Professor Ling Qin

Dr. Qin is Professor and Director of Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong ( He received his Ph.D. at the German Sports University, Cologne, Germany and postdoc in AO-Research Institute, Davos, Switzerland. Dr. Qin was research scientist in the Department of Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery, Charite Medical University, Germany, before joining CUHK in late 1994.   

Dr. Qin has been working on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of bone metabolic disorders, in collaboration with research and clinical scientists and engineers in medicine, traditional medicine, and biomaterials. Dr. Qin is the past President of the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) ( and member of a number of journal editorial boards, including Editor-in-chief of Journal of Orthopaedic Translation ( and editorial member of Journal of Bone and Mineral Research ( He is collage fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering ( and Fellow of International Combined Orthopaedic Research Society ( Dr. Qin also holds 9 new invention or new utility patents and received over 30 research awards.

Dr. Qin published 9 monographs and over 400 journal papers in English, German, and Chinese, including 320 SCI articles in Nat Med, Biomaterials, Acta Biomaterialia, JBMR, Osteoporosis Int, Bone, etc. with a citation >6500 and H-index of 44.

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