Liver Transplantation

Contact Information
Telephone: (852) 2255 3025 / (852) 2255 5907
Fax: (852) 2817 5475
Scope and Service

We performed the first successful liver transplant in Hong Kong in October 1991. Since then, the Liver Transplant Service at Queen Mary Hospital has developed into one of the largest programme of its kind in China and Southeast Asia.

Living donor liver transplantation for paediatric patients was introduced in 1993. We pioneered its application to adult patients using a left lobe graft in 1994 and a right lobe graft in 1996 for high- urgency situations. The innovative techniques provide life-saving options for desperately ill patients in the face of severe scarcity of deceased donor liver grafts.

In November 2003, Division of liver transplantation of Queen Mary Hospital officially became the designated Liver Transplant Centre in Hong Kong. The Central Liver Transplant Registry was formed. Priority on allocation of grafts depends on patient’s Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) or Paediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) score as adopted from the United Network for Organ Sharing in the United States.

Our new liver transplant ward was opened in October 2011.

By January 2016, a total of liver transplants have been performed for 134 paediatric and 1014 adult recipients. The overall 1-year, 3-year and 5-year survival rates were 92.9%, 88.2% and 85.8% respectively. For paediatric recipients, the rates were 93.6%, 91.0% and 91.0% respectively. For adult recipients, they were 92.8%, 87.9% and 85.1% respectively.

In 2010, we performed the first combined heart and liver transplantation successfully.

In 2011, a liver graft from a 2-year-old deceased donor was transplanted successfully to an adult.

Division Chief

 Professor Chung-Mau LO盧寵茂

Hospital Chief Executive, University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital
Chin Lan Hong Professor and Chair of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

  • BBS, JP, MBBS(HK), MS, FRCS(Edin), FRACS, FHKAM(Surgery), FCSHK
 
Staff List
Name Title Position Staff types Telephone Email
Dr. Siu-Ho CHOK
竺兆豪
Division member Clinical Associate Professor Academic staff (852) 2255 3025 chok6275@hku.hk
Dr. Wing-Chiu DAI
戴永釗
Division member Consultant / Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 3025 ---
Dr. Ka-Wing MA
馬家榮
Division member Associate Consultant / Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 3025 ---
Dr. Wong-Hoi SHE
石黃海
Division member Associate Consultant / Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 3025 ---
Dr. Sui-Ling SIN
冼瑞靈
Division member Associate Consultant / Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 3025 ---
Dr. Ka-Wan CHU
朱嘉運
Division member Associate Consultant Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 3025 ---
Dr. Clarence Nicholas KOTEWALL
羅博頤
Division member Clinical Assistant Professor Academic staff (852) 2255 3025 nickotewall@hotmail.com