Department of Surgery, CUHK


8th Asian Single Port VATS Symposium &
Asia Thoracic Cancer Care Summit 2020

7 - 9 May 2020 (to be postponed until further notice)

Symposium (Day 1 & Day)
Conference Hotel (TBC)

Wet Lab (Day 3)
CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre
3/F, Li Ka Shing Specialist Clinic (North Wing)
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

Mr Otto Lien Da Wong Visiting Professorial Lecture in Neuro-Oncology
Recent Advances in Low-grade Glioma Surgery

15 February 2020

Shaw Auditorium
1/F, Postgraduate Education Centre
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin

The 22nd Chinese University of Hong Kong Surgical Symposium

19-20 December 2019

Shaw Auditorium, Postgraduate Education Centre (PEC)
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

Postponement of the 22nd CUHK Surgical Symposium

Due to ongoing safety concerns, we regret to announce that the Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the CUHKSS until next year.
Updates on the CUHKSS shall be posted on the Department website. We appreciate your support of the Symposium and hope to see you again next year.

The 22nd CUHK Surgical Symposium

The 7th West China • CUHK Surgical Forum
第七屆四川大學華西醫院 • 香港中文大學醫學院外科論壇

07 December 2019

Chengdu, Sichuan

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2019 Dr Anthony PC Yim Visiting Professorship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovative Technology

Evolution in the Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease:
from Surgery to Catheter-Based Intervention by Professor Gilbert H L TANG

25 November, 2019 (Monday) | 6pm - 7pm

Kai Chong Tong
Postgraduate Education Centre
Prince of Wales Hospital
Shatin, N.T.


C C Wu Visiting Professorial Public Lecture in Plastic Surgery

Past, Present and Future of Breast Reconstruction by Phillip Nicholas V BLONDEEL, MD, PhD, FCCP

13 November 2019 (Wednesday) | 1800 - 1900

Shaw Auditorium
1/F, Postgraduate Education Centre
Prince of Wales Hospital
Shatin, N.T.

Lions Kidney Educational Centre Visiting Professorship in Nephrology/Urology's lecture:-
Dietary factors and prostate cancer

09 November 2019 | 5:00 - 5:30PM

Shaw Auditorium
1/F, Postgraduate Education Centre
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin

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Urology Symposium 2019

9-10 November 2019

Postgraduate Education Centre
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

Asia Thoracic Cancer Care Summit (ATCCS)

4 - 6 July 2019

Kowloon Shangri-La and
CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre

Urology Symposium – Endoscopic Workshop

22 June 2019

CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre (MISSC)
3/F, Li Ka Shing Specialist Clinic (North Wing), Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

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Research Postgraduate Symposium

31 May 2019

Professor Arthur KC Li Surgical Library
Department of Surgery
4/F, Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building
Prince of Wales Hospital

International Minimally Invasive Surgery Conference (i-MISC) 2019

10 - 11 May 2019

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Brain Trekking 2019

4 May 2019 (Saturday)

The Peak Galleria

CUHK Successfully Conducts Asia-Pacific’s First Hybrid Operating Room Non-invasive Bronchoscopic Microwave Ablation to Treat Lung Cancer

26 March 2019

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Teachers’ and Students’ Awards Presentation Ceremony was successfully held on 23 February 2019

23 February 2019

Professor Paul Lai received the Faculty Education Award while Professor Simon Ng received Teachers of The Year Awards 2019 in Medicine discipline. These awards were established to recognize teachers who exemplify excellence in teaching.
Our warmest congratulations to Professor Lai and Professor Ng of the Department for the awards.

CUHK Successfully Conducted the World's First Multi-Specialty Clinical Trial Using the Next Generation Single Port Robotic Surgical System
中大完成全球首個多專科單孔微創機械人手術臨床研究 證新技術有效深入以往難達位置進行精準治療

13 January 2019

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Orientation Day 2018

20 October 2018

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Johnson and Johnson Thoracic Surgery Student Scholarship

November 2017 - April 2018

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This prize and scholarship aims to offer an opportunity for final medical year students to attend an international conference and gain further insight into the academic and research developments in surgery, and in particular foster their interest in the field of thoracic surgery.

