Lakshman Samaranayake

The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Lakshman `Sam` Samaranayake is an internationally, renowned clinical academic with expertise in clinical microbiome research, senior executive level administration, and dental pedagogy. The author of over 450 scientific communications, cited over 27,000 occasions (h-index 90) he has served over 12 years as the Executive Dean of two major dental schools in Hong Kong (a top five ranking dental school globally), and Australia at the Universities of Hong Kong and Queensland, respectively. A highly sought-after speaker, he has addressed professional bodies in over 40 countries, and received numerous accolades for his research and unique contributions to dentistry, including the coveted King James IV Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK, and the Distinguished Scientist Award of IADR, USA. He holds many visiting/honorary professor appointments in  the universities of Thailand, Australia, UK , Middle East, and China.