Faculty

International Faculty

Francis MARCHAL
Livio PRESUTTI
Professor and Chairman
Department of Otrhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
University of Modena
Italy

Professor Francis Marchal is a world acclaimed ENT expert in the diagnosis and treatment of salivary gland diseases. He is the developer of an original technique named Sialendoscopy and has created the “European Sialendoscopy Training Centre” in 2001 which has trained more than one thousand physician from all over the world.

Francis is Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Besides his passion in sialendoscopy, Professor Marchal is interested in head and neck surgery, salivary gland surgery and facial plastic surgery.

Professor Marchal has more than 100 publications, chapters of books and in 2015 published a book entitled “Sialendoscopy: the hands-on book.”

Francis MARCHAL
Daniele MARCHIONI
Chairman and Professor
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Verona
Italy

Professor Francis Marchal is a world acclaimed ENT expert in the diagnosis and treatment of salivary gland diseases. He is the developer of an original technique named Sialendoscopy and has created the “European Sialendoscopy Training Centre” in 2001 which has trained more than one thousand physician from all over the world.

Francis is Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Besides his passion in sialendoscopy, Professor Marchal is interested in head and neck surgery, salivary gland surgery and facial plastic surgery.

Professor Marchal has more than 100 publications, chapters of books and in 2015 published a book entitled “Sialendoscopy: the hands-on book.”

Francis MARCHAL
Seiji KAKEHATA
Chairman and Professor
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Yamagata University
Japan

Professor Francis Marchal is a world acclaimed ENT expert in the diagnosis and treatment of salivary gland diseases. He is the developer of an original technique named Sialendoscopy and has created the “European Sialendoscopy Training Centre” in 2001 which has trained more than one thousand physician from all over the world.

Francis is Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Besides his passion in sialendoscopy, Professor Marchal is interested in head and neck surgery, salivary gland surgery and facial plastic surgery.

Professor Marchal has more than 100 publications, chapters of books and in 2015 published a book entitled “Sialendoscopy: the hands-on book.”

Chin-Kuo CHEN
Chin-Kuo CHEN
Head of Otology
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Taiwan

Chin-Kuo CHEN, MD, PhD is the head of the otologic department, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Currently, he is also the executive director, International College of Surgeons, Taiwan section and director of communication enhancement center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. Dr. CHEN received his medical degree from the Chung Shan Medical University and PhD from Taipei Medical University. He completed otolaryngology residency, chief residency at Taipei Municipal Ho-Ping Hospital and fellowship at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan.

Dr. CHEN continued to make contributions to the scientific community. His primary field of study is otology and his research is focused on ear surgery and hearing loss. Dr. CHEN is famous at his experience on endoscopic ear surgery (EES). He has been a member of IWGEES and invited as a speaker at many major otologic conferences, such as world congress of EES, world congress of cholesteatoma, AAO, APSCI, world congress of ENT Endoscopy, Asia-Oceania ORL-HNS congress, and so on. He has devoted his attention to EES and shared experience these years.

Samir Kumta
Tengku Mohamed Izam TENGKU KAMALDEN
Head Department and consultant ORL surgeon
Hospital Sultan Ismail
Malaysia

Currently Tengku Mohamed Izam TENGKU KAMALDEN is the head department and senior consultant ENT surgeon since 2004 for his hospital. His ENT training started in 1994 in National University of Malaysia. His pursued my postgraduate training in North Riding Infirmary , Middlesbrough ,UK from 1995 till completion of his FRCS in Edinburgh in 1997. He was designated as specialist registra in hospital kuala lumpur before continuing as consultant in present hospital. His interest in Otology started in 2005 and had my training with Prof Jens Thomsen in Gentofte hospital Copenhagen for a year. Dr TENGKU KAMALDEN also had the opportunity to have fellowships attachment with Dr Mario Sanna in Picenza Italy as well as in Causse Ear Clinic Bezier France with Dr Robert Vincent.

His endoscopic ear surgery started in Sydney 2014 with Dr Joao Flavio Noguiera and Dr Nirmal Patel and has been enrolled as member of international workgroups of EES. He has conducted my own three major international course on temporal bone and endoscopic ear surgery since then. He is holding the post of chairman of Malaysia Cochlear Implant program since 2015. He is also the board of examiners for master in surgery (ORL).

