Rosie Young 90 Medal for Outstanding Young Woman Scholar
Professor Pauline Pui-Ning Yeung
Professor Pauline Pui-Ning Yeung
Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine

HKU Scholars Hub
“Born and raised in Hong Kong, Professor Yeung obtained her MBBS from HKU in 2008 and completed her specialist training in Critical Care Medicine at Queen Mary Hospital. She was Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital where she trained in outcomes research.

Since joining the Faculty, she has brought in new Critical Care pedagogies to the MBBS curriculum, and became the youngest serving member of the Critical Care Medicine subspecialty board’s examination committee.

Professor Yeung specialises in haemodynamics and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and she is internationally active as a trainer in ECMO care delivery. Locally, she convened a series of territory-wide studies examining resource implications on ECMO outcomes.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she stepped up as chief editor of the open-access ECMO 101 online course with the aim of benchmarking the quality of ECMO care in a period of exponential growth. She was a founding member of the COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium, now an international research network focusing on ICU admission data with a presence in over 50 countries.

Professor Yeung has displayed exemplary balance between being a torchbearer for her specialty in the Faculty, a voice for the medical humanities, a researcher motivated to serve the Hong Kong population, and a generous educator for students locally and beyond.”