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Twitter:   @hsimonlam

Publons: G-8373-2015

ORCID:    0000-0001-9912-0544

Administrative support: Ms Elly Cheung

Telephone (office): (852) 3505-3515

Professor LAM Hugh Simon Hung San

  • Assistant Dean (Clinical Education and Internship), Faculty of Medicine

  • Professor, Department of Paediatrics

BChir (Cantab), MB (Cantab), MD (CUHK), MRCPCH (UK), FHKCPaed, FHKAM (Paediatrics), FRCPCH (UK)

Clinical Teams: Neonatology (Team Head), Respiratory Medicine

Research Team: Neonatology


Simon Lam is currently Professor at the Department of Paediatrics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1998 and moved back to Hong Kong in 2000. His research interests are in neonatology, paediatric respiratory medicine and the environmental impact on child health. Recently he has been focusing on the gut microbiome of preterm infants and big data analyses of neonatal outcomes.

He also serves as Assistant Dean in the Education and Academic Affairs team and Warden of the Madam SH Ho Hostel for Medical Students. His roles as Assistant Dean include internship support and liaison work with the Hospital Authority related to clinical attachments. 

He is widely engaged in local and overseas professional societies, contributing to education and accreditation work and quality improvement. Roles include: President of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians; 1st Vice President of The Hong Kong Neonatal Society; Member of the Advisory Council and the Data Collection and Operation Committee of the Australian New Zealand Neonatal Network; and accredited instructor in professional simulation-based training courses in neonatology.

Research Interests

  • Neonatology 

  • Neonatal intensive care 

  • Paediatric respiratory medicine

Honorary Appointments

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

  • Honorary Consultant, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong Children's Hospital


  • Editorial Board Member, Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics

  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Pediatric Pulmonology

Professional Service

  • President, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

  • 1st Vice President, The Hong Kong Neonatal Society

  • Member, Advisory Council, Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network

Selected Publications

  1. Chan RWY*, Liu S, Cheung JY, Tsun JGS, Chan KC, Chan KYY, Fung GPG, Li AM, Lam HS*. The Mucosal and Serological Immune Responses to the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Vaccines. Front Immunol. 2021 Oct 12;12:744887.

  2. Chan PHY, Kwok KM, Chan MHM, Li AM, Chan IHS, Fok TF, Lam HS*. Prenatal methylmercury exposure is associated with decrease heart rate variability in children. Environ Res. 2021 Sep;200:111744.

  3. Chan PHY, Chan KYY, Schooling CM, Hui LL, Chan MHM, Li AM, Cheung RCK, Lam HS*. Association between genetic variations in GSH-related and MT genes and low-dose methylmercury exposure in children and women of childbearing age: a pilot study. Environ Res. 2020 Aug;187:109703. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109703. Epub 2020 May 20.

  4. Chan PHY, Chan MHM, Li AM, Cheung RCK, Yu XT, Lam HS*. Methylmercury levels in commonly consumed fish and methylmercury exposure of children and women of childbearing age in Hong Kong, a high fish consumption community. Environ Res. 2018 Oct;166:418-426.

  5. Lam HS, Chan KY, Ip M, Leung KT, Lo NW, Wong RP, Li K, Ng PC. Rapid Identification of Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance by qPCR in Infants with Gram-Negative Septicaemia: A Proof-of-Concept Study. Neonatology. 2017;111(2):145-15

  6. Hui LL, Lam HS*, Lau EY, Nelson EA, Wong TW, Fielding R. Prenatal dioxin exposure and neurocognitive development in Hong Kong 11-year-old children. Environ Res. 2016 Oct;150:205-12.

  7. Lam HS, Sit T, Chau CL, Tam YH, Cheung HM, Wong SP, Ng PC. Attitudes of Parents and Health Care Workers to Major Surgery for High-Risk Preterm Infants. J Pediatr. 2016 Jul 29. pii: S0022-3476(16)30500-5.

  8. Hui LL, Chan MH, Lam HS*, Chan PH, Kwok KM, Chan IH, Li AM, Fok TF. Impact of fetal and childhood mercury exposure on immune status in children. Environ Res. 2016 Jan;144(Pt A):66-72.

  9. Lam HS, Tam YH, Poon TC, Cheung HM, Yu X, Chan BP, Lee KH, Lee BS, Ng PC. A double-blind randomised controlled trial of fish oil-based versus soy-based lipid preparations in the treatment of infants with parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis. Neonatology. 2014;105(4):290-

  10. Lam HS, Cheung HM, Poon TC, Wong RP, Leung KT, Li K, Ng PC. Neutrophil CD64 for daily surveillance of systemic infection and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. Clin Chem. 2013;59:1753-60.

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