Department of Surgery, CUHK Department of Surgery, CUHK


Professor LAI Bo San Paul賴寶山






(852) 3505 1496


(852) 2635 3487



Researcher ID

Clinical research in general surgery and hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery
Molecular genetics of liver cancer and other cancers
Hospital administration, quality and risk management
Surgical outcome research
Medico-legal study and mediation
Medical education research

Research Interest

Current positions in the Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong:
Professor and Division Chief, Division of Hepato-biliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Director of the Wong Tze Lam - Hing Tak Centre of Surgical Outcome Research
Director, Office of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine
Professor (by courtesy), of the School of Biomedical Sciences

Current positions in the Hospital Authority:
Honorary Consultant HBP Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital
Head of Cluster HBP Surgery Services, New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority
Director, Surgical Outcomes Monitoring & Improvement Program (SOMIP), Hospital Authority Head Office

Current positions in the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine:
Immediate Past President (since September 2019)
Editor-in-chief of Surgical Practice (the official journal for the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong)
Deputy Chairman, Education Committee, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (since October 2019)

Brief bibliography:
Prof. Lai graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and joined the department in 1990. He received surgical training in general surgery and specialized in hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery in Hong Kong and Edinburgh. Apart from being an active practicing surgeon, teacher for medical students and trainer for surgical trainees, Prof. Lai is actively involved in both clinical and basic scientific research. He is also the editor-in-chief of the journal Surgical Practice and a member of editorial boards of a number of local and international academic journals, such as British Journal of Surgery and Annals of Surgical Oncology.
Prof. Lai has been the Director of the Office of Medical Education (OME) since 2014 and the OME serves to oversee the MBChB curriculum of the Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Lai has developed an interest in surgical outcome research, quality and risk management, healthcare policy, medico-legal and mediation. He has studied for a master degree in medical law at the University of Northumbria and he is an accredited mediator in Hong Kong under the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL). He has contributed to training and education of healthcare professionals in various areas and is an experience examiner in the Faculty and College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.

In the field of hospital administration, Prof. Lai was previously the Honorary Chief of Service in the Department of Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital and the Cluster Coordinator for Surgical Services in New Territories East Cluster from 2008 to 2018.  He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and a fellow of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (Administrative Medicine). He has also been appointed as the Medical Director, Quality & Safety at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Medical Centre since July 2019.

Research and academic profile:
ResearcherID: K-8556-2015

Curriculum Vitae

Copyright © 2019. All Rights Reserved. Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

C O N T A C T   U S