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Dr CHAN David Yuen Chung    
陳遠忠

Assistant Professor
MBBS, FRCSEd (SN), FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery)

Neurosurgery
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Biography

Dr. David Chan is currently an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He obtained his MBBS from HKU in 2010 after completing his overseas elective training at the University of Cambridge Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and at St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College London.

He became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2013 and was awarded the Best Research Award for two consecutive years from the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong in 2016 and 2017. He completed his Neurosurgery Fellowship training in 2018 with a Distinction in his Higher Surgical Training Research Project and was awarded the Best Original Paper Award in 2019 from the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.

He is active in research and has published 18 papers in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, and British Journal of Neurosurgery. He was awarded the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong Research Grant 2016-2018.

Dr. Chan is active in teaching as was a lecturer for Master of Science MSc in Clinical Neurosciences from 2016 to 2018.

He is currently the Neurosurgery Intern Supervisor at Prince of Wales Hospital. He is also the Council member of the Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society.

His aspiration is to contribute to teaching and conducting training courses and research in Neurosurgery.


Research Interests

  • Endoscopic surgery in Neurosurgery
  • MIS Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques in Neurosurgery
  • Head injury
  • Spine surgery


Additional Information

  • Intern supervisor, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
  • Council member of the Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society
  • Member of the Research Sub-committee, Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society
  • Member of the Spine Chapter, Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society
  • Best Original Paper Award 2019: The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
    Chan DYC, Chan SSK, Chan EKY, Ng AY, Ying CLA, Li ACY, Chiu CCP, Cheung N, Mak WK, Sun TFD, Zhu CXL, Poon WS. Blessing or Burden? Long-Term Maintenance, Complications and Clinical Outcome of Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps. Surgical Practice. 2018; 22: 105–110
  • Best Research Award 2017: The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
    Chan DYC, Chan DTM, Sun TFD, Ng SCP, Wong GKC, Poon WS. The use of atorvastatin for chronic subdural haematoma: a retrospective cohort comparison study. British Journal of Neurosurgery. 2017;31(1):72-77.
  • Best Research Award 2016: The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
    Chan DYC, Abrigo JM, Cheung TCY, Siu DYW, Poon WS, Ahuja AT, Wong GKC. Screening for intracranial aneurysms? Prevalence of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in Hong Kong Chinese. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2015:4-8.
  • Distinction in Neurosurgery Higher Surgical Training (HST) Research Project
    Chan DYC, Woo PYM, Mak CHK, et al. Use of subdural drain for chronic subdural haematoma? A 4-year multi-centre observational study of 302 cases. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2016;36:27-30.


