Faculty

International Faculty

Prof Angkoon Anuwong
Prof. Angkoon Anuwong
Police General Hospital
Bangkok, Thailand

Angkoon Anuwong, a police major, is a graduate of Chiang Mai University in Thailand. He obtained his surgical training and completed fellowships in minimally invasive surgery at Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, robotic and laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Korea University Anam Hospital, Republic of Korea, and bariatric - metabolic & minimally invasive surgery at University of Minnesota, USA and endoscopic thyroidectomy at The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, China.

Dr. Anuwong’s clinical research focuses on minimally invasive surgery especially NOTES, thyroid & parathyroid surgery. He is one of the pioneer in transoral thyroid & parathyroid surgery. He has the world's largest series of transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy.

He is an honor consultant and Asian continental chairman of the High Tech Surgery Association International Executive Committee and founding member of the Transoral Thyroidectomy Association (TOTA). Now he serves as laparoscopic surgeon and program director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Division at the Department of Surgery in Police General Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

Prof. Hoon-Yub Kim
Prof. Hoon-Yub Kim
Korea University Hospital
Seoul, South Korea

Dr. Hoon Yub Kim, M.D., Ph.D., is the endocrine surgeon who now serves as the associate professor of surgery in Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He graduated from Seoul National University Medical College, Seoul, Korea, to earn his M.D. and later his Ph.D., and was trained in Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, as the full rotating intern and surgical resident to join the Board of Surgery in Korea. Before joining Korea University College of Medicine as the full-time faculty, he underwent endocrine surgery fellowship courses in Seoul National University Hospital and Korea University Hospital.

Nowadays, more than 90% of the patients in Dr. Kim’s clinic are those who have thyroid cancers, suspicious malignant or indeterminate thyroid nodules, and those who suffer from hyperthyroidism such as Graves' disease or toxic thyroid nodule. The rest of his patients are those with adrenal tumors, and those with functional or morphological parathyroid diseases.

Dr. Kim’s major academic interests for the research are the thyroid cancer and the related surgery, and in recent years, his research mainly focuses on the preservation of function of the laryngeal nerves with intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) during thyroid surgery, and development of robotic transoral thyroid surgery that might be referred as the NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery) for thyroid gland, which, in turn, enabled him to perform the successful robotic transoral thyroidectomy (TORT) in the real patient primally in the world. With his endeavor and devotion, the obstacles and complications of TORT could be overcome completely, and in turn, a lot of leading surgeons over the world are visiting him nowadays to observe and learn his procedures. More than 70 articles which he had authored have been published in the various peer-reviewed journals to date, and the number of the publication is rapidly increasing recently.

Prof Kyung Tae
Prof. Kyung Tae
Hanyang University Hospital
Seoul, South Korea

Kyung Tae is professor at the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea. He is also secretary general of Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, director of Hanyang University Hospital Cancer Centre and the past president of the Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Professor Tae received his MD and Ph.D. from the Hanyang University in 1985 and 1995 respectively. He has published more than 200 articles.

Prof. Ralph Tufano
Prof. Ralph Tufano
John Hopkins Hospital
Blatimore, United States

Dr. Ralph Tufano is the Director of the Division of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery and conducts thyroid and parathyroid surgery with a focus on optimizing outcomes. He is a recognized world authority on the management of thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, benign thyroid diseases and parathyroid disease. He has expertise in the management of thyroid cancer nodal metastases, advanced and invasive thyroid cancers as well as recurrent thyroid cancers. His work in molecular markers, improving surgical outcomes, nerve monitoring and exploring novel treatment techniques for thyroid and parathyroid diseases has helped the medical field tailor and personalize treatment for patients with these conditions.

Prof. Raymon Grogan
Prof. Raymon Grogan
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas, United States

Dr. Raymon Grogan is an endocrine surgeon at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, USA. He is interested in translational science and innovation as a surgeon. As an innovator, Dr Grogan is one of only 10 surgeons in the United States who can perform transoral scarless endocrine surgery. He is actively studying the connection between microbiome and thyroid cancer and have developed an assay to diagnose thyroid cancer in thyroid nodules that is now undergoing confirmatory testing.

