Dr. Chong Shuk Ching (莊淑貞醫生)

Current Appointments

Clinical Professional Consultant 
Department of Paediatrics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
(香港中文大學 兒科學系 臨床專業顧問醫生)

Honorary Associate Consultant Paediatrician
Prince of Wales Hospital
Hospital Authority
(醫院管理局 威爾斯親王醫院 兒科榮譽副顧問醫生)

Contact Information

Department of Paediatrics
6/F, Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building
Prince of Wales Hospital
30-32 Ngan Shing Street
Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
Tel: 852-3505 2849 
Fax: 852-2636 0020
Email: chongsc@cuhk.edu.hk


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS(HKU)
Member of Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom, MRCP(UK)
Fellow of Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, FHKCPaed
Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Paediatrics), FHKAM(Paediatrics)
First Fellow of Genetics & Genomics Paediatrics Subspecialty, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians


Dr. Josephine Chong received her medical degree from The University of Hong Kong. She then received her Paediatrics training in Prince of Wales Hospital. She was granted fellowship by the Hong Kong College of Paediatrician and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2010. Her further training as a metabolic fellow at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne in 2011. She has completed a master degree in medical genetics in the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016. In 2017, Dr. Chong was accredited as one of the five first fellows of Genomic & Genetics Paediatrics subspecialty by Hong Kong College of Paediatricians. 

Currently, Dr. Chong works as a clinical professional consultant in the Department of Paediatrics and Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of CUHK. She is the deputy director of the Joint BCM-CUHK Center for Medical Genetics. She is also the paediatrician in-charge of the newborn metabolic screening programme. Dr. Chong is a member of the central committee of clinical genetics of Hospital Authority. She is the vice-president of the Hong Kong Society of Inborn errors of metabolism, and she is the honorary secretary of Hong Kong Society of Medical Genetics.

Research Interests

Her research interests focus at undiagnosed genetics disorders, neuro-metabolic genetics, and inborn errors of metabolism disorders.

Research Publications
  1. Chong SC, Law LK, Hui J, Lai CY, Leung TY, Yuen YP. Expanded newborn metabolic screening programme in Hong Kong: a three-year journey. Hong Kong medical journal= Xianggang yi xue za zhi. 2017 Oct 1;23(5):489-96.

  2. Peng Y, Shinde DN, Valencia CA, Mo JS, Rosenfeld J, Truitt Cho M, Chamberlin A, Chong SC, Li Z, Liu J, Gui B, Brockhage R. Biallelic mutations in the ferredoxin reductase gene cause novel mitochondriopathy with optic atrophy. Human molecular genetics. 2017 Oct 5;26(24):4937-50.

  3. Hui J, Chong SC, Law LK, Lee LK, Chang S, Yau P, Yuen YP. One too many: intellectual disability secondary to undiagnosed phenylketonuria. Hong Kong medical journal= Xianggang yi xue za zhi. 2016 Oct 1;22(5):506-8.

  4. Hon KL, Chang M, Chong SC, Yuen YP, Tsui SK. Adverse Effects of Azathioprine in a Child and Her Mother with Eczema. Indian journal of pediatrics. 2018 May.

  5. Hui J, Yuen YP, Law LK, Leung TY, Chong SC, Lai CY (2015) The first 21 months experience of a pilot expanded newborn metabolic screening programme in Hong Kong, SSIEM symposium 2015, Vol 38, Suppl. 1, S84

  6. Chong, J.S.C., (2014) Expanded Newborn Metabolic Screening: Working towards a mandatory screening programme in Hong Kong, Medical Bulletin. Vol. 19, No. 12, December 2014.

  7. Hui, J., Tang, N. L., Li, C. K., Law, L. K., To, K. F., Yau, P., Fung, S.L.M., Chong, J.S.C., Tsung, L., Chiang, G., Fung, E., Cheung, K.L., Yeung, W.L., & Fok, T. F. (2014). Inherited metabolic diseases in the Southern Chinese population: spectrum of diseases and estimated incidence from recurrent mutations. Pathology-Journal of the RCPA, 46(5), 375-382.

  8. Hui, J., Yuen, Y. P., Chow, C. M., Chong, J., Chiang, G., Cheung, C. K., ... & Tang, N. L. (2013). Isolated persistent elevation of alanine transaminase for early diagnosis of pre-symptomatic Wilson’s disease in Chinese children. World Journal of Pediatrics, 9(4), 361-364.

  9. Chong S.C., Fung, E., (2011). Long-term follow-up of electroencephalogram of a paediatrics collection; in a tertiary referral center. European Paediatrics Neurology Society Congress. 9th EPNS congress. May 2011

  10. Chong, J.S.C., Lam, H.S., Chu, Ip M, Wong, Zhu C.X., Ng, P.C., (2008). Neonatology. 2009;95(2):179-82. Epub 2008 Sep 6. Successful treatment of multiple subdural empyemata caused by Mycoplasma hominis in a newborn.


Faculty of Medicine

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

6/F Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building

Prince of Wales Hospital



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