Affiliation: School of Chinese Medicine The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong;
Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Chinese medicine and acupuncture treatment of pain, neurological, and psychiatric disorders.
Biography: Professor Zhang is a Full Professor and an Associate Director for Clinical Affairs in School of Chinese Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is also Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Anatomy in HKU. He is a Vice-President of Hong Kong Association for Integration of Chinese-Western Medicine Limited (HKAIM), Deputy Director of Specialty Committee of Mental Diseases of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), and Deputy Director of TCM Psychology Specialty Committee of WFCMS. He received his Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Western medicine training and earned his PhD in neuroscience in China. In 1994-2006, he moved to the United States to continue his research work in psychopharmacology and neuropsychiatry. His long-term research interest has focused on seeking novel psychotropic agents and developing effective treatment strategies from acupuncture and herbal medicine for neuropsychiatric disorders, including pain, anxiety, mood disorders, dementia and schizophrenia. He is also interested in investigating neural mechanisms of acupuncture using neuroimaging approaches. Professor Zhang has directed numerous clinical studies. He has authored and coauthored over 100 original papers, reviews and book chapters. Professor Zhang has active clinical practice in Hong Kong and specializes the use of TCM to treat various neurological and psychiatric problems.
Disclosure of Interest: None declared
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