Professor John Chi-yan Leong
Professor John Chi-yan Leong
DSc, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSE, FRACS, FRCOST (Hon), FHKAM (Orthopaedic Surgery),
SBS, OBE, JP
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Leong is currently Chairman of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, President Emeritus of the Open University of Hong Kong, Emeritus Professor of the University of Hong Kong and Honorary Professor in its Departments of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, and Biochemistry. He was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
He is Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand, the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association and the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing.
Professor Leong is an internationally renowned clinician-scientist specializing in spinal and pediatric orthopaedics. He was the first Chinese to be elected President of the Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie (SICOT), the world orthopaedic association established in 1929.
In 2001, Professor Leong was the first clinician in Hong Kong to be elected Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
He was Endowed Visiting Professors:-
C Howard Hatcher Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University, California, USA, June 17, 1987
Dewar Spinal Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, March 12-16, 1991
Travelling Professor, USA Western Orthopaedic Association (San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento Valley and Rocky Mountain Chapters), July 22- August 9, 1996
Greg Houghton Memorial Lecturer - British Scoliosis Society, Exeter, UK, March 26-27, 1998
F P Patterson Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, May 26-29, 1998
Francois P Fouché Lecturer, Colleges of Medicine of South Africa, Cape Town, September 1-4, 2003
Travelling Professor, USA Western Orthopaedic Association (Honolulu, Denver, San Antonio), San Antonio, October 8-22, 2003
Professor Leong was appointed a JP in 1993, awarded the OBE in 1996, and received the SBS in 2009.
He also received the 2011 Leader of the Year Award (Education/Research category) from Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd. He was conferred Doctor of Science, honoris causa by the University of Hong Kong in 2011 and by the Open University of Hong Kong in 2014. In 2015, he was conferred Honorary Doctorate by the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.
Leong JCY, Wilding K, Mok CK, Ma A, Chow SP, and Yau ACMC, Surgical treatment of scoliosis following poliomyelitis: A review of 110 cases, J Bone Joint Surg (A), 63-A, 726-740, 1981
Leong JCY, Hooper G, Fang D, and Chun SY, Disc excision and anterior spinal fusion for lumbar disc protrusion in the adolescent, Spine, 7 (6), 623-627, 1982
Leong JCY, Chun SY, Grange WJ, and Fang D, Long-term results of anterior spinal fusion for lumbar intervertebral disc prolapse, Spine, 8 (7), 793-799, 1983
Leong JCY, Luk KDK, Chow DHK and Woo CW, The biomechanical functions of the iliolumbar ligament in maintaining stability of the lumbosacral junction, Spine, 12 (7), 669-674, 1987
Yu YL, Leong JCY, Fang D, Huang CY, Lau HK and Woo E, Cervical myelopathy due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, Brain, 111 (4), 769-783, 1988
Pun KK, Lau P, Wong FHW, Cheng CL, Pun WK, Chow SP and Leong JCY, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol and insulin-like growth factor I are determinants of Serum concentration of osteocalcin in elderly subject with and without spinal fractures, Bone, 11 (6), 397-400, 1990
Leong JCY and Hsu LCS: Invited Chapter on "Poliomyelitis of the Spine" in Surgery of the Musculoskeletal System, 2nd edition, Vol 2, Section 4, 70, 2049-2072, Chief Editor McCollister Evarts, Publisher: Churchill Livingstone, 1990
Leong JCY, Day GA, Luk KDK, Freedman LS, Ho EKW, Nine-Year Mean follow-up of one stage Anteroposterior Excision of Hemivertebrae in the lumbosacral spine, Spine, 18 (14), 2069-2074, 1993
Leong JCY, Luk KDK: Invited Chapter on "Spinal Infections - Pyogenic and Tuberculous Infections" in The Lumbar Spine (Volume 2), Chapter 13, 874-916, edited by Sam W Wiesel, James N Weinstein, Harry Herkowitz, Jiri Dvorak, Gordon Bell. Publisher: Saunders, 1995
Leong JCY, Lu WW, Luk KDK, and Karlberg EM, Kinematics of the chest cage and spine during breathing in healthy individuals and in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, Spine, 24 (13), 1310-1315, 1999
Li YW, Leong JCY, Lu WW, Luk KDK, Cheung KMC, Chiu KY and Chow SP: A `novel injectable bioactive bone cement for spinal surgery: a development and preclinical study. J Biomed Mater Res 52: 164-170, 2000
Jim JJT, Noponen-Hietala Noora, Cheung KMC, Ott Jurg, Karppinen J, Sahraravand Ahmad, Luk KDK, Yip SP, Sham PC, Song YQ, Leong JCY, Cheah KSE, Ala-Kokko Leena, Chan D: The TRP2 Allele of COL9A2 is an Age-Dependent Risk Factor for the Development and Severity of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration. Spine 30(24): 2735-2742, 2005
Cheung KMC, Wang T, Poon AMS, Carl A, Tranmer B, Hu YG, Luk KDK and Leong JCY: The effect of pinealectomy on scoliosis development in young non-human primates. Spine 30(18): 2009-2013, 2005
Leong JCY. Invited Chapter on “History of Spinal Osteotomy for Thoracolumbar Kyphosis in Ankylosing Spondylitis” in “Spinal Osteotomy”. Edited by Yan Wang, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei & Lawrence Lenke. Publisher: Springer Chapter 6, 57-73, 2015