Orientation Day 2017

21 October 2017

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Celebrating for the return of AHNH Surgical Service on 3 October 2017

3 October 2017

Congratulations on the sweeping success at the RCSEd/CSHK Annual Scientific Congress & Conjoint Diploma Conferment Ceremony (September 2017)

23 September 2017

From left to right: Best Motion Picture Award: Dr. YIP Hon Chi / Best Research Award (1st prize): Dr. CHAN Yuen Chung David
Li Shields' Medal: Dr. LOK Hon Ting / RCSEd China Medal: Dr. LIU Yuk Wah Shirley / HKICBSC Membership Examination Award: Dr. CHAN Wing Yan Joyce /
CSHK Award: Dr. HO Man Fung / Best Original Paper Award - Surgical Practice: Dr. CHAN Kin Wai, Edwin

Congratulations to Dr. Shirley Liu, Associate Consultant, for being awarded the best Clinical Poster (The Dr John Farndon Award) by the 47th World Congress of Surgery of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons in Basel, Switzerland.

24 August 2017

CUHK Researchers Receive Six State Science and Technology Awards

9 Janaury 2017

The 2016 State Science and Technology Awards ceremony was held today (9 January) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) received six awards, including one State Natural Science Award (SNSA) second-class, one State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (SSTPA) first-class, three SSTPA second-class awards as well as, for the first time, the SSTPA (Innovation Team).

The State Natural Science Award second-class award - Integrative Research on Molecular Pathogenesis, Diagnostic Biomarkers and Prevention for Colorectal Cancer

Prof. Joseph JY Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK and Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine, Prof. Jun Yu, Professor of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prof. Francis KL Chan, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. William KK Wu, Assistant Professor of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and the Institute of Digestive Diseases, and Prof. Simon SM Ng, Professor of the Department of Surgery, were honoured with the SNSA second-class award for the project entitled 'Integrative Research on Molecular Pathogenesis, Diagnostic Biomarkers and Prevention for Colorectal Cancer'.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies. The research team led by Prof. Joseph JY Sung has been investigating the epidemiology, screening, molecular pathogenesis and biomarkers of CRC for 15 years. The team has achieved several breakthroughs, including leading an Asia-Pacific working group to study the epidemiology and risk factors of CRC and formulating a guideline on CRC screening; unveiling the mutational landscape of CRC in the Chinese population and discovering new fusion genes and high-frequency mutated genes; identifying novel epigenetic alterations and signaling pathway dysregulation in CRC; and identifying novel biomarkers for non-invasive diagnosis of CRC.






Congratulations to the awardees at the RCSEd/CSHK Conjoint Diploma Conferment Ceremony & Scientific Congress (September 2016)

18 October 2016

Congratulations to the awardees at the RCSEd/CSHK Conjoint Diploma Conferment Ceremony & Scientific Congress:

GB Ong Medal and LI Shields' Medal:
Dr NG Sheung Hey Andrew (Division of Colorectal Surgery, PWH)

Best Research Award (1st prize):
Dr CHAN Yuen Chung David (Division of Neurosurgery, PWH)

The Best Original Paper Award of The Surgical Practice:
Dr WONG John (Co-authors: Danny Tat-Ming Chan, Yuk-Him Tam, Simon Siu-Man Ng, Philip Ching-Tak Ip, Wing-Wah Leung and Paul Bo-San Lai), Prince of Wales Hospital
Paper Title: "Audit on surgical patients’ understanding of their informed consent"

Dr CHUNG Ho Yu Patrick (Co-authors: Kenneth Kak-Yuen Wong, Jessie Ling Leung, Paul Kwong-Hang Tam, Kenneth Lap-Yan Chung, Michael Wai-Yip Leung, Nicholas Sih-Yin Chao, Kelvin Kam-Wing Liu, Bess Siu-Yan Tsui, Edwin Kin-Wai Chan, Peter Yuk-Him Tam and Kim-Hung Lee), Queen Mary Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, United Christian Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital
Paper Title: "Clinical and manometric evaluations of anorectal function in patients after transanal endorectal pull-through operation for Hirschsprung's disease: A multicentre study"

The Best Motion Picture Award of the RCSEd/CSHK Conjoint Scientific Congress:
Dr WONG Vivien Wai Yin (Division of Upper Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Surgery)

RCSEd China Medal:
Dr NG Sheung Hey Andrew (Division of Colorectal Surgery, PWH)

CUHK Young Scholars Thesis Awards 2015 – Dr YANG Shengli

22 July 2016

Congratulations to Dr YANG Shengli (2015 PhD Graduate in Surgery)!
His thesis “Hypoxia-inducible Factor-2 Alpha in the Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma” is awarded the “CUHK Young Scholars Thesis Awards 2015” among all 2015 Postgraduate Students in Faculty of Medicine.