Arun-Iyer
Arun IYER
Consultant Otologist / ENT Surgeon
Monklands Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire
United Kingdom

Mr IYER is a consultant ENT surgeon & otologist at Monklands Hospital, Lanarkshire. He was trained in the Newcastle rotation and did Otology/Neurotology fellowship at Auckland City Hospital and Starship Children's Hospital, New Zealand. His special interests are endoscopic ear surgery, chronic otitis media especially mastoid cavity obliteration and management of dizziness. He is a member of the international working group in endoscopic ear surgery (IWGEES). Mr IYER is the college surgical tutor & Surgical training committee member for Otolaryngology at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow. He is the organiser of the Endoscopic ear surgery dissection course and the temporal bone dissection courses at Glasgow University.

Francis MARCHAL
In Seok MOON
Associate Professor
Yonsei University College of Medicine
Korea

Dr. MOON is an associate professor of Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

He is an outstanding surgeon in Neurotologic field.

He successfully performed Auditory Brainstem Implantation in NF2 patient and Exclusive Endoscopic Approach for Lateral Skull Base Lesions for the first time in Korea.

Dr Euan MURUGASU
Euan MURUGASU
Director of Otology Services & Senior Consultant
Department of ENT – Head & Neck Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Singapore

Dr Euan MURUGASU completed his medical training under the President’s Scholarship and graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1986. After completion of his National Service in HQ Medical Services, Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), he entered the post-graduate training programme in ENT surgery at the National University Hospital (NUH). Dr MURUGASU was then posted overseas to the United Kingdom, where he obtained both ENT Surgical Fellowships, from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1992. Under the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship, he then completed his Doctoral thesis and was awarded a PhD in Auditory Physiology and Molecular Biology at the University of Sussex, UK in 1997, winning several prestigious awards including the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) IONOS Registrars medal, and the Gold Medal at the 9th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO) in Manchester, UK. His inner ear research work was also nominated for the Politzer Prize in Zurich, Switzerland in 1999.

Upon his return to Singapore, he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1999, being duly entered into the Academy’s Roll of Specialists and awarded Certificates of Specialist Registration in Otolaryngology (ENT) by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). Dr MURUGASU was then sent by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for his sub-specialty training in Otology and Neuro-otology on a MOH HMDP Scholarship to train under Professor Richard Ramsden at the University of Manchester, UK, followed by clinical attachments at the House Ear Clinic, Los Angeles, USA, the University College of San Franscisco, USA, and the California Ear Institute, Stanford University, USA.

Dr MURUGASU’s sub-specialty interest is in Otology and Neuro-otology including implantable hearing aids eg the Vibrant Soundbridge, bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHAs) and cochlear implants (CIs), as well as specialized surgery for balance disorders and tumour sugery eg Acoustic Neuromas. Under Professor Ramsden, he was also trained in the area of Auditory Brainstem Implants (ABI) where the electrodes stimulate the cochlear nucleus directly. For the past 2 years, he has embarked on Endoscopic Ear Surgery and is a member of the IWGEES.

Dr Euan MURUGASU is currently the Director of Otology Services for Jurong Health, and is concurrently a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Medical Faculty and a Clinical Examiner with the MOH ENT Specialist Accreditation Board. He is actively involved in the under-graduate and post-graduate medical education program at the NUHS campus. Dr MURUGASU is also a Faculty Course Instructor for the ENT Instructional Course Week and the Otology-Neuro-otology / Temporal Bone dissection courses conducted annually at the SGH and TTSH campus.

Francis MARCHAL
Nirmal PATEL
Associate Professor
Macquarie University
Australia

Nirmal is a founding member of the Sydney Endoscopic Ear Surgery Research Group. The group has a Fellowship program in EES based at Nirmal's Kolling Deafness Research Lab. He is the International Working Group on Endoscopic Ear Surgery Board member for Australia and New Zealand and has been actively performing and teaching EES for 5 years. Nirmal has performed over 700 Endoscopic Ear Surgery cases.

