Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Jimmy Yu-Wai Chan is a Clinical Associate Professor and an academic head and neck surgeon at The University of Hong Kong. He graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1998 and joined the Division of Head & Neck surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Subsequently, Dr. Chan received post fellowship training at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre. He obtained the Degree of Master of Surgery (MS) in 2008 and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2015.
Dr. Chan is currently the Honorary Consultant and Part-time Clinical Associate Professor of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong. His clinical and research work is focused on nasopharyngeal carcinoma, ranging from endoscopic, robotic and open salvage for recurrent tumours, to translational research on biomarkers for prognostication and personalization of treatment. Dr. Chan is also interested in the management of carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx and reconstruction for laryngo-pharyngectomy defects using the free jejunal flap. He is an active researcher in clinical trials and translational laboratory work, and has delivered over 160 invited lectures, authored / co-authored 24 book chapters, and published over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles (H-index 25). He was the President of the Hong Kong Head and Neck Society in 2012 and 2014.