surgery (United Kingdom)
1996Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFCSHK
Biography

Professor Paul Tam graduated from the Medical School of The University of Hong Kong in 1976.  He received his training and spent his early career years in the Department of Surgery of the University until 1986.  He was Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool from 1986 to 1990, and Reader and Director of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Oxford from 1990 to 1996.  He has been Chair of Paediatric Surgery at The University of Hong Kong since 1996.

Professor Tam has contributed to advances in paediatric surgery especially in the areas of minimal invasive surgery, Hirschsprung’s disease and hepatobiliary diseases such as biliary atresia.  He also leads a large research team in genomics and stem cell biology.  He has published over 300 articles in internationally refereed journals and 30 book chapters, and is ranked amongst the top 1% of most-cited scientists in Essential Science Indicators.

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Graduate School, Professor Tam steers research strategies and development of the University of Hong Kong. Professor Tam also heads the Knowledge Exchange Office and HKU’s research development in Shenzhen and Zhejiang. He is member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) and member of the Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee of Hong Kong.  He is listed one of 56 experts in the National Science and Technology Programmes Expert Database. Also, he serves on many international professional associations and was President of the Pacific Association of Paediatric Surgeons (2008-2009).  He is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

Professor Tam has given keynote lectures, including the Journal of Pediatric Surgery Lecture and the Suruga Lecture, at many international conferences.  He is the recipient of numerous awards including the British Association of Pediatric Surgery Prize (1984), and the International Outstanding Leadership Award in Endoscopy from the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (2010), and the Honorary Fellow of the American Surgical Association (2013).

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2009-12-19Endos Award in Medical Sciecne & Technology: "China Outstanding Leadership Award in Endoscopy": Evaluation Committee of Endos Award in Medical Science & Technology
Others
2007-10-01The Best Presentation: 12th World Congress on Advances in Oncology and 10th International Symposium on Molecular Medicine, Greece
Research Achievement
2010-10-29Endos Award in Medical Science & Technology: International Outstanding Leadership Award in Endoscopy: Evaluation Committee of Endos Award in Medical Science & Technology
Others
Tang, SM
The International Hirschsprung Consortium
2012-03-01Young Investigator Travel Award : "Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of Hirschsprung disease in European and Asian populations": The 3rd International Symposium on Development of the Enteric Nervous System. Cells, Signals and Genes, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2011-11-18Minimally Invasive Endoscopy Prestigious Doctors Award (內鏡微創名醫獎): Endos Award in Medical Science & Technology
Others
2007-10-01The Outstanding Award - "Prokineticin signaling in normal growth and tumorigenesis": International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Research Achievement
Sit, FYL
Lee, KY
Miao, X
Yuan, ZW
Wang, WL
2008-10-11Prokineticin signaling in neuroblastoma: The 3rd National Pediatric Surgical Oncology Conference and the 3rd Cross-strait Symposium on Pediatric Oncology, Shanghai, China, 10-13 October 2008, 青年醫師優秀論文獎
Research Achievement
Poon, HC
Hui, CC
Brandon, W
2007-03-01Best Poster Award: Aberrant KLF4 expression and BMP signaling cause proliferation defect in PTC1-/- neural crest cells.: MGH-HKU-Nature China Forum
Research Achievement
Zhang, M
Leung, C
2010-11-01Beverly McKinnell Award: The 16th International Conference of the International Society of Differentiation
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
MemberThe Hong Kong Paediatric Society
1995-presentExaminerIntercollegiate Specialty Board in Paediatric Surgery, United Kingdom
1998-presentCouncil MemberBoard of Paediatric Surgery, The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
2001-presentMemberPublication Committee, Pacific Association of Pediatric Suregons
2004-presentMemberExecutive Committee, World Federation of Association of Pediatric Surgeons
1995-presentExaminerDiploma in Child Health, Royal College of Physicians (U.K.)
2004-presentMemberBoard of Directors, Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons
1999-2004Foundation Vice-PresidentHong Kong Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
1990-presentExaminerFellowship (General Surgery), Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
1996-presentQuandom FellowLincoln College, University of Oxford
MemberBritish Medical Association
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
MemberThe Hong Kong Medical Association
07/2003-06/2004Program DirectorHigher Training in Paediatric Surgery, Hospital Authority
MemberPacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons
1999-2001Overseas Council MemberBritish Association of Paediatric Surgeons
MemberBritish Association of Paediatric Surgeons
MemberBritish Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons
2001-presentHonorary Advisor & Board MemberChinese Medical Association - China Society of Pediatric Surgery
2000-presentCouncil MemberThe College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
MemberBritish Paediatric Association
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