Full Name
Kenny Kwok Hei Yu, MBBS, PhD, FRCS
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Speaker Bio
Kenny K H Yu, MBBS, PhD, FRCS is a neurosurgeon-scientist and Instructor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where his clinical and research interests focus on patients with malignant glioma.

He completed his medical training at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom followed by neurosurgical residency in Manchester, UK. He took time out during residency to pursue a PhD under Professor Brian Bigger at the University of Manchester where he devised novel non-myeloablative adoptive transfer methods to distinguish between microglial and bone marrow derived macrophages in order to define their respective contributions to the glioma macrophage population, and was subsequently awarded a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Lectureship to pursue postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Professor Peter Dirks at the hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in Canada. After completing residency he undertook a combined research and clinical subspecialty training fellowship in advanced neurosurgical oncology under the tutelage of Dr Viviane Tabar before being appointed to the faculty at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

His research aims to understand the functional specification of glioma associated macrophages and the relationship between distinct pathological transcriptional programs in tumor macrophages and disease progression with the eventual goal of translating these findings into targeted therapies for patients with this devastating form of cancer.
Kenny Kwok Hei Yu, MBBS, PhD, FRCS