Ng Sze Hang Calvin (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

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

Dr Ng graduated with BSc from Imperial College, London in 1998 with 1st Class Honours and Dudley Prize (1st in his class), and MBBS with Honours, Distinction in Surgery and Anthony de Rothschild Medal (1st in surgery) in 1999. After working for Lord Sir Ara Darzi at St Mary's Hospital, he returned to Hong Kong and trained in thoracic surgery under Prof. Anthony P.C. Yim. In 2006, he became Specialist Registrar and Honorary Research Fellow at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University of Birmingham and Royal Centre for Defence Medicine UK, working under Mr. Timothy R Graham, the immediate past president of SCTS. In the following year, he was awarded FRCSEd(CTh), and subsequently Doctorate of Medicine in research (MD(Res)) from Imperial College London in recognition of his work on ventilator induced and ischemia reperfusion lung injury. He is also an elected Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) and Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (FAPSR).

Dr Ng is a pioneer in Single Port (Uniportal) VATS in the Asia-Pacific region with numerous publications on the subject in JTCVS, EJCTS, CHEST and Thorax, amongst other journals. In 2012, he performed the first Single Port VATS lobectomy in Hong Kong, and has since been disseminating his skills through his role as Program Director of Single Port VATS Course Hong Kong; and Director of Asia-Pacific Advanced & Novel Approaches to VATS Workshop. In 2013, he became the Founder of the Asian Single Port VATS Symposium series. Recently, his interest in hybrid operating room (HOR) image-guided surgery has led to the World's First publications of HOR use in single port VATS major lung resection, and HOR image-guided electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (iENB). His team is also the recipient of the ISMICS Annual Best Presentation (2016) and APSR Annual Travel Scholarship (2016) for research into HOR iVATS & iENB. He is also the Program Director of ENB Workshop & ENB PACES Clinical Immersion Program, training physicians and surgeons throughout Asia-Pacific region in these techniques. Dr. Ng has been an invited speaker / lecturer in more than 120 occasions on these topics across the world. He is currently involved in multiple international studies on hybrid operating room and navigation bronchoscopy usage.

His academic contributions include 24 book chapters (including in Pearson's Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery 3rd & 4th Eds, Shield's Thoracic Surgery), 46 scientific abstracts, and more than 170 publications in peer-reviewed indexed international journals (Citations 1961; H-index 25; ResearcherID; Aug-2018). Dr Ng is the corresponding Editor of the book Atlas of Uniportal Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (publisher Springer Science, in press), the standard text for uniportal VATS surgeons, and Associate Editor of the book Lung Cancer. He is on the Editorial Boards of European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EJCTS); Innovations; and Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD) amongst others. Dr Ng is also on the Board of Directors of ISMICS; Board member of the Asia-Pacific Thoracic Advisory Board (APTAB); and Executive Board member of Asia Thoracoscopic Education Platform (ATEP). He serves as Council Member of the Hong Kong Society of Endosonography, Editorial Board of Cutting Edge (College of Surgeons of Hong Kong CSHK Journal); and an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and CSHK.

Terms of Appointment: Jun 2016 - May 2019; Jun 2019 - May 2021