Director of Student Affairs 

Clinical Assistant Professor

MBBS, MRes(Medicine), MRCSEd, FCOphth HK, FHKAM (Ophthalmology)

Phone: 2518 1430 / 3962 1405

ORCID: 0000-0001-6255-2941

HKU Scholars Hub    Entrez Pubmed 


Kendrick is the HKUMed Director of Student Affairs and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology. He graduated from HKUMed in 2009 with MBBS and MRes(Medicine) degrees and obtained his specialist qualifications in Ophthalmology in 2016. Kendrick has over 60 publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

Key Offices

  • APAO-APOTS Liaison, Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Trauma Society

  • Editorial Board Member (Cornea and External Eye Diseases), Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology

  • Societal Challenges Subcommittee Member, TFOS: A Lifestyle Epidemic Workshop 

  • Global Ambassador, Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society

  • Councillor, Lions Eye Bank of Hong Kong

Research Interests

  • Sight threatening ocular surface diseases

  • Cornea wound healing

  • Artificial intelligence-assisted clinical decision making

Selected Publications (In order of Most Recent)

  1. Wong HL, Hung LT, Kwok SS, Bu Y, Lin Y, Shum HC, Wang H, Lo ACY, Yam GHF, Jhanji V, Shih KC, Chan YK, The anti-scarring role of Lycium barbarum polysaccharide on cornea epithelial-stromal injury, Experimental Eye Research. 2021. Impact Factor 2020: 3.467  Journal Rankings: #17 in Ophthalmology  

  2. Poon SH, Wong WH, Lo AC, Yuan H, Chen CF, Jhanji V, Chan YK, Shih KC. A Systematic Review on Advances in Diagnostics for Herpes Simplex Keratitis. Surv Ophthalmol. 2020 Nov 10:S0039-6257(20)30138-7. Impact Factor 2019: 4.195  Journal Rankings: #6 in Ophthalmology 

  3. Hui P.Y., Cheung M.C., Perera R.A.P.M., Ng K.C., Bui H.T., Ho C.W.J., Ng M.M.T., Kuok I.T., Shih K.C., Tsao G.S.W., Poon L.M.L., Peiris J.S.M., Nicholls J.M. and Chan M.C.W., Tropism, replication competence, and innate immune responses of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in human respiratory tract and conjunctiva: an analysis in ex-vivo and in-vitro cultures, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2020.Impact Factor 2019: 25.094  Journal Rankings: #1 in Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine

  4. Shih K.C., Chan J.C.H., Chen J.Y. and Lai J.S.M., Ophthalmic clinical skills teaching in the time of COVID-19: A crisis and opportunity, Medical Education. 2020. Impact Factor 2019: 4.52  Journal Rankings: #2 in Education, Scientific Disciplines   

  5. Kwok SS, Wong F -Y, Shih KC, Chan Y-K, Bu Y, Chan T -Y, Ng A -K, Lo A -Y, Tong L, Yam G -F, Jhanji V. Lycium barbarum Polysaccharide Suppresses Expression of Fibrotic Proteins in Primary Human Corneal Fibroblasts. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020; 9(11):3572. Impact Factor 2019: 3.303. Journal Rankings: #36 in Medicine, General and Internal   

  6. Bu Y., Shih K.C., Kwok S.S., Chan Y.K., Lo A.C.Y., Chan T.C.Y., Jhanji V. and Tong L., Experimental modelling of cornea wound healing in diabetes: clinical applications and beyond, BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. 2019, 7,e000779. Impact Factor 2019: 3.183   Journal Rankings: #74 in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism 

  7. Ma A., Mak M.S., Shih K.C., Tsui C.K., Cheung R.K., Lee S.H., Leung H., Leung J.N., Leung J.T., Van-Boswell M.Z., Wong M.T., Ng L.K.A., Lee C.H.P., Jhanji V. and Tong L., Association of long-term glycaemic control on tear break up times and dry eye symptoms in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes, Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. 2018. Impact Factor 2019: 2.832  Journal Rankings: #15 in Ophthalmology 

  8. Chuang J.,Shih K.C., Chan T.C.Y., Wan K.H., Jhanji V. and Tong L.,Preoperative optimization of ocular surface disease before cataract surgery, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Elsevier, 2018, 43 (11), 1596 – 1607. Impact Factor 2019: 2.689  Journal Rankings: #17 in Ophthalmology 

  9. FU L., Fung K.C.F., Lo A.C.Y., Chan Y.K., So K.F., Wong Y.H.I., Shih K.C.and Lai J.S.M., Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation Inhibits Retinal Microglial Activation and Enhances Retinal Ganglion Cell Survival After Acute Ocular Hypertensive Injury,Translational Vision Science and Technology.2018, 7:3.Impact Factor 2019: 2.112  Journal Rankings: #28 in Ophthalmology 

Selected Achievements

  • 2021 Faculty Teaching Medal, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

  • 2021 Japanese Ophthalmology Society Young International Investigator Award 

  • 2021 Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Best Young Ophthalmologist Influencer Award

  • 2020 Li Shu Pui Medical Foundation Fellowship

  • 2020 Asia Pacific Professors in Ophthalmology – Academic Development Mentorship Scheme Award

  • 2019 Japan Cornea Conference Best Poster Award

  • 2018 Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award

  • 2017 Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Distinguished Young Fellow Award

  • 2016 Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Gold Medal for Best Original Research by Trainee

  • 2016 Best of Section Paper (Glaucoma), Annual Meeting of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER)

Dr. Kendrick Co Shih is available for student consultation between 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM on Thursdays. Please kindly contact Dr. Shih at for further arrangements.

Web of Science ResearcherID: E-9883-2010