Selected Publications

  1. Chan DYC, Mak WK, Sun DTF, Mok RCY, Ng AY, Kan PKY, et al. Safety for cervical corpectomy and diskectomy: Univariate and multivariate analysis on predictors for prolonged ICU stay after anterior spinal fusion. British Journal of Neurosurgery. 2020; 1–5.
  2. Chan DYC, Poon WS, Chan DTM, Mak WK, Wong GKC. Chronic subdural haematoma during the COVID-19 lockdown period: Late presentation with a longer interval from the initial head injury to the final presentation and diagnosis. Chinese Neurosurgical Journal. 2021; 7: 4.
  3. Chan DYC, Chan DTM, Mak WK, Wong GKC, Poon WS. Letter: Rongeurs, Neurosurgeons, and COVID-19: How Do We Protect Health Care Personnel During Neurosurgical Operations in the Midst of Aerosol-Generation From High-Speed Drills? Neurosurgery. Aug 2020; 87: E164-E165.
  4. Chan DYC, Tsang ACO, Tsang FCP, Li LF, Ho WWS, Lui WM, Leung GKK. Successful Emergency Rescue Open Embolectomy for Failed Endovascular Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Operative Neurosurgery. Mar 2020; 18 (3): E83-E84.
  5. Chan DYC, Tsang ACO, Li LF, Cheng KKF, Tsang FCP, Taw BBT, Pu JKS, Ho WWS, Lui WM, Leung GKK. Improving Survival with Tranexamic Acid in Cerebral Contusions or Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Univariate and Multivariate Analysis on Independent Factors associated with Lower Mortality. World Neurosurgery. May 2019; 125: e665-e670.
  6. Chan DYC, Tsang ACO, Ho WWS, Cheng KKF, Li LF, Tsang FCP, Taw BBT, Pu JKS, Leung GKK, Lui WM. Emergency endoscopic third ventriculostomy for blocked shunts? Univariate and multivariate analysis of independent predictors for failure. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2018: 1–7.
  7. Tsang ACO, Hwang AC, Chiu RHY, Chan DYC, Tsang FCP, Ho WS, Leung GKK, Lui WM. Combined aspiration thrombectomy and continuous intrasinus thrombolysis for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: technical note and case series. Neuroradiology. 2018; 60: 1093–1096.
  8. Chan DYC, Zhu CXL, Chan DTM, Poon WS. Extraventricular intracisternal obstructive hydrocephalus: A differential diagnosis of ‘communicating hydrocephalus’ after a successful endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Surgical Practice. 2018; 22: 145–147.
  9. Chan DYC, Chan SSK, Chan EKY, Ng AY, Ying CLA, Li ACY, Chiu CCP, Cheung N, Mak WK, Sun TFD, Zhu CXL, Poon WS. Blessing or Burden? Long-Term Maintenance, Complications and Clinical Outcome of Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps. Surgical Practice. 2018; 22: 105–110.
  10. Chan DYC, Chan DTM, Zhu CXL, Kan PKY, Ng AY, Hsieh Y-PS, Poon WS, Wong GKC. Awake craniotomy for excision of arteriovenous malformations? A qualitative comparison study with stereotactic radiosurgery. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2018;51:52-56
  11. Chan DYC, Mok YT, Lam PK, Tong CSW, Ng SCP, Sun TFD, Poon WS. Cryostored autologous skull bone for cranioplasty? A study on cranial bone flaps’ viability and microbial contamination after deep-frozen storage at −80°C. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2017;42:81-83.
  12. Chan DY-C, Chan DT-M, Zhu CX-L, Poon W-S. Surgical Technique for "Ping Pong" Fractures: Elevation of Depressed Skull Fractures in Neonates with no Burr-hole. Surgical Practice. 2017;21(2):82-85.
  13. Chan DY-C, Cheng Y, Lee MW-Y, Pang VK-Y, Wong C-K. Treatment outcome of craniopharyngioma: 18-Year experience at a Hong Kong regional neurosurgical centre. Surgical Practice. 2017;21(2):76-81.
  14. Chan DYC, Chan DTM, Sun TFD, Ng SCP, Wong GKC, Poon WS. The use of atorvastatin for chronic subdural haematoma: a retrospective cohort comparison study. British Journal of Neurosurgery. 2017;31(1):72-77.
  15. Chan DYC, Woo PYM, Mak CHK, et al. Use of subdural drain for chronic subdural haematoma? A 4-year multi-centre observational study of 302 cases. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2016;36:27-30.
  16. Chan DYC, Chan DTM, Poon WS, Wong GKC. Primary cranial vault lymphoma. British Journal of Neurosurgery. September 2016:1-2.
  17. Chan DYC, Chan DTM, Zhu CXL, Lau CKY, Leung H, Poon WS. Tooth-brushing epilepsy: A case report and literature review. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2016;145:46-51.
  18. Chan DYC, Sun TFD, Poon WS. Steroid for chronic subdural hematoma? A prospective phase IIB pilot randomized controlled trial on the use of dexamethasone with surgical drainage for the reduction of recurrence with reoperation. Chinese Neurosurgical Journal. 2015;1(1):2.
  19. Chan DYC, Abrigo JM, Cheung TCY, Siu DYW, Poon WS, Ahuja AT, Wong GKC. Screening for intracranial aneurysms? Prevalence of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in Hong Kong Chinese. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2015:4-8.
  20. Wong GKC, Chan DYC, Siu DYW, et al. High-Dose Simvastatin for Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Stroke. 2015;46(2):382-388.
  21. Chan DYC, Woo PYM, Poon WS. Chronic Subdural Hematoma: To Drain or not To Drain? This Is the Question. World Neurosurgery. 2014;82(6):1007-1009.



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