Publons: AAY-9207-2020

ORCID:    0000-0001-5939-812X

Administrative support: Ms Angel Kwong

Telephone (office): (852) 3505-2981

Professor WONG Wing Kin, Gary

  • TS Lo Foundation Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics

BMedSc (Alberta), MD (Alberta), DABPed, FRCPC, FHKAM (Paediatrics), MD (CUHK)

Clinical Team: General Paediatrics


Gary Wong obtained undergraduate medical education from the University of Alberta, Canada.  After completing his pediatric residency and fellowship training at University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, and Children’s Hospital of British Columbia, he took up a visiting Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Munich, University of Munich, Germany in 2002.

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology Asthma and Allergic disorders

  • Environmental determinants and gene environmental interaction of asthma

  • Non-invasive asthma monitoring and assessment

  • Lung function assessment in young children

Honorary Appointments

  • Honorary Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital

  • Honorary Visiting Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

  • Accredited College Trainer in the Sub-specialty Training program of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians (2017-2022)

Professional Service

  • Board of Directors, World Allergy Organization (USA)

  • Advisory Board member, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Research & Outreach Committee (UK)

  • Vice President, Global Pediatric Pulmonology Alliance (China)

  • President (Former), Central Scientific and Organizing Committee of International congress on Pediatric Pulmonology

  • President (2013-2019), the Asia-Pacific Academy of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology

  • Panel Member, Health and Medical Research Fund, Hong Kong Government awarded by Department of Health

  • Member, Hong Kong Children’s Hospital Research Ethics Committee

  • Medical Assessor, The Hong Kong Medical Council

  • President, Hong Kong Institute of Allergy

  • Medical Advisor, Hong Kong Asthma Society

  • Council member, Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology

  • Associate editor of New England Journal of Medicine (USA)

  • Editorial Board member, Asthma Research and Practice (UK)

  • Editorial Board member, Allergology International of Japanese Society of Allergology (Japan)

  • Editorial Board member, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

  • Editorial Board member, Allergy Asthma & Immunology Research (Korea)

  • Associate editor, Asia Pacific Allergy (Korea)

  • Chief Editor, Pediatric Respirology and Critical Care Medicine (China)

Academic Engagement in CUHK

  • Supervisor, MPhil student from 2019-2021

  • Supervisor, Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences from 2016-2020

  • Coordinator, Medical year 5 clinical elective

  • Member, Committee Oversea Experience, New Asia College

  • Member, Department Academic Personnel Committee

  • Chairman, Committee on Student Exchange and Elective

  • Steering committee members of the ISAAC (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) research group


  • President’s Award, International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology (2014)

  • Master Teacher Award, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2000)

Selected Publications

  1. Xiaoxia Lu, Yuhan Xing and Gary Wing-Kin Wong.  COVID-19: Lessons to Date From China.  Arch Dis Child. 2020 Dec;105(12):1146-115.

  2. Yuhan Xing, Gary W K Wong, Wei Ni, Xiaowen Hu, Quansheng Xing.  Rapid Response to an Outbreak in Qingdao, China. N Engl J Med. 2020 Nov 18. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2032361.

  3. Xiaoxia Lu, Yun Xiang, Hui Du, Gary Wing-Kin Wong.  SARS-CoV-2 infection in children - Understanding the immune responses and controlling the pandemic.  Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2020 Jul;31(5):449-53.

  4. Xiaoxia Lu, Liqiong Zhang, Hui Du, Jingjing Zhang, Yuan Y. Li, Jingyu Qu, Wenxin Zhang, Youjie Wang, Shuangshuang Bao, Ying Li, Chuansha Wu, Hongxiu Liu, Di Liu, Jianbo Shao, Xuehua Peng, Yonghong Yang, Zhisheng Liu, Yun Xiang, Furong Zhang, Rona M. Silva, Kent E. Pinkerton, Kunling Shen, Han Xiao, Shunqing Xu, Gary W.K. Wong.  SARS-CoV-2 infection in children.  N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr 23;382(17):1663-5.

  5. Johanna Krusche, Monika Twardziok, Katharina Rehbach, Andreas Bock, Miranda S. Tsang, Paul C. Schroder, Jorg Kumbrink, Thomas Kirchner, Yuhan Xing, Josef Riedler, Jean-Charles Dalphin, Juha Pekkanen, Roger Lauener, Marjut Roponen, Jing Li, Chun K. Wong, Gary W.K. Wong and Bianca Schaub, the PASTURE study group.  TNF-a–induced protein 3 is a key player in childhood asthma development and environment-mediated protection.  J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019 Dec;144(6):1684-96.e12.

  6. Gary W K Wong.  How Should We Treat Patients with Mild Asthma?  N Engl J Med. 2019 May 23;380(21):2064-6.

  7. Gary W K Wong.  Reducing antibiotic prescriptions for childhood upper respiratory tract infections.  Lancet Glob Health. 2017 Dec;5(12):e1170-1.

  8. Fanny W.S. Ko and Gary W.K. Wong.  Drug Treatment for Early-Stage COPD.  N Engl J Med. 2017 Sep 7;377(10):988-9.

  9. Osamu Natsume, Shigenori Kabashima, Junko Nakazato, Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Masami Narita, Mai Kondo, Mayako Saito, Ai Kishino, Tetsuya Takimoto, Eisuke Inoue, Julian Tang, Hiroshi Kido, Gary W K Wong, Kenji Matsumoto, Hirohisa Saito, Yukihiro Ohya, for the PETIT Study Team.  Two-step egg introduction for prevention of egg allergy in high-risk infants with eczema (PETIT): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.  Lancet 2017;389:276-86.

  10. Rui‑Ping Xiao, Gary W.K. Wong, Jacqueline M. Prince, Maro Gartside, Jianfei Zhao, Jiping Wang, Getu Zhaori, and Jeffrey M. Drazen. Making An Impact on Clinical Practice and Research in China.  N Engl J Med 2016 Dec 15;375(24):2391-2.

  11. Gary W K Wong.  Preventing Food Allergy in Infancy - Early Consumption or Avoidance?  N Engl J Med. 2016 May 5;374(18):1783-4.

  12. Wong GW. Air pollution and health. Lancet Respir Med 2014;2:8-9.

  13. Wong GW, Brunekreef B, Ellwood P, Anderson HR, Asher MI, Crane J, Lai CK. Cooking fuels and prevalence of asthma: a global analysis of phase three of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood.  Lancet Respir Med 2013;1:386-94.