Citations and Speeches


108th Congregation (1980)

Tan Sri Guan Bee ONG
P.S.M., O.B.E., M.D., M.B.B.S., D.S.c., F.R.C.S., F.R.A.C.S., F.R.S.E., Hon. F.P.C.S., Hon. F.A.C.S., Hon. F.C.S.(SA)., Hon.F.R.C.P.Glas., Hon.F.R.C.S.Can., J.P.

The Public Orator Professor Peter Bernard Harris, B.A., B.SC. (Econ.), PH.D., D.Litt. (PCE), wrote and delivered the following citation:

Dr. Ong has been appointed to the Chair of Surgery, to succeed Professor Stock. On completion of his studies at the University of Hong Kong in 1947 and after having served as a house surgeon, Dr. Ong joined Government Medical Service in 1948 and worked for a time at the Queen Mary Hospital before proceeding to the United Kingdom for further training at St. Bar-tholomew's and Hammersmith Hospitals. On his return to Hong Kong in 1953 he served as a medical officer and since 1957 has been surgeon-in-charge at the Kowloon Hospital.

In 1956 he was selected by the London committee as Commonwealth Fund (Harkness) Fellow and studied at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, and the Bellevue Hospital, New York University. He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1958. Dr. Ong is President of the Hong Kong Chinese Medical Association and President of the Hong Kong Surgical Society and is Honorary Surgical Consultant at both the Kwong Wah and the Grantham Chest Hospitals.

His published papers are numerous, his special fields of research being oesophageal and gastric surgery, urology, biliary surgery, portal hypertension, cancer of the liver, and the approach to the upper spine.