二零零五年,港大首次慶祝八位明德教授就職,為大學的歷史奠定重要的里程碑。
時至今日,已成立共一百一十九項明德教授席。
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蒙民偉

蒙民偉基金教授席 (心臟學)

設立講座教授席有助提升本地醫學之研發,造福社群。

蒙民偉博士

謝鴻發

謝鴻發

2008年就職

香港大學醫學院的心臟科,是全球數一數二以始創方法治療心臟病的中心,是世界上能利用病人自己的骨髓幹細胞治療心臟病,並運用DNA技術發展生物起搏器的少數醫療機構之一;也是全球最先應用心室去纖顫器及單導管起搏設施進行手術、亞太區最先替心臟衰竭病人在起搏器的起動和導管拔除上用上激光技術的專家小組。目前正進行冠心病的多方面研究、心臟起搏、心率不整、心臟衰竭、高血壓、心肌細胞再生等。

謝鴻發教授是心臟科專家,他開創了幾個新療法,其中包括利用幹細胞使心肌細胞再生。他領導的小組正進行業界首批病人臨床測試工作。謝教授是心臟科的學術主管及內科學系的臨床教授,也負責學系內的心血管科教研工作。

謝教授正計劃在亞洲各地展開大型臨床試驗,用導管將病人自己的骨髓細胞移殖到心臟,使血管再生,最終目標是要新療法在將來可以廣泛應用在嚴重心臟病患者身上。

小組的新療法對心臟病患者療效的研究報告,已獲廣泛報導。研究小組正向美國和其他國家發表研究數據。

謝教授的研究成果,為他帶來多項美國專利。2002年,他為快速檢定心律不整症而發明的貝斯概率監頻器獲專利登記。2006年,他為減少或杜絕移殖後人類胚胎幹細胞及衍生物的致瘤性而開創的基因新方法,獲暫准專利。

教授另一項發明,是在哺乳類動物心臟,運用導管輸送基因,製造仿生竇房結。

謝教授是、皇家內科學院、北美起搏及電流生理學學會等國際機構的成員,也是美國心臟科學院院士、皇家愛丁堡內科醫生學院榮授院士、格拉斯哥皇家內外科醫生學院院士。 在香港,謝教授是香港心臟專科學院、香港內科醫學院、香港醫學專科學院的院士。

謝教授屢獲邀請在國際會議上發言,包括多個在美國、歐洲、亞洲舉行的大型心臟病學會議。教授著作等身,並在32本海內外學報擔任評閱工作或編委,其中包括《刺針》、《美國醫學期刊》、《美國心臟專科學院期刋》等。

前任明德教授

劉柱柏

2005年就職
The Cardiology Division of the Department of Medicine is a world renowned centre of implantable cardiac device research. It performed the world’s first atrial defibrillator and single lead pacing devices; and, first in Asian-Pacific region, the laser-assisted pacemaker lead extraction and pacing for heart failure. It is one of the four centres in the world to use patient’s own bone marrow stem cells to treat heart diseases, and to use DNA techniques to develop biological pacemakers.

Professor Lau has been a major force in the development of research and clinical services in cardiology at the University of Hong Kong and the Queen Mary Hospital. A graduate of the University in 1981, he has authored or edited four books, contributed to more than 30 chapters of cardiology textbooks, and published more than 300 articles in international journals. He joined the faculty in 1984, and was promoted to a personal Chair in Medicine in 1997.

Professor Lau serves on the editorial board of several major cardiology journals, and was the Secretary General of the XII World Congress on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology held in Hong Kong in February, 2003. That gathering attracted over 4,000 participants from around the world.

He is the immediate past President of the Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, and is currently the President of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology.Professor Lau is widely known internationally for his views on cardiology, especially in matters concerning pacing and cardiac arrhythmias.

Professor Lau, who is regularly invited to give plenary lectures at international meetings and has served as a Visiting Professor at numerous universities in China, has also contributed significantly to the community, particularly in the prevention and rehabilitation of heart diseases. He is an adviser to, and contributing founder of, the Care For Your Heart programme, a major patient self-help group. He sits on the executive board of community heart health programmes such as the Hong Kong Heart Foundation, and is the Chairman of Jump Rope for the Heart Programme
and World Heart Day in Hong Kong.