Qiong Yang
Qiong YANG
Vice-Chief
Department of Otorhinolarynology, Head and Neck Surgery, Shenzhen Sixth People's Hospital
China

Dr Qiong YANG is the Vice-Chief of the Otolaryngology Department in Shenzhen Sixth Hospital. Her work focus largely on otomicrosurgery. She had completed more than 1,000 middle ear surgeries since 2009 and implemented over 400 cases of endoscopic ear surgeries since 2015. She attended the 1st World Congress on EES (Endoscopic Ear Surgery) as the only Chinese surgeon in 2015 and gave a slide and video presentation in 2nd World Congress on EES. She have held 8 term national continuing education training programs on temporal dissection training and endoscopic ear surgery dissection course in December 2016. She published an endoscopic cadaveric dissection video on “Ventilation and Physiology of Middle Ear” in April 2017. Currently, Dr YANG is co-translating Professor Daniele Marchioni’s book “Endoscopic Ear Surgery Principles, Indications, and Techniques” with other six surgeons in China. She was also the keynote speaker on EES in many meetings.

Francis MARCHAL
Navnit SHAH
Honorary Consultant Otologist
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
United Kingdom

Mr SHAH is Honorary Surgeon of Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital in London. He has been Visiting Professor of Temporal Bone Dissection Course in Bangkok Otological Centre, Bangkok, since 1998. He took important roles in hospitals, medical centres, and societies formerly.

Francis MARCHAL
Alexander SAXBY
Consultant Surgeon
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Australia

Dr. SAXBY is a consultant surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney where he works as an otologist and neurotologist. His main areas of interest include the development of endoscopic ear surgery, hearing implants and indigenous ear health.

He graduated from Cambridge University Medical School and later moved to Australia in 2002. After gaining his FRACS in 2011, he has gained further experience from time spent at the Fisch Microsurgery Institute in Luzern, Switzerland, Causse Clinic in Beziers, France, BC Children’s and St Paul’s Hospitals in Vancouver, Canada and Ospedale Borgo Trento, Verona, Italy.

He is an active member of the International Working Group on Endoscopic Ear Surgery (IWGEES) promoting discussion and research into the use of endoscopes in ear surgery. He is part of the Sydney Endoscopic Ear Surgery Research Group and one of the directors of the Sydney Endoscopic Ear Surgery cadaveric training courses.

He is actively involved with education of ENT trainees and medical students through his involvement with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney. He is a father of three and lives in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

 

Local Faculty

Dr Victor Abdullah
Victor ABDULLAH
Consultant and Cluster Chief of Service
Department of Ear Nose and Throat
United Christian Hospital

Dr Victor ABDULLAH BSc (Hons), MBBS (London), FRCS (England), FRCS (Edinburgh), FCSHK, FHKCORL, FHKAM (Otol) graduated from the former Charing Cross & Westminster Hospital, now Imperial College (London) in 1985. During his medical school days, he took an intercalated year to further his research experience at Middlesex Hospital of the University of London. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in1982. He developed an interest in ENT, Head and Neck Surgery during his clinical years and confirmed his interest when he undertook an Elective attachment as a student at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London in 1984. During his internship, he spent three months of his Surgical Training in Ear Nose and Throat Surgery which took his interest in the subject further. After spending four years of training in ENT at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London, 1988-1992 during which he completed his registrar training and obtained his FRCS (England), he returned to Hong Kong to further his advanced training under Professor Charles Andrew van Hasselt at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and has served the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong since then.

Dr ABDULLAH's interests are in Paediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Surgery for Sleep Apnoea. He remains committed to Public Service and takes a strong interest in teaching and training.

He is presently the Consultant and Cluster Chief of Service, Department of Ear Nose and Throat, United Christian Hospital, an affiliated unit of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, serving a population of one million in Kwun Tong and Tsuen Kwan O, Kowloon East Cluster. He is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Chief of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology of the University Department.

Dr Jason CHAN
Waitsz CHANG
Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary)
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr CHANG graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, currently works as resident specialist in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of NTEC and honorary clinical Assistant Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a member of the otology team with special interest in transcanal endoscopic ear surgery and skull base surgery. She is also a member of the International working group on endoscopic ear surgery (IWGEES). She is dedicated in medical teaching, research and active participation in international courses and conferences.

