Incoming Asia Pacific Region President: Prof Meng-Chih Lee

The WONCA Asia-Pacific region will have a new region president from November 2016 - Professor Meng-Chih Lee MD, PhD, MPH, from Chinese Taipei.

In his new capacity as the President for WONCA Asia Pacific Region, Prof Meng-Chih Lee, coupled with his Asia Pacific council members and World WONCA, would like to strengthen Rajakumar Movement, continue to support Taiwan Family Medicine Research Award, try to invite the non-member countries in Asia Pacific region to join in WONCA , and to maintain good partnership with WHO Western Pacific Region.

Prof Lee is currently the Superintendent of Taichung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, and also a Visiting PI of the Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes (NHRI). He served as Professor and Dean of the School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Chinese Taipei during 2002-2004 and 1993-1995, respectively. Dr Lee also served as the Former Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning as well as the Center for Education and Research on Geriatric Care at the Chung Shan Medical University during 2001-2011.

He had been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Chung Shan Medical University Hospital during 1990-2001.Prof Meng-Chih Lee currently is the President of Taiwan Association of Family Medicine, and the President of Taiwan Medical Alliance for Control of Tobacco (TMACT). Professor Lee also has been awarded the National Health and Welfare Medal in 2016 for his contributions to health promotion works for people as well as establishment of the comprehensive geriatric care model in Chinese Teipei.

Prof Meng-Chih Lee has published more then 100 scientific papers on family medicine, community medicine, geriatric medicine and medical education.

Prof Meng-Chih Lee completed his medical degree at the Chung Shan Medical College. He completed his Master of Public Health at the School of Public Health of the University of Minnesota, USA. At the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Tokyo Medical University, Dr. Lee fulfilled his PhD. He has been invited to be a visiting professor /scholar by a variety of academic organizations, including Jichi Medical University (Japan), University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and University of Michigan, USA, and Colleges of Medicine, Fudan University and Wuhan University (China) in the past ten years.