Philip Wai Yan Chiu, MD (CUHK), MBChB (CUHK), FRCSEd, FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery)
Department of Surgery, Institute of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Philip Chiu is currently Professor of Division of Upper GI and Metabolic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Institute of Digestive Disease; Director of CUHK Jockey Club Minimal Invasive Surgical Skills Center; Director of CUHK Chow Yuk Ho Technology Center for Innovative Medicine and Assistant Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Chiu graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1994 with two scholarships. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2001 and received his Doctor of Medicine at CUHK in 2009.
Prof. Chiu was the first to perform endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for treatment of early GI cancers in Hong Kong. In 2010, he performed the first Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (P.O.E.M.) in Hong Kong. His research interests include upper gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal cancer and minimally invasive and robotic esophagectomy, novel endoscopic technologies for diagnosis of early GI cancers, ESD and novel endoscopic procedures as well as Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).
Currently he is honorary treasurer of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. He has published more than 170 peer reviewed manuscripts and 4 book chapters. He received numerous prestigious awards including State Scientific Technology and Progress Award from People’s Republic of China in 2007, 2nd class award in Technological Advancement, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in 2011. He served as Yeoh Ghim Seng Visiting Professor at Department of Surgery, National University of Singapore from 2014-2017. His research on POEM was awarded best of DDW 2011 and first prize of ASGE world cup of endoscopy 2012. He was selected as Asia Pacific Digestive Week JGHF Emerging Leader Lectureship in 2016 and Global Outstanding Chinese Youth 2016. He is currently co-editor of Endoscopy and subject editor for Surgical Endoscopy.