Lo in Shenzhen Hospital top job

Central Station | 25 Oct 2016

International liver transplant expert Lo Chung-mau, pictured, will head the financially troubled HKU-Shenzhen Hospital, starting on November 14.

"Professor Lo's appointment was recommended by the selection committee, and confirmed by the [HKU] council," said Gabriel Leung Cheuk- wai, dean of medicine at the University of Hong Kong.

Lo, 55, replaces Grace Tang Wai- king, who has held the position since the HK$4 billion hospital opened in 2012.

The hospital, a joint venture between HKU and the Shenzhen government, has yet to break even.

It is believed Lo's main task will be to develop organ transplant services, the only key project the hospital hasn't launched, and gaining licenses will be the first hurdle. Lo is also head of HKU's department of surgery and a university council member.

He sparked a row during last year's pro-vice chancellor appointment saga, when accused of faking a fall after protesters stormed a council meeting.

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