Calvin Sze Hang Ng, BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), MD(Res)(Lond), FRCSEd(CTh), FCSHK, FHKAM(Surg), FCCP

Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China

Dr Ng is an Associate Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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

In 2006, he undertook further training as Specialist Registrar and Honorary Research Fellow at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University of Birmingham and Royal Centre for Defence Medicine UK. In the following year, he was awarded FRCSEd(CTh), and subsequently Doctorate of Medicine (MD(Res)) from Imperial College London in recognition of his research on ventilator induced and ischemia reperfusion lung injury. He is also a Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP).

Dr Ng is a pioneer in Single Port (Uniportal) VATS in the Asia-Pacific region with numerous publications on the subject in JTCVS, EJCTS, ICVTS, CHEST and Thorax, amongst other journals. He is the Founder of the Asian Single Port VATS Symposium series, and President of Asian Association for Single Port Thoracic Surgery. He has been an invited speaker on this subject in JACS, KATSO, ATSC, GCTAB, PATCVS, ATEP, ASCVTS, ATCSA and the Asian Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery meetings.

His academic contributions include 8 book chapters (including in Pearson’s Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery 3rd Ed) and more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed indexed international journals. He is a regular reviewer for Annals of Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, JTCVS, EJCTS and ICVTS, and is on the editorial board of a number of international journals. His main research and interests are: innovative technologies in VATS, single port (Uniportal) VATS, chest wall surgery and reconstruction, immune dysfunction following conventional and VATS lung surgery, CPB and lung ischemia reperfusion injury, and surgical training.