Dr. LEUNG Sze Yin Agnes
MBChB, MRCPCH, FHKCPaed, FHKAM(Paed)
Dr. Agnes Leung is a specialist in Paediatric Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases and runs the Specialist Allergy and Infectious Diseases clinics at the Prince of Wales Hospital, which receives territory-wide referrals. She is currently the Honorary Fellow of the Allergy Immunology Research Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. The main goal of her current research is to analyze the patterns, causes, and effects of food allergy in the Asia-pacific region, in hope to provide effective preventive methods and safe treatment plans for patients with food allergic disorders.
Her research work on fish allergy diagnostics was awarded the Best Dissertation Award by the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians and she also received the Faculty Innovation Award from the Faculty of Medicine, CUHK, to conduct research on fish immunotherapy in 2018. She holds a patent on the novel allergens isolated from grass carp.
Dr. Leung is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a Council Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Allergy. She is also the Junior leader of the Asia Pacific Academy of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology; member of the Allergy Prevention and Anaphylaxis Committees of the World Allergy Organization and a Food Allergy Committee member of the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy Asthma and Clinical Immunology.
Previous appointments and awards