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 - Prof TONG Chi Fai Michael
Prof Michael TONG


  • Professor and Chairman
    Head, Graduate Division of Otorhinolaryngology and Communication Sciences
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, CUHK
  • Director
    Institute of Human Communicative Research, CUHK
  • Cluster Coordinator for ENT Services
    New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority


Professor Tong, a clinical professor and Chairman of Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, as well as the Director of the Institute of Human Communicative Research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), is specialized in the fields of otology, neurotology and skull base surgery. Recently he is pioneering in development of advanced endoscopic ear surgery techniques. 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 200 peer-reviewed 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. Development of technical innovations for minimally invasive surgery in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery has also been his recent interest. Professor Tong has also visited regional centres regularly in the past 25 years to share his clinical and surgical experience in hearing implants. He has organized a number of international conferences and co-founded the World Chinese Academy of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, which is responsible for inter- and intra- disciplinary academic communications, that runs biennial 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, 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. He has established an organization, Asia Pacific Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Training Group, to train otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgeons in Asia-Pacific region. He is also leading the Department in swallowing research pioneering in the development of new and diagnostic therapeutic tools. In 2017, he co-chaired the organized the World Congress in Rhinology with IRS and ISIAN in Hong Kong.


Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • MBChB (CUHK), MD (CUHK), Dip Epidemiology and Applied Statistics (CUHK), Certificate from Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in USA, FHKAM (Otorhinolaryngology), FHKCORL, FCSHK, FRCS (Edin), DLO (RCPI & RCSI)


Research Interests

  • Otology, Neurotology, Hearing implants, Skull base surgery, Robotics, Artificial intelligence in medicine, Epidemiology and public health education especially in elderly health, Development of new techniques of minimally invasive surgery

Honorary Appointment

  • Honorary Clinical Supervisor, Vocational Training Programme in Family Medicine, The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians
  • Honorary Consultant in ENT, New Territories East Cluster, Hosptial Authority
  • Honorary Consultant in ENT, United Christian Hospital, Hospital Authority
  • Honorary Consultant, Macau Oncology Association
  • Honorary Consultant in ENT, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of The Nanjing University Medical School
  • 深圳市龍崗中心醫院耳鼻咽喉-頭頸外科醫院名譽醫學顧問
  • 寧波市第二醫院耳鼻咽喉–頭頸外科名譽主任
  • 深圳市耳鼻咽喉研究所名譽副所長
  • Honorary Corresponding Member, Italian Society of Rhinology
  • Honorary Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, Hospital Authority
  • Honorary Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consultant, Department of Ear, Nose & Throat, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hospital Authority


Professional Service

  • Chairman of Board of Directors and Chairman of Executive Committee, Hear Talk Foundation
  • Member, Hong Kong Surgical Laser Association
  • Member, Hong Kong Medical Association
  • Member, Hong Kong Society of Sleep Medicine
  • Member, Georges Portmann Institute
  • Member, Hong Kong Society of Minimal Access Surgery
  • Education Committee Member, Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists
  • Overseas Scientific Committee Member, School of Otolaryngology, Capital Medical University
  • Honorary Consultant, Macau Oncology Association
  • Vice-President, Committee of Head and Neck Tumor Surgery, Chinese Anticancer Association
  • Member, Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum
  • Vice-Chairman and Council Member, World Chinese Academy of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member, Committee of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Shenzhen Medical Association
  • Consultant, Macao Association of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Honorary Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School
  • Member, Hong Kong Voice Foundation
  • Member, Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association
  • Member, Hong Kong Convention Ambassador of the Hong Kong Tourism Board
  • Member, Committee of Charitable Outreach Programme, Union Hospital
  • Expert Witness, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
  • Honorary Consultant, Longgang Central Otolaryngology Hospital
  • Honorary Consultant in Otolaryngology, Ningbo No.2 Hospital
  • Vice Director, Shenzhen Otolaryngology Institute
  • Honorary Consultant, Musician's Clinic
  • Member, Federation of The Hong Kong Guangdong Community Organizations
  • Honorary Clinical Supervisor for the Vocational Training Programme in Family Medicine, Hong Kong College of Family Physicians
  • Honorary Coresponding Member, Italian Society of Rhinology
  • Member, Medical Advisory Board, Advanced Bionics Asia Pacific Ltd.
  • President, 內鏡與微創專業技術全國考評委員會,中國醫師協會內鏡醫師分會,世界內鏡醫師協會中國協會耳鼻喉科內鏡與微創專業委員會


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