Dr. Kate Chan is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Paediatrics. She is also an Honorary Associate Consultant at the Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital and the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. She is a specialist in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine.
Her research focuses on paediatric sleep disordered breathing (SDB), including its natural history, pathogenesis, diagnostic tools, complications, and personalised management to childhood SDB. Her research work has received multiple awards including the Guilleminault Award for Sleep Research, the Best Young Investigator Award from the International Pediatric Sleep Association and the Best Young Investigator Award from the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians in 2015 and 2020.
She is the Teaching Coordinator of the Paediatrics module of the Year 5 undergraduate medical curriculum, with the passion in delivering high-quality education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is also a board member of the International Pediatric Sleep Association, which is devoted to promote paediatric sleep medicine worldwide.
Paediatric Sleep Medicine
Honorary Associate Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital
Honorary Associate Consultant, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong Children's Hospital
Academic Engagement in CUHK
Teaching Coordinator for Paediatrics module, Year 5 undergraduate medical curriculum
Best Young Investigator Award 2020, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Dec 2020
Abstract Award. Effectiveness of a smoking reduction programme for smoking parents in Hong Kong. The 5th King’s John Price Paediatric Respiratory Conference, Apr 2019
Best Young Investigator Award 2016, the 4th International Pediatric Sleep Association Congress, Mar 2016
Best Young Investigator Award 2015, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Dec 2015
Outstanding Presentation Award. Pulmonary function in β-thalassaemia major, Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Dec 2015
First Prize Award for the Best Oral Presentation. Emergence of serogroup 15 and serotype 6C in pneumococcal carriage in young children in Hong Kong. Joint Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, The Hong Kong Paediatric Society & Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association, Jun 2015
Guilleminault Award for Sleep Research 2015, the World Association of Sleep Medicine, Mar 2015
Distinguished Young Fellow 2014. Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Dec 2014
Outstanding Presentation Award. Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among healthy infants in Hong Kong: a pilot study. Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Dec 2014
Outstanding Presentation Award. Endothelial function in children with obstructive sleep apnoea and the effects of adenotonsillectomy, Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Dec 2013
First Prize Award for the Best Oral Presentation. Intranasal corticosteroids for mild childhood obstructive sleep apnoea – a randomized placebo-controlled study. Joint Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, The Hong Kong Paediatric Society & Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association, May 2013
First Prize Award for the Best Oral Presentation. Neurocognitive dysfunction and grey matter density deficit in children with obstructive sleep apnoea, Joint Annual Scientific Meeting 2011, The Hong Kong Paediatric Society & American Academy of Pediatrics in conjunction with Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association, May 2011
Yuen HM, Au CT, Chu WCW, Li AM, Chan KC. Reduced tongue mobility: an unrecognised risk factor of childhood obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep 2021 Aug 25;zsab217. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsab217.
Au CT, Chan KC, Chook P, Wing YK, Li AM. Cardiovascular risks of children with primary snoring: a 5-year follow-up study. Respirology 2021;26(8):796-803. doi: 10.1111/resp.14089.
Au CT, Chan KCC, Lee DLY, Leung NMW, Chow SMW, Chow JS, Wing YK, Li AM. Effect of surgical intervention for mild childhood OSA on attention and behavioural outcomes - A randomised-controlled study. Respirology 2021;26(7):690-699. doi: 10.1111/resp.14050.
Chan KC, Yu MW, Cheung TWY, Lam SY, Leung TNH, Tsui TK, Ip KI, Chau CSK, Lee SL, Yip AYF, Wong TW, Mak VCW, Li AM. Childhood Bronchiolitis Obliterans in Hong Kong - Case Series over a 20-year Period. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2021;56(1):153-161. doi: 10.1002/ppul.25166.
Lan Q, Chan KC, Yu KN, Chan NY, Wing YK, Li AM, Au CT. Sleep duration in preschool children and impact of screen time. Sleep Med 2020;76:48-54.
Au CT, Chan KC, Zhang J, Liu KH, Chu WCW, Wing YK, Li AM. Intermediate phenotypes of childhood obstructive sleep apnea. J Sleep Res 2020 Sep 14;e13191. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13191.
Chan KC, Au CT, Hui LL, Wing YK, Li AM. Childhood OSA is an independent determinant of blood pressure in adulthood – a longitudinal follow-up study. Thorax 2020;75(5):422-431.
Chan KC, Au CT, Hui LL, Ng SK, Wing YK, Li AM. How OSA evolves from childhood to young adulthood: natural history from a 10-year follow-up study. Chest 2019;156(1):120-30.
Au CT, Zhang J, Cheung JYF, Chan KC, Wing YK, Li AM. Familial aggregation and Heritability of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Children Probands. J Clin Sleep Med 2019;15(11):1561-70.
Au CT, Chan KCC, Liu KH, Chu WCW, Wing YK, Li AM. Potential anatomic markers of obstructive sleep apnea in prepubertal children. J Clin Sleep Med 2018;14(12):1979-86.
Li JWS, Au CT, Chan KCC, Chook P, Wing YK, Li AM. Short sleep duration is weakly associated with carotid intima-media thickness in adolescents. J Pediatr 2018;195:80-4.
Zhang J, Chan NY, Lam SP, Li SX, Liu Y, Chan JW, Kong AP, Ma RC, Chan KC, Li AM, Wing YK. Emergence of Sex Differences in Insomnia Symptoms in Adolescents: A Large-Scale School-Based Study. Sleep 2016;39(8):1563-70.
Luo YG, Wang D, Liu K, Weng J, Guan Y, Chan KC, Chu WC, Shi L. Brain Structure Network Analysis in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. PLoS One 2015;10(9):e0139055.
Chan CC, Au CT, Lam HS, Lee DL, Wing YK, Li AM. Intranasal Corticosteroids for Mild Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea – A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. Sleep Med 2015;16(2):358-63.
Chan KC, Au CT, Chook P, Lee DL, Lam HS, Wing YK, Li AM. Endothelial Function in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Effects of Adenotonsillectomy. Chest 2015;147(1):132-9.
Chan KC, Shi L, So HK, Wang D, Liew AWC, Rasalkar DD, Chu CW, Wing YK, Li AM. Neurocognitive Dysfunction and Grey Matter Density Deficit in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Sleep Med 2014;15(9):1055-61.