Dr Jimmy Yu-Wai CHAN 陳汝威

Dr Jimmy Yu-Wai CHAN 陳汝威

Dr Jimmy Yu-Wai CHAN

Clinical Associate Professor
Chief of Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Jimmy Yu-Wai Chan is a Clinical Associate Professor and an academic head and neck surgeon at The University of Hong Kong. He graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1998 and pursued post-graduate training in Head and Neck Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. He subsequently subspecialised in head and neck oncology surgery, and obtained the degree of Master of Surgery in 2008 and Doctor of Philosophy in 2015.

Dr. Chan is an Honorary Consultant and Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital. His clinical and research work is on nasopharyngeal carcinoma, ranging from endoscopic, robotic and open salvage for recurrent tumours, to translational research on biomarkers for prognostication and personalisation of treatment. Dr. Chan is also interested in the management of carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx and reconstruction for laryngo-pharyngectomy defects using the free jejunal flap. He is an active researcher in clinical trials and translational laboratory work, and has delivered over 100 invited lectures, authored / co-authored 15 book chapters, and published over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles (H-index 22). He is currently a member of the Executive Management Committee of the Area of Excellence Scheme, Centre for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Research, Hong Kong, as well as the immediate Past President of the Hong Kong Head and Neck Society.

Research interests

  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Hypopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Microvascular free tissue transfer

Publications and achievements
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