Organization Committee

Chairman

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.

Prof Andrew van Hasselt
Prof Andrew van Hasselt
Lichi Charitable Foundation Research Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Andrew van Hasselt qualified in medicine in South Africa in 1976 and in his subsequent training was awarded diplomas in both aviation and underwater medicine before becoming a specialist in Johannesburg in 1984. The following year, he was appointed as Chief of Division of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) in the Department of Surgery at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, stationed in the University’s teaching hospital, the Prince of Wales Hospital in the New Territories of Hong Kong. His task was to set up and develop a completely new ENT division with provision for teaching, research and clinical service. This division now operates as a mature unit undertaking undergraduate training, approved by the UK’s General Medical Council and post-graduate training, recognized by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This has become one of the finest and most influential ENT units in the world, playing a major role in the development of the specialty, notably in China and Southeast Asia. Professor van Hasselt has developed all aspects of the Ear, Nose and Throat specialty. The Division has evolved into an indepandent academic Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 2007. His career reflects his passion for hearing restoration and in 1994 he delivered the Joseph Toynbee Memorial Lecture to the Royal Society of Medicine, on his major surgical developments in mastoid surgery reconstruction using the ‘Hong Kong’ vascular flap technique. He has set up both paediatric and adult cochlear implant programmes and has been asked to supervise the establishment of similar programmes in China and several countries in Southeast Asia. In collaboration with international experts in the field, he runs courses in advanced otology, endoscopic sinus surgery, cochlear implants and medical lasers. His publication of two editions of the definitive comprehensive work on “Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma” (widely acclaimed as the reference work on this cancer) well reflects his broad interest across the ENT field and standing in his chosen specialty. He is passionate about the integration of academic and clinical experience and has played an influential leadership role in disseminating expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques. He conceived and now directs The Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre, which also offers certified robotic surgical training attracting widespread regional and international acclaim.

 

Director

Dr Hok Nam LI
Dr Li Hok Nam
Associate Consultant
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Prince of Wales Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary)
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & 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.

 

Members

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 Jacqueline Chan
Dr Jacqueline Chan
Resident Specialist
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat
United Christian Hospital

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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 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.

Dr Calvin LAI
Dr Calvin Lai
Resident Specialist
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat
Prince of Wales Hospital

Dr. Calvin LAI graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 2011 and became member of the Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists in 2014. He is currently receiving his higher surgical training and working as resident at the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Dr Ronald Lai
Dr Ronald Lai
Resident Specialist
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat
Prince of Wales Hospital

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Dr Eric Lau
Dr Eric Lau
Resident Specialist
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat
Prince of Wales Hospital

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Dr John Lee
Dr John Lee
Resident Specialist
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat
Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital

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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 Fiona Wong
Dr Fiona Wong

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Dr Zenon Yeung
Dr Zenon Yeung
Resident Specialist
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat
United Christian Hospital

Dr Zenon Yeung graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is currently undergoing ENT specialist training in United Christian Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Alice Ho Nethersole Hospital. His main interest is head and neck oncological surgery.