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Dr Lau, Gary Kui Kai 劉巨基

Title:
Honorary Research Fellow
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Dr Lau, Gary Kui Kai 劉巨基

Title:
Honorary Research Fellow
Clinical Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae:

Also Cited As:
Kui Kai Lau
KK Lau

Short Biography:

Gary Kui Kai Lau graduated in 2008 from the University of Hong Kong with a M.B.B.S and Master of Research in Cardiovascular Medicine degree. He joined the Division of Neurology, University of Hong Kong as Clinical Assistant Professor in 2011 under the prestigious Young Academic Scheme. He completed his Neurology training at Queen Mary Hospital in 2015 and subsequently received a PhD in Clinical Neurosciences (Stroke medicine) in 2018 (University of Oxford Croucher Scholar) at The Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, University of Oxford, under the mentorship of Professor Peter Rothwell.  

Dr Lau is a clinician-scientist with a strong focus in stroke and cerebral small vessel disease research. He has published over 80 research articles or book chapters relating to stroke, including in reputable journals such as Lancet Neurology, European Heart Journal, Neurology and Stroke. He currently leads the Stroke Prevention and Research Group, is the Convenor of the Hong Kong Stroke Consortium and is the Principal Investigator / Co-Principal Investigator of five prospective stroke registries in different regions of Hong Kong and Shenzhen. He helped pioneer the WeRISE programme, which aims to empower stroke patients and their caregivers via a variety of interventions. This programme has been widely advocated across Hong Kong and is currently recommended by the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong.

Dr Lau is a recognised regional leader in stroke and is a Founding Steering Committee Member of the Microbleeds International Collaborative Network, Director of the Hong Kong Stroke Fund, Council Member of the Hong Kong Stroke Society, and currently serves as an Honorary Advisor for the Hong Kong Stroke Association and Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation.

Dr Lau has also made substantial contributions to teaching and learning, in particular relating to innovative pedagogies in eLearning. He is currently the Founding Editor of the HKU eLearning Platform in Clinical Neurosciences and was the Chief Coordinator of the HKU eLearning Platform in Clinical Medicine.

In recognition of his clinical, research and teaching excellence, Dr Lau has been awarded the Distinguished Research Paper Award, Hong Kong College of Physicians; Hong Kong West Cluster Outstanding Team Award for Comprehensive Acute Stroke Service; Faculty Teaching Medal and British Medical Association Medical Book Award.  

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2008The University of Hong KongMBBS
2008The University of Hong KongMRES(Med)
2011Royal College of Physicians (UK)MRCP (UK)
2016Hong Kong College of PhysiciansFHKCP
2016Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFHKAM (Medicine)
2016Higher Education Academy (UK)AFHEA (UK)
2018University of OxfordDPhil in Clinical Neurosciences
2018European Stroke OrganisationFESO
2019Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UKFRCP (Edin)
Biography

Gary Kui Kai Lau graduated in 2008 from the University of Hong Kong with a M.B.B.S and Master of Research in Cardiovascular Medicine degree. He joined the Division of Neurology, University of Hong Kong as Clinical Assistant Professor in 2011 under the prestigious Young Academic Scheme. He completed his Neurology training at Queen Mary Hospital in 2015 and subsequently received a PhD in Clinical Neurosciences (Stroke medicine) in 2018 (University of Oxford Croucher Scholar) at The Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, University of Oxford, under the mentorship of Professor Peter Rothwell.  

Dr Lau is a clinician-scientist with a strong focus in stroke and cerebral small vessel disease research. He has published over 80 research articles or book chapters relating to stroke, including in reputable journals such as Lancet NeurologyEuropean Heart JournalNeurology and Stroke. He currently leads the Stroke Prevention and Research Group, is the Convenor of the Hong Kong Stroke Consortium and is the Principal Investigator / Co-Principal Investigator of five prospective stroke registries in different regions of Hong Kong and Shenzhen. He helped pioneer the WeRISE programme, which aims to empower stroke patients and their caregivers via a variety of interventions. This programme has been widely advocated across Hong Kong and is currently recommended by the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong.

Dr Lau is a recognised regional leader in stroke and is a Founding Steering Committee Member of the Microbleeds International Collaborative Network, Director of the Hong Kong Stroke Fund, Council Member of the Hong Kong Stroke Society, and currently serves as an Honorary Advisor for the Hong Kong Stroke Association and Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation.

Dr Lau has also made substantial contributions to teaching and learning, in particular relating to innovative pedagogies in eLearning. He is currently the Founding Editor of the HKU eLearning Platform in Clinical Neurosciences and was the Chief Coordinator of the HKU eLearning Platform in Clinical Medicine.

In recognition of his clinical, research and teaching excellence, Dr Lau has been awarded the Distinguished Research Paper Award, Hong Kong College of Physicians; Hong Kong West Cluster Outstanding Team Award for Comprehensive Acute Stroke Service; Faculty Teaching Medal and British Medical Association Medical Book Award.  

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Fung, K
Cheng, YM
Fu, Y
Ko, WT
2018-12-01Enhancing family functioning for stroke caregivers using a two-tier care management mode: 15th World Congress on Long Term Care in Chinese Communities
Research Achievement
2013-01-01Best Abstract in Clinical Medicine: Prognostic Implications of Surrogate Markers of Atherosclerosis in Low to Intermediate Risk Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: 18th Medical Research Conference, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2008-01-01Woo Kai Fun Prize in Clinical Neurology: The University of Hong Kong
Others
Chan, YH
Li, LSW
Lau, CP
2006-01-01Best Paper Award: Incremental Predictive Value of Vascular Surrogate Markers in Coronary Risk Prediction: 1st Asian Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation Conference
Research Achievement
2014-04-01University of Oxford Croucher Scholarship: The University of Oxford and Croucher Foundation
Others
Teo, KC
Lee, R
Chang, SK
2014-03-01Best Free Paper Award (First Runner-up): Antiplatelet Drugs Resumption after Antiplatelet-related Intra-cerebral Haemorrhage: 14th Asian & Oceanian Congress of Neurology
Research Achievement
Yue, WS
Yan, GH
2012-01-01Best Abstract in Basic Science & Translational: Impact of Glycaemic Control on Circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Arterial Stiffness in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: 17th Medical Research Conference, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Chan, YH
Li, LSW
Lau, CP
2006-01-01Best Paper Award: Incremental Predictive Value of Vascular Surrogate Markers in Coronary Risk Prediction: 1st Asian Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation Conference
Research Achievement
2018-07-01Distinguished Research Paper Award for Young Investigators: Hong Kong College of Physicians
Research Achievement
Chang, SKR
Doherty, I
Hon, SFK
Lee, R
Mak, W
2014-10-01ePoster Award (First Prize, Frontiers Series – East-West Alliance Global Symposia): "Establishing an eLearning Platform in Clinical Neurosciences at HKU": HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Teaching Accomplishment
2014-11-01Faculty Teaching Medal: The University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
2017-07-01Distinguished Research Paper Award for Young Investigators: Hong Kong College of Physicians
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
04/2015-07/2018MemberEuropean Stroke Organisation
03/2015-presentMemberBritish Association of Stroke Physicians
07/2018-presentFellowEuropean Stroke Organisation
07/2011-presentMemberHong Kong Neurological Society
11/2016-presentMemberHong Kong Stroke Society
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