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Professor LEUNG Wai Hong, Thomas

Professor LEUNG Wai Hong, Thomas

Assistant Dean (Education)

Lee Quo Wei Professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics

CUHK Employment
  • Assistant Dean (Education), Faculty of Medicine
  • Lee Quo Wei Professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
  • Director, Kwok Tak Seng Centre for Stroke Research and Intervention

  • Director, SHKP Kwok Brain Health Research Centre


Education & Qualifications



Research Interests
  • Stroke imaging
  • Intracranial atherosclerosis 

Additional Information


Award & Honour

  • Fellow of American Heart Association (FAHA)
  • Fellow of European Stroke Organization (FESO)
  • Hospital Authority Outstanding Team Award (PWH-CUHK Stroke Team), 2019
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK, 2018
  • The State of Scientific and Technological Progress Award - Second Prize, 2014
  • HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Health Award (Asia-Pacific Region), 2013
  • Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science and Technology) - First Class Award in Natural Sciences, Ministry of Education of PRC, 2011
  • Second Prize in Medical Technology, Chinese Medical Association, 2011
  • Distinguished Research Paper Award for Young Investigators, Hong Kong College of Physicians, 2011
  • Young Investigator Award, S.H. Ho Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Centre, 2011

Professional Service

  • Director and Honorary Consultant, Acute Stroke Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • President, Hong Kong Neurological Society
  • Council member, National Endovascular Treatment for Stroke Committee and Stroke Prevention and Risk Factor Control Committee
  • National coordinator for Safe Implementation of Treatment in Stroke (SITS)
  • Expert Witness for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Assistant Editor for Stroke
  • Associate editor for International Journal of Stroke
  • Guest Associate Editor for Frontiers in Neurology
Selected Publications


  1. Leung TW, Wang L, Zou X, Soo YOY, Pu Y, Ip VHL, Chan AYY, AU LWC, Fan FSY, Ma SH, Ip B, Ma K, Lau AYL, Leung H, Hui KF, Li R, Li SH, Fu M, Fong WC, Liu J, Mok VCT, Wong LKS, Miao Z, Ma N, Yu SCH, Leng X. Plaque Morphology of Acute Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2020-325027.
  2. Tang S, Xiong L, Fan Y, Mok VCT, Wong KS, Leung TW (corresponding author). Stroke outcome prediction by blood pressure variability, heart rate variability and baroreflex sensitivity. Stroke. 2020.Apr;51(4):1317-1320.doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.027981.
  3. Xinyi Leng, Linfang Lan, Hing Lung Ip, Jill Abrigo, Fabien Scalzo, Haipeng Liu, Xueyan Feng, Ka Lung Chan, Florence SY Fan, Sze Ho Ma, Hui Fang, Yuming Xu, Jingwei Li, Bing Zhang, Yun Xu, Yannie OY Soo, Vincent CT Mok, Simon CH Yu, David S Liebeskind, Ka Sing Wong, Thomas W Leung (corresponding author). Hemodynamics and Stroke Risk in Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease. Ann Neurol. 2019 Mar; 85: 752-764. doi: 10.1002/ana.25456.
  4. Feng X, Chan KL, Lan L, Abrigo J, Liu J, Fang H, Xu Y, Soo Y, Leng X, Leung TW (corresponding author). Stroke mechanisms in symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis disease. Stroke. 2019 Oct;50(10):2692-2699. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.025732.
  5. Soo Y, Abrigo J, Leung KT, Tsang SF, Ip V, Ma SH, Ma K, Fong WC, Li SH, Li R, Ng PW, Wong KK, Liu W, Lam B, Wong L, Mok V, Chu W, Leung T (corresponding author). Risk of intracerebral haemorrhage in Chinese atrial fibrillation patients on warfarin with cerebral microbleeds. IPAAC-Warfarin Study. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2018 Dec 1 pii: jnnp-2018-319104. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2018-319104.
  6. Xiong L, Tian G, Leung H, Soo YOY, ChenX, Ip VHL, Mok VCT, Chu WCW, Wong KS, Leung TWH (corresponding author). Autonomic dysfunction predicts clinical outcomes after acute ischemic stroke: A prospective observational study. Stroke. 2018 Jan;49(1):215-218. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.019312.
  7. Soo Y, Abrigo J, Leung KT, W Liu, Lam B, Tsang SF, Ip V, Ma K, Ip B, Ma SH, Fan F, Chu W, Wong L, Mok, V, Leung WT (corresponding author). Correlation of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant exposure and cerebral microbleeds in Chinese patients with atrial fibrillation.J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2018 Jul 89 (7) 680-688. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2017-317151.
  8. Soo Y, Chan N, Leung KT, Chen XY, Mok V, Wong L, Leung T (corresponding author). Age-specific trends of atrial fibrillation-related ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack, anticoagulant use and risk factor profile in Chinese population: a 15-year study. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. May 2017;88:744-74 DOI: 10.1136/jnnp-2017-315735.
  9. Leung TW (corresponding author), Wang L, Soo YO, Ip VH, Chan AY, Au LW, Fan FS, Lau AY, Leung H, Abrigo J, Wong A, Mok VC, Ng PW, Tsoi TH, Li SH, Man CB, Fong WC, Wong KS, Yu SC. Evolution of intracranial atherosclerotic disease under modern medical therapy. Ann Neurol. 2015 Mar;77:478-486. DOI:10.1002/ana.24340.
  10. Yu SC, Zou WX, Soo YO, Wang L, Hui JW, Chan AY, Lee KT, Ip VH, Fan FS, Chan AL, Wong LK, Leung TW (corresponding author). Evaluation of carotid angioplasty and stenting for radiation-induced carotid stenosis. Stroke. 2014;45:305-308. DOI:1161/STROKEAHA.113.003995.