Division of Cardiology

With our mission striving towards a healthier heart, we serve the community through public education, evidence-based medicine, world-class practices, and landmark advancements in cardiovascular sciences.

Head of Division (Academic Affairs)
Prof. Bryan PY Yan, Associate Professor

(Clinical Service)
Dr. Joseph YS Chan, Consultant
Academic Staff and Clinical Staff Prof. Alex PW Lee, Associate Professor
Prof. GuangMing Tan, Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Prof. Mark TK Tam, Clinical Lecturer
Dr. Eugene B Wu, Consultant
Dr. Anna KY Chan, Associate Consultant
Dr. Chin-Pang Chan, Associate Consultant
Dr. Karl CY Chan, Associate Consultant
Dr. Li-Li Cheung, Associate Consultant
Dr. Ka-Lung Chui, Associate Consultant
Dr. Kevin KH Kam, Associate Consultant
Dr. Guang-Ming Tan, Associate Consultant
Dr. Alex Chi Kin Au, Resident
Dr. Wai-Kin Chi, Resident
Dr. Chak-Yu So, Resident
Research Academic Staff Prof. Ben Freedman, Visiting Professor


  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Electro-Medical Diagnostic Unit
  • Institute of Vascular Medicine

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Advancement, Research and Education
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Basic and Translational Science
  • Cardiovascular 3D Printing and Structural Heart Intervention
  • Clinical Outcome and Epidemiological Studies
  • Ambulatory Haemodynamic Monitoring and Telehealth Systems
  • Echocardiography and cardiac Imaging
  • Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure
  • Interventional Electrophysiology and Device Therapy
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease and Endovascular Interventions

Selected Publications

  1. Yan BP, Lai WHS, Chan CKY, et al. Contact-free screening of atrial fibrillation by a smartphone using facial pulsatile photoplethysmographic signals. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 7(8).

  2. So CY, Lam YY, Cheung GSH, Chan CKY, Chen S, Chan AKY, Park JW, Schmidt B, Yan BP. Minimalistic Approach to Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion using the LAmbre Device. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2018;11(11):1113-1114.

  3. Fung E, Hui E, Yang X, et al. Heart failure and frailty in the community-living elderly population: what the UFO study will tell us. Frontiers in Physiology. 2018 Apr 24;9:347.

  4. So KCY, Fan YT, Sze L, Kwok KW, Chan AKY, Cheung GSH, Lee APW. Using multimaterial 3-dimensional printing for personalized planning of complex structural heart disease intervention. JACC Cardiov Interv 2017;10:E97-E98.

  5. Freedman B, Camm J, Calkins H, Healey JS, Rosenqvist M, Wang J, Albert CM, Anderson CS, Antoniou S, Benjamin EJ, Boriani G, Brachmann J, Brandes A, Chao TF, Conen D, Engdahl J, Fauchier L, Fitzmaurice DA, Friberg L, Gersh BJ, Gladstone DJ, Glotzer TV, Gwynne K, Hankey GJ, Harbison J, Hillis GS, Hills MT, Kamel H, Kirchhof P, Kowey PR, Krieger D, Lee VWY, Levin LÅ, Lip GYH, Lobban T, Lowres N, Mairesse GH, Martinez C, Neubeck L, Orchard J, Piccini JP, Poppe K, Potpara TS, Puererfellner H, Rienstra M, Sandhu RK, Schnabel RB, Siu CW, Steinhubl S, Svendsen JH, Svennberg E, Themistoclakis S, Tieleman RG, Turakhia MP, Tveit A, Uittenbogaart SB, Van Gelder IC, Verma A, Wachter R, Yan BP. Screening for Atrial Fibrillation: A Report of the AF-SCREEN. International Collaboration. Circulation 2017;135: 1851-1867.

  6. Lee APW, Jin CN, Fan Y, etal. Functional implication of mitral annular disjunction in mitral valve prolapse: A quantitative dynamic 3D echocardiographic study. JACC Cardiovascular Imaging 2017;10:1424-1433.

  7. Fan YT, Kwok KW, Zhang YQ, Cheung GSH, Chan AKY, Lee APW. Three-dimensional printing for planning occlusion procedure for a double-lobed left atrial appendage. Cir Cardiovasc Interv 2016;9.

  8. Yan BP, Zhang Y, Kong AP, et al. Borderline ankle-brachial index is associated with increased prevalence of micro- and macrovascular complications in type 2 diabetes: A cross-sectional analysis of 12,772 patients from the Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation Program. Diab Vasc Dis Res 2015;12:334-341.

  9. Lee APW, Hsiung MC, Salgo IS, et al. Quantitative analysis of mitral valve morphology in mitral valve prolapse with real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography importance of annular saddle shape in the pathogenesis of mitral regurgitation. Circulation 2013;127:832-841.

  10. Yan BP, Ajani AE, Clark DJ, et al. Recent trends in Australian percutaneous coronary intervention practice: insights from the Melbourne Interventional Group registry. Med J Aust 2011;195:122-127.

  11. Yan BP, Moran D, Hynes BG, et al. Advances in endovascular treatment of critical limb ischemia. Circ J. 2011;75(4).

  12. Lee APW, Zhang Q, Yip G, et al. Left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction complicating acute coronary syndrome. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2011;4:348-57.

  13. Chan JYS, Fang F, Zhang Q, et al. Biventricular Pacing is Superior to Right Ventricular Pacing in Bradycardia Patients with Preserved Systolic Function: Two-year Results of PACE Trial. Eur Heart J 2011;32:2533-2540.

  14. Lee APW, Acker M, Kubo SH, et al. Mechanisms of recurrent functional mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy importance of distal anterior leaflet tethering. Circulation 2009;119:2606-2614.

  15. Yan BP, Clark DJ, Jaff MR, et al. Carotid duplex ultrasound velocity measurements versus intravascular ultrasound in detecting carotid in-stent restenosis. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2009;2(5):438-43.