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2. Biological Sciences[X]
204. Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Immunology[X]
1Name:  Dr. Yuet Wai Kan
 Institution:  University of California, San Francisco
 Year Elected:  2009
 Class:  2. Biological Sciences
 Subdivision:  204. Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Immunology
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1936
Yuet Wai Kan is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong Medical School and is at present the Louis K. Diamond Professor of Hematology at the University of California, San Francisco. He has served on many organizations including as the President of the American Society of Hematology (1990) and currently as Chairman of the Croucher Foundation in Hong Kong that supports science and technology in Hong Kong. He works in the fields of hematology and genetics, and his research led to the innovation of DNA diagnosis that has found wide applications in many human conditions. In recognition of his contributions, he has been elected a member of learned science academies in the United States, Great Britain, Taiwan and China. He has received several honorary degrees and many national awards, including the Lasker Award for Medical Research (1991), international awards from Canada, Italy and Switzerland, and most recently the Shaw Prize in Life Sciences and Medicine from Hong Kong (2004). He was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine in 2011.
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