Philip WY Chiu

Philip Chiu is currently Professor of Department of Surgery, Institute of Digestive Disease; Director of CUHK Jockey Club Minimal Invasive Surgical Skills Center; Director of CUHK Chow Yuk Ho Technology Center for Innovative Medicine and Assistant Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Chiu graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1994 with two scholarships. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2001 and received his Doctor of Medicine at CUHK in 2009. Prof. Chiu was the first to perform endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for treatment of early GI cancers in Hong Kong. In 2010, he performed the first Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (P.O.E.M.) in Hong Kong. His research interests include upper gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal cancer and Minimally Invasive and Robotic esophagectomy, novel endoscopic technologies for diagnosis of early GI cancers, ESD and novel endoscopic procedures as well as Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). Currently he is honorary treasurer of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and 4 book chapters. He has received numerous prestigious awards including State Scientific Technology and Progress Award from People’s Republic of China in 2007 and 2nd class award in Technological Advancement, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in 2011. Recently his research on POEM was awarded best of DDW 2011 and first prize of ASGE world cup of endoscopy 2012. He is currently associate editor for Digestive Endoscopy and co-editor of Endoscopy.