Department of Surgery, CUHK
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OVERVIEW

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a tertiary research institution of international repute with an annual postgraduate intake of over 13,000.

The Department of Surgery is an integral part of the Faculty of Medicine based in the Prince of Wales Hospital. Our programs are research-oriented, providing students with dedciated support, structured mentorship and excellent research opportunities during their journey of discovering their unique academic interests and developing an expertise in translational research. We equip postgraduate students with in-depth knowledge and advanced research skills, accentuating a comprehensive learning experience that builds a solid foundation for their academic career with an aim to excel at utilising surgical sciences to improve patient outcomes.

RESEARCH  OPPORTUNITIES

Potential Projects

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Cancer Research: Molecular Targets for Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Neurosurgery
  • Other topics in Surgery such as Hepato-biliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Urology and Cardiothoracic Surgery will also be considered.

MPhil/PhD Program

PhD: Three to four years of supervised research-based clinical-translational research study.

Applicants who wish to take a shorter research study may consider MPhil program.

MPhil/PhD candidates include science graduates, medical students and medical doctors undertaking scientific training.

Interested candidates please visit our website http://www.surgery.cuhk.edu.hk/research-postgraduate.asp#opportunities. Determine your research interest and discuss with your potential supervisor through email. Applicants with general interest in our department could send your CV and a brief research interest statement to postgrad@surgery.cuhk.edu.hk for consideration. Application deadline is listed on Graduate School's website.

CURRENT  POSTGRADUATE  STUDENTS

BURGHARDT Rens Elia

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2017)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. TONG Chi Fai Michael
Prof. WONG Chun Man Patrick & Dr. NG Hoi Yee Iris

Field of Research:
Neural predictors of language and hearing outcomes in hearing impaired

CHEN Junfan

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2019)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. WONG Kwok Chu George

Field of Research:
Microglia-mediated Neuroinflammation in Experimental Subarachnoid Hemorrhage


CHEN Ssu Chi Abbey

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2018)

Supervisor(s):
Dr. Kaori FUTABA
Prof. NG Siu Man Simon

Field of Research:
Anterior resection syndrome, LARS, Fecobionics, bowel dysfunction, defecation

CHEUNG Chak Ting

MPhil in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Dr. Celia DONG

Field of Research:
Colorectal Cancer, Genomics


DENG Guangzheng

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. Nathalie WONG
Prof. TEOH Yuen Bun Anthony

Field of Research:
Colorectal cancer, tumor biomarker

DONG Zhiwei

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. CHIU Wai Yan Philip


GAO Wentao

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. Kathy LUI
Prof. LAU Yun Wong James

HE Tao

MPhil in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Dr. Celia DONG
Dr. Iris XU

Field of Research:
Colorectal cancer, Oxaliplatin resistance, Predictive markers


HUANG Hiu Yin

MPhil in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. WONG Kwok Chu George

Field of Research:
Characterizing Microglia Phenotypes in Experimental Focal Ischemia

HUANG Yisen

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Dr. LI Zheng

Field of Research:
Surgical robot assistant, AI assisted robot

Award(s):
Winner of EndoCV2021


HUI Shin Yee

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2019)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. LO Kwok Wai
Dr. CHEUNG Siu Tim

Field of Research:
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, STAT3, Progranulin, Natural Killer

LAI Huasheng Watson

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2019)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. CHIU Wai Yan Philip

Field of Research:
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), Esophageal stricture, Mesenchymal Stem Cell


LAM Yin Kau Helena

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2019)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. Nathalie WONG

Field of Research:
Hepatocellular carcinoma, patient-derived organoids, loss-of function TP53, gain-of-function TP53

LI Jian

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Dr. LI Zheng

Field of Research:
Medical Robotics


LI Jixiu

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Dr. LI Zheng
Prof. NG Sze Hang Calvin

Field of Research:
Medical Robotics, Magnetic endoscope

LI Yehui

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Dr. LI Zheng

Field of Research:
Medical robotics, colonoscopy, magnetic manipulation

Award(s):
Prof. Charles K.Kao Student Creativity Awards 2021 - Champion and Special Award (Postgraduate Group)


LI Yushi

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. NG Sze Hang Calvin

Field of Research:
Lung cancer, Biomarker

LIU Kang

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. NG Chi Fai
Dr. TEOH Yuen Chun Jeremy

Field of Research:
Bladder cancer


LIU Shaorui

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2019)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. CHOI Chung Hang Jonathan
Prof. NG Sze Hang Calvin

Field of Research:
Gold nanoparticles, Biodistribution, Drug-delivery, Acute lung injury, Protein purification

LIU Yue

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. NG Kwok Chai Kelvin

Field of Research:
Alternative splicing of mRNA in hepatocellular carcinoma; Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma organoid


LUO Yujie

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. WONG Kwok Chu George

Field of Research:
Subarachnoid haemorrhage

NG Wing Yin

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Dr. LI Zheng

Field of Research:
Machine Learning, Medical Image Analysis, Computer Vision


PENG Jia

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2018)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. NG Sze Hang Calvin
Prof. CHEN Gong George

Field of Research:
NSCLC, FOXP3, oncogene

PENG Qiang

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. NG Chi Fai
Dr. CHIU Ka Fung Peter

Field of Research:
Castration resistant prostate cancer, small non-coding RNA, spermine


QU Xinyu

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. Katie MEEHAN
Dr. CHAN Jason Ying Kuen

