HKLF Honorary Fellowship Award
The Hong Kong Lung Foundation established the Hong Kong Lung Foundation Honorary Fellowship Award in 2008 to honor a most distinguished respiratory physician. The first recipient of this prestigious award (March 2009) was Professor WK Lam. Professor WK Lam was the Head of Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong from 2001 to 2004, and Mok Hing-Yiu Chair Professor of Respiratory Medicine before he retired in 2008.

Professor Lam is a world renowned researcher in lung cancer and has made great strides in advancing the knowledge of molecular genetics and novel therapies of the disease. He is also an avid educator contributing tremendously in formulating and implementing the new Problem-Based Learning MBBS curricula in Medicine of the Medical Faculty of the University of Hong Kong. As founding Chairman of Specialty Board in Respiratory Medicine of the Hong Kong College of Physicians, Professor Lam was instrumental in designing postgraduate training and accreditation of respiratory medicine in Hong Kong. His students spanned several generations over three and a half decades, from current medical students to senior respiratory consultants. Professor Lam is no doubt a clinician of distinction. He established Respiratory Division of Queen Mary Hospital as a leading respiratory medical center and pioneered many diagnostic and therapeutic advances and clinical services including chairing the first Lung Transplant Group in Hong Kong. He also advises the government and Hospital Authority on the provision of city-wide chest services. Professor Lam is an outstanding leader in local, regional and international arena. He was Past President of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, International Advisor for Hong Kong for the three Royal Colleges of Physicians in UK, International Regent of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), past presidents of Hong Kong Thoracic Society and ACCP (HK and Macau Chapter) and Founding Chairman of Hong Kong Lung Foundation. Professor Lam has contributed significantly in establishing professional and academic links with respiratory colleagues in mainland China, and have lectured extensively in the mainland. He also sat in the editorial board of a number of journals in mainland China. It came as no surprise that many medical colleagues around the world consider Professor Lam as an excellent scholar, an outstanding leader and a great friend.

We wish to congratulate Professor WK Lam for receiving this award which he so well deserves.

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