April 23, 2020
In this episode, Pek-Lan Khong, MBBS, MD, FRCR, clinical professor and head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Hong Kong, discusses her early years growing up in Singapore, her first experiences as a leader, and what led her to choose radiology training at the University of Hong Kong. She shares her journey from faculty, to assistant Dean for External Affairs and Fundraising to becoming head of the Department of Radiology where she successfully executed her vision to grow the profile of the department. You will hear how she supported the opening of the 2,000 bed University of Hong Kong Shenzhen hospital in 2012 while serving as the founding chief of service for its department of medical imaging, her insights into the cultural differences and financial nuances between healthcare in Hong Kong and mainland China and the efforts underway in Hong Kong to control the COVID-19 virus. She discusses the important role mentors have played in her career and what excites her most about the field of radiology.