Prof. Paul Tam
- Director, Dr. Li Dak-Sum Research Centre
- Li Shu-Pui Professor in Surgery, The University of Hong Kong
- Chair Professor of Paediatric Surgery, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Paul Kwong-Hang Tam is a surgeon, scientist, educator and university leader. He has been Chair of Paediatric Surgery at The University of Hong Kong since 1996 and Li Shu-Pui Professor in Surgery since 2013. He was the Vice- President for Research (2003-2015) and Interim Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (2015-March 2019), and Acting President and Vice-Chancellor (February – July 2018).
Professor Tam graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1976, and worked in the Department of Surgery until 1986. He was Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool in 1986-90, and Reader and Director of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Oxford in 1990-96. Professor Tam has special interests in genetics and regenerative medicine of birth defects such as Hirschsprung’s disease. He has published 441 articles in internationally refereed journals with 26528 citations and h-index = 54 and has been awarded grants totaling > US$20m. He also serves on editorial boards of several international journals including the Journal of Pediatric Surgery as the Editor for Asia and member of International Advisory Board for the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health and Editorial member of Stem Cell Translational Medicine.