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Director of Student Affairs

Clinical Associate Professor of Practice

MBBS, MRes(Medicine), MRCSEd,

FCOphth HK, FHKAM (Ophthalmology), FHEA 

Phone: 2518 1430 / 3962 1405

ORCID: 0000-0001-6255-2941

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Kendrick is the HKUMed Director of Student Affairs. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Practice and Honorary Consultant 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 was awarded the 2016 Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Gold Medal for Best Original Research by a Trainee (BORT) and was selected as a 2017 Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Distinguished Young Fellow (DYF). He was the recipient of the 2018 Asia Cornea Society Santen-Asia Educational Grant and underwent training in ocular surface research at the Singapore National Eye Centre under Professor Louis Tong. In the same year, he was also awarded the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Kendrick currently has over 70 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

  • Director, Lions Eye Bank of Hong Kong

  • Volunteer Faculty Member, Orbis International

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. *Corresponding author

  2. Wong H.L., Bu Y., Chan Y.K. and Shih K.C., Lycium barbarum polysaccharide promotes corneal Re-epithelialization after alkaline injury, Experimental Eye Research. 2022, 109151. *Corresponding author

  3. 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. *Corresponding author

  4. 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.

  5. 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. *Corresponding author

  6. 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. *Corresponding author

  7. 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. *Corresponding author

  8. 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. *Corresponding author

  9. 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. *Corresponding author

  10. 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 *Corresponding author

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

  • 2018 Asia Cornea Society-Santen Asia Educational Grant

  • 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

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