Dr. Stephen Chung obtained his MD at the University of Toronto and completed his General Surgery training at the University of British Columbia. He then obtained his PhD degree from the University of Toronto, which was followed by a fellowship in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery & liver transplantation at the Toronto General Hospital. After his initial faculty appointment at the University Health Network in Toronto, he returned to Vancouver where his clinical practice at VGH includes hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery, and liver transplantation. Dr. Chung is very involved in research and education at the UBC Medical School where he has received several awards recognizing his contributions in these fields. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and holds research grant funding from the CIHR. He has served the medical community in a number of capacities including Head of UBC and VGH Division of General Surgery, Scientific Director for BC Transplant, and Medical Director of Surgical Services for VGH and UBC Hospital.