Research Awards

The Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology has collectively received over 100 research-related recognitions/awards throughout the years.


Members (Dr. Evelyn Kuong, Dr. Vincent Chan, Dr. Peter Yau) were awarded for their research work at the 36th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (HKOA) meeting, November 2016.

List of prizes:
Dr. Evelyn Kuong – AR Hodgson Best Paper Award
Dr. Vincent Chan – Best Trainee Paper Award and Dr. Vincent Chan Trophy for the best paper on adult joint reconstruction
Dr. Peter Yau – Best Sports Medicine Paper – Gold award


Dr. Vincent Chan - Best Original Research by Trainees (BORT) Bronze medal

Dr. Vincent Chan receiving the Best Original Research by Trainees (BORT) Bronze medal at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine 22nd Annual Fellowship Conferment Ceremony cum 2015 David Todd Oration, December 2015.


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Members (Lewis Chan, CH Yan, Chris Tang, Yan Chen, Charles Ng, Noah So) were awarded for their research work at the 35th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (HKOA) meeting, November 2015.

List of prizes:
Lewis Chan – Arthur Yau award for best clinical paper
CH Yan – Basic Science award
Chris Tang – Best paper for trainee
Yan Chen – Best paper for associate member
Charles Ng – David Fang Award for the best paper for fellow in AJR Chapter
Noah So – Vincent Chan Award for the best paper for trainee in AJR Chapter


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Members (Jason Cheung, Kenneth Cheung, Peter Chiu, Keith Luk, Dino Samartzis, Hideki Shigematsu) were honored for their research work at the 33rd Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (HKOA) meeting, November 2013, receiving top prizes for their clinical and basic science work.


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Dr. Chun-Hoi Yan receiving the best paper award for his work in joint replacement surgery at the Chinese Orthopaedic Association (COA) annual meeting, November 2013, Beijing, China.


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Dr. Jason Cheung receiving the 2012 Prize for Best Original Research by Trainees (Gold Medal) by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine for his comparative study addressing the biomechanics of the JuggerKnotTM soft anchor technique with other common mallet finger fracture fixation techniques.


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Dr. Dino Samartzis receiving the 2011 SICOT/SIROT Orthopaedic Award for Scientific Excellence in Prague, Czechoslovakia based on his longitudinal work of bone and soft tissue sarcomas in atomic-bomb survivors.


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Dr. Dino Samartzis as Research Officer for AOSpine East Asia presents Dr. Vivian Tam with the AOSpine East Asia Award for her work addressing the determination of the importance of the source of iPSCs for differentiation in the intervertebral disc niche. The award was presented at the Global Spine Congress in Barcelona, Spain, June 2011.


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Members (Kenneth Cheung, Jaro Karppinen, Keith Luk, Florence Mok, Dino Samartzis) were awarded the 2010 best clinical prize award by the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) in Auckland, New Zealand for their work on the prevalence, determinants, and association of Schmorl’s nodes of the lumbar spine with disc degeneration in Southern Chinese.