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Professor Luk, Keith Dip Kei 陸瓞驥

Title:
Division Chief, Division of Spine Surgery
Professor (Clinical)
Chair Professor
Tam Sai-Kit Professorship in Spine Surgery
Professor: Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Professor Luk, Keith Dip Kei 陸瓞驥

Title:
Division Chief, Division of Spine Surgery
Professor (Clinical)
Chair Professor
Tam Sai-Kit Professorship in Spine Surgery
Professor: Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

Also Cited As:
Luk, Dip Kei, Keith
Luk, DK
Luk, K

Biography

Professor Luk graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1977 and received his orthopaedic training in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. He obtained his FRCS in 1981, MCh Ortho from the University of Liverpool in 1984, FRACS in 1985 and is a founding fellow of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons. At present he holds the Tam Sai Kit Chair in Spine Surgery, and is Professor and Chief of the Spine Division at the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong.

Professor Luk was the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, the University of Hong Kong from 2003 until 2012, Honorary Hospital Chief Executive of the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital from 1992 until 2002. He has served the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association for 12 years with two of which as the President. He was President of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1999/2000, He was Chairman of the AOSpine Asia Pacific Region in 2004-2007 and President-Elect of the Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie (SICOT) from 2011 to 2014. At present he is the Honorary Treasurer of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association.  

Professor Luk’s main clinical and research interest is in spinal pathologies. He has published widely in the fields of spinal deformities, biomechanics, degenerative diseases. He has written over 325 refereed articles, 26 book chapters and holds 15 patents. In 1995 he started a Screening Program for Scoliosis for all school children of Hong Kong. It has now one of the most successful such programs in the world. In March 2007, he and his collaborators in China published in the Lancet the first successful series of intervertebral disc transplantation in the human.

Professor Luk is also member of editorial or advisory boards to many international journals including the Spine, the European Spine Journal, Journal of Orthopedic Science, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and the Journal of Spinal Disorders.

 

