Christopher LEUNG (Hong Kong)

Dr Christopher Leung is Associate Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is a clinician-scientist with research focus on ocular imaging and glaucoma management. He received the Degree of Doctor of Medicine (CUHK) in 2006, 5 years after completing his undergraduate medical training.

He was then awarded the Croucher Foundation Fellowship and completed a clinical and research fellowship program at the Hamilton Glaucoma Center of the University of California San Diego directed by Prof. Robert N. Weinreb. Among his research awards include Hong Kong Medical Association Prize, National Best Paper on Prevention of Blindness in the World Ophthalmology Congress 2006, Schanzlin Research Award, World Glaucoma Association Science Award - the Promise, American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology /Alcon Clinician-Scientist Research Award, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Nakajima Award and Asia Pacific Joint Glaucoma Congress Young Scientist Award.

Dr Leung currently serves on the Associate Advisory Board of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA), the Editorial Board of Ophthalmic Surgery, Laser and Imaging, International Glaucoma Review, Journal of Ophthalmology, and Recent Patents on Medical Imaging, as co-chair of the WGA Clinician-Scientist Committee and reviewer of 25 peer-reviewed academic journals. Dr Leung has been senior instructor and invited speaker in various academic conferences including American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meetings, World Ophthalmology Congress, World Glaucoma Congress, World Ophthalmology Leaders Forum in Education, and the Glaucoma Foundation Think Tank Meeting. Dr Leung has received research grant support from The Glaucoma Foundation (New York, NY, USA), American Health Assistance Foundation (Clarksburg, MD, USA) and the Food and Health Bureau (Hong Kong SAR Government).