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Prof. Bernard Man Yung Cheung

MB BChir, BA, MA, PhD (Cantab), MRCP(UK), FRCP (London), FRCP (Edin), FCP, FHKCP, FHKAM (Medicine)

Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine

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Curriculum Vitae: Prof. Cheung's Curriculum Vitae (Revised 1st May 2013)
The HKU Scholars Hub Page address: http://hub.hku.hk/rp/rp01321
Department of Medicine page: Prof. Cheung's webpage


Department of Medicine
Queen Mary Hospital
102 Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong SAR

E-mail:    mycheung @ hku.hk
Telephone:    2255 4347
Fax:    2818 6474



Bernard Cheung was educated at Sevenoaks School and the University of Cambridge, England. He was a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge before taking up lectureships at the University of Sheffield and the University of Hong Kong. In 2007-2009, he held the chair in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Birmingham, England. Currently, he is the Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics and heads the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the Department of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. He is also the Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine.

Prof Cheung’s main research interest is clinical pharmacology, and the epidemiology and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and risk factors such as hypertension and the metabolic syndrome. He is a principal investigator of the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence Study. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Hypertension and Open Diabetes Journal.

In the last 10 years, he has studied the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms with the gene products and chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. These studies illustrate how genes interact with environmental factors. Drugs, as foreign substances, stress biological systems and the response to drugs is influenced by genetics. Together with Dr Ching-lung Cheung, Prof Pak Sham and Prof Ian Wong, he is planning to develop collaborative research in pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics.