Faculty

International Faculty

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Johan FAGAN
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Johan Fagan is the Leon Goldman Professor and Chairman of the Division of Otolaryngology at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. After completing residency training at the University of Cape Town, he completed two clinical fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh USA in Head and Neck/Cranial base surgery and in Otology /Neurotology. He has published >100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He is the President of the South African College of Otorhinolaryngology, serves on the executive of the Pan African Federation of Otolaryngologic Societies (PAFOS), and represents Africa and the Middle East on the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Otolaryngologic Societies (IFOS). A major interest of his has been to advance head and neck surgery in Africa and the Developing World. He established the Karl Storz Fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cape Town, and is currently training the 9th African Head and Neck Fellow. He maintains an IFOS educational website for ENT surgeons in the Developing World, and edits and co-authors “The Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Operative Surgery” and "The Open Access Guide to Audiology and Hearing Aids for Otolaryngologists".

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Henri MARRES
Chair and Head
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery Radboud UMC

Henri Marres was born in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He received training for otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the Radboud UMC in Nijmegen, and Royal Liverpool Hospital in United Kingdom. Professor Marres is currently Chair and Head of Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Radboud UMC.

Professor Marres’s research actvitites include head and neck (oncologic) surgery with focus on airway surgery. His interest in this field has led to clinical work, academic training and presentations at international meetings. He has conducted 14 PhD thesis and published more than 156 international publications, 45 Dutch publications and 21 books and bookchapters.

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Jesus MEDINA
University of Oklahoma
United States of America

Jesus E. Medina, M.D., F.A.C.S, a native of Peru, completed his training in Otorhinolaryngology at Wayne State University in Detroit. Following this, he completed a Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston. He began his academic career in 1980 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at M.D. Anderson. In 1984, he accepted a position as an Associate Professor and Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Oklahoma. He became Chairman of that Department in 1991 and held the Paul & Ruth Jonas Professor in Cancer Treatment and Research until December 2009. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology.

Dr. Medina has devoted his career to the care of patients with head and neck cancer. In addition, he has authored two textbooks and numerous scientific publications and book chapters on a variety of topics in head and neck oncology. His Clinical Research activities center on the management of cervical lymph node metastases in squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma of the head and neck and organ preservation strategies. An active scholar, he has lectured extensively throughout the United States and in twenty-eight other countries.

Dr. Medina is a member of numerous honorary societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, the Triological Society, the American Laryngological Association, and the American Head and Neck Society. He has served as a Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology. and as Member of the Residency Review Committee for Otolaryngology. He has been President of the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Head and Neck Society, and the Triological Society, the leading academic society in the specialty of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and candidate for President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of Head and Neck Surgery, Auris Nasus Larynx, Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology and other scientific publications.

Dr. Medina has received numerous institutional and national organization Awards, including the University of Oklahoma “Dean’s Award for Distinguished Medical Service”, the University of Oklahoma “Otis Sullivant Award” and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, which is the highest honor the University can bestow. He has also received the Honor and the Distinguished Service Awards from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, an American Cancer Society Professor of Clinical Oncology Award and several Presidential Citations from the American Head and Neck Society and the Triological Society.

Jesus and his wife Libby have been married for 37 years, they have three children: Katherine, Joey and Kristine, and they are delighted with their five grandchildren, Lillian, Grace, Jackson, Sydney and Alexander.

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Yi Xin ZHANG
ShangHai Jiao Tong University
China

Professor Zhang Yi Xin is the Chief of the Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Assistant Chief of Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital Affiliated Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine.

He graduated from Shanghai Second Medical University and Fudan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1993, and then pursued further PhD degree in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital under mentorship of Professor Ti-Sheng Chang. He completed his fellowship at Duke University Medical Center under mentorship of Professor Scott Levin.

Professor Zhang started his career of plastic surgery since 1993, he is the expert in reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, pediatric craniofacial, cosmetic surgery. He is also specialized in head and neck post-traumatic and post-oncologic reconstruction; reconstruction of burn sequels; upper and lower extremities post-traumatic and post-oncologic reconstruction; nasal reconstruction; breast reconstruction; nose, eyelid and breast cosmetic surgery; non-invasive cosmetic surgery.

So far, he is involved in many of plastic and reconstructive society around the world and nation. He is the Deputy General Secretary of the Chinese Society for Reconstructive and Reparative Surgery, senior member of the Chinese Society of Microsurgery. He is the editorial board and reviewer of many international plastic and reconstructive journals and national journals.

Professor Zhang is the author of 35 papers indexed in international journals, and has published 63 paper in Chinese journals. He has edited 3 books (Flap and Reconstructive Surgery, Grabb’s Encyclopedia of Flaps(Chinese), and Anterior Lateral Thigh Flap) and authored 6 textbooks and monographs.

 

Local faculty

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Kunwar BHATIA
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr BHATIA is a UK trained radiologist who for the last 7 years has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has a specialist interest in Head and Neck Imaging, which stems from the fact he initially trained in ENT surgery before switching to radiology. His current research interests include US elastography for characterisation of thyroid, salivary and lymph nodal diseases, applications of novel MRI techniques in head and neck cancer, detailed imaging in cochlear implantation and pre-operative planning of fully implantable bone conduction hearing aids.

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Jason CHAN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Chan graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine in London, followed by specialist training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions with advanced training in Head and Neck surgery, microvascular reconstruction and robotics. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with research interests include HPV associated oropharyngeal carcinoma and the application of robotics in Head and Neck Surgery.

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Jimmy CHAN
University of Hong Kong

Dr. Chan graduated from the University of Hong Kong and pursued post-graduate training in Head & Neck Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. He subsequently subspecialized in Head & Neck oncology surgery, and became the chief of the Division of Head & Neck Surgery as well as the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in 2010. Dr. Chan’s main research work is on nasopharyngeal carcinoma, particularly on the surgical treatment and translational research of recurrent tumours. He is also interested in research regarding the management of carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx. He is currently the Executive Management Committee of the Area of Excellence Scheme, Centre for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Research, Hong Kong, as well as the President of the Hong Kong Head & Neck Society.

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Paul CHAN
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Paul Chan is Clinical Professor and Chairman of the Department of Microbiology, and Deputy Director of the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also an Honorary Consultant in Microbiology for the New Territories East Cluster Hospitals of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. Professor Chan is a renowned clinical virologist with special interest in viral epidemiology, pathogenesis, and oncogenesis. He is currently a visiting professor of the Royal Veterinary College, University of London; and the College of Life Science and Bioengineering, Beijing University of Technology. He also serves many key professional bodies in Hong Kong, including the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases of the Centre for Health Protection, the Grant Review Board for Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases, the Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene, Working Groups for Human Papillomavirus and Rotavirus Vaccines, and the Hong Kong College of Pathologists Examiner Committee. Internationally, Professor Chan is the Director of Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza, a partner of the WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, and has served as a short-term consultant on influenza for the World Health Organization. Professor Chan has published 11 book chapters and more than 300 papers on clinical virology.

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Tor CHIU
Prince of Wales Hospital

Dr Tor CHIU is a Plastic Specialist.

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Wing Kee CHOI
Chief and Consultant
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Head & Neck Surgery
Tuen Mun Hospital

Dr Choi is a Consultant and Chief of Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and H&N Surgery with the Tuen Mun Hospital, New Territories West Cluster. His interests are head and neck surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, oncoplastic and breast reconstructive surgery, and reconstruction of congenital abnormalities.

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Ann KING
Professor
Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Ann King is a Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in the Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology at the Prince of Wales Hospital. She qualified in the UK in 1984 and joined Radiology in 1988 working in London before moving to Hong Kong in 1995 to join the University. Over the past 18 years she has pursued an interest in head and neck imaging. Her main area of research is MRI of head and neck cancer, with an emphasis on nasopharyngeal carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and lymphoma, together with an interest in functional MRI techniques. She has an M.D in imaging of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, over 150 peer reviewed publications, written book chapters, edited a book on head and neck cancer imaging and lectured at international meetings.

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Iris LEUNG
Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital

Dr Leung obtained her medical degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is undergoing specialty training in the Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery.

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Hok Nam LI
Resident Specialist, Prince of Wales Hospital

Dr Li graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. He has special interests in head & neck surgery, thyroid surgery. Currently, he is working as Resident Specialist in Head & Neck Team of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital.

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Florence MOK
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Florence Mok attained her medical degree at the University of Hong Kong and is a specialist in Clinical Oncology. She has been involved in various departmental and international studies, and in teaching activities of CUHK. Her topics of clinical interest include thoracic oncology and head and neck oncology.

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Siu Kwan NG
Prince of Wales Hospital

Dr SK Ng received his basic medical training in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). After graduation from the medical school, he pursued his specialist training in the Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital and the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH). He is currently a consultant surgeon of the Department of ENT in PWH and clinical associate professor (honorary) of CUHK.
His main clinical interests include transoral laser surgery for pharyngolaryngeal diseases, thyroid surgery and also salivary gland surgery. Aside from conventional surgeries, he has been actively involved in sialendoscopy, a novel minimally invasive technique in managing salivary gland diseases. The sialendoscopy service that he established in Prince of Wales Hospital is among the earliest of this kind in Hong Kong.

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Darren POON
Prince of Wales Hospital

Dr. Darren Poon is a clinical oncologist and serves as the associate consultant in the Department of Clinical Oncology at Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. Dr. Poon graduated in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and had undergone training in the MD Anderson cancer center and Medical College of Wisconsin after obtaining the FRCR. He specializes in the genitourinary cancer, neuro-oncology, hepato-pancreatic cancer and head and neck cancer. His research interests include image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and stereotactic body radiotherapy in prostate, pancreatic and liver cancer. He is currently the chair of prostate IGRT working group at Prince of Wales hospital. Dr. Poon is also member of the scientific subcommittee of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists. In 2010, he was awarded the Best Proffered Paper Presentation at the 18th annual scientific meeting of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists. Dr. Poon is an invited reviewer for Asian-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology and Hong Kong Medical Journal.

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Raymond TSANG
University of Hong Kong

Dr. Raymond KY TSANG (MBChB, FRCSEd) graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1994 and received his training in otolaryngology in Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He obtained his specialist qualification in otolaryngology and fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001 and then sub-specialized in the field of head and neck surgery. He currently is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong. He also the Division Chief of Ear Nose and Throat Surgery of the Department of Surgery, the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital in Shenzhen, China. His clinical research interests include application of robotic surgery in head and neck surgery, minimally invasive surgery in the head and neck region, endoscopic surgery for anterior skull base lesions and swallowing disorders in patients after esophagectomy. He has published more than 50 peer review papers and book chapters. He is currently the Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong Society of Otorhinolarynology – Head and Neck Surgery, a Board Member of the Head and Neck Subspecialty Board of the Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists and Member of the Education Committee of the Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists. He is also the founding council member of the Hong Kong Society of Robotic Surgery.

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Alexander VLANTIS
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Vlantis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, which he joined in 2000.

He did his undergraduate and postgraduate training in South Africa and a fellowship in head and neck surgery in The Netherlands. He is a member of the head and neck surgical oncology team at the Prince of Wales Hospital, the field of his main clinical and research interest.

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Eddy WONG
Prince of Wales Hospital

Dr Eddy Wong graduated at the medical faculty of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). After graduation from the medical school, he pursued his ENT specialist training in the United Christian Hospital and the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH). After that, he developed an interest in head & neck surgery. He underwent further subspecialty training both locally and overseas including the attachment to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan.

He is currently the head and neck surgeon in PWH and honorary clinical assistant professor of CUHK. Aside from head and neck oncology surgery, he is actively involved in the voice rehabilitation surgery for post laryngectomy patients.

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Zenon YEUNG
Prince of Wales Hospital

Dr Zenon Yeung graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is currently undergoing ENT specialist training in United Christian Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Alice Ho Nethersole Hospital. His main interest is head and neck oncological surgery.

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Edmund YUEN
Prince of Wales Hospital

Dr Yuen studied medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong where he graduated in 1992. After internship and short residencies in Oncology and Emergency Medicine, he enrolled in radiology training at the Prince of Wales Hospital in 1994, obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1997 and completed his specialist training in 2000. In 2001 he pursued a fellowship in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in Essen and Frankfurt, Germany. Dr Yuen had working experience in both the public and private sectors, and has special interest in head and neck imaging and nuclear medicine.