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Chen, Y
Xu, R
Lin, MC
Leong, JCY
2003-11-01Delivery of bone morphogenetic proteins 2 and 4 by use of adeno-associated viral gene therapy: Best Basic Science Paper Award, 23rd Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, 8-9 November 2003
Research Achievement
Lu, D
Leong, JCY
2001-08-30The possibility of using chemonucleolysis in the treatment of scoliosis - an in vivo rabbit experimental study: The Best Poster Award, Annual International Conference of the SICOT, Paris, France, 30 August -1 September 2001
Research Achievement
Karppinen, JI
Ala-Korpela, M
Soininen, P
Kangas, AJ
2013-11-01Best Paper Basic Science Award - Identification of novel serum "metabolomic" biomarkers related to the development of lumbar disc degeneration: 33rd Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress. Hong Kong.
Research Achievement
Kuong, E
2010-11-01Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association AR Hodgson Award - A randomized controlled trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a novel superelastic rod in comparison to conventional titanium rod for scoliosis curve correction: 30th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
Kwan, K
Natarajan, D
Cheung, WY
Li, J
Wong, YW
Lenke, LG
2009-11-01Spine Chapter's Most Promising Spine Paper Award. Pedicle screw fixation strategies of the thoracic curve in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.: 29th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 28-29, 2009
Research Achievement
Ho, DWH
2007-06-01Linkage analysis on familial early-onset degenerative disc disease.: Best Poster Award. 34th Annual Meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Hong Kong.
Research Achievement
Karppinen, J
2012-12-01Best Clinical Paper Award for Associate Member - Baseline magnetic resonance imaging characteristics in asymptomatic subjects as predictors for future first time low back pain episode.: 32nd Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, December 1-2, 2012
Research Achievement
2010-11-01Champion in the Best Young Engineers Competition: HKIE BME2010 - Biomedical Engineering Conference, Hong Kong Title of the paper: Development of a new biodegradable polycaprolactone- magnesium porous hybrid for tissue engineering: mechanical, biological and chemical studies
Research Achievement
Chung, CY
Hanni, M
Leong, JCY
2003-11-01Best Paper Award for an Associate Fellow - "Invention of a new spinal implant for gradual scoliosis correction": 23rd Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, 8-9 November 2003
Research Achievement
Liu, H
2008-10-23Time-frequency Filtering to Reduce Lower Frequency Noise Effects on Neonatal Click Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions.: Young Engineers Merit Award in the Best Young Engineers' Paper Competition and Best Oral Paper Presentation Award. BME 2008 Conference, Hong Kong, October 23-25, 2008
Research Achievement
Karppinen, J
Mok, PS
2008-11-29Juvenile disc degeneration of the lumbar spine: epidemiology, risk factors and clinical relevance: Best Poster Award. Global Spine Congress, San Francisco, USA, June 23-26, 2009
Research Achievement
Wen, C
2011-01-01Oldendorf Award: The 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroimaging in recognition of the best manuscript based on research in CT, MRI, SPECT, PET, MSI, or brain mapping in Fort Meyers, FL January 20-23, 2011.
Research Achievement
Aladin, KDM
2006-09-01" Nano Biomechanics Of Type Ii Collagens In Human Intervertebral Discs": Best Paper Award; Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BME 2006. Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Leong, JCY
Zhang, JG
2000-11-01Ten year follow-up of lower thoracic hemivertebrae treated by convex fusion and concave distraction: Arthur Hodgson best clinical paper award. Annual meeting of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association. Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Mok, PS
Karppinen, J
Cauilan, GE
2008-11-29Schmorl's Nodes of the lumbar spine: prevalence, classification, associated risk factors and clinical relevance: Arthur Yau Award. 28th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 29-30, 2008
Research Achievement
Kuong, EE
2010-11-27A.R. Hodgson Award - "A randomized controlled trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a novel superelastic rod in comparison to convenetional titianium rod for scoliosis curve correction": 30th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 27-28, 2010
Research Achievement
Karppinen, J
Bendix, T
Ikegawa, S
Rajasekaran, S
Urban, J
Williams, F
2013-05-01MacNab/LaRocca Award - Genetic epidemiology of disc degeneration/low back pain: international consortium: International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
Research Achievement
Lam, SKL
Xiao, J
Ding, Y
Ruan, D