Prof. Hoon-Yub Kim
Dr Woojin Cho
Withsum Clinic
Seoul, South Korea

Dr Woojin Cho’s research interests include clinical head and neck ultrasound, ultrasonography-guided interventions (radiofrequency ablation & sclerotherapy), transoral ultrasound and core needle biopsy (thyroid & lymph node). Dr Cho is a graduate of Korea University and did his internship at Ansan Hospital, residentship at the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery before moving to Hwacheon Public Hospital as a public health doctor and then Dain ENT Hospital as chief of the Department of Thyroid, Head and Neck Surgery. In 2013, he started his private practice at Withsim Clinic.

Prof. Young Jun Chai
Prof. Young Jun Chai
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, South Korea

Douglas B. CHEPEHA, MD, MSPH, FACS, FRCS(C) is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Toronto. He attended the University of Alberta, in his hometown for undergraduate, medical school and postgraduate preliminary general surgery. He graduated medical school in 1988 and during this time he rotated at Northwestern University with George Sisson and The University of Toronto with Patrick Gullane. While in a preliminary General Surgery residency, he was accepted into the Otolaryngology-Head-Neck Surgery Program at the University of British Columbia by PJ Doyle who was program director and chair. During his residency, free tissue transfer and multidisciplinary head and neck care were at the core of the curriculum. After residency, he pursued fellowship training in microsurgical reconstruction and surgical oncology with Ralph Gilbert at The University of Toronto. This was followed by a 2 year Advanced Training Council Surgical Oncology Fellowship directed by Ramon Esclamado and Gregory Wolf at the University of Michigan where he also obtained a Masters of Science in Public Health.

He stayed at the University of Michigan for 19 years where he obtained the rank of full professor with tenure were he directed of the surgical oncology fellowship and co-directed of the research committee and tissue core. He was part of a rich multidisciplinary environment that is directed toward solving questions though the conduct of innovative clinical trials relating to bioselection and individualized care.

He returned to Canada in 2014 to rejoin the faculty at the University of Toronto to pay forward the excellent opportunities his training had afforded him. He is a staff physician at the University Health Network and a member of the Surgical Oncology Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

His research interests relate to clinical and translational questions in head and neck oncology. He has particular interest in clinical trials, neck dissection, tumor response, molecular epidemiology, and reconstructive surgery. His most satisfying efforts are with his fellows who have developed a discipline for excellent care of each patient, a value he has passed down from his teachers.

Prof. Young Jun Chai
Prof. Yoon Woo Koh
Severence Hospital
Seoul, South Korea

Dr. Yoon-Woo Koh is a professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Yonsei University College of Medicine – Head and Neck Cancer Center in Seoul, Republic of Korea. He also serves as the general secretary of the International Guild of Robotic & Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery and Director of Research Committee, Korean Thyroid Association.

A pioneer in robotic retro auricular neck dissection for thyroid and head and neck cancer, Dr. Koh has written over 100 original articles and book chapters regarding endoscopic and robotic thyroid and head and neck surgery.

 

 

Local Faculty

Prof Enders Ng
Prof. Enders Ng
Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief of Upper Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Enders Ng obtained his medical degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989. He embarked on both basic and clinical research shortly after finishing his surgical training in the mid-1990s. He received the higher degree of Doctor of Medicine (CUHK) in 1999 for his work on investigating the relationship between Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcer diseases. His other research foci include interventional endoscopy and surgical oncology for oesophagogastric malignancies. Over the years, he was awarded by different authorities and societies for research achievement, including Young Scientist Research Prize in the 4th United European Gastroenterology Meeting (1994) and Young Scientist Award in the 11th International Workshop on Gastroduodenal Pathology and Helicobacter pylori in Hungary (1998). His work on peptic ulcer complications has also led him to the winning of Second-Class Award of the 2007 State Scientific and Technological Progress Award of China. Up to now, he has published over 200 articles in various international peer-reviewed journals and more than 10 book chapters in Surgery and Endoscopy.

