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Prof. Vincent CT MOK

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Head of Division of Neurology
Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean (Student Affairs, Admission), Faculty of Medicine
Programme Director, MSc Programme in Stroke and Clinical Neurosciences (MCNS)
Director, Therese Pei Fong Chow Research Centre for Prevention of Dementia
Executive Committee Member, Chow Yuk Ho Technology Center for Innovative Medicine
Prince of Wales Hospital

Specialist in Neurology
Honorary Consultant, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
Academic and Professional Qualifications
MD (CUHK), FRCP (Edinburgh), FHKAM (Medicine), FHKCP, MRCP, MBBS (University of Sydney)
Contact Information

Tel.: (852) 2558 7122

Biography

Prof. Vincent Mok's research aims to understand mechanisms of dementia and to investigate strategies that may help to prevent dementia and cerebrovascular disease. He is the first in Asia to report the association of cerebral small vessel disease and cognitive impairment, as well as the first in the world to utilize in-vivo amyloid PET imaging in understanding the contribution of amyloid pathology in poststroke dementia. Moreover, he also specializes in Parkinson's disease and was one of the pioneers of developing Deep Brain Stimulation programme in the region. He received the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science & Technology) in Natural Sciences (1st Class), from the Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China in 2011 for his research in cerebrovascular disease, and the Excellent Research Award, from the Food and Health Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2017 for his research in vascular cognitive disorder. He received 7 times Teacher of the Year Award and the Master Teacher Award. Prof. Mok has authored more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed international journals (with book chapters), with publications at Lancet, JAMA, Lancet Neurology, Nature Reviews Neurology, JAMA Psychiatry, Alzheimer's & Dementia, Annals of Neurology, Neurology, JNNP and Stroke.

Prof. Vincent CT MOK

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Head of Division of Neurology
Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean (Student Affairs, Admission), Faculty of Medicine
Programme Director, MSc Programme in Stroke and Clinical Neurosciences (MCNS)
Director, Therese Pei Fong Chow Research Centre for Prevention of Dementia
Executive Committee Member, Chow Yuk Ho Technology Center for Innovative Medicine
Prince of Wales Hospital

Specialist in Neurology
Honorary Consultant, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
Research Interests
  • Vascular Cognitive Impairment, Poststroke Dementia, Mixed Dementia
  • Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
  • Multi-modal Brain and Retinal Imaging for stroke and cognitive impairment
  • Parkinson's disease - premotor stage, genetics, neuroimaging, and Deep Brain Stimulation
Honorary Appointments in Other Professional Activities
  • Chair of the Local Organizing Committee of the 9th International Meeting of the International Society of Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders, Hong Kong SAR, 2018
  • Co-Chair of the Congress Scientific Program Committee of 2018 International Congress of the International Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society, Hong Kong SAR, 2018
  • Secretary of the Neurology Specialty Board, Hong Kong College of Physicians, 2018 – present
  • Advisory Council Member of the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART), 2018 – present
  • Vice-Chair and Hong Kong Representative of the China Greater Bay Guang Zhou-Hong Kong-Macau Neurology Alliance, 2018
  • Hong Kong Representative of the World Federation of Neurology, 2012 – Present
  • Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Vascular Behavioral and Cognitive Disorders, 2011 –Present
  • Honorary Treasurer of the Asian Society Against Dementia, 2011 – Present
  • Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of the 2017 Asia Pacific Stroke Conference, Nanjing China, 2017
  • President of the Chinese Dementia Research Association, 2015 – 2016
  • President of the Hong Kong Movement Disorder Society, 2011 – 2013
Awards
  • Excellent Research Award, Food & Health Bureau, HKSAR (2017)
  • Outstanding Fellow of Faculty of Medicine, CUHK (2016)
  • Ministry of Education Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award - First-class Award in Natural Sciences (2012)
  • Master Teacher Award, CUHK (2012)
  • Teacher of the Year Award for 7 times, CUHK (2005-2012)
Selected Publications