2008-10-23Development of a large animal model for kinematics study of the intervertebral disc allograft transplantation: Young Engineers Merit Award in the Best Young Engineers' Paper Competition and Best Oral Paper Presentation Award. BME 2008 Conference, Hong Kong, October 23-25, 2008
Research Achievement
Aladin Kaderbatcha, DM
2007-11-17Association of Trp2 allele with changes in morphology and nano mechanics of the human intervertebral disc collagens: Best Basic Science Paper Award for Associate Member, 27th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 17-18, 2007
Research Achievement
Hung, SC
Chan Li, LC
2008-01-01Best Poster Award "Age-related degeneration of lumbar intervertebral discs in rabbits revealed by Deuterium Oxide-assisted MRI": World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
Kuong, EE
2010-11-27AOSpine Best Paper Award - "A randomized controlled trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a novel superelastic rod in comparison to convenetional titianium rod for scoliosis curve correction": 30th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 27-28, 2010
Research Achievement
Leong, JCY
2002-11-01Sr-HA bioactive bone cement: from lab to clinical trial: Orthopaedic Basic Science Award at the 22nd Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 2002
Research Achievement
Chung, JCY
Leong, JCY
2003-11-01Second-Prize Award - "A new super-elastic spinal implant for gradual scoliosis correction": The 8th National Challenge Cup Competition organized by Ministry of Science and Technology & Ministry of Education, 2003
Research Achievement
Lu, D
Leong, JCY
2001-11-10A minimal invasive approach for anterior release in scoliosis correction using chemonucleolysis - spinal flexibility increase after chymopapain injection is dosage-dependent: The Best Paper Award for Associate, 21st Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, 10-11 November 2001
Research Achievement
Lam, RWM
Wong, CT
Li, Z
Chan, WK
2008-08-24Fatty acid functinalizatioini strontium hydroxyapatite nanorod and application: SICOT Oral Presentation Award. SICOT/SIROT 2008 XXIV Triennial World Congress, Hong Kong, August 24-28, 2008
Research Achievement
Mok, PS
Karppinen, J
2010-04-01ISSLS Prize for Lumbar Spine Research. Prevalence, determinants and association of Schmorl’s Nodes of the lumbar spine with disc degeneration: A population-based study of 2499 individuals.: International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, April 13-17, 2010
Research Achievement
Wen, C
2012-06-012012 AOSpine East Asia (AOSEA) Research Grant award and AOSEA Travel Grant: AOSpine (East Asia Chapter)
Research Achievement
Cheung, WY
Lenke, LG
2009-11-01Best Spine Paper Award. Prediction of scoliosis correction with thoracic segmental pedicle screw constructs using fulcrum bending radiograph.: 29th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 28-29, 2009
Research Achievement
2009-11-01Is there a relationship between intervertebral disc degeneration based on MRI and low back pain? Best Clinical Paper Award: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
Peng, SL
Wang, T
Li, Z
2010-03-01New Investigator Recognition Award.: 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 6-9, 2010
Research Achievement
Peng, SL
2011-02-01Investigatioin of the cellular and molecular mechanism of the dual effect of strontium on bone: 2011 Johnson and Johnson Asia Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award in Biotech
Research Achievement
Hung, SC
Li, LC
2008-01-23Age-related degeneration of lumbar intervertebral discs in rabbits revealed by Deuterium Oxide-assisted MRI: Best General Poster Award, World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
Karppinen, JI
2012-06-01Baseline MRI characteristics in asymptomatic subjects as predictors for future first-time LBP episode: World Forum for Spine Research: the Intervertebral Disc—from Degeneration to Pain. Helsinki, Finland
Research Achievement
Lu, D
2004-11-01Spinal Flexibility Increase After Chymopapain Injection Is Dose Dependent: A Possible Alternative to Anterior Release in Scoliosis.: Young Investigator Award Winner, Spine: An International Journal for the Study of the Spine . 2004
Research Achievement
Liu, H
2008-10-01Best Young Engineers' Paper Prize BME2008-Comparison of blind source separation methods in fast somatosensory evoked potential detection.: BME2008 Biomedical Enginnering Conference, 23–25 October 2008.
Research Achievement
Cheung, WY
Wong, YW
Behrooz, A
2013-05-01Research Output Prize (Group Award) - Magnetically controlled growing rods for severe spinal curvature in young children: a prospective case series: Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Lam, BSC
Qiu, W
Liu, WQ
Chan, FHY
2002-04-27Somatosensory Evoked Potential Signals Enhancement by Adaptive Signal Enhancer: Awarded "Certificate of Merit" in Student Paper Contest, Proc.2002 HKIE (BME) Conference on Biomedical Engineering BME 2002, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Karppinen, J
