Prof Wai Sang POON

Emeritus Professor and Clinical Professional Consultant
Division of Neurosurgery
Department of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Prof WS Poon is currently the Emeritus Professor and Clinical Professional Consultant in Neurosurgery at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Director of the CUHK Otto Wong Brain Tumour Centre. He is a Glasgow medical graduate of 1978 and trained in Neurosurgery at Glasgow's Institute of Neurological Sciences from 1983 to 1986. He did his research fellowship at the Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School in 1990 - 1991. He has joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) / Prince of Wales Hospital as a faculty member in academic neurosurgery since 1986 and became Chief in Neurosurgery during 1988 - 2019 and Chair Professor in 2003.

Prof Poon has a strong interest in clinical and experimental head injury, and more recently cell therapy, cell biology in brain tumours and axonal injury in the central nervous system. With the expertise and motivation to do prospective clinical studies as Principal Investigator in brain injuries, he is the author of 450 peer-reviewed publications. Prof Poon is also an active participant of college and society activities locally and internationally. He has been doing medico-legal work since 1992. He is active in undergraduate and postgraduate surgical education, and specialist training in Neurosurgery, as Vice President (Internal Affairs) of The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong (CSHK), Chief Examiner for Neurosurgery and Past Chairman of the Neurosurgery Board of the CSHK during 2007 - 2019.