Prof. Gilberto Ka-kit Leung

MBBS (London), BSc (London), MS (HK), PhD (HK), FRCSEd, FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery)


Professor Gilberto Ka-kit Leung is a neurosurgeon, Clinical Professor, and the holder of the endowed Tsang Wing-Hing Professorship in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He graduated from the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, with M.B.B.S. and the University College London with Intercalated BSc. in Physical Anthropology in 1992. During his surgical training in the U.K., U.S. and Hong Kong, he was awarded the Hallett Gold Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the J. Douglas Miller Medal in Neurosurgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He joined HKU in 2005 where he obtained two doctorate degrees of M.S. and PhD. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Medical Law and Ethics with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh and the School of Law’s McLagan Prize for Best Graduate.

He is currently President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and Co-Chairperson of the Academy’s Professionalism and Ethics Committee. He is the Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning) of his HKU Faculty, the Region XVI Chief (Asia-Australasia) of the Advanced Trauma Life Support Programme of the American College of Surgeons, and the Governor of the American College of Surgeon’s China-Hong Kong Chapter. He previously served as an Elected Member of the HKU Senate, Director of Trauma Service of Queen Mary Hospital, and Chairman of the Hospital Authority Central Committee on Trauma Service in Hong Kong.

He provides clinical service as an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. His clinical and research interests include endoscopic skull base surgery, molecular biology of brain tumour, neuroprotective therapy, medical education, and medical law and ethics. He has supervised 25 past or current post-graduate degree students and serves on the Grant Review Board of the Health and Medical Research Fund of the Government of the Hong Kong. He has authored 188 peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 book chapters, two monographs, 127 conference papers, 66 other publications, and delivered 128 invited lectures. He has an H-index (Scopus) of 32 and received 3543 citations.