AFSM President

Message from the President


President of AFSM, 2017 - 2021

Prof. Patrick Shu-Hang YUNG

It is an honor and privilege to serve as the President of Asian Federation of Sports Medicine (AFSM). I am humble and deeply grateful to the members and the office bearers in trusting me and providing me with this opportunity to lead the Federation.

In the beginning of the message, I want to say a few words in memory of Dr. Danish Zaheer. Dr. Zaheer was a valuable and highly respected member since the inauguration of AFSM. He had devoted much of his time in promoting sport medicine in Asia. During his decades of years serving in AFSM, he had played a leading role in advocating the development of the Association with dedication. We can never forget about his passion in guiding the Association. His enthusiasm and kindness will always be remembered with admiration.

To inherit the passion of Dr. Zaheer, our role in advancing sports medicine and sport sciences in the region is indisputable. AFSM was established under the leadership of its founding fatherssince 1990. Over recent years, AFSM has expanded rapidly, both in size and influence. The main objective of the AFSM is to foster the promotion of sports medicine in Asia. AFSM is a growing professional group and we are determined to bring our talents together and to maximize our regional advantages in facilitating exchanges through meetings, congress and keeping abreast of our professional development through this regional network.

Our I hope AFSM achieves leading advancement in the future with conjoint efforts of all members. There are much more we can do and it is confident that the office bearers would play an important role proactively in making this a reality.As the president of the APKASS, it will be my passion and duty to encourage and inspire all members with enthusiasm, ensure welcoming platform for clinical and scientific knowledge exchange, and associate the intersociety and international relationships.

Prof. Patrick Shu-Hang YUNG

President, 2017-2021

Presidency & Past Presidents

Prof. Patrick Yung, Hong Kong

(Presidency: 2017-2021)

Prof Patrick Yung was the President Elect in 2017 but then he was appointed to be the President of AFSM in the same year to inherit the passion of Dr. Zaheer. Prof Yung continue his term of Presidency until the end of 2021. He is the Professor & Chief of Sports Medicine Team in The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Danish Zaheer, Brunei

(Presidency: 2016-2017)

Dr. Danish Zaheer from Brunei Darussalam was elected as the president of AFSM for a 2 year period (2016 - 2018). He was the Director & Sports Medicine Consultant of the Sports Medicine and Research Centre in his country. Unfortunately, Dr Danish left us in September 2017, he was a valued leader of AFSM and will be missed by all of us. 

Prof. Guo-ping Li, China

(Presidency: 2014-2016)

Prof. GP Li was the president from 2014-2016, he was the Director of National Institute of Sports Medicine in China. 

Dr. Mohammad Razi, Iran

(Presidency: 2012-2014)

Dr. Mohammad Razi was elected as the president of AFSM from 2012 to 2014 in the Council of Delegates Meeting held in Kish Islands in Feb 2012. He was practising as Orthopaedic Surgeon in Rasoul Akram University Hospital, Iran.

Dr. Chelliah Thurairaja, Bangkok

(Presidency: 2009-2012)

Dr. C. Thurairaja was chosen as the president of AFSM from 2009 to 2012 at executive committee meeting held at Riverfront hotel, Bangkok.

Dr. Wahid Alkharusi, Oman

(Presidency: 2002-2009)

Dr. Wahid Alkharusi was chosen by AFSM executive board to be the president from 2002 to 2004. Then he was also elected as president again for the period of 2005-2009. Dr. Wahid Alkharusi is an Orthopedic surgeon and the head of Orthopedic department in Khaula hospital in Muscat, Oman. 

Prof. Nishat Mallik, Pakistan

(Presidency: 2000-2002)

Prof. Nishat Mallik from Pakistan was the third president of AFSM who was elected in 2000 during AFSM Congress in Oman. He was a specialist in rehabilitation medicine and the professor of university in Karachi, Pakistan.  Unfortunately, he was assassinated in 2002 in his country by a political party.

Prof. Kai-Ming Chan, Hong Kong

(Presidency: 1992-2000)

Prof. K.M. Chan from Hong Kong led the newly founded Federation for 8 years (1992-2000). He was an orthopedic surgeon and a professor in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was then elected as the president of FIMS in 2002 and the first Asian president of FIMS since its foundation in 1928. 

Prof. Mian-Yu QU, China

(Presidency: 1990-1992)

Prof. Qu from China was the first president of AFSM during the period of 1990-1992.