Clement THAM (Hong Kong)

Prof. Clement Tham graduated from Oxford Medical School in 1993 after receiving his first degree in the medical sciences at Cambridge University. He joined the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2003. Prof. Tham was appointed clinical professor at CUHK in 2009 and then S. H. Ho Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at CUHK in 2012. Prof. Tham became honorary chief of service of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in 2010. In 2011, Prof. Tham was appointed honorary chief of service at Hong Kong Eye Hospital. Prof. Tham was appointed chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of CUHK in August 2015.

For his work in the prevention of blindness, Prof. Tham was awarded the inaugural Nakajima Award by the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) in 2005. In the same year, Prof. Tham was one of the recipients of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong. Prof. Tham received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2008, the APAO Achievement Award in 2010, the APAO Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award in 2011 and the APAO Distinguished Service Award in 2013. Prof. Tham presented the APAO Holmes Lecture at the 28th APAO Congress 2013 in Hyderabad, the APAO De Ocampo Lecture at the 30th APAO Congress 2015 in Guangzhou and the Honored International Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in San Diego in 2015. Prof. Tham has also received numerous other awards in recognition of his contributions to research and teaching in the field of glaucoma.