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Expert Academics 

Classes are taught by top international lecturers trained in the United States and United Kingdom, with the support of qualified teaching assistants. With years of teaching experience worldwide, they are leaders in their field and passionate about sharing their expertise.


Programme Director


  • Associate Dean (Global Engagement), Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

  • Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, CUHK

  • Director, Center for Liver Health 

Henry Chan is globally recognized as a key opinion leader in liver diseases. He received his hepatology training in University of Michigan, USA. He is a very popular speaker, having given over 450 invited lectures in academic conferences all over the world. He has spoken in Harvard and Stanford, and has given keynote lectures in many countries including Australia, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand. In 2018, he was invited to give the most prestigious lecture, the Okuda State-of-the-Art Lecture, in the Asia Pacific Digestive Week. With his expertise in new drug development to treat viral hepatitis, he has been invited by numerous pharmaceutical companies to speak in their educational symposia, including AbbVie, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Echosens, Gilead, Glaxo-Smith-Kline, Mylan, Merck, Novartis and Roche. He has also been interviewed by many international media such as Discovery Channel, Newsweek magazine, Bloomberg TV, CBC News, South China Morning Post, and The Standard, on various medical topics.    


Programme Co-Director


  • Assistant Dean (Student Support), Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

  • Clinical Professional Consultant, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK

  • Director, Centre of Research and Promotion of Women’s Health


Carmen Wong is a medical educator and family physician. She obtained her Bsc in Psychology and MBBCh at Cardiff University School of Medicine and her Masters in Clinical Education at the University of Edinburgh. She trained as a general practitioner at the Oxford Deanery with senior GP registrar training in mental health and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK). She has been training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors in family medicine, consultation and communication skills. She has obtained numerous training and educational grants in e-learning, social responsibility and communication skills. She is Chair of the Taskforce in Communication Skills, coordinates the undergraduate clinical communication curriculum and founded the CUHK Medical Audio Glossary. She has expertise in learning strategies, wellbeing and support.



  • Assistant Dean (Development), Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

  • Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, CUHK


Siew Ng received her medical degree from St Bartholomew’s and Royal London School of Medicine and obtained her PhD from Imperial College London in immunology and bacteriology. She has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers in international journals including Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Lancet, Gastroenterology and Gut. She is Associate Editor of Gut, reviewer for over 20 journals and Advisory board member for several Corporate Partners to lead new drug development in IBD. She is a regular invited guest speaker at international conferences. Her work has received over 20 Prestigious Awards including Sir David Todd Lectureship, Distinguished Research Paper Awards, Research Excellence Award, First-class Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award, Emerging Leader Lectureship Award, and AGA Young Investigator Award in recognition of outstanding scientific research.

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  • Founder and Trainer,


Brian Hodgson provides public speaking training at seven universities in Hong Kong and teaches presentation training for Hong Kong Offices of Fortune 500 companies and one to one coaching for people from all occupations including: finance, law, media, travel, and manufacturing. For the past 10 years, he has also given presentation training for senior medical professionals at seminars in Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Chennai, Singapore, Seoul and Taipei. He has been a Public Speaker for 39 years and a member of Toastmasters International in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong. As an acclaimed speaker, he has spoken at Harvard and on Bloomberg TV, CNN , CNBC and international newspapers.




  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, CUHK


Gary Tse received his medical degree from the Imperial College London and did postgraduate studies in Cardiac Electrophysiology at The University of Cambridge and in Public Health Medicine at The University of Manchester. He has published over 170 papers in high impact international journals and is a regular academic reviewer for more than 30 international journals in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology. He is an expert organizer of cardiovascular conferences and has given invited lectures worldwide. In 2018, he was awarded the ECG Bayés Award by the International Congress of Electrocardiology for the best research output by a young investigator.

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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, CUHK


Erik Fung is a cardiologist and physician-scientist devoted to research into heart failure, inflammation and thrombosis. Throughout his medical career, he has embarked on unusual journeys, starting from MED1 when he began as a student researcher in the cardiovascular physiology laboratory of Prof Ronald Fiscus. After MED4, he visited the Atherosclerosis Unit at Harvard Medical School where he was subsequently appointed Visiting Research Fellow with deferment from clinical studies. That fruitful year led to publications in journals including Human Molecular Genetics and Circulation, and an invited oral presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. In 2003, he resumed as MED5, followed by internship at Prince of Wales Hospital. Having caught the ‘research bug’, he went on to study for a PhD in immunogenetics at the University of Cambridge. He joined the CUHK Faculty in 2016, after completing postgraduate training in internal medicine, cardiology, and heart failure/transplant cardiology at teaching hospitals of Tufts University, Dartmouth College and University of Southern California, USA.




  • ​Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Oncology, CUHK


Radha Raghupathy is an American Board certified haematologist and oncologist. She completed her Internal Medicine, Haematology and Oncology training in the United States. After completing her fellowship, she worked as an Instructor in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in New York before moving to The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has extensive experience in clinical teaching in different countries and is very active in teaching communication skills across different clinical years in the MBChB curriculum in CUHK. In addition, she hosts her own role play teaching sessions in small groups for final year medical students every month, focusing on communication skills pertaining to oncological disorders. She has consistently received high ratings from students for her teaching of communication skills and her classes are well sought after.




​The Virtual Research Lab (VRL) is an organisation founded and operated by medical students of CUHK. It provides CUHK medical students unique scientific research opportunities, delivers medical knowledge locally, and communicates scientific information globally. VRL’s well-established online medical article series “Advocate”, published weekly on social media and the VRL website, is written by CUHK medical students to showcase the talents within and allow communication to the public and professionals alike on critical and current medical topics. “Wick’s Health Policy Bank”, a new addition to the VRL platform, delivers weekly summaries of public health news to laymen through social media. VRL’s efforts and achievements have been recognised on a university level and beyond in the world-renowned Association of Medical Education in Europe Conference in 2018, where VRL presented on an accepted abstract titled “Patient-focused Communication Skills in Medical Education through
Public Advocacy.”

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