Calvin Sze Hang Ng, BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), MD(Res)(Lond)

Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 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 from Imperial College, London in 1998 with BSc, 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 the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), and a Fellow of 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, ICVTS, CHEST, and Thorax, amongst other journals. He is the Founder of the Asian Single Port VATS Symposium series and has been an invited speaker on this subject in JACS, KATSO, ATSC, GCTAB, PATCVS, ATEP, ASCVTS, ATCSA, ISMICS and the Asian Duke Masters of MITS amongst other meetings.

His academic contributions include 15 book chapters (including in Pearson’s Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery 3rd Ed, and Shield’s General Thoracic Surgery 8th Ed) and more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed indexed international journals. He is an editor of the book “Atlas of Uniportal VATS” (Eds: Gonzalez-Rivas, Ng, Rocco, D’Amico), and associate editor of the book “Lung Cancer”. He is a regular reviewer for Lancet Oncology, Annals of Surgery, ATS, 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, hybrid operating theatre for thoracic surgery, electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB), lung cancer molecular biology, chest wall surgery and reconstruction, immune dysfunction following MITS, and surgical training.