Professor SP Chow, Emeritus Professor of the University of Hong Kong since January 2015, graduated from the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Medicine in 1968 and joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1973 as a Lecturer. He pursued his specialty training in orthopaedic surgery in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and USA in 1972-1977. He advanced to Senior Lecturer, Reader, and eventually Chair Professor in 1990.
Professor Chow is a world renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon in the area of upper limb surgery and microsurgery, having over 150 publications in this area. He performed the first successful microsurgical replantation of a servered thumb in Hong Kong in 1977 and his experimental repair of blood vessels of 0.15 mm diameter is still a world record. He has held esteemed positions in many local, region and international professional bodies.
Professor Chow was Dean of Medicine form 1995-1998. He was also Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 2000-2001 and again from 2008-2014 in charge of Institutional Advancement.
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