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Dr TANG Chang Hung Lawrence

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Honorary Fellow Dr Lawrence TANG (2013)

Dr Lawrence TANG graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1975 and joined the Department of O&G, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) as a Medical Officer in 1976 and became a Lecturer in 1978. He completed his O&G training and became Member of the RCOG in 1980 and then Fellow in 1995. Dr TANG had overseas training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in University of Birmingham and University of London in 1980/81. Afterwards, he continued to be a Lecturer in The University of Hong Kong until 1985 before he went to University of Birmingham as a Clinical Lecturer. In 1990, Dr TANG was promoted to Senior Lecturer in University of London. In 1991, he went back to Hong Kong and worked as a Consultant in O&G in Princess Margaret Hospital. In 1993, Dr TANG was appointed as Chief of Service and Consultant in Department of O&G, Kwong Wah Hospital (including Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital from 2002). He was also appointed as Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of O&G, The University of Hong Kong, from 1997. In 2005, Dr TANG was appointed as Hospital Chief Executive of Kwong Wah Hospital and Wong Tai Sin Hospital. Dr TANG remains active after his retirement in 2011. He was appointed as the Senior Advisor for the Redevelopment Project of Kwong Wah Hospital, Honorary Project Director of Shenzhen Binhai Hospital Project (HKU), Honorary Medical Director of Community Health and Medical Services (Tung Wah Group of Hospitals), Honorary Consultant of the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women (Rainlily) and Honorary Senior Advisor to the Dean (Affiliate Teaching Hospital System, HKU). He also worked as a part-time O&G Consultant in Kwong Wah Hospital. In June 2013, he is appointed Clinical Professor of Health Care Management Practice and Director of Hospital Development Project at HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine as well as Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong College of Midwives.

Despite the heavy commitment in administrative and professional clinical service, Dr TANG maintains his subspecialty interest in the area of Reproductive Medicine. He is an accredited subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine by HKCOG in 2009. He got his MD (HKU) in 1988 with the thesis entitled: The Hamster zona-free ova penetration assay ?study of human spermatozoa fertilizing capacity in male fertility and infertility. 20 years later, he had a 2nd thesis entitled: The healthy city and safe community project in Wong Tai Sin District, for the Fellowships of the Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives and the Australasian College of Health Service management in 2008. His academic output included more than 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, practice guidelines, editorials & letters. Dr TANG had delivered more than 50 invited lectures in O&G as well as health services management. He was the Editor-in-chief of The Hong Kong Journal of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Midwifery (1998-2005). He also served as an editorial board member and expert reviewer for a number of local and international journals. Dr TANG had extensive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience, both in Hong Kong and United Kingdom.

Dr TANG was the President of our College 2004-2006, President of The Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Hong Kong 1997-1999, Vice-President of The Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives 2011-2013, and Vice-President of The Hong Kong Menopause Society 2004-2006. He was also the founding Council member of a number of Societies including The Hong Kong Gynaecological Endoscopy Society, The Hong Kong Society for Reproductive Medicine, The Hong Kong Menopause Society and The Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong. Dr TANG had been the chairman and member of various committees under the Hospital Authority, The Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, The Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Medical Association, The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital Ltd., Council on Human Reproductive Technology Hong Kong and many others. He also sat on various International Advisory Panels such as FIGO Advisory Panels on Reproductive Medicine & Contraception 2001-2006.

Dr TANG is no doubt an all-rounded senior Fellow of our College. His international professional experience, his dedication and commitment to public patient service, academic profile, strict discipline and high quality requirement for patient benefit, his contribution to training and education, his ability on hospital and health services management and development, all serve as a very good example for us to follow.

Mr President, I would like to present Dr Lawrence TANG to you as Honorary Fellow of the HKCOG.

Dr LEUNG Wing Cheong
at the conferment ceremony in 2013