2013-10-01Best Paper - Prediction of future first-time low back pain based on baseline MRI findings: North American Spine Society
Research Achievement
Karppinen, J
2009-11-01Best Clinical Paper Award for Associate Member. Is there a relationship between intervertebral disc degeneration based on MRI and low back pain?: 29th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 28-29, 2009
Research Achievement
Wen, C
Cui, J
2011-02-01The diffusion pattern of healthy and myelopathic cervical spinal cord - a template based analysis: 2011 American Society of Neuroimaging Oldendorf Award for the best manuscript based on research in CT, MRI, SPECT, PET, MSI, or brain mapping
Research Achievement
LI, Y
Campbell, D
Karppinen, J
2014-05-15Best Short Talk Award: World Forum for Spine Research - Intervertebral Disc - from Degeneration to Therapeutic Motion Preservation, Xian, PR China, May 15-17, 2014
Research Achievement
Saw, LB
Grozman, S
2014-02-012013 Outstanding Paper Runner-Up: The Spine Journal
Research Achievement
2009-11-01Pedicle screw fixation strategies of the thoracic curve in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Most Promising Spine Paper Award: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
JIANG, N
TSE, YHJ
SIT, CYE
2014-07-01Dynamic surface electromyography topography as a new objective and quantitative assessment tool for low back pain rehabilitation: 2nd International conference on Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, July 14-16, 2014 at Baltimore, USA.
Research Achievement
Hung, SC
Li, LC
2008-01-01Age-related degeneration of lumbar intervertebral disc in rabbit reveal by deuterium oxide-assisted MRI: Best Poster Award, World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
Ho, DWH
Karppinen, J
Yip, SP
Ott, J
Leong, JCY
2007-06-10Linkage analysis on familial early-onset degenerative disc disease: Best Poster Award, 34th Annual Meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, June 10-14, 2007
Research Achievement
Kuong, E
2010-11-01Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association AOSpine Best Paper Award - A randomized controlled trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a novel superelastic rod in comparison to conventional titanium rod for scoliosis curve correction: 30th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
Jim, JJT
Nonopone, NH
Ala-Kokko, L
Karppinen, J
Song, YQ
Yip, SP
Leong, JCY
2003-05-13Association of lumbar disc degeneration with type IX collagen polymorphisms in Chinese: Best Paper Award: 30th Annual Meeting of ISSLS, Vancouver, Canada, May 13-17, 2003
Research Achievement
Lui, SC
Chu, PK
2008-10-23Young Engineers Merit Award in the Best Young Engineers' Paper Competition and Best Oral Paper Presentation Award - "Bioactivity enhancement of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) by plasma immersion ion implantation": BME 2008 Conference, Hong Kong, October 23-25, 2008
Research Achievement
Chu, P
2010-11-03Top Prize in the Best Young Engineers' Paper Competition - "Development of a new biodegradable polycaprolactone-magnesium porous hybrid for tissue engineering mechanical, biological and chemical studies": BME 2010 Conference, Hong Kong, November 3-5, 2010
Research Achievement
Leong, JCY
2003-09-01Novel bioactive bone cement for spinal surgery: Best Oral Presentation Award at 2nd SICOT/SIROT International Annual Conference, Cairo, Egypt, September 2003.
Research Achievement
LI, X
CUI, J
Wen, C
AU, KHT
2012-07-02Best Student Paper Contest. A knowledge based automatic region of interest (ROI) segment of cervical cord diffusion tensor imaging.: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems (VECIMS 2012) and Computational Intelligence for Measurement Systems and Applications (IEEE CIMSA 2012), July 2-4, 2012
Research Achievement
Ruan, DK
He, Q
Ding, Y
Hou, LS
Li, JY
2008-07-012008 Research Output Prize/Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award: Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Mok, PS
Karppinen, J
Cauilan, GE
2008-11-29Schmorl's nodes of the lumbar spine: prevalence, classification, associated risk factors and clinical relevance: AOSpine Best Paper Award. 28th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 29-30, 2008
Research Achievement
Lam, RWM
2007-05-18Bone composition and crystal structure after strontium treatment for osteoporosis goat model: Young Investigator Award, The Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 18-20, 2007
Research Achievement
Leong, JCY
2003-09-01A novel Sr-HA bioactive bone cement for vertebroplasty: Moe Basic Science Award at 38th Annual Meeting of Scoliosis Research Society, Quebec City, Canada, Sep 2003.
Research Achievement
Cheung, JC
Wong, YW
Cheung, WY
Akbarnia, BA
