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Professor Leung, Gabriel Matthew 梁卓偉

Title:
Dean (LKS Faculty of Medicine)
Professor, Chair of Public Health Medicine
Clinical Professor
Helen and Francis Zimmern Professorship in Population Health

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3917 9210
Office:
FMM A606 

Professor Leung, Gabriel Matthew 梁卓偉

Title:
Dean (LKS Faculty of Medicine)
Professor, Chair of Public Health Medicine
Clinical Professor
Helen and Francis Zimmern Professorship in Population Health

Also Cited As:
Leung, Gabriel M
Leung, G

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
University of Western OntarioMD
Harvard UniversityMPH
The University of Hong KongMD
The College of Family Physicians of CanadaFCFP
The Faculty of Public HealthFFPH
The Royal College of Physicians of EdinburghFRCP
Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFHKCCM
The Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFHKAM (Community Medicine)
Biography

Professor Gabriel Leung is the fortieth Dean of Medicine (2013-), Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health and Chair of Public Health Medicine at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He was the last Head of Community Medicine (2012-3) at the University as well as Hong Kong's first Under Secretary for Food and Health (2008-11) and fifth Director of the Chief Executive's Office (2011-2) in government.

A specialist in public health medicine, Leung's interdisciplinary work revolves around topics that have major population health impact locally, where Hong Kong is a reliable and unique epidemiologic sentinel for China, or where the SAR is best placed to address the fundamental science at hand globally.

Leung is one of Asia’s leading epidemiologists, having authored more than 450 scholarly papers with an h-index of 55. His research defined the epidemiology of two novel viral epidemics, namely SARS-CoV in 2003 and influenza A(H7N9) in 2013. He also led Hong Kong government's efforts against pandemic A(H1N1) in 2009. He continues to co-head HKU's World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control (2014-).

In parallel, Leung leads several large-scale longitudinal cohorts (Children of 1997, FAMILY, Department of Health Elderly Health Service cohort), tracking tens of thousands of lives to study the fundamental causes of non-communicable conditions and to explain the health impacts of contemporary social phenomena.

A final strand of his work concerns the economics and policy issues of health systems. His team is the government's health accountant and projects health care human resources needs into the future. Regionally, Leung has tirelessly worked to build capacity throughout the Asia Pacific. He served as founding Chair of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems Policies (2010-14) and continues to lead its Strategic Technical Advisory Committee (2018-).

Leung regularly advises national and international agencies including the World Health Organisation, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Institut Pasteur, Japan Center for International Exchangeand China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is an Adjunct Professor of Peking Union Medical College and Adjunct Professorial Researcher of the China National Health Development Research Center.

Locally, he was Vice President and Censor in Public Health Medicine of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (2006-8), and is an elected council member of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (2012-). He is a member of the Hospital Authority (2013-) and the University Grants Committee (2014-), which are respectively a statutory agency responsible for all public health care services and a government advisory body on the development and funding requirements of the higher education sector.

He edited the Journal of Public Health (2007-14) and was co-editor/associate editor for Epidemics and Health Policy. He currently serves on the editorial boards of six journals, including the British Medical Journal.

