Dr. Rocky Tuan has been appointed to serve as Vice-Chancellor and President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Following an eight-month search and selection process of international candidates, Dr. Tuan was recommended unanimously by the Search Committee. Dr. Tuan’s appointment was unanimously approved by the Council of CUHK on July 25, 2017, and is effective January 1, 2018.
Dr. Tuan has been a member of our faculty since 2009. He is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and serves as the Arthur J. Rooney Sr. Chair in Sports Medicine and Executive Vice Chairman for Orthopaedic Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is the Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering [CCME], Founding Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research, Associate Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and holds an appointment as Professor in the Department of Bioengineering.
Dr. Tuan is a world-renowned scientist in the areas of connective tissues, molecular biology and cell biology, and regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. His scientific creativity, multidisciplinary innovations, educational zeal, and demonstrated leadership have been an exceptional asset to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The research activities of the department have grown substantially under his leadership.
Dr. Tuan will continue to oversee research in the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and will maintain ongoing collaborations with his research colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh.
QS Top Universities ranks Chinese University of Hong Kong at #46, following by Carnegie Mellon University at #47 and CUHK ranks in the top 15 universities in Asia. Since 2016, Dr. Tuan has served as Distinguished Visiting Professor and Director of the Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at CUHK. In addition, he has served as both a member and Chair of the Biology and Medicine Panel of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.
Appointment as Vice Chancellor at CUHK is equivalent to appointment as Chancellor at an American university. We congratulate Dr. Tuan on his prestigious appointment as Vice Chancellor and President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition, we thank him for his many years of service in our department and wish him well as he embarks on this next chapter of his career.