|Professor POON Wai Sang
|Professor of Surgery
|MBChB (Glasg.), FRCS
|(852) 3505 2624
|(852) 2637 7974
Clinical and Experimental Head Injury; Hyponatraemia; Neuro-oncology; Telemedicine; Cell therapy in Intracerebral Haemorrhage and Spinal Cord Injury
Dr Poon is currently Chair Professor and Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is active in undergraduate and postgraduate surgical education, and specialist training in neurosurgery, as Chairman of the Specialty Board in Neurosurgery.
He received his undergraduate medical education at Glasgow University (1973-8), general surgical training at the City and University Hospitals, Nottingham, U.K. (1980-1982), neurosurgical training at Glasgow's Institute of Neurological Sciences with Bryant Jennett, Graham Teasdale, David Mendelow, Sam Galbraith, John Turner and Rab Hide (1983-6), experimental cerebral ischaemia at Glasgow University's Wellcome Surgical Institute with Jim McCulloch (1986) and experimental neuro-oncology at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General Hospital with Bob Martuza(1990-1).
His clinical interests include pituitary surgery and surgical management of Parkinson's disease, epilepsy surgery and the spinal cord; research interests include clinical and experimental head injury, hyponatraemia, telemedicine, neurorehabilitation, neuro-oncology and cell therapy for intracerebral haemorrhage.
He is an active participant of college and society activities locally and internationally: he is currently the Honorary Secretary of the College of Surgeons, Hong Kong [2005-8], Second Vice-President at Large of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies [2005-9], Council Member of the Chinese Neurosurgical Society and Past-President of the Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society [1996-2000].
He has served the Editorial Boards of Acta Neurochirugica [2001-2006], British Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Korean Journal of Neurosurgery and Surgical Practice, and is author and co-author of >300 peer-reviewed articles [Medline Search: poon ws as author].