Division of Nephrology

To provide top quality care for our renal patients; To build a world class centre in delivering service and performing research, in areas of general nephrology, dialysis and transplantation; To excel in research on clinical and nursing care as much as in basic science nephrology.

Head of Division Prof. Philip KT Li, Honorary Professor of Medicine
Academic Staff and Clinical Staff Prof. Cheuk-Chun Szeto, Professor
Dr. Bonnie CH Kwan, Clinical Professional Consultant
Dr. Chi-Bon Leung, Consultant
Dr. Kai-Ming Chow, Consultant & Chief of Service
Dr. Vickie WK Kwong, Resident Specialist
Dr. Wing-Fai Pang, Resident Specialist
Nursing Staff Phyllis MS Cheng
Research Staff Cathy CW Luk

Research Interests

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Genetics, immunopathogenesis and treatment of glomerulonephritis, particularly lupus nephritis and IgA nephropathy
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Pathobiology of peritoneal transport, biocompatibility of peritoneal dialysis solutions, preservation of residual renal function, optimal use of erythropoietin, cardiovascular disease, malnutrition and other metabolic complications of peritoneal dialysis
  • Transplantation
  • Management of chronic allograft nephropathies and metabolic problems of kidney transplantation

Selected Publications

  1. Li PK, Culleton BC, Ariza A, Do JY, Johnson DW, Sanabria M, Shockley TR, Story K, Vatazin A, Verrelli M, Yu AW, Bargman JM on behalf of the IMPENDIA and EDEN Study Groups. Randomized, controlled trial of glucose-sparing peritoneal dialysis in diabetic patients. J Am Soc Nephrol (Published online ahead of print Aug 16, 2013).

  2. Szeto CC, Kwan BC, Chow KM, Law MC, Pang WF, Leung CB, Li PK. Repeat peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis: Retrospective review of 181 consecutive cases. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2011; 6: 827-833.

  3. Li PK, Burdmann EA, Mehta RL. Acute kidney injury: Global health alert. Kidney Int 2013;83:372-6.

  4. Szeto CC, Lai FM, Kwan BC, Leung CB, Choi PC, Pang WF, Chow KM, Lai KB, Wang G, Li PK. The width of the basement membrane does not influence clinical presentation or outcome of thin glomerular basement membrane disease with persistent hematuria. Kidney Int 2010; 78: 1041-1046.

  5. Chow KM, Lo SH, Szeto CC, Yuen SK, Wong KS, Kwan BC, Leung CB, Li PK. Extra-high-dose hepatitis B vaccination does not confer longer serological protection in peritoneal dialysis patients: A randomized controlled trial. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2010; 25: 2303-2309.

  6. Li PKT, Cheng YL, Leung CB, Szeto CC, Chow KM, Kwan BC, Ng ES, Fok QW, Poon YL, Yu AW. Effect of membrane permeability on inflammation and arterial stiffness: A randomized trial. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2010; 5: 652-658.

  7. Szeto CC, Kwan BC, Lai KB, Lai FM, Chow KM, Wang G, Luk CC, Li PK. Urinary expression of kidney injury markers in renal transplant recipients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2010; 5: 2329-2337.

  8. Kwan BC, Tam LS, Lai KB, Lai FM, Li EK, Wang G, Chow KM, Li PK, Szeto CC. The gene expression of type 17 T-helper cell (TH17)-related cytokines in the urinary sediment of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2009; 48: 1491-1497.

  9. Szeto CC, Chow KM, Woo KS, Chook P, Kwan BC, Leung CB, Li PK. Carotid intima media thickness predicts cardiovascular diseases in Chinese pre-dialysis chronic kidney diseases patients. J Am Soc Nephrol 2007; 18: 1966-1972.

  10. Li PK, Chow KM, Wong TY, Leung CB, Szeto CC. Effects of an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor on residual renal function in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis: A prospective randomized study. Ann Intern Med 2003; 139: 105-112.