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Professor Li Man Chim Albert Martin

BSc (Hons), MB ChB, MD, FRCPCH, MRCP (UK), FHKAM (Paed), FHKCPaed
Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, CUHK
Assistant Dean (Student Affairs), Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

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Professor Li Man Chim Albert Martin


Albert Li is Professor of Paediatrics and Person-in-charge of the Respiratory Service in the Department of Paediatrics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine and received postgraduate training at King’s College Hospital and the Great Ormond Street Hospital before joining the department of paediatrics at the Prince of Wales Hospital in 1998. He then took up an academic post with CUHK in 2001. Professor Li has established strong research interest in various aspects of respiratory medicine, including childhood asthma and sleep-related breathing disorders. He is Associate Editor of the Frontiers in Paediatric Pulmonology, and editorial board member of Respirology. Professor Li is actively involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students, and supervising postgraduate clinical and research trainees. He has been awarded "Master Teacher" by CUHK for achieving five consecutive “Best Teacher of the Year” awards.

Current appointments

  • Vice-President of the Asia Pacific Paediatric Sleep Alliance (since 2007)

  • Member, Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Subspecialty Board, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians (since 2017)


Previous appointments and awards

  • Head of Paediatric Assembly, Asia Pacific Society of Respirology (2013-2018)

  • Council member, The Hong Kong College of Paediatricians (2013-2016)

  • Vice-President of the Hong Kong Society of Sleep Medicine (2010-2012)

  • Member, House Committee, The Hong Kong College of Paediatricians (2006-2016)

  • Honorary Secretary, The Hong Kong Paediatric Society (2004-2006)


Research Interests

  • Paediatric respiratory medicine

  • Sleep-related breathing disorders
    Working memory in children with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)
    Blood pressure and effects of intervention in childhood OSA
    Endothelial function in children with OSA
    Sleep ecology in pre-school children

  • Childhood Obesity


Recent Publications

  1. Mode of delivery and childhood hospitalizations for asthma and other wheezing disorders. Leung JY, Li AM, Leung GM, Schooling CM. Clin Exp Allergy2015;45(6):1109-1117.

  2. A school-based sleep education program for adolescents: a cluster randomized trial.  Wing YK, Chan NY, Man Yu MW, Lam SP, Zhang J, Li SX, Kong AP, Li AM. Pediatrics. 2015;135(3):e635-643.

  3. Intranasal corticosteroids for mild childhood obstructive sleep apnea--a randomized, placebo-controlled study. Chan CC, Au CT, Lam HS, Lee DL, Wing YK, Li AM. Sleep Med 2015;16(3):358-363.

  4. Endothelial function in children with OSA and the effects of adenotonsillectomy. Chan KC, Au CT, Chook P, Lee DL, Lam HS, Wing YK, Li AM. Chest2015;147(1):132-139.

  5. Neurocognitive dysfunction and grey matter density deficit in children with obstructive sleep apnoea. Chan KC, Shi L, So HK, Wang D, Liew AW, Rasalkar DD, Chu CW, Wing YK, Li AM. Sleep Med 2014;15(9):1055-1061.

  6. CT Au, CKW Ho, YK Wing, HS Lam, AM Li. Acute and chronic effects of sleep duration on blood pressure. Pediatrics 2014;133(1):e64-72.

  7. AM Li, Y Zhu, CT Au, DLY Lee, C Ho, YK Wing. Natural history of primary snoring in school-aged children: a 4-year follow-up study. Chest 2013;143(3):729-735.

  8. Y Zhu, CT Au, TF Leung, YK Wing, CWK Lam, AM Li. Effects of passive smoking on snoring in preschool children. J Pediatr 2013;163:1158-1162.

  9. AM Li, CT Au, C Ping, HS Lam, YK Wing. Reduced flow-mediated vasodilation of brachial artery in children with primary snoring. Int J Cardiol 2013;167:2092-2096.  

  10. AM Li, HK So, CT Au, C Ho, J Lau, TF Fok, YK Wing. Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome in Chinese children: a two-phase community study. Thorax 2010;65:991-997.

  11. AM Li, CT Au, SK Ng, VJ Abdullah, C Ho, TF Fok, YK Wing. Natural history and predictors for progression of mild childhood obstructive sleep apnoea. Thorax2010;65:27-31.

  12. AM Li, Chun T Au, Crover Ho, Tai F Fok, Yun K Wing. Blood pressure is elevated in children with primary snoring. J Pediatr 2009;155(3):362-368. 

  13. JYS Chan, AM Li, CT Au, AFC Lo, SK Ng, VJ Abdullah, C Ho, CM Yu, TF Fok, YK Wing. Cardiac remodeling and dysfunction in children with obstructive sleep apnea – a community based study. Thorax 2009;64:233-239.  Joint First author

  14. AM Li, CT Au, RYT Sung, C Ho, PC Ng, TF Fok, YK Wing. Ambulatory blood pressure in children with obstructive sleep apnea – a community based study. Thorax 2008;63(9):803-809.

  15. Albert M. Li, Jane Yin, Jun T Au, Hung K So, Tony Tsang, Eric Wong, Tai F Fok, Pak C Ng. Standard reference for the 6-minute walk test in healthy children aged 7 to 16 years. AJRCCM 2007;176(2):174-180.

  16. Albert M Li, Emily Hung, Tony Tsang, Jane Yin, Dorothy Chan, Eric Wong, Tai F Fok, Pak C Ng. Induced sputum inflammatory measures correlate with disease severity in children with obstructive sleep apnoea. Thorax 2007;62(1):75-79.

  17. Albert M. Li, Tony WT Tsang, Dorothy FY Chan, Hugh S. Lam, Hung K So, Rita YT Sung, Tai F Fok. Cough frequency in children with mild asthma correlates with sputum neutrophil count. Thorax 2006;61(9):747-750.

  18. AM Li, J Yin, CCW Yu, T Tsang, HK So, E Wong, D Chan, EK Hon, R Sung. The six-minute walk test (6MWT) in healthy children – reliability and validity. Eur Respir J 2005;25(6):1057-1060.

  19. AM Li, YK Wing, A Cheung, D Chan, C Ho, S Hui, TF Fok. Is a 2-night polysomnographic study necessary in childhood sleep-related disordered breathing? Chest 2004;126(5):1467-1472.

  20. Li AM, Lex C, Zacharasiewicz A, Wong E, Erin E, Hansel T, Wilson NM, Bush A. Cough frequency in children with stable asthma: correlation with lung function, exhaled nitric oxide and sputum eosinophil count. Thorax 2003;58(11):974-978.


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