After reading medicine at the University of Western Ontario, he completed family medicine residency training in Toronto. He earned a master's from Harvard University and research doctorate from HKU.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2005-11-01University Teaching Fellowship: University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
2003-12-01Sir Patrick Manson Gold Medal: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2002-09-01Information Technology in Education Second Place Award: University of Hong Kong
Others
Leung, NHL
Chu, KW
Shiu, EYC
Hau, BJP
Mcdevitt, JJ
Seto, WH
Milton, DK
2018-08-01Best Abstract in Category 'Infection Control', 17th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection cum 8th International Infection Control Conference: Hong Kong Society for Microbiology and Infection Hong Kong Infection Control Nurses’ Association
Research Achievement
Jiang, CQ
Cheng, KK
Zhang, W
Lao, X
Liu, B
Zhu, T
Rao, RL
Cao, M
2010-01-29Guangzhou Biobank Project: Establishment and studies on environmental factors and major chronic diseases: First-class award at Guangzhou Scientific and Technology Progress Award, Guangzhou People's Government, Guangzhou
Research Achievement
2007-10-06Young Alumni Award of Merit for the year 2007: University of Western Ontario, University of Western Ontario, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2007-09-29Excellent Research Award: Food and Health Bureau, Government of the HKSAR, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2012-07-01Gold Bauhinia Star (G.B.S.): Government of HKSAR
Others
2002-12-01Faculty Teaching Medal: University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine
Teaching Accomplishment
2014-07-01FPH Service Award: Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom
Others
2008-01-01Justice of the Peace (J.P.) 2008-12 ("official"): Government of the Hong Kong SAR
Others
Yu, H
Fang, J
Guo, DH
Peng, ZB
Feng, LZ
Jiang, H
Luo, HM
Li, Q
Feng, ZJ
Wang, Y
Yang, W
Smith, DK
Pybus, O
Shu, Y
Webster, R
Webby, R
Rambaut, A
2014-12-01Research Output Prize 2014: Yu H, Wu JT, Cowling BJ, Liao Q, Fang VJ, Zhou S, Wu P, Zhou H, Lau EH, Guo D, Ni MY, Peng Z, Feng L, Jiang H, Luo H, Li Q, Feng Z, Wang Y, Yang W, Leung GM. Effect of closure of live poultry markets on poultry-to-person transmission of avian influenza A H7N9 virus: an ecological study. Lancet. 2014; 383(9916): 541-8.: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Yu, H
Fang, J
Guo, DH
Peng, ZB
Feng, LZ
Jiang, H
Luo, HM
Li, Q
Feng, ZJ
Wang, Y
Yang, W
Smith, DK
Pybus, O
Shu, Y
Webster, R
Webby, R
Rambaut, A
2014-12-01Research Output Prize 2014: Yu H, Wu JT, Cowling BJ, Liao Q, Fang VJ, Zhou S, Wu P, Zhou H, Lau EH, Guo D, Ni MY, Peng Z, Feng L, Jiang H, Luo H, Li Q, Feng Z, Wang Y, Yang W, Leung GM. Effect of closure of live poultry markets on poultry-to-person transmission of avian influenza A H7N9 virus: an ecological study. Lancet. 2014; 383(9916): 541-8.: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2015-01-01Justice of the Peace (J.P.) since 2015 ("non-official"): Government of the Hong Kong SAR
Others
Wang, J
Shen, Y
Duan, L
MA, C
CHAI, Y
Zhou, L
LIANG, H
OU, Z
Liu, Y
Smith, DK
Kelvin, DJ
Smith, DK
Pybus, OG
Shu, Y
Webster, RG
Webby, RJ
Rambaut, A
2014-01-012014 Research Output Prize: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
TSANG, KL
Fang, J
2014-11-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2014: Cowling B.J., Jin L.M., Lau E.H.Y., Liao Q.H., Wu P., Jiang H., Tsang K.L., Zheng J.D., Fang J., Chang Z.R., Ni M.Y., Zhang Q., Ip D.K.M., Yu J.X., Li Y., Wang L.P., Tu W.X., Meng L., Wu J.T.K., Luo H.M., Li Q., Shu Y.L., Li Z.J., Feng Z.J., Yang W.Z., Wang Y., Leung G.M. and Yu H.J., Comparative epidemiology of human infections with avian influenza A H7N9 and H5N1 viruses in China: A population-based study of laboratory-confirmed cases, Lancet. 2013, 382(9887):129-37.: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.
Research Achievement
Yu, H
Fang, J
Guo, DH
Peng, ZB
Feng, LZ
Jiang, H
Luo, HM
Li, Q
Feng, ZJ
Wang, Y
Yang, W
Smith, DK
Pybus, O
Shu, Y
Webster, R
Webby, R
Rambaut, A
