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Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2021

Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2021

Six CU Medicine Professors Named Most Highly Cited Researchers 2021


Six CU Medicine professors are named “Highly Cited Researchers 2021” by Clarivate Analytics, meaning they are CU Medicine Scholars among the world’s top researchers who have demonstrated significant and broad influence that rank in the top 1% by citations in their respective fields of study and year of publication. 


It is the fourth consecutive year for Professor Joseph SUNG, Professor Tony MOK and Professor Henry CHAN to receive this honour. It is also the third and the second consecutive year for Professor Vincent WONG and Professor Siew NG respectively to be named with this accolade.

CU Medicine Scholars listed in the “Highly Cited Researchers 2021” are as follows:


CategoryProfessorsResearch Areas
Clinical Medicine
  • Professor Henry Lik Yuen CHAN
  • Clinical Professor (honorary), Faculty of Medicine
  • Hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis, liver cancer
  • Professor Tony MOK
  • Chairman of the Department of Clinical Oncology 
  • Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professor of Clinical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine
  • Lung cancer, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and biomarker
  • Professor Joseph Jao-yiu SUNG
  • CUHK Emeritus Professor of Medicine
  • Gastrointestinal ulcer bleeding, gastric cancer, hepatitis, colon cancer
  • Professor Vincent Wai Sun WONG
  • Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
  • Fatty liver
  • Professor David Shu Cheong HUI
  • Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine
  • Respiratory failure and sleep disordered breathing, management of emerging severe acute respiratory infections, safety of respiratory therapy and prevention of nosocomial infections in the post SARS era,  common airway diseases
  • Prof. Siew Chien NG
  • Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, gut microbiota, microbiota transplantation, colorectal cancer


“Highly Cited Researchers 2021”, released by Clarivate Analytics, identifies the most influential researchers determined by their peers around the world. The 2021 list includes 6,602 highly cited researchers in various fields from more than 70 countries and regions.


For the full list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2021”, please refer to