Professor Leung Ting Fan (梁廷勳教授)

Current Appointments

Chairman and Professor

Department of Paediatrics

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

(香港中文大學 兒科學系 系主任及教授)

 

Honorary Consultant Paediatrician

Prince of Wales Hospital/New Territories East Cluster

and Kwong Wah Hospital

Hospital Authority

(醫院管理局 新界東醫院聯網 及 廣華醫院 兒科榮譽顧問醫生)

 

Honorary Professor

Peking Union Medical College Hospital

Beijing, People’s Republic of China

(北京協和醫院 榮譽教授)

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 2850 / 3505 2981

Fax: 852-2636 0020

Email: tfleung@cuhk.edu.hk

Qualifications

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBChB(CUHK)

Doctor of Medicine, MD(CUHK)

Member of Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom, MRCP(UK)

Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, FRCPCH

International Fellow of American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, FAAAAI

Fellow of Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, FHKCPaed

Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Paediatrics), FHKAM(Paediatrics)

First Fellow of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases Subspecialty, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

Biography

Professor Leung graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1992, and he received subspecialty training on Immunology and Allergy in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1997-1998.  He was awarded Doctor of Medicine degree by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004 for his research works on immunogenetics of childhood asthma.  In addition to being a Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Professor Leung was elected as an International Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in 2011.  He was conferred as a First Fellow in Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases subspecialty by the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians in 2012.  Professor Leung is a professor in Department of Paediatrics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2009, and he chairs this Department since 2014.  He is also an honorary professor of the Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.  Professor Leung is a member of the Grant Review Board of Health and Medical Research Fund in Hong Kong as well as an overseas member of the review board for nationwide research grants in the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.  Professor Leung is Secretary-General of the Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology, Member-at-Large of Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, Vice President of the Hong Kong Society for Paediatric Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Council Member of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, and a fellow or member of over 10 other international and regional subspecialty organizations.  Professor Leung published more than 330 refereed journal articles.  He supervised seven post-doctoral fellows and 24 master and doctoral students as well as mentored six undergraduate medical students under Global Physician-Leadership Stream of the Faculty.  Professor Leung serves as editor, editorial board member or reviewer for over 60 international journals in the fields of allergy, immunology, infectious diseases, pulmonology, dermatology and genetics.

Research Interests

IMMUNOLOGY AND ALLERGY (免疫及過敏)

  • Immunogenetics of asthma and eczema

  • Epidemiology and natural history of childhood allergies

  • Respiratory viruses (HRV, RSV) and asthma pathogenesis

  • Early-life microbial exposures and allergy development

  • Novel diagnostic and treatment approaches for food allergy

  • Non-invasive monitoring of respiratory diseases

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASES (兒童傳染病)

  • Emerging paediatric infectious diseases

  • Influenza surveillance

  • Clinical trials on childhood vaccines

Research-related Awards
  1. First runner-up for Young Investigator Award, International Paediatric Respiratory, Allergy and Immunology Congress. Hong Kong, July 2004

  2. Young Researcher Award, 5th Asian Congress of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Taipei, Taiwan, September 2010

  3. Abstract Award, 31st Congress of European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. Geneva, Switzerland, June 2012

  4. Best Poster Award, 17th Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology. Hong Kong, December 2012

  5. Abstract Prize, World Allergy and Asthma Congress. Milan, Italy, June 2013

  6. Outstanding Abstract Award, 2013 Joint Congress of Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respiratory and Immunology and The Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Association of Thailand. Bangkok, Thailand, October 2013

  7. Enhanced Travel Award, 34th Annual Meeting of European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. Brighton, United Kingdom, May 2016

  8. Best Poster Award (Clinical), Hong Kong Allergy Convention 2016. Hong Kong, October 2016

  9. Best Poster Presentation Award, 13th Annual Congress of Asian Society for Pediatric Research. Hong Kong, October 2017

Supervision of Postgraduate Students

Six post-doctoral fellows supervised or under supervision

Five PhD students, seven MPhil students and nine MSc students graduated

Four PhD students and four MSc students under supervision

Ten Representative Publications (H-index 38)
  1. Leung TF (corresponding author), Tang MF, Leung AS, Tam WW, Sy HY, Wong GW. Trajectory of spirometric and exhaled nitric oxide measurements in Chinese schoolchildren with asthma. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 2018; 29(2): 166-173.

  2. Wang SS, Hon KL, Kong AP, Tang MF, Sy HY, Chan JC, Leung TF (corresponding author). Eczema phenotypes are associated with multiple vitamin D pathway genes in Chinese children. Allergy 2014; 69(1): 118-124

  3. Leung TF, Ko FW, Sy HY, Tsui SK, Wong GW. Differences in asthma genetics between Chinese and other populations. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2014; 133(1): 42-48.

  4. Leung TF, Ko FW, Wong GW. Roles of pollution in the prevalence and exacerbations of allergic diseases in Asia. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2012; 129(1): 42-47.

  5. Wang SS, Hon KL, Sy HY, Kong AP, Chan IH, Tse LY, Lam CW, Wong GW, Chan JC, Leung TF (corresponding author). Interactions between genetic variants of FLG and chromosome 11q13 locus determine susceptibility for eczema phenotypes. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2012; 132(7): 1930-1932.

  6. Leung TF (corresponding author), Sy HY, Wong GW, Ng MC, Chan IH, Li CY, Tang NL, Waye MM, Lam CW. Asthma and atopy are associated with chromosome 17q21 markers in Chinese children. Allergy 2009; 64(4): 621-628.

  7. Chan IH, Leung TF, Tang NL, Li CY, Sung YM, Wong GW, Wong CK, Lam CW. Gene-gene interactions for asthma and plasma total IgE concentration in Chinese children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2006; 117(1): 127-133.

  8. Leung TF (corresponding author), Wong GW, Ko FW, Lam CW, Fok TF. Clinical and atopic parameters and airway inflammatory markers in childhood asthma: a factor analysis. Thorax 2005; 60(10): 822-826.

  9. Leung TF (corresponding author), Tang NL, Li CY, Lam CW, Wong GW, Fok TF. Association between TARC C-431T and atopy and asthma in children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2004; 114(1): 199-202.

  10. Leung TF (corresponding author), Wong CK, Chan IH, Ip WK, Lam CW, Wong GW. Plasma concentration of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine is elevated in childhood asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2002; 110(3): 404-409.

DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRICS

Faculty of Medicine

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

6/F Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building

Prince of Wales Hospital

Shatin

HONG KONG

Office Hours:

08:45 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:30 (Mon - Thur)

08:45 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:45 (Fri)

Email:  paediatrics@cuhk.edu.hk

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Fax:      +852 2636-0020

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