Prof Vincent Chung Tong MOK

Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine
Head of Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
Assistant Dean (Student Affairs, Admissions)
Honorary Consultant, Prince of Wales Hospital
Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof Vincent Mok is currently the Head of Division of Neurology, Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine, and the Assistant Dean (Student Affairs, Admission) of Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Sydney in 1993 and a subsequent Medical Doctorate Degree at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006.

Prof Mok’s research aims to understand mechanisms of dementia and to investigate strategies that may help to prevent dementia and cerebrovascular disease. He is the first in Asia to report the association of cerebral small vessel disease and cognitive impairment, as well as the first in the world to utilize in-vivo amyloid PET imaging in understanding the contribution of amyloid pathology in poststroke dementia. Moreover, he also specializes in Parkinson's disease and was one of the pioneers of developing Deep Brain Stimulation programme in the region. His academic career is decorated with several reputed awards. He received the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science & Technology) in Natural Sciences (1st Class), from the Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China in 2011 for his research in cerebrovascular disease, and the Excellent Research Award, from the Food and Health Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2017 for his research in vascular cognitive disorder. He received 7 times Teacher of the Year Award and the Master Teacher Award. Prof Mok has also authored more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed international journals (with book chapters), with publications at Lancet, JAMA, Lancet Neurology, Nature Reviews Neurology, JAMA Psychiatry, Alzheimer's & Dementia, Annals of Neurology, Neurology, JNNP and Stroke.

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