Kenneth K.Y. Wong, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Kenneth Wong is a surgeon scientist at the University of Hong Kong. He received medical degree from University of Edinburgh and his Ph.D degree in immunology and post-doc training at Imperial College, University of London. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor and Chief of Paediatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery.

He is an internationally renowned specialist paediatric and neonatal surgeon with main clinical interests in neonatal surgery, advanced laparoscopic/ robotic surgery, gastrointestinal and thoracic surgery.He helped set up the paediatric robotic surgery programme and also introduced single port surgery, bariatric surgery and thoracoscopic surgery in children in Hong Kong. He has been co-project leader in “Laparoscopic Workshops for Paedaitric Surgeons in China” since 2007 and has helped trained over 1400 Chinese surgeons.

The major research areas of Dr. Wong include clinical applications of nanomedicine using various animal disease models, genome-wide association of childhood congenital disease, tissue repair and regeneration. Dr. Wong has published over 170 papers in peer-reviewed SCI journals and has contributed to 16 book chapters. He is currently on the editorial board of 9 clinical and scientific journals and has given over 100 invited lectures worldwide.