Dr. Ka-Kit Hui reflects on his journey in establishing UCLA Center for East-West Medicine and Dr. Tony Hung remarks on how Dr. Ka-Kit Hui's mentorship has influenced him throughout the course of his medical career in the Alumni News and Notes section of the Summer 2016 issue of the UCLA Health 'U' Magazine.
Dr. Ka-Kit Hui reflects on his journey in establishing UCLA Center for East-West Medicine in a piece entitled "Reflection: Building a Legacy" on pages 34-35 of the Summer 2016 issue of the UCLA Health 'U' Magazine. The article features a picture of Dr. Hui with late Dean Emeritus Dr. Sherman Melinkoff, who has been Dr. Hui's mentor for over 40 years.
Dr. Hui is very grateful to have had Dean Mellinkoff as his mentor. Their relationship started when he was a 4th year medical student during his externship. 20 years after their initial meeting, Dean Melinkoff wrote Dr. Hui a letter of support that has provided him guidance in developing the Center for East-West Medicine. “Your proposal for an expanded UCLA Center for East-West Medicine strikes me as an inspiring plan. Its implementation could be of great value in medical education, medical research, cost-effective and compassionate care of patients, prevention of illness and synergistic application of principles originating in Eastern and Western civilizations. The beacon you have already ignited at UCLA could, through this Center, grow in luster to the benefit of all mankind.”
Dr. Tony Hung remarks on how Dr. Ka-Kit Hui's mentorship has influenced to expand his perspective on medicine, in unifying eastern and western medicine to deliver optimal healthcare, throughout the course of his medical career on page 37 of the Summer 2016 issue of the UCLA Health 'U' Magazine. In the article titled "Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant", Dr. Hung also mentions iCareX, a non-profit organization that he founded, which trains undergraduate students to become health coaches to assist in care coordination at UCLA Olive View Medical Center
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