CUHK World's First Study Confirms A New Colorectal Cancer High Risk Group
Siblings of Affected Individuals 6 times More Likely to Have Advanced Adenoma

21 June 2016

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) conducted the world’s first large prospective cohort study on the risk of advanced adenoma among siblings of individuals affected by this problem. Results showed that siblings of individuals with advanced adenoma were 6 times more likely to have advanced adenoma than unaffected people. Researchers advise if one of the family members has advanced adenomas, the respective siblings should consider to undergo colonoscopy to prevent colorectal cancer. The study has been published in the leading medical journal Gastroenterology.


2016 HA outstanding team and staff awards

4 May 2016

The “Multidisciplinary Management Team for Patients with Obese Metabolic Syndrome, PWH” is awarded the “HA Outstanding Team 2016” for its outstanding performance, provision of quality patient-centred care and strong team spirit. Let’s offer our heartiest congratulation to the Team especially our surgeons, nursing & research colleagues!

Prof Teoh Yuen Bun Anthony, Associate Professor awarded the 2016 Carlos A. Pellegrini Fellowship

26 January 2016

Congratulation to Prof. Teoh Yuen Bun Anthony, Associate Professor for being awarded the prestigious Carlos A. Pellegrini Fellowship for 2016.

The Carlos A. Pellegrini Fellowship was established by the China-Hong Kong Chapter of American College of Surgeons through a donation in 2012 and it was subsequently inaugurated in 2013. This is a very prestigious award honouring an esteemed leader of American surgery of rare equal. The Fellowship is intended for young (less than 45 years of age) Hong Kong and China surgeons with substantial professional experience and academic achievement. Prof Teoh is the first CUHK surgeon to receive this award. He will attend the Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in October 2016 and visit esteemed surgical centres including Dr Pellegrini's Department in Seattle, Washington.

CUHK’s New Prostatic Artery Embolization Shows 90% Success Rate in Relieving Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

17 November 2015

The Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has initiated a clinical study on prostatic artery embolization (PAE) since 2014 and put the new treatment into clinical trial on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) beginning in June 2015. The preliminary result is encouraging. 90% of the patients could pass urine in 2 weeks after the treatment. The team will continue the clinical study to collect further data with the aim of providing a non-surgical treatment option for the patients in the future.


CUHK Introduces High Frequency Oscillations to Determine Resection Margin Increases the Effectiveness of Complex Epilepsy Surgery by around 30%

16 September 2015

A study conducted by the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) reveals that in complex epilepsy surgery, combining intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) and high frequency oscillations (HFOs) technology can accurately determine the focal seizure origin and resection area, thereby increasing the surgical effectiveness by about 30%. The findings have been published in the Jan 2015 issue of the leading international journal Clinical Neurophysiology.

香港中文大學(中大)醫學院最新研究指出,在複雜性腦癇症手術中,結合顱內腦電圖和高頻信號檢測(high-frequency oscillations)技術,可更準確地找出癲癇症發作源頭,以確定手術切除範圍,有效提升約三成手術成效。有關研究結果已於國際期刊Clinical Neurophysiology 2015年一月號中發表。

CUHK Received Eight Ministry of Education Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output AwardsThe Highest Share among Hong Kong Institutions

7 May 2015

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) received eight Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) from the Ministry of Education (MoE) in 2014, including two first-class awards and five second-class awards in Natural Sciences, as well as one first-class award in Scientific and Technological Progress, again making it the institution receiving the highest number of awards in the local tertiary sector. The award presentation ceremony was held today (7 May) at Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK. Prof. Lu Li, Director General of the Education, Science & Technology Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR; Mr. Brian Sai-hung Lo, Deputy Secretary for Education, HKSAR Government; and Mr. Naiyiu Li, President of Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Center, presented the prizes at the ceremony.
First-class award in Natural Sciences:-
Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor and Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine; Prof. Jun Yu, Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics; Prof. Simon Siu-man Ng, Professor, Department of Surgery; Prof. Ka-kei Wu, Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care; and Prof. Siew-chien Ng, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics — Integrative research on molecular basis and potential diagnostic and therapeutic targets for colorectal cancer…

中大校長兼莫慶堯醫學講座教授沈祖堯教授、內科及藥物治療學系教授于君教授、外科學系教授吳兆文教授、消化疾病研究所研究助理教授胡嘉麒教授,以及內科及藥物治療學系副教授黃秀娟教授 ─「大腸癌發生分子機制、早期預警和防治研究」…

CUHK Succeeds in Treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease by Implantable Pulse Generator

17 February 2015

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is caused by a failure of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Over 80% of patients require lifelong medication to help relieve the symptoms and mitigate the influence on their daily lives. During 2012-2013, The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) successfully implanted pulse generators in 5 patients to restore their LES function, providing a novel treatment option to patients suffering from GERD.


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