Prof. Gilberto Ka-kit Leung

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


​​​​​​​Prof. 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 MBBS, and the University College London with an Intercalated BSc in Physical Anthropology in 1992. During his surgical training in the UK, the US 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 a MS and a PhD. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh with Distinction and the McLagan Prize for Best Graduate.

He currently serves as President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, and the Co-Chairperson of the Academy’s Professionalism and Ethics Committee. He is Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning) of LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU. He is 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’s China-Hong Kong Chapter. 

Clinically, Prof. Leung serves 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, as well as medical education, law and ethics. He has supervised 20 past or current post-graduate students, focusing on clinical and translational research in neuroscience. He has authored or co-authored 178 peer-reviewed journal articles, 11 book chapters, 2 monographs, 127 conference papers, 68 other publications, and delivered 122 invited lectures.