Centre Director, CUHK Centre for Bioethics
Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Derrick Au is Director of the Centre for Bioethics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and current Chairman of the Bioethics Course Committee in CUHK Faculty of Medicine. He received medical education in the United States at Brown University and postgraduate training in Hong Kong. Dr Au practiced clinical medicine in geriatrics and rehabilitation services for two decades before taking up management positions in the Hospital Authority (HA) including Director of Quality & Safety, overseeing system response to infectious diseases and emergency, clinical ethics and research ethics, among other responsibilities. He joined CUHK in March 2017. In public service Dr Au has served as member of committees in the Medical Council of Hong Kong (2012-2019), the HKSAR Steering Committee on Genomic Medicine (2017-present), and Chairman of the HA Clinical Ethics Committee (2017-2020).
Dr Au is also a writer and a columnist, writing and publishing books (in Chinese) on medicine and society, history of medicine, health care ethics, medical professionalism and bioethics.