In 2005, the University celebrated the inauguration of the first 8 Endowed Professorships,
a milestone in the University's history.
To date, a total of 116 Endowed Professorships have been established.
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Mrs Lee Yig Big-Kwen

Lee Man-Chiu Professorship in Neuroscience

"Our Endowment is made in remembrance of my late husband Lee Man-Chiu for his kindness and generosity, and his keenness to promote research in medical science." 

Mrs Lee Yig Big-Kwen

Raymond T F Cheung

Raymond T F Cheung

Appointed in 2008

In the 2007-08 Policy Address, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has indicated his vision to study the establishment of a medical centre in neuroscience to upgrade our health care services. The University of Hong Kong should further develop neuroscience to align with the Government’s vision. Neuroscience is devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system. Neurology, a major branch of neuroscience, deals with disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as disorders of the muscles. Stroke is the world’s second leading cause of death and ranks number one in frequency and importance among all adult neurological diseases.

Raymond Cheung is Professor of Neurology at the University Department of Medicine and Assistant Dean of the Medical Faculty, The University of Hong Kong. He is Director of Acute Stroke Services at the Hong Kong West Cluster and also Honorary Consultant Neurologist at both the Queen Mary Hospital and the Tung Wah Hospital. Professor Cheung received his medical degree from The University of Hong Kong in 1987 and obtained his degree of Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada in 1996.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, as well as the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, American Academy of Neurology, European Stroke Council, Royal Society of Medicine, Hong Kong College of Physicians and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. He was awarded the Sir David Todd Lectureship in 2005.

Professor Cheung is the Regional Program Director (Hong Kong) of the Specialty Board in Neurology, Hong Kong College of Physicians. He is President of the Hong Kong Stroke Society, Immediate Past President of the Hong Kong Neurological Society, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Brain Foundation, Founding Council Member of the Hong Kong Pain Society, Membership Committee Member of the World Federation of Neurology, and Executive Committee Member of the Asian Headache Foundation. He is a member of the Central Committee on Stroke Services and Task Force on Development of Neuroscience Centre, Hospital Authority. He is a member of the Hong Kong Neuroscience Institute Working Group, Neuroscience Foundation Charitable Trust. He is also an honorary advisor of a number of community organisations.

He has produced over 150 publications in the form of journal articles, book and book chapters. He is a regular reviewer of 38 international journals and a regular reviewer of 2 local/regional journals. He is also an editorial board member of 6 international journals and 1 regional journal. His main research interest is stroke, which is the world’s second leading cause of death. He has an established track record in experimental research. Professor Cheung was the chairman or member of organising committees, organiser or chairperson in 99 international, regional or local meetings. In the past years, he was invited to give over 150 lectures or seminars during international, regional or local symposia.