W. John Kao

Chair Professor of Translational Medical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

W. John Kao

W. John Kao holds the role of Chair Professor of Translational Medical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong, in addition to Head of Biomedical Technologies Cluster at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. 

Before joining The University of Hong Kong as Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global), John was Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Pharmacy, Surgery, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. He also served as the Associate Dean of the Division of International Studies and an executive director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Research, a consortium based at the University of Wisconsin–Madison of multiple campus partners and research-intensive universities in the Midwest. He has extensive experience of working across a large range of disciplines and cultures, and has helped fund international collaborations between top institutions around the world.

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