SHU Jie

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. Song WAN
Prof. M J UNDERWOOD

Field of Research:
Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation; Mitral Valve Repair, Echocardiogram, Artificial Intelligence


SUN Jingkai

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. NG Chi Fai
Dr. CHIU Ka Fung Peter

Field of Research:
Prostate Cancer

SUN Yanmei

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. Nathalie WONG

Field of Research:
Alternative spicing events in Hepatocellular Carcinoma


TSE Tsz Hei

MPhil in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. NG Chi Fai

Field of Research:
Urological malignancies, Kidney cancer organoid, 3D organoid culture

TSZE Cheung Yin

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2016)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. LEE Yuet Sheung Kathy
Prof. TONG Chi Fai Michael

Field of Research:
Test validation; Receptive vocabulary test; Cantonese vocabularies; Preschool language development


WAN Ho Lee

MPhil in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Dr. Iris XU

Field of Research:
Alternative RNA splicing and glucose metabolism in hepatocellular carcinoma

WANG Lishi

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. Nathalie WONG

Field of Research:
Hepatocellular carcinoma immune subtype classification


WONG Aikha Melissa Go

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2019)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. Nathalie WONG

Field of Research:
Hepatocellular carcinoma; immune-oncology, tumour-intrinsic oncogene pathways

XIAN Yitian

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Dr. LI Zheng
Dr. CHAN Yuen Chung David

Field of Research:
Neurosurgical Robotics


XUE Lingbin

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2017)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. TONG Chi Fai Michael
Prof. CHEN Gong George & Prof. Katie MEEHAN

Field of Research:
Thyroid cancer, Autophagy, Angiogenesis, Molecular targeted therapy

YEUNG Chun Philip

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2019)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. NG Kwok Chai Kelvin
Dr. CHEUNG Siu Tim

Field of Research:
Hepatocellular carcinoma related molecular pathways and novel treatments

Award(s):
AACR-Doreen J. Putrah Cancer Research Foundation Scholar-in-Training Award 2021; AACR-AbbVie Scholar-in-Training Award 2020


YU Shing Wilson

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2016)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. LEE Yuet Sheung Kathy
Prof. TONG Chi Fai Michael, Prof. NG Hoi Yee Iris

Field of Research:
Speech-in-noise test; Cantonese; Item Response Theory; Test Development

YUAN Qize

MPhil in Surgery (Admitted in 2019)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. NG Sze Hang Calvin

Field of Research:
Lung cancer, Organoid, EGFR mutation


ZHANG Luyao

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. LAU Yun Wong James
Prof. Nathalie WONG

Field of Research:
Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Immune oncology

ZHANG Xue

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2019)

Supervisor(s):
Dr. LI Zheng

Field of Research:
Surgical robot system, Visual servoing, Robot control


ZHAO Hongda

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2020)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. NG Chi Fai
Dr. TEOH Yuen Chun Jeremy

Field of Research:
Bladder cancer, Organoids, PD-1

ZHOU Siran

PhD in Surgery (Admitted in 2021)

Supervisor(s):
Prof. CHIU Wai Yan Philip

Field of Research:
Endoscopic surgery, Endoscopic treatment


GRADUATES  /  ALUMNI

Year of Graduation :        



NG Wing Yee Cymie
PhD
2021
The Application of Speech Recognition Technology in Detecting Speech Sound Errors in Cantonese-speaking Children


JIANG Yuqi
PhD
2021
AI-doscopist: Classification of Polyps and Gene Mutations of Colorectal Cancers by Deep Learning on Edge Computing Devices


LEE Carol
PhD
2021
Characterization of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3) in Hepatocellular Carcinoma


CHENG Truman
PhD
2021
Development of an Autonomous Magnetic Endoscope for Minimally Invasive Surgery


LYU Hao
PhD
2021
Vmbilical Cord Blood Treatment for Neonatal Rats with Hypoxic Ischemia


AU Pok Man Jett
MPhil
2021
Characterization of Natural Killer Cells in Colorectal Carcinoma


CHAN Siu Cheung
MPhil
2021
Establishment and characterization of meningioma patient-derived organoids


LI Yehui
MPhil
2021
Development of an Electromagnetically Actuated Soft-Tethered Endoscope for Colon Inspection


XIN Wenci
MPhil
2021
Development of a snail-mimicked soft robot for soft elastic environment locomotion


Name Degree Year of Graduation Thesis Titles
NG Wing Yee Cymie PhD 2021 The Application of Speech Recognition Technology in Detecting Speech Sound Errors in Cantonese-speaking Children
JIANG Yuqi PhD 2021 AI-doscopist: Classification of Polyps and Gene Mutations of Colorectal Cancers by Deep Learning on Edge Computing Devices
LEE Carol PhD 2021 Characterization of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3) in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
CHENG Truman PhD 2021 Development of an Autonomous Magnetic Endoscope for Minimally Invasive Surgery
LYU Hao PhD 2021 Vmbilical Cord Blood Treatment for Neonatal Rats with Hypoxic Ischemia
AU Pok Man Jett MPhil 2021 Characterization of Natural Killer Cells in Colorectal Carcinoma
CHAN Siu Cheung MPhil 2021 Establishment and characterization of meningioma patient-derived organoids
LI Yehui MPhil 2021 Development of an Electromagnetically Actuated Soft-Tethered Endoscope for Colon Inspection
XIN Wenci MPhil 2021 Development of a snail-mimicked soft robot for soft elastic environment locomotion



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