Prof. Patrick Shu-Hang YUNG
Hong Kong, China
Professor YUNG Shu-Hang Patrick is the current Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof Yung serves as a leader of multiple international & local sports medicine & health science centres, positions include: President of the Asian Federation of Sports Medicine (AFSM); Board Member, International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS); President of the Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine & Sports Science (HKASMSS); Chief Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology (AP-SMART); Board of Directors, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedics Sports Medicine (ISAKOS); Hon. Secretary, Asia Pacific Knee Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Society (APKASS); Anti-Doping & Medical Panel, Asian Football Confederation (AFC); Chairman, Medical Committee, Hong Kong Football Association; Director of the Hong Kong Centre of Sports Medicine and Sports Science; and Director of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sports Medicine and Health Sciences Centre
Former positions of note are his roles as: President of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons; President, Sports Medicine Chapter, Hong Kong Orthopaedics Association; Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK; Board of Directors – Member at Large, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedics Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) (2009-2014); Chairman of Membership Committee, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedics Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) (2015-2018).
A keen researcher and educator, Professor YUNG leads a team of CUHK researchers devoted to making advances in sports medicine and arthroscopy surgery. He has published over 150 scientific peer review papers in international journals, contributing significantly to advancement of sports medicine of Hong Kong & Asia. His research focus is on the following: Knee Injuries, particularly ACL, from risk identification, surgical treatment, rehabilitation to injury prevention, Shoulder Injuries, particularly on shoulder instability, from risk identification, surgical treatment, rehabilitation to injury prevention and Orthopaedics Sports Medicine.
As an educator in training of Orthopaedics surgeons, physiotherapists, medical students, to community layman and sports lovers. Highlights include being: Program director of the first ever Master Course in Sports Medicine & Health Science in Hong Kong & Asia where he has helped train over 1000 medical professionals in the field of sports medicine since 2005; Director of the Hong Kong Centre of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, where hundreds of training courses to teach people ranging from amateur sports lovers to medical professionals about the management of sports injuries, from delivering emergency care on the field to surgical treatment and rehabilitation of injuries have been conducted and Director of the Orthopaedic Learning Centre (OLC) of CUHK, he has contributed to the training and development of more than 12,000 Orthopaedics surgeons from across the world in the past 20 years.
In addition, the following sporting event medical positions included; Head of Medical Team: All China National Game in 2009, 2013, & 2017 and Medical Expert panel: London Olympic 2012 & Rio Olympic 2016.
Professor YUNG has been awarded the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong” in 2009, the “FIMS Fellows” in 2011, the prestigious “Chinese Sports Medicine Magnolia Award” in 2017, the highest “Takagi & Watanabe Award” of Asia Pacific Knee Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Society (APKASS) in 2018 and the “Hong Kong Health Award” in 2018. He was made “Justice of the Peace” & the “Medal of Honor” by the Government of Hong Kong SAR in 2018 & 2021 respectively in recognition of his contributions in the advancement of Sports Medicine in Hong Kong & the Region.
Prof Yung states,
“It is my prestigious honour to be a member of the Aspetar Scientific Advisory Board, and I sincerely look forward to contributing to the success and advancement of Aspetar as the global leader in sports medicine & science.”