Dr Amy Cheung
Amy Sonya Cheuk-See CHEUNG
Consultant and Chief of Service
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital

Dr CHANG graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, currently works as resident specialist in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of NTEC and honorary clinical Assistant Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a member of the otology team with special interest in transcanal endoscopic ear surgery and skull base surgery. She is also a member of the International working group on endoscopic ear surgery (IWGEES). She is dedicated in medical teaching, research and active participation in international courses and conferences.

Dr Tor CHIU
Nelson LAI
Associate Consultant
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, United Christian Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary)
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. LAI graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004. He completed his residency training in otorhinolaryngology in Hong Kong. His main interest is facial plastics and head and neck reconstruction. He received subspecialty training from the attachment to Chang Gung Memorial hospital in Taiwan and the Facial nerve center at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

Dr. LAI is currently a team member of the facial plastic division of CUHK and is actively participating in facial palsy management and facial reanimation surgery.

Dr Henry LAM
Henry LAM
Consultant (Otorhinolaryngology)
Prince of Wales Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary)
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr LAM graduated from the medical school of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1993. He has been a Trainer for the Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists since 2000. His special interests are otology, neurotology and implant surgery. He is a senior surgeon of the CUHK Cochlear Implant Team. He also lectures and demonstrates surgery at local and international conferences and workshops.

Dr Kary LUI
Kary LUI
Honorary Clinical Tutor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Kary LUI graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014. She started her basic surgical training in General Surgery and Neurosurgery in the Princess Margaret Hospital. She now continues her training in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; NTEC

Dr John SUNG
John SUNG
Associate Consultant (Otorhinolaryngology)
Prince of Wales Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary)
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr SUNG is a graduate of the Medical Faculty of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is ENT specialist and a member of the Otology team with special interest in auditory rehabilitation and bionic auditory implants.

Dr Tor CHIU
Michael TONG
Chairman
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Michael C.F. TONG, Chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, is specialized in the fields of otology, neurotology and skull base surgery. Paralleled with that, his interest has extended to the broader field of medicine – epidemiology and public health especially in elderly health. Having led the clinical research team, he has numerous successful grants and over 300 publications, which has resulted in a national and international reputation of his Department in the field of general otology, cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation and nasopharyngeal cancer research. With reference to this workshop, he is also leading a research team of clinicians and speech pathologists/ therapists in the study of pathophysiology and treatment of patients with swallowing difficulties. Development of new techniques of minimally invasive surgery in ORLHNS has also been his recent interest. Professor TONG is also regularly visiting regional centres in the past fifteen years to share his clinical and surgical experience in hearing implants. He has organized a number of international conferences and co-founded the Chinese Academy of ORLHNS that runs biannual meeting in different cities in greater China. Apart from teaching, research and clinical work, Professor TONG advocates community service to educate the public on health issues related to ear, nose and throat. As Founder and Chairman of a non-profit organization, the Hear Talk Foundation, he enlists voluntary service from the professionals offering service to the underprivileged. The Foundation operates regular charitable missions to mainland China to provide free medical and surgical treatment to the poor.

Dr Willis Tsang
Willis TSANG
Associate Consultant (Otorhinolaryngology)
Prince of Wales Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary)
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Willis TSANG is an Associate Consultant of the Prince of Wales Hospital and is a Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has experiences in various fields of Otology. His areas of study are middle ear surgeries and implantation otology surgeries.

Dr Jacky Wong
Jacky WONG
Resident Specialist
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Queen Mary Hospital

Dr WONG is a graduate of the Medical Faculty of the University of Hong Kong. He is an ENT specialist and a member of the Otology team in Queen Mary Hospital. His special interests are middle ear surgeries and endoscopic ear surgeries.

Dr Sylvia YU
Sylvia YU
Resident Specialist
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Queen Mary Hospital

Dr YU obtained her M.B.B.S. degree from the University of Hong Kong and graduated with honours and five distinctions in the final summative examination in 2009. After internship, she joined the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat of Queen Mary Hospital where she completed her basic and higher surgical training. She is currently a resident specialist at Queen Mary Hospital with special interest in diseases of the ear.