International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor (Dr.) Rocky S. Tuan

Professor Rocky S. Tuan assumed office as the eighth Vice-Chancellor and President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 1 January 2018. Prior to joining CUHK in 2016 as a Distinguished Visiting Professor and the Founding Director of the Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Professor Tuan was Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) School of Medicine, where he served from 2009 as the Founding Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering, and as Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Chair Professor of Sports Medicine and Executive Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, with a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. In 2012, Professor Tuan was appointed by Pitt as Associate Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Founding Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research. Beginning in 2010, he has served as Co-Director of the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a US Department of Defense funded, national, multi-institutional consortium focusing on developing translational regenerative therapies for battlefield injuries.