2011-11-01Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Arthur Yau Best Paper Award. Use of a remotely distractible, magnetic controlled growing rod (MCGR) for the treatment of scoliosis in young children. Presented at: 31th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
Chong, CS
Lu, D
Chan, YK
2003-11-01Fulcrum-bending technique effectively determine the shortest fusion level neede in scoliosis: Best Paper Presentation, 23rd Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, 8-9 November 2003
Research Achievement
CUI, J
LI, X
Wen, C
2013-04-25Outstanding Poster Award. A Novel Indicator for Pathogenic Level Estimation of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy based on Diffusion Tensor Imaging.: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research, Okinawa, Japan, April 25-27, 2013
Research Achievement
Lam, RWM
Wong, CT
2007-05-01Bone Composition and Crystal Structure after Strontium Treatment for Osteoporosis Goat Model.: Young Investigator Award, 8th Regional Osteoporosis Conference, The Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong.
Research Achievement
2010-04-01Prevalence, determinants, and association of Schmorl's nodes of the lumbar spine with disc degeneration: a population-based study of 2,449 individuals. Best Clinical Study Prize: International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
Research Achievement
Shigematsu, H
Matsumori, HIROAKI
Bow, HYC
2015-09-01Curve flexibility and maintenance of curve correction in alternative level pedicle screw fixation in adolescent idiopathic thoracic scoliosis.: 36th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress Top 10 Best Conference Papers
Research Achievement
Shigematsu, H
Matsumori, HIROAKI
Bow, HYC
2015-09-01Curve flexibility and maintenance of curve correction in alternative level pedicle screw fixation in adolescent idiopathic thoracic scoliosis.: 36th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress Best Paper Award
Research Achievement
Ruan, DK
2014-10-01軍隊醫療衛生一等獎, 中國人民解放軍總後勤部
Research Achievement
Wong, YW
Cheung, WY
2009-11-01Most Promising Spine Paper Award: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
Maatta, J
Karppinen, J
Bow, HYC
2015-03-01• 2015 Finnish Back Competition Best Paper: Finnish Back Competition 2015
Research Achievement
Shigematsu, H
Matsumori, H
Bow, HYC
2015-09-01Top 10 Best Conference Papers - Recognition Award and Best Oral Presentation - First Prize Award: 36th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Guangzhou, PR China, September 17-19, 2015
Research Achievement
2016-06-01Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2016: The University of Hong Kong
Others
Cheung, WHP
2016-05-01APSS Best Oral Presentation - 1st Prize: Asia Pacific Spine Society presented at the Spineweek 2016, Singapore, May 16-20, 2016
Research Achievement
WANG, Y
Zhang, ZG
CUI, J
2015-10-01Second Prize of Best Poster Presentation: 2015 Chinese Association of Spine and Spinal Cord Congress, Suzhou, PR China, October 2015
Research Achievement
Yao, GF
Shigematsu, H
2016-11-012nd prize for paediatric orthopaedics award paper: Characterisation and predictive value of "segmental curve flexibility" in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients Presented at The 36th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association: Paediatric Chapter of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
WANG, Y
2015-10-01Second Prize of Best Poster presentation: “Application of Time-Frequency Patterns of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials to Identifying of the Location of Spinal Cord Injury” (Author: Yazhou Wang, Zhiguo Zhang, Hongyan Cui, K.D.K Luk, Yong Hu) at CASSC 2015: Chinese Association of spine and spinal cord
Research Achievement
Cheung, WHP
2016-05-01Best Paper Award First Prize Oral Presentation, Spineweek 2016 (Paper: Predictability of peak growth spurt and growth cessation using the distal radius and ulna classification): Asia Pacific Spine Society
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
since 2005MemberHong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Past Presidents Advisory Group
since 1994Board of DirectorsChinese Speaking Orthopaedic Society
1993-1994PresidentHong Kong Orthopaedic Association
2004-2007ChairmanAOSpine HK & East-Asia Council
2009-2014Board of TrusteesAO Foundation
2001-2002Immediate Past PresidentHong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2012-2015Vice PresidentInternational Chinese Spine Society (ICSS)
2004-2007ChairmanAOSpine Asia Pacific Board
2011-2014President ElectSociete Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie (SICOT
since 1998Council MemberAsia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (Spinal Section)
2002-2008Vice PresidentSociete Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie (SICOT)
1995-2014Honorary TreasurerAsia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
2004-2007Board MemberAOSpine International
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