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Dr Yau, Wai Pan 丘偉鵬

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Clinical Associate Professor

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Dr Yau, Wai Pan 丘偉鵬

Title:
Clinical Associate Professor

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Wai Pan YAU, MBBS, FRCS, FHKCOS, FHKAM

Dr. WP Yau is the Chief of the Division of Sports and Arthroscopic Surgery, as well as the Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong.   He is currently the President of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons (HKCOS), which is the official organization in training orthopaedic specialists and conducting professional examinations in orthopaedic surgery in Hong Kong.  Dr. Yau is also a member of The Senate of the University of Hong Kong.

 

Dr. Yau joined the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2007.  He was appointed the Chief of  Division of Sports and Arthroscopic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital (QMH)  in 2008. Dr. Yau was elected to be the President of Sports Medicine Chapter of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association in 2012.  He was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, HKU in 2013.  He was also appointed as the Honorary Clinical Consultant of Hospital Authority in August 2013. He became the Chief Censor of HKCOS in January 2015 and was elected to be the President of Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2019.  

 

Dr. Yau specializes in Sports Medicine and Adult Joint Reconstruction Surgery.  His major research interest lies in clinical outcome studies in these two areas.  This has led to the publication of more than 54peer-reviewed articles, 1 book chapter and 88 conference papers.  Dr. Yau has delivered more than 80 invited lectures and gives close to 170 presentations.  He had been invited to talk in a number of national and international orthopaedic conferences, including the annual congress of Chinese Orthopaedic Association, Egyptian Arthroscopy Association, Indonesian Orthopaedic Association, Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA), Japanese Shoulder Society, Korean Orthoapedic Association, Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA), New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA), Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, Asia-Pacific Knee Society, Annual Congress of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society, International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress.

 

Dr. Yau has received multiple awards, including the Author Yau Award of the HKOA in 1994 and 2004, the David Fang Trophy of the HKOA in 2004, the Harry Fang Gold Medal Award of the HKCOS in 2000, the Japan Orthopaedics and Traumatology Foundation Fellowship Award in 2008, the Best sports medicine paper award of the HKOA in 2010 and 2016, and the Orthopaedic Basic Science Award of the HKOA in 2014.  Dr. Yau was selected as the ambassador representing the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association to attend annual congress of sister national orthopaedic associations, including the JOA Annual Congress in 1995 and 2005, the NZOA Scientific Meeting in 2003 and 2005, and the SOA Annual Congress in 2006 and 2008.  

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1992University of Hong KongMBBS
1997Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghFRCS
2000Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghFRCSE (Ortho)
2000Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic SurgeonsFHKCOS
2001Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFHKAM
Biography

Dr. WP Yau is the Chief of the Division of Sports and Arthroscopic Surgery, as well as the Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong.   He is currently the President of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons (HKCOS), which is the official organization in training orthopaedic specialists and conducting professional examinations in orthopaedic surgery in Hong Kong. Dr. Yau is also a member of The Senate of the University of Hong Kong.

 

Dr. Yau started his medical education at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1987, and earned his medical degree in 1992.  After completing his medical internship in 1993, Dr. Yau began his general surgical training at the Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) of Hong Kong and obtained the Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) in 1997.  He was then enrolled into the orthopaedic training program of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, QMH.  He finished his orthopaedic residency training in 2000 and passed the fellowship examination in the same year with flying colours.  He was the winner of the gold medal of the conjoint examination in orthopaedic surgery jointly held by HKCOS and RCSEd.  Dr. Yau was awarded the Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2001.

Dr. Yau joined HKU in 2007.  He was appointed the Chief of  Division of Sports and Arthroscopic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, QMH  in 2008. Dr. Yau was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, HKU in 2013. He was also appointed as the Honorary Clinical Consultant of Hospital Authority in August 2013. 

 

Dr. Yau specializes in Sports Medicine and Adult Joint Reconstruction Surgery.  His major research interest lies in clinical outcome studies in these two areas.  This has led to the publication of more than 54peer-reviewed articles, 1 book chapter and 88 conference papers.  Dr. Yau has delivered more than 80 invited lectures and gives close to 170 presentations.  He had been invited to talk in a number of national and international orthopaedic conferences, including the annual congress of Chinese Orthopaedic Association, Egyptian Arthroscopy Association, Indonesian Orthopaedic Association, Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA), Japanese Shoulder Society, Korean Orthoapedic Association, Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA), New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA), Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, Asia-Pacific Knee Society, Annual Congress of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society, International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress.

