Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
Professor Sung is a renowned researcher in gastroenterology and hepatology. His research interests include intestinal bleeding, Helicobacter Pylori, peptic ulcer, hepatitis B, colorectal cancer, and other cancers related to the digestive system.
Professor Sung and his team proved the relationship between H. Pylori and peptic ulcer diseases. They were first in demonstrating that a course of antibiotics lasting a week can cure H. Pylori infection and successfully treat peptic ulcers and minimize their relapse. At the same time, he and his research team pioneered the use of endoscopic treatment for ulcer bleeding to reduce the need for operative surgery. These research results have a major impact on and have changed the practice of gastroenterology worldwide. In recent years, his research portfolio has extended into studies of gut microbiome and digestive diseases. He is also exploring the use of artificial intelligence in clinical medicine.