Department of Surgery, CUHK Department of Surgery, CUHK


Professor NG Sze Hang Calvin吳士衡


Associate Professor


(852) 3505 2629 / Appointment 3505 2954


(852) 2637 7974



Researcher ID

Single Port (Uniportal) Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
Hybrid Operating Room Image-Guided VATS (iVATS) for Small Lung Lesions
Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) & Image-Guided ENB (iENB)
Novel Technologies in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Chest Wall Reconstruction
Surgery for Mediastinal & Pleural Diseases, Sympathectomy
Education and Training in VATS & ENB
Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer
Inflammatory & Immune Dysfunction following Thoracic Surgery

Research Interest

Dr Ng graduated with BSc from Imperial College, London in 1998 with 1st Class Honours and Dudley Prize (1st in his class), and MBBS with Honours, Distinction in Surgery and Anthony de Rothschild Medal (1st in surgery) in 1999. After working for Lord Sir Ara Darzi at St Mary's Hospital, he returned to Hong Kong and trained in thoracic surgery under Prof. Anthony P.C. Yim.

In 2006, he became Specialist Registrar and Honorary Research Fellow at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University of Birmingham and Royal Centre for Defence Medicine UK, working under Mr. Timothy R Graham, the immediate past president of SCTS. In the following year, he was awarded FRCSEd(CTh), and subsequently Doctorate of Medicine in research (MD(Res)) from Imperial College in recognition of his work on ventilator induced and IR lung injury. He is also an elected Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) and Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (FAPSR).

Dr Ng is a pioneer in Single Port (Uniportal) VATS in the Asia-Pacific region with numerous publications on the subject in JTCVS, EJCTS, CHEST and Thorax, amongst other journals. In 2012, he performed the first Single Port VATS lobectomy in Hong Kong, and has since been disseminating his skills through his role as Program Director of Single Port VATS Course Hong Kong; and Director of Asia-Pacific Advanced & Novel Approaches to VATS Workshop. In 2013, he became the Founder of the annual Asian Single Port VATS Symposium series, and is currently the President of the Asian Association for Single Port Thoracic Surgery (AASTS). His interest in hybrid operating room (HOR) image-guided surgery has led to the world's first publications of HOR use in single port VATS major lung resection in 2015, and HOR image-guided electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (iENB) in 2016. His team is also the recipient of the ISMICS Annual Best Presentation (2016) and APSR Annual Travel Scholarship (2016) for research into HOR iVATS & iENB. He is also the Program Director of ENB Workshop & ENB PACES Clinical Immersion Program, training physicians and surgeons throughout Asia-Pacific region in these techniques. In March 2019, he led his world renowned HOR-iENB team to perform Asia-Pacific's first HOR non-invasive bronchoscopic microwave ablation for treatment of lung cancer. He is a Co-PI of NAVABLATE, the international study on bronchoscopic microwave ablation for treatment of lung cancer. Dr. Ng has been an invited speaker / lecturer in more than 140 occasions on these topics across the world.

His academic contributions include 24 book chapters (including in Pearson's Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery 3rd & 4th Eds, Shield's Thoracic Surgery 8th Eds), over 50 scientific abstracts, and more than 190 publications in peer-reviewed indexed international journals (Citations 2337; H-index 26; ResearcherID; Aug-2019). Dr Ng is the corresponding Editor of the book Atlas of Uniportal Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (Springer Science), the standard text for uniportal VATS surgeons, and Associate Editor of the book Lung Cancer. He is on the Editorial Boards of European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EJCTS), the official journal of both European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS); Innovations, the official journal of International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS); Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD); and Frontiers in Surgery, amongst others. Dr Ng is also on the Board of Directors of ISMICS; Board member of the Asia-Pacific Thoracic Advisory Board (APTAB); and Executive Board member of Asia Thoracoscopic Education Platform (ATEP). He serves as Council Member of the Hong Kong Society of Endosonography, Editorial Board of Cutting Edge (College of Surgeons of Hong Kong CSHK Journal); and Fellowship examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Academy of Medicine Singapore and CSHK. Dr Ng currently supervises a team of postgraduate students to investigate molecular aspects of lung cancer formation and therapeutic role of ablation for lung diseases.  

Curriculum Vitae

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