 

Dr. WP Yau is one of the leaders of orthopaedic society in Hong Kong. He was the President of the Sports Medicine Chapter of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (HKOA) in 2012 and has been the President of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons since 2019.

Dr. Yau has received multiple awards, including the Author Yau Award of the HKOA in 1994 and 2004, the David Fang Trophy of the HKOA in 2004, the Harry Fang Gold Medal Award of the HKCOS in 2000, the Japan Orthopaedics and Traumatology Foundation Fellowship Award in 2008, the Best sports medicine paper award of the HKOA in 2010 and 2016, and the Orthopaedic Basic Science Award of the HKOA in 2014.  Dr. Yau was selected as the ambassador representing the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association to attend annual congress of sister national orthopaedic associations, including the JOA Annual Congress in 1995 and 2005, the NZOA Scientific Meeting in 2003 and 2005, and the SOA Annual Congress in 2006 and 2008.  

Dr. Yau received the honor of“Top reviewers”of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research in 2015 and 2016.  He was appointed as the Deputy editor of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research in 2017.  He is also a reviewer of a number of international journals, including American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery B.  

Dr. Yau is active in providing orthopaedic education, both locally in Hong Kong and internationally.  

 

He was appointed as the Training Director of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, HKU from 2008 to 2012 and served as a member in the Education Committee of the HKCOS from 2008 to 2016.  He was also the Convener of the Basic Orthopaedic Bioskill Workshop under the HKCOS since 2009 for a 5-year term.  Dr. Yau was appointed to be the Deputy censor of HKCOS in 2013, the Chief censor of HKCOS in 2015 and  the President-Elect of HKCOS in 2017.  Dr. Yau was elected to be the President of HKCOS in 2019.  

 

Dr. Yau has been the organizer of SICOT Educational Day since 2011.  SICOT is the biggest orthopaedic association in the world.  SICOT Educational Day is an annual international academic activities for the teaching of trainee and young fellows throughout the world.  Dr. Yau was appointed as the chairman of SICOT Educational Day Committee in 2018.  

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2004-11-01Arthur Yau Award of 24th Annual Congress of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (Second Best Paper Presentation): Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Others
2000-12-01Harry Fang Gold Medal conjoint examination of FHKCOS and FRCSE (Ortho): Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Others
2008-11-01Ambassador of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association to attend 31st Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association; Singapore Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
2005-05-01Ambassador of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association to attend 78th Japan Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association; Japan Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
1994-11-01Arthur Yau Award of 14th Annual Congress of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (Best paper presented by trainee): Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
Kang, X
Taylor, R
Armand, M
Otake, Y
2011-02-01Cum Laude Poster Award (Correspondanceless 3D-2D registration based on expectation conditional maximization): Visualization, Image-guided Procedures, and Modeling Conference 7964 (Cum Laude Poster Award)
Research Achievement
1995-05-01Young ambassador of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association to attend 68th Japan Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
2006-11-01Ambassador of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association to attend 29th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association; Singapore Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
Kang, X
2012-12-01Statistical Altas Based Registration and Planning for Ablating Bone Tumors in Minimally Invasive Interventions: IEEE ROBIO 2012 Best Conference Paper Finalist
Research Achievement
Fok, AWM
2010-11-01Best Sports Medicine Paper Presented in HKOA Annual Congress (Association of Meniscus and Cartilage Lesions With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear): 30th Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress (Best Sports Medicine Paper)
Research Achievement
2008-05-01Japan Orthopaedics and Traumatology Foundation - Japanese Orthopaedic Association Congress 2008 Fellowship Award Winner: Japan Orthopaedics and Traumatology Foundation
Research Achievement
2003-10-01Ambassador of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association to attend 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting of New Zealand Orthopaedic Association: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association; New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
2004-11-01David Fang Trophy of 24th Annual Congress of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (Best Paper Presentation in Section of Adult Joint Replacement): Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Others
2005-10-01Ambassador of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association to attend 54th Annual Scientific Meeting of New Zealand Orthopaedic Association: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association; New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
Wong, WS
2014-11-01Orthopaedic Basic Science Award of 34th Annual Congress of Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
2015-12-01Top CORR* Reviewers of 2015: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Others
2016-12-01Top CORR Reviewers of 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Others
2016-11-01Best Sports Medicine Paper of 36th Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress – Gold award: Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
07/2006 - 01/2007Faculty MemberOrganizing Committee, Hospital Authority Commissioned Training in Orthopaedics and Traumatology
01/2019 - 12/2020PresidentThe Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons
01/2013 - 12/2014Chapter PresidentSports Medicine Chapter, The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
01/2017 - 05/2017International Associate EditorClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
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