Professor Henry Lik Yuen Chan was graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained his degree in Doctor of Medicine with commendation in 2001. He is currently Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, Head of Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Director of Institute of Digestive Disease, Director of the Center for Liver Health, and Assistant Dean (Development) of Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a guest professor of Southern Medical University in Guangzhou. He is also the course director of Master of Science in Gastroenterology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Professor Chan was the President of the Hong Kong Association for the Study of Liver Diseases from 2005 to 2009. He is the coordinating editor of hepatology for the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and sits on the editorial boards of 11 other international journals. He is an advisor of 6 pharmaceutical companies leading the direction of drug development in the field of viral hepatitis. Professor Chan is a key investigator in more than 20 international trials on antiviral treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C. He has received numerous local and international research awards including Emerging Leader Lecture in Asia Pacific Digestive Week in 2010, Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship in 2011 and Sir David Todd Lecture by Hong Kong College of Physicians in 2011. His research team was awarded a Second Class National Award for Science and Technology Progress and a First-class Ministry of Health Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Scientific and Technological Progress Award) in China in 2012. He has published more than 270 peer-reviewed papers in international journals.