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Dr. Seto Wai Kay Walter graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2003 and received his Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2010 from the Hong Kong College of Physicians. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. He is also a Consultant in the Department of Medicine, HKU-Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China, aiming in establishing clinical services in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Shenzhen. In 2012 he received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Hong Kong and was also a visiting post-doctoral fellow in Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. His research interest is currently in clinical and translational research of viral hepatitis, and has recently published on the kinetics of serum quantitative hepatitis B surface antigen levels in the natural history and treatment of chronic hepatitis B, and also on the effect of the host genome in influencing disease outcomes in chronic hepatitis B.
In his young academic career, he has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, including several in high-impact peer-reviewed journals including Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology and Clinical Infectious Diseases as first author, and is a frequent reviewer of several peer-reviewed journals in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has been awarded the Distinguished Research Paper Award for Young Investigator (2012 and 2013) from the Hong Kong College of Physicians, and the Distinguished Young Fellow from the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (2013).