Lilian Leong Oration


Dr. Lilian Leong, BBS, JP

MBBS (HK), D.Sc (Hon) Aberdeen, DMRD, FRCR, FHKCR, FHKAM (Radiology), MBA (UEA)
Founding President, Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Dr. Lilian Leong is an internationally renowned radiologist who has served Radiology for more than 40 years. She has made outstanding contributions and achievements in nurturing radiologists, promoting and developing radiology education, training and radiological services for the betterment of healthcare delivery to the community of Hong Kong and for the region.


Dr. Leong spearheaded the founding of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists to establish Hong Kong’s own radiology training and specialist accreditation, and by working closely in conjunction with The Royal College of Radiologists to ensure that Hong Kong’s radiology are on par with international standards.


To further enhance Hong Kong’s development in radiological practice and training standard, Dr. Leong has tirelessly participated in various global/international forum and projects on behalf of Hong Kong radiology, forming professional network with regional bodies; and also organized many international/regional seminars, training courses and congresses, most jointly with professional Societies/Colleges. Under her leadership, Hong Kong continued to enjoy international and regional independent professional status.


Her expertise and contributions are internationally recognized. She sat in various international and regional Committees including being elected as President of Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology (2001-2004), and International Adviser for Radiology Education of the Harvard Medical School. She was awarded the Béclère Medal by ISR, the International Society of Radiology (2006); the Gold Medal by The Royal College of Radiologists of United Kingdom (2006); the Gold Medal of AOSR, the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology (2008) and Honorary Fellow by ACR, the American College of Radiology (2009). Dr. Leong was the first Asian / Chinese radiologist to receive some of these honours. She holds prestigious honorary membership appointments with professional radiology societies in China (CSR: Chinese Society of Radiology), Europe (ECR/EAR: European Congress of Radiology/ European Association of Radiology) and the United States of America (RSNA: Radiological Society of North America). She also holds the Honorary Doctorate of Science of the University of Aberdeen, UK. She was made Justice of Peace in 2001 and was conferred Bronze Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR Government in 2008.


In the local community service arena, Dr. Leong has been actively spearheading radiology planning in HK. She had strategized the radiology services provision for major public hospitals built in the past 2 decades including Queen Mary Hospital, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, North District Hospital, Tseung Kwan O Hospital and Pok Oi Hospital. Dr. Leong also drives hard to put in place digitalized radiography, Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT), and high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine (3T MRI) etc., which are states of the art of radiological technology at those times to enhance radiological diagnosis and patient management. She sat on various committees in the Hospital Authority including that for the procurement of major radiological equipment and steering groups for Radiology Information Technology. Dr. Leong is visionary in maximizing information technology for radiology services development in healthcare. She is the vanguard of digitalizing radiology examinations and patient records. She champions and steers the radiology digitalization in the public hospitals. In addition to moving the development of Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) in the radiology departments in various hospitals, she has started the cross department real-time image viewing in North District Hospital and commissioned Tseung Kwan O Hospital and Pok Oi Hospital to be totally filmless hospitals. She paved the incorporation of image into the electronic Patient Record System (ePR) – Image Distribution in HA hospitals, including the current project electronic Health Record (eHR) for the community.


In recognition of the tremendous contribution of Dr. Lilian Leong to radiology, Hong Kong College of Radiologists has established the Lilian Leong Oration in 2016.


Lilian Leong Orations

2016 – The First Lilian Leong Oration



12th November 2016


Dr. Lilian L.Y. Leong, BBS, JP

Founding President & Immediate Past President

Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Lecture Title

Women in Medicine: Past, Present and Future



Invitation Card