Professor Ava KWONG 鄺藹慧

Professor Ava KWONG 鄺藹慧

Professor Ava KWONG

Daniel C K Yu Professor in Breast Cancer Research

Clinical Professor 
Chief of Division of Breast Surgery

  • MBBS, BSc, PhD, FRCS, FRCS(Edin), FCSHK, FHKAM(Surgery)
Expertise
  • Breast surgery
Biography

Professor Ava Kwong is Clinical Professor and Chief of Division of Breast Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital, Tung Wah Hospital and The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital. In 2007, she founded and is Chairman of the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry. In 2012, she was appointed as the co-leader of the Cancer Work Group in the development of Cancer Services planning of the Hong Kong West Cluster. In 2013, she was elected to be the Deputy Chief and Committee Member of the Shenzhen Breast and Endocrine Cancer Society, China. She has also been appointed to be a member of the Cancer Coordinating Committee of the Food and Health Bureau, the Government of the HKSAR since 2014. She has gained multiple awards in various local and international meetings including the “Young Investigator Awards” in 2006 and 2008. She received grant support from the Government of the HKSAR including a commissioned grant to study the risk factors of breast cancer in 2015 and various HHSRF grants, Innovation and Technology Fund, Research Grant Council and National Institute of Health in the USA. She has authored in local and international textbooks including ABC of Breast Disease, Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice: Breast Surgery, UpToDate on-line medical website. She also founded and was elected chairlady of the Women’s Surgical Chapter, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and elected the Chair of the International Committee of the Association of Women Surgeons, USA. In 2011, she became the first woman council member of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and is the first female Clinical Professor in Surgery in Hong Kong.

Research interests

  • Genetics
  • Biomarker and psychosocial studies
  • Breast cancer and in particular hereditary breast cancer

Publications and achievements
email HKU Scholars Hub/ ORCID