Faculty

International Faculty

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

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

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

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. Hoon-Yub Kim
Dr Woojin Cho
Withsum Clinic
Seoul, 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. Young Jun Chai
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, 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.

 

 

Local Faculty

Prof Enders Ng
Prof. Enders Ng
 

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.

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

Dr LI graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. He has special interests in head & neck surgery, thyroid surgery. Currently, he is working as Resident Specialist in Head & Neck Team of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital.

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

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 Siu Kwan Ng
Consultant
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Prince of Wales Hospital
Deputy Chief-of-Service
Department of Ear Nose and Throat, New Territories East Cluster
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).

He is currently a consultant surgeon of the Department of ENT in PWH and 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 Tsz Kim TAM
Dr Tsz Kim Tam

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). He is currently a consultant surgeon of the Department of ENT in PWH and 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 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.