Professor Sydney Chung: Surgeon. Pioneer. Author.

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While I was in China (March 2018) conducting research and recording episodes for the new show, I had the great pleasure to meet Professor Sydney Chung (钟尚志 / Zhong Shangzhi), who is a recognized expert and pioneer in medicine, particularly in the area of endoscopy.

Prof. Chung was the President of The Chinese University Hong Kong School of Medicine and the youngest President in the school’s history. 

Prof. Chung studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and worked at Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong upon graduation. 

At the age of 50, he experienced his version of the "midlife crisis" and decided to go to Papua New Guinea, the Land of the Unexpected to work as a doctor for three years, often under extreme circumstances with limited medical and Human Resources. 

What I also found out is that Prof. Chung was a key contributor (and known to be one of the heroes) during SARS in Southern China between 2002-2003. 

This is a very short interview, only about 15-minute long. Prof. Chung had a busy schedule but I couldn't resist the opportunity to meet him in person.

To learn more about Professor Chung,I hope you check out his book, the Kindest Cut in both Chinese and English.  He also publishes his writing on Apple Daily in Hong Kong.

 

《刀下留人》简介

在旧小说及粤语残片中,一句「刀下留人」,救回无数忠臣烈士、义夫节妇的性命。现实中的钟尚志,在手术室中手执解剖刀,冀求从病魔手中抢回病人的生命。 

手术室外的钟尚志,更希望以赤子之心,启迪年青一辈的后起之秀。 

在这30则小故事里,钟医生以风趣轻鬆的笔触,把他三十多年习医、行医、教学的甜酸苦辣娓娓道来。从这些故事,读者可以窥探到作者极富传奇的经历的一鳞半爪,分享他成为一代名医的心路历程。有些故事读来使人会心微笑,有些却令人喟然长歎,不忍卒读。 

从黄毛小子到大国手,钟尚志巡迴香港、外地和国内,为你演出一幕幕刀下人生戏。

 Prof. Chung (Left), me and Mr. Li in Zhuhai, China in March 2018

Prof. Chung (Left), me and Mr. Li in Zhuhai, China in March 2018

 

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