Alvin L. YOUNG (Hong Kong)

Prof. Alvin L. Young is the Chief of Service & Cluster Coordinator of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH) & Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital and Deputy Hospital Chief Executive of PWH. He has been leading the Corneal & External Eye Disease Service as Coordinator since the early noughties. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority Co-ordinating Committee in Ophthalmology since 2013. He serves as Clinical Professor of DOVS at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Honorary) and also Visiting Professor of STU-CUHK Joint Shantou International Eye Centre. He is the Director for both the International & Local Corneal Fellowship Programs.

Prof. Young has published over 150 peer reviewed articles & delivered well over 300 courses & presentations at scientific meetings. He served as a reviewer to more than 20 journals. He has served on the council of the Asia Cornea Society, The Hong Kong Society of Transplantation & The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (2013-17). In addition to being an Examiner for the Ophthalmology Fellowship Examinations in Scotland (FRCSEd), he is also the Chair of Examinations for Hong Kong.

His awards included the APAO Distinguished Service Award (2009), Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness AND Achievement Awards (2015) & AFV Outstanding Researcher of the Year in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (1st runner up 2003). He has served on the Corneal Scientific Program Committee for the World Ophthalmology Congresses for 2008 and 2018, APAO Congresses (2009-2013, 2015 to 2018). He was invited as panel members / chairs for the quinquennial World Cornea Congresses (2000 & 2015), various EuCornea and Asia Corneal Society & APAO Congresses.

Prof. Young had a broad exposure & experience to all aspects of the anterior segment. His research interests encompass the clinical aspects of the comprehensive anterior segment ranging from refractive to cornea & lens, anterior & posterior lamellar keratoplasty, ocular surface reconstruction and various different modalities of lens replacement.