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Simon Law

Cheung Kung-Hai Professor
Chair of Esophageal and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
Chairperson, Department of Surgery
School of Clinical Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong


Simon Law graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Cambridge in England and received his post-graduate training at the Department of Surgery at The University of Hong Kong. Currently, he serves as the Department Chairperson, Cheung Kung-Hai Professor in Gastrointestinal Surgery, Chair Professor, and Chief of Esophageal and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, the Department of Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.

Throughout his career, Professor Law has focused on benign and malignant disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract, with a particular emphasis on esophageal and gastric cancers, motility disorders, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He has developed expertise in various endoscopic diagnostic and treatment techniques for foregut diseases, surgical methods including minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, and multimodality treatments of esophageal and gastric cancers.

In addition to his clinical work, Professor Law has been an active participant in many professional organizations. He served as a council member of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, Chairman of the General Surgery Board, and Chief Examiner of the Joint Fellowship Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. Moreover, he is the past president of the Hong Kong Society of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons and a member of the Education and Accreditation Committee of the Medical Council of Hong Kong. Professor Law has also played a significant role in many international societies, including as a Consultant to the International Society of Digestive Surgery (ISDS), Asia Representative of the Member Services Committee of the Society for Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), and Secretary of the Hong Kong-China Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He was co-chairman of the Education Committee of the International Society of Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE) and is the current President of the same society. He is an honorary member of both the American Surgical Association (ASA) as well as the European Surgical Association (ESA). He currently serves on the ASA as a member of the Honorary Fellowship Committee of East Asia and is a member of the scientific committee of the ESA annual scientific meeting.

Professor Law has an extensive publication record, with 332 articles and 45 book chapters to his name. His work has been featured in numerous prestigious medical journals. He has also contributed to several seminal surgical textbooks, such as Mastery of Surgery, Maingot’s Abdominal Operations, Pearson’s Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, and Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. In recognition of his contributions to the field, Professor Law has been invited to speak at conferences and symposia around the world on over 400 occasions.

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