Seventeen academics from HKUMed top the list of Highly Cited Researchers of 2021

Seventeen academics from the LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed)

have been named by the Clarivate Analytics in as ‘2021 Highly Cited Researchers’ (HCR), attaining the largest number of HKUMed scholars ever listed in HCR. These scientists have put HKUMed firmly on the global map of medical advances across various disciplines.

Highly Cited Researchers are selected for their exceptional research performance, determined by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. Some 6,600 researchers from over 70 countries and regions were named Highly Cited Researchers in 2021.

The 17 Highly Cited Researchers of HKUMed include:

School / Department

Name of Researcher

Research Category

Microbiology

Mr Cai Jianpiao

Cross-field

Dr Chan Kwok-hung

Cross-field

Dr Jasper Chan Fuk-woo

Immunology; Microbiology

Professor Vincent Cheng Chi-chung

Cross-field

Dr Chu Hin

Cross-field

Dr Kelvin To Kai-wang

Immunology

Professor Patrick Woo Chiu-yat

Cross-field

Dr Cyril Yip Chik-yan

Cross-field

Dr Yuan Shuofeng

Cross-field

Professor Yuen Kwok-yung

Immunology

Pathology

Professor Mak Tak-wah

Cross-field

Public Health

Professor Ester Cerin

Cross-field

Professor Benjamin Cowling

Cross-field

Professor Gabriel Leung

Cross-field

Professor Malik Peiris

Cross-field

Professor Leo Poon Lit-man

Microbiology

Professor Joseph Wu Tsz-kei

Cross-field

‘Thanks to the commitment and dedication of our colleagues at HKUMed, this is a well-deserved compliment of their tireless work that have made tremendous impact worldwide,’ said Professor Gabriel Leung, Dean of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong; Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health and Chair Professor of Public Health Medicine, HKUMed. ‘The huge leap in the number of highly cited researchers from four to 17 this year indicates HKUMed’s firm position at the forefront of scientific research. Together we shall strive even further and higher for our patients and community at large.’

The full 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here:
https://recognition.webofscience.com/awards/highly-cited/2021/

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