Dr Tan To CHEUNG 張丹圖

Dr Tan-To CHEUNG 張丹圖


Clinical Associate Professor
Chief of Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery

Dr. Tan To Cheung is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at The University of Hong Kong. He is Chief of the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital, and also Council Member of the Hong Kong Society of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery.

Dr. Cheung received his medical degree from The University of Hong Kong. After graduation, Dr. Cheung started his career as surgeon at Queen Mary Hospital. With an interest in complicated liver surgery and liver transplantation, he became a staff member of the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery in 2006.

Dr. Cheung is one of the leading experts in laparoscopic liver resection in Hong Kong. He has performed more than 300 pure laparoscopic liver hepatectomies in Hong Kong. He has published the results of laparoscopic hepatectomies at Queen Mary Hospital in various journals, including Annals of Surgery and World Journal of Surgery.

He is keen on new procedure development and is an active researcher in the fields of liver transplant, complicated liver surgery, associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy, minimally invasive surgery for liver cancer, and the role of dual tracer PET CT in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Dr. Cheung has obtained his doctoral degree (Master of Surgery, HKU) with research on the treatment of HCC in liver cirrhosis. He is the world’s leading expert in the area of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy for HCC. He performed the first HIFU treatment as a bridging therapy for liver transplant in the world.

Dr. Cheung was a recipient of the GB Ong Travelling Fellowship Award. He has won many other awards including Travelling Awards, Best Oral Presentation Awards, Best Video Awards and Best Poster Awards in various international meetings. He has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and other publications, and is frequently invited to lecture internationally and to present in plenary sessions. He has mentored a large number of trainees.

Research interests

  • Minimally invasive HBP surgery
  • Liver cancer research
  • Pancreas cancer research
  • Biliary cancer research
  • Liver transplant research

Publications and achievements
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