About Us

The Department of Medicine & Therapeutics was formed in 1997 by the merger of the previous Departments of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. We offer teaching to medical students for the MBChB programme, provide clinical services and engage in new frontiers of both clinical and basic sciences research.

The Department covers a range of medical specialties including Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Dermatology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Geriatrics, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology, Respiratory Medicine and Rheumatology. Our partner hospitals for teaching and research include the Prince of Wales Hospital and Shatin Hospital. Clinical academic staff are also affiliated with the School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, as well as collaborate closely with the Nethersole School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy. They form a seamless partnership with staff of the Hospital Authority in providing service, teaching and research.

In addition to undergraduate teaching, the Department offers opportunities in postgraduate training for trainees and medical practitioners. Our annual scientific meeting, Advances in Medicine, is well received by around 2,000 medical professionals each year. The Diploma in Advances in Medicine, recognized by the Medical Council as quotable qualification, has benefited many medical professionals since its inception in 2003 through providing the latest knowledge in the management of a variety of medical conditions.

With the generous support by the University and donors, we have established the following units/centres:

  • Center for Liver Health 肝臟護理中心
  • Centre for Nutritional Studies營養研究中心
  • Clinical Pharmacology Studies Unit 臨床藥理研究室
  • CUHK Carol and Richard Yu Peritoneal Dialysis Research Centre 香港中文大學余宇康及余雷覺雲腹膜透析研究中心
  • CUHK-PWH Diabetes and Endocrine Centre (CUHK-PWH-DMEC) 香港中文大學威爾斯親王醫院糖尿及內分泌中心
  • CUHK-PWH International Diabetes Federation Centre of Education (CUHK-PWH IDFCE) 香港中文大學威爾斯親王醫院國際糖尿病聯盟教育中心
  • CUHK-PWH Isolation Wards 香港中文大學威爾斯親王醫院隔離病房
  • CUHK-PWH Lee Quo Wei Cardiovascular Intervention Centre 利國偉心血管治療中心
  • Endoscopy Centre 內鏡中心
  • Heart Education And Research Training (HEART) Centre 心臟教育及研究培訓中心
  • ID Research Group 傳染病研究組
  • Institute of Vascular Medicine 心腦血管醫學研究所
  • Jockey Club Center for Positive Ageing 賽馬會耆智園
  • Kwok Tak Seng Centre for Stroke Research and Intervention 郭德勝防治中風及研究中心
  • Novo Nordisk Diabetes Mellitus Clinical Trial Unit 諾和諾德糖尿病治療研究小組
  • S.H. Ho Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Centre 何善衡心腦血管病中心
  • S.H. Ho Centre for Gerontology and Geriatric 何善衡老年學及老年病學研究中心
  • S.H. Ho Sleep Apnoea Management Center 何善衡睡眠窒息治療中心
  • The Chinese University Rheumatology Research Centre (CURRC) 風濕病研究中心

Looking forward, we are grooming a new generation of young academics with passion and talent in Science and Medicine. We keep innovating the undergraduate teaching, building further collaborations with renowned institutions and research groups around the world to excel our research, promoting holistic care and medical professionalism in caring for our patients.