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 (Education), 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 is the Year 5 Coordinator of the MBChB programme ensuring the smooth running of the Year 5 modules (community and family medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, and psychiatry), Assistant Dean in the Education and Academic Affairs team, and Warden of the Madam SH Ho Hostel for Medical Students.

He works as the Honorary Secretary of the Committee for Subspecialty Boards and the Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians. He is currently on the Advisory Council and the Data Collection and Operation Committee of the Australian New Zealand Neonatal Network.

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 Hospital

Professional Service

  • Editorial Board Member, Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics

  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Pediatric Pulmonology

  • Honorary Treasurer and Council member, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

  • Honorary Secretary, Committee for Subspecialty Boards, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

  • 2nd Vice President, The Hong Kong Neonatal Society

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

Academic Engagement in CUHK

  • Year 5 Coordinator of the CUHK MBChB programme

Selected Publications

  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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 

  4. 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. 

  5. 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. 

  6. 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. 

  7. 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- 6.

  8. 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. 

  9. Lam HS*, Kwok KM, Chan PH, So HK, Li AM, Ng PC, Fok TF. Long term neurocognitive impact of low dose prenatal methylmercury exposure in Hong Kong. Environ Int. 2013 Apr;54:59-64. 

  10. Lam HS, Wong SP, Cheung HM, Chu WC, Wong RP, Chui KM, Liu FY, Li K, Fok TF, Ng PC. Early Diagnosis of Intra-Abdominal Inflammation and Sepsis by Neutrophil CD64 Expression in Newborns. Neonatology. 2010 Aug 24;99(2):118-124. 

  11. Lam HS, Ng PC, Chu WC, Wong W, Chan DF, Ho SS, Wong KT, Ahuja AT, Li CK. Renal screening in children after exposure to low dose melamine in Hong Kong: cross sectional study. BMJ. 2008 Dec 18;337:a2991.