2014-12-01Research Output Prize 2014: Yu H, Wu JT, Cowling BJ, Liao Q, Fang VJ, Zhou S, Wu P, Zhou H, Lau EH, Guo D, Ni MY, Peng Z, Feng L, Jiang H, Luo H, Li Q, Feng Z, Wang Y, Yang W, Leung GM. Effect of closure of live poultry markets on poultry-to-person transmission of avian influenza A H7N9 virus: an ecological study. Lancet. 2014; 383(9916): 541-8.: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Wang, J
ZHOU, J
2014-11-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2014: LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
TSANG, KL
2014-11-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2014: Yu H.J., Cowling B.J., Feng L.Z., Lau E.H.Y., Liao Q.H., Tsang K.L., Peng Z.B., Wu P., Liu F.F., Fang J., Zhang H.L., Li M., Zeng L.J., Xu Z., Li Z.J., Luo H.M., Li Q., Feng Z.J., Cao B., Yang W.Z., Wu J.T.K., Wang Y. and Leung G.M., Human infection with avian influenza A H7N9 virus: An assessment of clinical severity, Lancet. 2013, 382(9887):138-45.
Research Achievement
Fang, J
LAU, LHL
So, HC
Fung, ROP
Ma, SK
2011-11-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2010-11: Cowling B.J., Chan K.H., Fang J., Lau L.L.H., So H.C., Fung R.O.P., Ma S.K., Kwong A.S.K., Chan C.W., Tsui W.W.S., Ngai H.Y., Chu D.W.S., Lee P.W.Y., Chiu M.C. and Leung G.M., Comparative epidemiology of pandemic and seasonal influenza A in households, New England Journal of Medicine. 2010, 362: 2175-2184
Research Achievement
TSANG, KL
Fang, J
2014-11-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2014: Cowling B.J., Jin L.M., Lau E.H.Y., Liao Q.H., Wu P., Jiang H., Tsang K.L., Zheng J.D., Fang J., Chang Z.R., Ni M.Y., Zhang Q., Ip D.K.M., Yu J.X., Li Y., Wang L.P., Tu W.X., Meng L., Wu J.T.K., Luo H.M., Li Q., Shu Y.L., Li Z.J., Feng Z.J., Yang W.Z., Wang Y., Leung G.M. and Yu H.J., Comparative epidemiology of human infections with avian influenza A H7N9 and H5N1 viruses in China: A population-based study of laboratory-confirmed cases, Lancet. 2013, 382(9887):129-37.: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.
Research Achievement
Wang, J
Shen, Y
Duan, L
MA, C
CHAI, Y
Zhou, L
LIANG, H
OU, Z
Liu, Y
Smith, DK
Kelvin, DJ
Smith, DK
Pybus, OG
Shu, Y
Webster, RG
Webby, RJ
Rambaut, A
2014-01-012014 Research Output Prize: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Zhou, B
Wang, J
CHAI, Y
Shen, Y
Chen, X
MA, C
Hong, W
Chen, Y
Zhang, Y
Duan, L
Chen, P
Jiang, J
Zhang, Y
Li, L
Webby, RJ
Smith, DK
Holmes, EC
2016-11-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2015-2016: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
1998-presentMemberOntario Medical Association (#0655167)
2006-2008Vice PresidentHong Kong College of Community Medicine
1998-presentMemberCanadian Medical Association (#073110)
1998-presentMemberCanadian Medical Protective Association (No. 992878)
1998-presentMemberOntario Health Insurance Plan (Billing No. 012399)
2001-presentMemberAmerican Public Health Association (ID# 9778200)
2000-presentMemberHong Kong Medical Association (No. 11092)
2002-presentMemberSociety for Medical Decision Making
2004-2008Part 1 Examiner, Subspecialty in Administrative MedicineHong Kong College of Community Medicine
2013-presentMemberResearch Council, Food and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
2015-17Member, Research Fellowship Assessment PanelFood and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
2013-14MemberSteering Committee on Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, Department of Health
2013-2015MemberResearch Response Group on Emerging Health Threats, Food and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
2013-presentMemberAdvisory Peer Group for Nursing, The Open University of Hong Kong
2013International Selection PanelThe National Institute for Health Research, UK Department of Health
2013-15MemberAdvisory Committee, WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Health Services, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2014-presentMember, Governing BoardHong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute
2014-presentMemberHong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute
2014-presentCouncil MemberShantou University, Guangdong, China
2013-presentDeputy Secretary-General (副秘書長)Collaborative Innovation Centre for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Zhejiang University-Tsinghua University-The University of Hong Kong-China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (感染病診治協同創新中心).
