Emeritus Professor Chow, Shew Ping 周肇平
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.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|1996-02-01||Fracture fixation in digital revascularization and replantation, Best paper of the symposium: The 12th Symposium of the International Society of Reconstructive Mircosurgery 1996||Research Achievement|
|2002-04-01||The Use Of Traditional Chinese Medicine Extracts On Experimental Fracture Healing: The 4th Annual Departmental Research Day, Department Of Orthopedics And Traumatology||Research Achievement|
|1997-11-01||Vascularised bone graft based on the anterior tibial vessels, Best Paper Award: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress||Others|
|1999-03-01||Clinical 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|
|1997-11-01||Biomechanical properties of the thin skin flap after administered by bFGF, Best Paper Award: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|1988 - Present||Founding Fellow||Hong Kong Society for Surgery of the Hand|
|1978 - Present||Member||Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopaedique et de Traumatologie|
|1979 - Present||Member||Hong Kong Society of Neuroscience|
|1979 - Present||Member||British Society for Surgery of the Hand|
|1978 - Present||Fellow||Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association|
|1992 - Present||Founding Member||Hong Kong Institute of Science|
|1997 - Present||Corresponding Member||Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand|
|1987 - Present||Founding Fellow||Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons|
|1976 - Present||Fellow||Hong Kong Surgical Society|
|1992 - Present||International Member||American Society for Surgery of the Hand|
|1984 - Present||Member||British Medical Association (Hong Kong Branch)|
|1993 - Present||Fellow||The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong|
|1995 - Present||Corresponding Member||American Orthopaedic Association|
|1979 - Present||Fellow||Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association|
|1981 - Present||Fellow||British Orthopaedic Association|
|1993 - Present||Fellow||Hong Kong Academy of Medicine|
|1974 - Present||Fellow||Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh|
|1985 - Present||Fellow||American College of Surgeons|
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