- Senior Medical Research Fellowship in 2021 at The University of Hong Kong
- Fellowship in 1997 at King's College London
Professor Yuen obtained his first bachelor degree of medicine in 1992. He further pursued his academic excellence through the achievement of obtaining 3 doctoral degrees including Doctor of Medicine with Sir Patrick Manson Gold Medal in 2001, Doctor of Philosophy in 2005 and Doctor of Science in 2017.
Professor Yuen's research interests include prevention, natural history, serology, virology and treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C, and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is one of the top internationally renowned researchers in the field of hepatitis B disease. He has now published more than 450 papers in world renowned medical journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Lancet Oncology.
With all these international academic and professional achievements, Professor Yuen is an invited member serving as key opinion leader for several international coalition committees on hepatitis B disease. Professor Yuen is also honourably invited by The Novel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for both 2020 and 2021.
As a specialist of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Professor Yuen have been providing clinical care and services for patients in Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong for more than 20 years. He is also serving as medical advisor and consultant for different health related sectors of the Government of Hong Kong, many academic centres and commercial enterprises for different aspects related to the diseases of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
As a world-class clinician scientist, Professor Yuen is now leading most of the international trials examining new drugs including antiviral and immunomodulatory agents for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. He is also actively performing cutting edge research on novel markers for hepatitis B infection and occult hepatitis B infection.
In recent years, he has been greatly involved in assisting the development of innovation and technology in Hong Kong by acting as an active member for Innovation and Technology Fund, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Professor Yuen also greatly involve in providing expert opinions in many committees/ boards governing medical profession, hospital authority and secondary schools in Hong Kong.