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Emeritus Professor Chow, Shew Ping 周肇平

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Honorary Clinical Professor

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Emeritus Professor Chow, Shew Ping 周肇平

Title:
Honorary Clinical Professor

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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1968The University of Hong KongMBBS
1988The University of Hong KongMS
Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFHKCOS
The Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFHKAM (O & T)
Biography

Professor Shew Ping Chow is an orthopaedic surgeon who is currently the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (University Relations) at The University of Hong Kong. He graduated from The University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Medicine in 1968 and joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1973 as Lecturer. From 1972 to 1977, he pursued his specialty training in orthopaedic surgery in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and USA. He advanced to Senior Lecturer, Reader, and eventually Chair Professor in 1990.

Professor Chow is a specialist in the area of upper limb surgery and microsurgery, having over 150 publications in this area. He performed the first successful microsurgical replantation of a severed thumb in Hong Kong in 1977 and his experimental repair of blood vessels of 0.15 mm diameter is still a world record. He has held esteemed positions in many international professional bodies, the latest of which being the President of the Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Hand Surgery”.

Professor Chow was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1995-1998, during which time he initiated a curriculum reform with far-reaching effect on the whole sector of tertiary education. He was also successful in planning and securing the funding for the new medical complex on Sassoon Road, with consists of state of the art laboratories of world standard. Professor Chow was also Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 2000-2001, taking charge of staffing matters.

Professor Chow has been involved with many voluntary and charity activities. He has worked as a volunteer surgeon in Bangladesh, Africa, Indonesia, Mainland China, and Vietnamese refugee camps in Hong Kong. He is the Honorary President of the Hong Kong Physical Handicapped and Able-Bodied (PHAB) Association, and is involved as advisor to the Salvation Army, Red Cross, and NGO’s in special education. He also sits on numerous statutory and non-statutory bodies.

Professor Chow’s hobbies are diverse including trail-walks, Chinese painting and music appreciation.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
1996-02-01Fracture fixation in digital revascularization and replantation, Best paper of the symposium: The 12th Symposium of the International Society of Reconstructive Mircosurgery 1996
Research Achievement
Chu, YW
Wu, J
2002-04-01The Use Of Traditional Chinese Medicine Extracts On Experimental Fracture Healing: The 4th Annual Departmental Research Day, Department Of Orthopedics And Traumatology
Research Achievement
Wu, SWC
1997-11-01Vascularised bone graft based on the anterior tibial vessels, Best Paper Award: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress
Others
1999-03-01Clinical study of comminuted fractures at shaft of proximal phalanx, Best Paper Award: The 2nd congress of Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand
Others
1997-11-01Biomechanical properties of the thin skin flap after administered by bFGF, Best Paper Award: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
1988 - PresentFounding FellowHong Kong Society for Surgery of the Hand
1978 - PresentMemberSociete Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopaedique et de Traumatologie
1979 - PresentMemberHong Kong Society of Neuroscience
1979 - PresentMemberBritish Society for Surgery of the Hand
1978 - PresentFellowHong Kong Orthopaedic Association
1992 - PresentFounding MemberHong Kong Institute of Science
1997 - PresentCorresponding MemberJapanese Society for Surgery of the Hand
1987 - PresentFounding FellowHong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons
1976 - PresentFellowHong Kong Surgical Society
1992 - PresentInternational MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
1993 - PresentFellowThe College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
1984 - PresentMemberBritish Medical Association (Hong Kong Branch)
1979 - PresentFellowAsia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
1995 - PresentCorresponding MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Association
1981 - PresentFellowBritish Orthopaedic Association
1993 - PresentFellowHong Kong Academy of Medicine
1985 - PresentFellowAmerican College of Surgeons
1974 - PresentFellowRoyal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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