Prof. Davy Cheng is the Founding Dean of Medicine & Presidential Chair Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (China). He received his M.D. degree (1983) from University of Toronto. He is now 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. His pioneer work in fast-track cardiac surgery recovery has become the standard of cardiac surgical recovery practice around the world (citations 6035, h-index 35, i10-index 59). Prof. Cheng received many honors/awards cross disciplines at national and international levels. 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.