Professor Gilberto Ka-Kit LEUNG 梁家傑

Professor Gilberto Ka-Kit LEUNG 梁嘉傑

Prof GKK Leung

Tsang Wing-Hing Professor in Clinical Neuroscience 
Clinical Professor
Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

  • MD, PhD(HK), MS(HK), FRCSEd, FCSHK, FHKAM(Surgery)
  • Neurosurgery

Professor Gilberto K. K. Leung is a neurosurgeon, Clinical Professor, and holder of the Tsang Wing-Hing Professor in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He graduated from the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London, with M.B.B.S. in 1992. During postgraduate training in England, United States and Hong Kong, he was awarded the Hallett Gold Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the J. Douglas Miller Medal in Neurosurgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He joined HKU in 2005 where he subsequently obtained his MS, PhD, and MD.


Beyond the field of medicine, he holds an Intercalated BSc in Physical Anthropology and an LLB from the University of London; and an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh and its School of Law’s McLagan Prize for Best Graduate.


He is currently President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Co-Chairperson of its Professionalism and Ethics Committee, Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning) of his medical faculty, Co-Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law at HKU, and Board Member of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities. He is a member of the Research Council, Health Bureau, and Chairperson of the Grant Review Board (HMRF) of The Government of the HKSAR. He delivers clinical services as an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.


He previously served as an Elected Member of the HKU Senate, Director of Trauma Service at Queen Mary Hospital, Chairman of the Hospital Authority Central Committee on Trauma Service, Vice-President of the Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society, Deputy Chief of Service in Neurosurgery at Queen Mary Hospital, Division Chief of Neurosurgery at the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital, and Region XVI Chief (Asia-Australasia) of the Advanced Trauma Life Support Programme of the American College of Surgeons.


His clinical and research interests include endoscopic skull base surgery, molecular biology of brain tumour, neuroprotective therapy, medical education, and medical law and ethics. He has supervised 30 postgraduate degree students and published 214 peer-reviewed journal articles, 13 book chapters, three monographs, 130 conference papers, 71 other publications, and delivered 140 invited lectures, with an H-index (Scopus) of 36. 

Research interests

  • Molecular biology of brain tumour
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Neuroprotection
  • Neurotrauma
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Law & Ethics

Publications and achievements
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