Our Fond Memory of the Late Dr. Kelvin LIU Kam Wing (廖鑑榮醫生)
MBChB (IREL) 1979, LLMRCP LLMRCS (IREL) 1979, BAO (NUI) 1979, FRCS (GLASG) 1984
FRACS 1988, FCSHK 1990, FHKAM (SURGERY) 1993, FRCSEd 2003
President of the Hong Kong Paediatric Society (2010-2012)
Honorary Life Member of the Hong Kong Paediatric Society (2012)
Founding President of the Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Surgery (2015-2019)
Honorary Life Member of the Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Surgery (2019)
Dr. Kelvin LIU was graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and had been working in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and Hong Kong. When he returned to Hong Kong, he joined the Department of Surgery at the Chinese University of Hong Kong to start his professional life as clinician, academic, and teacher in Paediatric Surgery.
Dr. LIU was one of the pioneers to introduce paediatric minimal invasive surgery and paediatric liver transplantation in Hong Kong. In 1997, Dr. LIU worked as the team leader to set up the Cleft Lip and Palate Service Multidisciplinary Team (CLAPS) at the United Christian Hospital which has provided an one-stop holistic service for the treatment of cleft deformity in children. He was the mentor of many paediatric surgeons trained in Hong Kong and had instrumental role in leading the development of paediatric surgery into a flourishing subspecialty. Dr. LIU was the Founding President of the Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Surgery and had actively involved in planning the paediatric surgical services at the Hong Kong Children's Hospital. As an experienced paediatric surgeon, Dr. LIU always worked hand-in-hand with his paediatric colleagues to handle the complicated paediatric cases.
Being a close partner to paediatricians, Dr. LIU joined the Hong Kong Paediatric Society (HKPS) to promote child health and served the Society for decades at different positions. He was the second paediatric surgeon elected as the President of HKPS. Dr. LIU had led our Society to celebrate the memorable 50th Anniversary during his Presidency in 2010-2012. His international connections also facilitated the Society to establish collaborative network with many renowned institutes and global organizations such as Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the Boston Children's Hospital and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In 2010, he represented HKPS to sign an MOU with AAP to start the collaborative relationship between the two parties.
We are so sad that Dr. LIU has left us. To the medical profession, we have lost a great leader, a respectable teacher, a close friend and a multi-talented colleague. To the children and families, they will forever miss this dedicated and passionate doctor who has devoted his lifetime to work for the betterment of children. He had indeed established a strong foundation for his successors to further develop quality services and training of paediatric surgery in Hong Kong and demonstrated clear directions for his colleagues to follow. He will be eternally remembered by all of us in the field.
Dr. LIU passed away peacefully on 18th October 2020 in Hong Kong. Memorial Service would be held at the Universal Funeral Parlor, Hung Hom, Hong Kong on 25th November, 2020. To his family, we would like to convey our most sincere condolences. To the medical professionals, we shall forever miss him!
Dr. Chok-wan CHAN