Guest Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, Dalian Medical University

Principal Investigator, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


BA (Hons.) (Cantab.), MBBS (Imperial), MA (Cantab.), MPH (Manc.), PhD (Cantab.), CSci (UK), MFPH (UK), FIBMS, FRSPH, FAcadMEd, FAcadTM, FACE, FESC, FACC, FHRS, FRCP (Glasg), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Lond), FRCPCH (UK), FFPH (UK)


Prof. Gary Tse is a clinician-scientist who took up the Claringbold Medicine Scholarship to read medicine at the University of Cambridge in 2005. As a second-year student in 2007, he was awarded the Gregon and Benn Award (Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge) for research exchange to Yale University's Department of Biomedical Engineering. In 2008, Tse was selected for the Frankl Award (Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge), The Wellcome Trust and The Physiological Society Vacation Scholarships for cardiovascular research at Cambridge, and a Master's scholarship for MPhil study in Computational Biology at the Cambridge-MIT Institute, which he declined to take up a BBSRC CASE Collaborative Doctoral Training Award, as 1 of the 3 recipients across three Departments selected from an open recruitment exercise. He conducted research in cardiovascular MRI at the Royal Brompton Hospital as a clinical student at Imperial College London.

Prof. Tse received his Bachelor of Arts with Honours (B.A.) from the University of Cambridge in June 2008, Master of Arts (M.A.) from the University of Cambridge in March 2012, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) from Imperial College London in July 2014, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Cambridge in July 2015, Master in Public Health (M.P.H.) from the University of Manchester in 2017 and is completing a Master of Health Management (M.H.M.) at the University of New South Wales.

In August 2015, Prof. Tse was appointed Assistant Professor at The School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. In 2016, he took up The Croucher Foundation Clinical Assistant Professorship at the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he is a Principal Investigator at the Faculty's Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences. In July 2018, he was appointed Guest Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University. He has delivered lectures as Visiting Professor at The Second Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin Medical University.

Prof. Tse received his Membership of the Faculty of Public Health (UK), and has been elected a Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society (2009), Linnean Society of London (2014), Institute of Biomedical Sciences (2016), Royal Society of Public Health (2016), Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals (2017), The Academy of Medical Educators (2018), American College of Epidemiology (2017), European Society of Cardiology (2016), American College of Cardiology (2017), Heart Rhythm Society (2018), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Fellowship qua Physician) (2017), Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (2018), Royal College of Physicians of London (2019), Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2019) and Faculty of Public Health (UK) (2019). He holds Chartered Status as a Scientist in the United Kingdom (2016).

Prof. Tse has a track record of more than 200 publications (98 as first/co-first/corresponding/co-corresponding author) with >1600 citations and an h-index of 25. His group's work (impact factor in brackets) has been published in journals such as European Heart Journal (20), Journal of the American College of Cardiology (20), Emerging Infectious Diseases (8.1), Obesity Reviews (8.0), Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (6.6), Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology (6.5), Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging (6.2), International Journal of Cardiology (6.2), Stroke (5.7), Heart (5.6), Journal of the American Heart Association (5.1), Heart Rhythm (4.3), Acta Physiologica (Oxford) (4.1), Europace (4.0), Frontiers in Physiology (4.0), PLoS ONE (3.1), Journal of Arrhythmia and JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Prof. Tse's work has been recognized by conferences organized by learned societies, including the Gordon Research Conferences, European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society, Heart Rhythm Society and Europace. Prof. Tse is a regular academic reviewer for > 35 international journals in cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular biology. He has attracted HK$10.6 million research-related funding as a principal applicant and co-applicant and has supervised over 75 medical and science students for medical research, most of whom have published at least one paper (maximum 20 for a single trainee thus far). In recognition of contributions to the understanding of cardiac electrophysiology, Prof. Tse was recently awarded the ECG Bayés Award by the International Congress of Electrocardiology for the best research output by a young investigator. For excellence in teaching and medical education, he was selected for the Junior Clerkship Exemplary Teachers’ Award and elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (2018).