Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學 醫學院 耳鼻咽喉 — 頭頸外科學系 - Dr TSANG Willis S. S.
Dr Willis Tsang

Appointments

  • Chief , Division of Otology & Neurotology
    Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, CUHK
  • Associate Consultant
    Department of Ear, Nose & Throat, Prince of Wales Hospital

 

Dr. Willis Tsang graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1995. He became a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Otorhinolaryngology in 2002.

Otology and related sciences is his main field of interest, especially in middle ear surgeries and in implantable hearing device surgeries. 
He received Cochlea Implant Surgery Training at the Advanced Bionics Corporation Headquarters, USA in 2006 and joined the Visiting Physician Program of the House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, USA in the same year.
He is one of the few pioneers in Hong Kong and Asia who mastered the Bone Anchoring Hearing Aid (BAHA) surgery and the Vibrant Soundbridge and the Bonebridge hearing devices implantation.

Dr. Tsang is currently the Chief of the Division of Otology & Neurotology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an Associate Consultant of the ENT Department, NTEC.
Internationally, he is a Board Member of the East Asia Symposium on Otology (EASO). With his enthusiasm in Otology, he leads the department and the team to serve the community, providing best quality health care services for the patients and nourishes the medical professionals with inspiring academic activities, both locally and internationally.

Being part of the quality health care service providers, he represents the ENT department as the Hospital Accreditation coordinator of the NTEC Hospital Accreditation Steering Committee since 2009.

Dr. Tsang is the “Deputy Leader” of the KEC and NTEC Outstanding Team in 2017. He led the Kowloon East and New Territories East Cross-Cluster Comprehensive Ear Reconstruction and Hearing Rehabilitation Team to win the “Hospital Authority Outstanding Staff and Teams Award 2017” in Hong Kong.

He is the Co-founder of the EarSmart Program for Microtia patients and is the Leader of the NTEC BAHA multidisciplinary Health Care Program Team.
He and his teammates actively promote public health eduction via Health talk programs for the microtia and BAHA patients. He was the Vice Chairman of the Organising Committee of Microtia Health Talk Program 2016.
He and his teammates also participate in various social media programs and interviews e.g. RTHK radio program, iCable TV health program, Press Conference and newspaper interviews etc. to deliver the most updated information on Health and Hearing Rehabilitation topics and their current management in our health care sectors.

On the academic side, he was the Chairman of the CUHK ENT Conference 2016, 5th East Asian Symposium on Otology, 2nd Asian Otology Conference and the Co-chairman of the CUHK ENT conference 2009.
He took part in organising and teaching in a number of hands-on workshops on the topics of BAHA, Vibrant Soundbridge, Bonebridge, middle ear surgeries and Endoscopic Ear Surgery for the local and international ENT specialists and trainees.
He was invited to be the faculty at the Hospital Authority Commissioned Training 2013 to deliver a topic on Hearing Surgery in Microtia Reconstruction.
Internationally, he was invited to be the faculty of the EASO conferences held in China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
He participated in clinical researches actively and the topics cover middle ear surgeries and various implantable devices namely Bone Anchoring Hearing Aids, Bonebridge and Vibrant Soundbridge.

Apart from his clinical services, academic and research activities, Dr. Tsang also actively participates in community and charity services.
He is the Honorary Treasurer of the Hear Talk Foundation, a local charity foundation for hearing and communicative disorders. With the charity missions of the foundation, he can help the underprivileged patients in Mainland China through charity surgeries and by providing teaching and training for the Mainland China ENT doctors regularly.
Together with the EarSmart Program for Microtia patients, this will let the quality health care model in the organisation to extend further into the community and serve more people in need.

Dr. Tsang has more than 70 Scientific and Educational presentations plus publications, both locally and internationally. They covered a wide range of Otology topics from middle ear surgeries to implantable hearing devices. A number of his publications has been cited by international journals.

 

Professional Qualifications

  • MBChB(CUHK), FRCS(Edin), FRCSEd(ORL), FCSHK, FHKCORL, FFHKAM (Otorhinolaryngology), Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology

 

Research Activities

  • Audiological benefits and subjective satisfaction with Adhesive Bone Conduction Device in conductive hearing loss patients 2017.
  • Clinical performance of a Transcutaneous Bone Conduction Hearing Solution (BAHA Attract System) 2013.
  • Hearing performance of Bonebridge Bone Conduction Implant System on adults with hearing loss 2012.
  • Middle Ear Implantable Hearing Aid to Congenital Atresia Children under S.K. Yes Medical Foundation Funding 2010.
  • Efficacy of Vibrant Soundbridge Middle Ear Implant (MEI) System on Chinese population with mixed hearing loss 2009.

 

Summary of My Key Scientific Publications as the First Author

  • Willis S.S. Tsang, Michael C.F. Tong, Peter K.M. Ku, Kunwar S.S. Bhatia, Joannie K.Y. Yu, Terence K.C. Wong, C. Andrew van Hasselt, Contemporary solutions for patients with microtia and congenital aural atresia – Hong Kong experience, In Journal of Otology, Volume 11, Issue 4, 2016, Pages 157-164
  • S S Tsang, Willis & Tong, Michael & Andrew van Hasselt, C. (2013). An extruded ossicular prosthesis. Ear, nose, & throat journal. 92. E27.
  • S S Tsang, W & Yu, Joannie K Y & Bhatia, Kunwar & K C Wong, T & Tong, Michael. (2013). The Bonebridge semi-implantable bone conduction hearing device: Experience in an Asian patient. The Journal of laryngology and otology. 127. 1-8.
  • S S Tsang, Willis & K C Wong, Terence & Tong, Michael. (2011). Vibrant Soundbridge System: Round window stimulation with the vibroplasty technique. Ear, nose, & throat journal. 90. E39.
  • S S Tsang, Willis & Woo, John & Tong, Michael. (2006). Poststapedectomy reparative granuloma. Ear, nose, & throat journal. 85. 562.