Division of Dermatology

The Division of Dermatology strives to provide quality and subspecialized services to patients. We are highly subspecialized in hospital and medical dermatology, with a team of dermatologists with strong medical background, working closely with pathologists and other relevant specialties. We provide a one-stop, comprehensive dermatology service from admission to follow-up. Other unique services include hair root analysis, biologics and cutaneous oncology clinics. We aim at widening our knowledge of the skin through clinical research and multi-disciplinary collaborations.

Academic staff Prof Chester YH Lai, Assistant Professor
Honorary Staff Dr. Mimi M Chang, Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)
Dr. Christina MT Cheung, Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary)

Research Interests

  • Severe cutaneous adverse drug reaction
  • Hair and scalp disorders
  • Severe psoriasis and eczema
  • Autoimmune blistering diseases

Clinical Services

  • In-patient dermatology consultations
  • Clinical-pathologic correlation service
  • General dermatology clinics
  • Hair loss and hair root analysis (trichogram)
  • Biologics clinic
  • Cutaneous oncology clinic
  • Minor dermatologic procedures, surgery and CO2 laser

Selected Publications

  1. MM Chang. Managing immunobullous disorders in hospitals, Hong Kong Journal of Dermatology and Venereology 2015; 23:20-24.

  2. YL Yang, M Hu, M Chang, B Tomlinson. A high incidence of exanthematous eruption associated with niacin/laropiprant combination in Hong Kong Chinese patients. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 2013, 38, 528–532.

  3. Luk NM, Chiu LS, Lee KC, Chau CTS, Lee VWY, Chang M, Lam YK, Lee HC. Efficacy and safety of diphenylcyclopropenone among Chinese patients with steroid resistant and extensive alopecia areata. Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 2013;27:e400-405.

  4. MM Chang, PCL Choi, FFC Ip. Cutaneous sarcoidosis : a local series. Hong Kong Journal of Dermatology and Venereology 2012;20:153-161.

  5. Chiu ML, Hu M, Ng MH, Yeung CK, Chan JC, Chang MM, Cheng SH, Li L, Tomlinson B. Association between HLAB5801 allele and severe cutaneous adverse reactions with allopurinol in Han Chinese in Hong Kong. British Journal of Dermatology. 2012;167:44-9.

  6. Chiu LS, Choi PC, Luk NM, Chang M, Tang WY. Spontaneous regression of primary cutaneous Epstein-Barr virus-positive, CD30-positive anaplastic large T-cell lymphoma in a heart-transplant recipient. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2009;34:21-4.

  7. Chang MM, Lim YL, Tan AW. A patient with extensive painful retiform purpura and ulcers. Singapore Dermatology Bulletin 2008;19(3):11-14.

  8. Chang MM, Lim YL, Loh HL, Lim ST, Pang SM. Flagellate pruritic urticarial papules and plaques induced by bleomycin in a lymphoma patient. Singapore Dermatology Bulletin 2008;19(3):15-17.