Professor Ng's interest of research has expanded to metabolic and bariatric surgery, as well as surgical nutrition in the last decade. He was the Founding President of the Hong Kong Society of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons from 2006 to 2010. He is also the President of Hong Kong Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition since 2007. He has been repeatedly elected as Councillor of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong since 2007, and appointed as the Vice-President (Internal Affairs) since 2013. He is now the Associate Dean (Alumni Affairs) to the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His current post is the Chief of Service in Surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital and also the Cluster Surgery Director of the New Territories East Cluster of the Hospital Authority. He is a keen teacher and trainer. His passion and enthusiasm in medical education has led him to become the curriculum coordinator for the final year curriculum of the medical school since 2015. His fondest hobbies are Chinese Calligraphy and Endurance Running.

Dr Jason CHAN
Dr 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.

Dr Peter Chan
Dr Peter Chan
Associate Consultant
Yan Chai Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary)
Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Peter Chan was graduated at the medical faculty of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. After graduation, he pursued his specialist training in general surgery in Yan Chai Hospital.

He obtained his fellowship in general surgery in 2014. He had special interest in endocrine surgery including minimal invasive thyroid surgery. He underwent overseas subspecialty training in the Police General Hospital in Thailand and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in USA.

Dr Chi Yeung Chu
Dr Chi Yeung Chu
Associate Consultant
Department of Radiology
University of Hong Kong

Dr. Chu Chi-yeung graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong and joined the Department of Radiology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital since 2007. He is currently the Associate Consultant and trainer in Neuroradiology of his department. He also serves as the Honorary Assistant Professor of the Department of Radiology, University of Hong Kong. Moreover, He has undergone training in overseas hospital including Massachusetts General Hospital. He has a wide range of research interests covering Neuroradiology, Head and Neck Radiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology, with more than 15 articles published in peer review journals. He has more than 20 abstract presentations in local and overseas conferences. He has been giving lectures and presentations including topics related to Head and Neck Radiology in various conferences and education activities.

Prof Brian Lang
Prof. Brian Lang
Professor
Division Chief of Endocrine Surgery
Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

Prof. Brian Lang is currently a Professor and Division Chief of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, the University of Hong Kong.

Dr Hok Nam LI
Dr Hok Nam Li
Associate Consultant
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Prince of Wales Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary)
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Li graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003 and completed fellowship training in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He is currently a clinical assistant professor (honorary) in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital. He underwent overseas training in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Toronto General Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Endoscopic / Robotic Head & Neck Thyroid Surgery training in Yonsei University Severance Hospital and Police General Hospital. Dr Li has special interest in head and neck and thyroid surgery, especially in endoscopic / robotic thyroid surgery.

Dr Shirley Liu
Dr Shirley Liu
Associate Consultant
Prince of Wales Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary)
Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr Shirley Liu is an Associate Consultant of the Prince of Wales Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary) at the Department of Surgery of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Shirley graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003 with Distinction in Surgery and obtained fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong in 2010. Currently, she subspecializes in endocrine surgery. Apart from clinical work, she is also an active researcher and has published over 45 original articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her academic contributions have been recognized by over 20 international awards, including the Fujimoto Prize (First Prize) from the Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons in 2014, the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) Best Clinical Paper Prize in 2015, the IAES “Dr John Farndon Award” in 2017, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh China Medal in 2017.

With strong commitment in the development of endocrine surgery, she works as council members of the International Society of Oncoplastic Endocrine Surgeons and the Thyroid Disease Committee of the Chinese Thyroid Association Research Hospital Group.

