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Prof. Davy CHENG
Founding Dean & Presidential Chair Professor
School of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen CUHK(SZ)

Prof. Davy Cheng is the Founding Dean of Medicine & Presidential Chair Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (China). He is also appointed as Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Western University (Canada) and Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto (Canada). Prior, Prof. Cheng held positions as Acting Dean (Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry), and Chair/Chief (Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine) at Western University, where he also established the Centre for Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity, Clinical Impact, a WHO designated Collaborating Center in global perioperative surgery and anesthesia care.

Prof. Cheng is a globally recognized healthcare leader in the forefront of research, clinical practice, and healthcare policy. He is listed in the World Top 2% citation in subspecialty and Top 100,000 scientists by c-score (Career-long citation and Single-year citation in 2021). His pioneer work in fast-track cardiac surgery recovery has become the standard of cardiac surgical recovery practice around the world (citations 10,544, h-index 54, i10-index 122). He was inducted as Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS) in recognition of his accomplishments in academic health sciences. He was designated as CCPE (Canadian Certified Physician Executive) by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Society of Physician Executives (CSPE), and later was honored with the CSPE Excellence in Medical Leadership Award. Prof. Cheng had served as President of the Association of Canadian University Departments of Anesthesiology (ACUDA); Board of Directors (SCA, CAS) and Chair of Board of Trustees, International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), as well as President of the Association of Cardiac Anesthesiologists (ACA). In 2009, he was recognized the Outstanding Contribution Award for Chinese Anesthesiology at the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology, for his leadership and mentorship in Chinese anesthesiology.

Anesthesiology Leadership: Vital Directions & Secrets of Success (SOS)


  1. My Medicine Leadership Journey
  2. Vital Directions and Value Proposition in Anesthesiology
  3. Leadership: Secrets of Success


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Intelligence-based Medicine. Anthony Chang (editor). AP 2021.