Philip Wai Yan, CHIU

Position: Director of medical robot Innovation Technology Center | Director of endoscopy center, Institute of digestive diseases HK | Director of the Jockey Club minimally invasive surgery technology training center of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Editorial board of Endoscopy Thematic | Editorial board of Surgical endoscopy | New leaders of Asia Pacific digestion week 2016 | Outstanding Chinese youth in the world in 2016
Organization: Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: Hong Kong

Professor Philip Chiu is currently Professor and Honorary Consultant of Division of Upper GI and Metabolic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital; Director of Multi-Scale Medical Robotics Center; Director of CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Center; Director of CUHK Chow Yuk Ho Technology Center for Innovative Medicine and Associate Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also serves as Director of Endoscopy of Prince of Wales Hospital and Cluster Director of Endoscopy, New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority.

Prof. Chiu is first to perform endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for treatment of early GI cancers in Hong Kong in 2004. In 2010, he performed the first Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (P.O.E.M.) in Hong Kong. His research interests include upper gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal cancer and minimally invasive and robotic esophagectomy, novel endoscopic technologies for diagnosis of early GI cancers, ESD and novel endoscopic procedures as well as Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). He has published more than 260 peer reviewed manuscripts and 6 book chapters. He received numerous prestigious awards including State Scientific Technology and Progress Award from People’s Republic of China in 2007, 2nd class award in Technological Advancement, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in 2011. He served as Yeoh Ghim Seng Visiting Professor at Department of Surgery, National University of Singapore from 2014-2017. His research on POEM was awarded best of DDW 2011 and first prize of ASGE world cup of endoscopy 2012. He was selected as Asia Pacific Digestive Week JGHF Emerging Leader Lectureship in 2016 and Global Outstanding Chinese Youth 2016. He is currently co-editor of Endoscopy and subject editor for Surgical Endoscopy.