Dr Xina Lo
Dr Xina Lo
Associate Consultant
Department of Surgery
North District Hospital

After graduating from medical school of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Xina pursued a surgical career and obtained her fellowships in 2012. She joined the endocrine surgery team in North District Hospital since.

Dr. Lo completed subspecialty training in endocrine surgery under the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong in 2016 and holds special interest in diagnostic imaging and treatment of thyroid cancers.

She is currently member of the Hong Kong Thyroid Society, Asia Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, International Society of Oncoplastic Endocrine Surgery, the Endocrine Society, Society of Endocrinology, European Society of Endocrinology and American Thyroid Association, as well as corresponding member of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgery. She is also an honorary clinical teaching staff for the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Outside the development of her surgical career, she has a master’s degree in sports medicine and enjoys being a team physician at field side for sporting events and supporting the swimming team of her alma mater. She is also honorary secretary to the Chinese University of Hong Kong Medical Alumni Association and serves on the editorial board for the alumni newsletter of the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. She enjoys swimming, travelling and photography.

Dr Siu Kwan NG
Dr Ng Siu Kwan
Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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).

Dr. Ng was immediate past Deputy Chief-of-Service of the New Territories East Cluster and is now in private practice. He is also 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.

Prof Michael TONG
Prof. 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 Alexander VLANTIS
Dr Alexander Vlantis
Director of Research
Clinical Professional Consultant
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 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.

Dr Alvin WAN
Dr Alvin Wan
Specialist in Radiology
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital

Dr. Alvin Wan obtained his medical degree in The Chinese University of Hong Kong and completed his specialist radiology training at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, with subspecialty interest in Head and Neck Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Breast Radiology.

He is currently working as a private radiologist in Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road, Matilda International Hospital and BNS Medical Imaging Limited; providing diagnostic and interventional specialist radiology service.

Dr. Wan undertook post-fellowship overseas training at Stanford University in USA, Asan Medical Center in the Republic of Korea and University Hospital Aachen in Germany.

He is the co-opt council member of the Hong Kong Society of Interventional Radiology, and was the organizer of the Basic Angiography Course and Non-vascular Intervention Course of the Society.

He has published multiple original articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals, and has given multiple presentations on various radiology topics in local and overseas conferences.

Dr Eddy WONG
Dr Eddy Wong
Chief, Division of Head & Neck Surgery
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Consultant
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, 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.

Dr Kai Pun Wong
Dr Kai Pun Wong
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery
The University of Hong Kong

Dr Wong Kai Pun, obtained my medical degree in the University of Hong Kong in 2005. He served as a surgical resident and received surgical training in Ruttonjee Hospital after internship. And he passed the fellowship examination and became Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (General Surgery) in 2012. Dr Wong joined Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong as Clinical Assistant Professor in January 2015. he has completed the Post-fellowship Training in General Surgery sub-specialized in Endocrine Surgery organised by the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong in June 2015.

His research interest in surgical outcome of endocrine operation, application of ultrasound in endocrine surgery and endocrine oncology. Since 2011, 55 articles have been accepted and published, while he was the principle author in 17 of them. Majority were endocrine disease related. And Dr Wong have presented 29 oral and 19 posters conference papers in local and international meetings.

Throughout his medical career, Dr Wong has received few research awards, namely Best research award by the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, Travel Awards twice by International Association of Endocrine Surgeons and Resident / Fellow Research Award, Clinical Research, by the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, GB Ong Travelling Grant and MAS Travelling Scholarship.

Other than academic research, he has been actively involved in teaching and education of medical personnel. He has been a tutor in undergraduate teaching and speaker in preparatory course for Exit examination. His experience on teaching was not only limited to medical graduate but also, nurse and medical specialist which he has given more than 20 invited lectures.

Dr Wong Kai Pun is keen to continue my medical career through servicing the patients who are in need of endocrine surgery service. He continues an academic path, actively participating in teaching, research and publication and would be delighted to be involved in expanding the frontier of endocrine surgery.