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
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, CUHK


Professor Tong has special interests in the fields of otology, neurotology, hearing implants, skull base surgery and minimally invasive techniques in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and has published widely in these fields. Being the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute of Human Communicative Research of the University, Professor Tong has been actively in the national and international academic circle in the area of implant and rehabilitative otology. The Prince of Wales Hospital Hearing Implant Programme, under his leadership since 1994, is a centre of excellence in the region. Its activities include development of pioneering surgical approaches, publication of audiological assessment and speech rehabilitation materials and supporting/training of professionals. Apart from establishing a charity foundation for hearing and communicative disorders, the Hear Talk Foundation, he is a prime promoter of the newly established World Chinese Academy of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, responsible for inter- and intra-disciplinary academic communications.


Concurrent Appointments

  • Associate Director and Chief Operating Office
    The Institute of Human Communicative Research
  • Member of Exchange Programme Committee
    Chung Chi College, CUHK
  • Member of Education and Training Committee
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre
  • Cluster Coordinator for ENT Services
    New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority
  • Director
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Shenzhen Nanshan People's Hospital Joint Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Training Centre cum Microsurgical and Endoscopic Skills Laboratory


Academic Qualifications

June 2000 MD - Doctor of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
June 1996 Dip Epidemiology and Applied Statistics - Diploma in Epidemiology and Applied Statistics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
June 1989 Certificate from Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in USA
June 1987 MBChB (CUHK) - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Professional Qualifications

June 1995 FHKAM (Otorhinolaryngology) - Fellowship of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology)
June 1995 FHKCORL - Fellowship of Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists (Founding Fellow)
February 1992 FCSHK - Fellowship of College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
November 1991 FRCS (Edin) - Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
November 1991 DLO (RCPI & RCSI) - Diploma in Laryngology and Otology at Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland


Invited Visiting Professorship

First Affiliated Hospital at Sun Yat-sen University, China
Shantou University Medical College, China
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China
Shanghai Medical College at Fudan University, China


Membership of Academic and Professional Bodies

Honorary Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology, New Territories Clusters, Hospital Authority
Honorary Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology, United Christian Hospital, Hospital Authority
Chairman of Board of Directors and Chairman of Executive Committee, Hear Talk Foundation
Vice President, Hong Kong Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
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



  • Over 170 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books
  • Over 340 abstracts published in conference proceedings



  • Over 560 oral, poster and video presentations


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