2006-2008Censor in Public Health MedicineHong Kong College of Community Medicine
2012-presentMemberHospital Advisory Group of the Re-development of Inland Lot No.7360, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Foundation
2004-2008Council MemberHong Kong College of Community Medicine
2004-2008Member, Education CommitteeHong Kong College of Community Medicine
2004-2008Member, CME/CPD Sub-CommitteeHong Kong College of Community Medicine
2015-17Chairman, Education, Training & Research CommitteeGHK Hospital Limited
2004-2008Part 2 Examiner, Subspecialty in Public Health MedicineHong Kong College of Community Medicine
2014-presentHigh-level ExpertRegional Financing for Malaria Task Force, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance Secretariat, Asian Development Bank
2013-presentHonorary AdvisorAsian Medical Students’ Association Hong Kong
2016Panel MemberCentre of Research Excellence Grant Review Panels, The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia
2015-presentBoard MemberAsia Health Systems Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative
2015-presentMemberIndependent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola, an initiative established by the Harvard Global Health Institute and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2014-presentMemberPostgraduate Education Advisory Committee, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (中國疾病预防控制中心研究生教育諮詢委員會)
2015-presentMemberEducation Advisory Committee, Institut Pasteur, France
2013-2018MemberSteering Committee on Strategic Review on Healthcare Manpower Planning and Professional Development, Food and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
2013-presentHonorary AdvisorInstitute of Advanced Nursing Studies, Hospital Authority
2014-2017MemberUniversity Grants Committee
2016MemberInternational Selection Panel, The National Institute for Health Research, UK Department of Health
2003-2008Academic supervisor of higher traineesDepartment of Health, Government of HKSAR
2014-presentHonorary AdvisorHong Kong Breast Oncology Group
2013-presentAdvisorHong Kong Association of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care Nurses Limited
2015-presentMember, Editorial BoardClinical Medical Education (Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical Development & Innovation Foundation)
2015Academic ConsultantChina Medical Board, USA
2013-2016Co-ChairGrant Review Board, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
2015-17Hon. ChairmanThe University of Hong Kong Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Full-time) Alumni Association
2013-2018MemberHong Kong West Cluster, Hospital Medical Committee, Hospital Authority
2002-presentMemberAsia-Pacific National Health Accounts Network
2014-16MemberHealth and Medical Development Advisory Committee, Food and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
2002-presentMemberAsia-Pacific Health Economics Network
2013-presentMemberWorking Group on Regulation of Private Hospitals, Food and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
2013-presentMemberSteering Committee on Review of Regulation of Private Healthcare Facilities, Food and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
2013-15MemberBoard of Governors, Tung Wah College
2015-presentMemberSociety of Medical Decision Making Asia-Pacific Advisory Council
2013-2015MemberHospital Authority Board
2013-14MemberWorking Group on Diet and Physical Activity, Department of Health
2002-presenetMemberInternational Health Economics Association
2016-19Deputy Chairperson, Universal Health Coverage Technical Advisory GroupWHO Western Pacific Regional Office
2002-presentMemberInternational Epidemiological Association
2015-06CommissionerUS National Academy of Medicine
2013-presentMemberResearch Ethics Committee, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
2012-presentCouncil MemberHong Kong Academy of Medicine
2013-2018MemberHong Kong West Cluster, Hospital Governing Committee, Hospital Authority
2013ReviewerDutch Research Council (NWO)
2014-presentInternational AdvisorHealth Equity Special Interest Group, WONCA
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