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. Cheuk-Chun Szeto, Professor
Academic Staff and Clinical Staff Prof. Philip KT Li, Honorary Professor of Medicine
Prof. Jack Kit-Chung Ng, Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Dr. Chi-Bon Leung, Consultant
Dr. Kai-Ming Chow, Consultant & Chief of Service
Dr. Wing-Fai Pang, Associate Consultant
Dr. Vickie Wai-Ki Kwong, Associate Consultant
Dr. Agnes Shin-Man Choy, Associate Consultant
Dr. Gordon Chun-Kau Chan, Fellow
Dr. Winston Wing-Shing Fung, Fellow
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. Ng JK, Li PKT. Fluid Management and Bioimpedance Study in Peritoneal Dialysis. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 2019; 28: 58-64.

  2. Szeto CC, McIntyre CW, Li PKT. Circulating Bacterial Fragments as Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Chronic Kidney Disease. J Am Soc Nephrol 2018; 29:1601-1608.

  3. Li PKT, Chow KM, van de Luijtgaarden M, Johnson DW, Jager KJ, Mehrotra R, Naicker S, R Pecoits-Filho R, Yu XQ, Lameire N. Changes in the worldwide epidemiology of peritoneal dialysis. Nat Rev Nephrol 2017 13: 90-103.

  4. Szeto CC, Kwan BC, Chow KM, Cheng PM, Kwong VW, Choy AS, Law MC, Leung CB, Li PKT. The effect of neutral peritoneal dialysis solution with low glucose-degradation-product on the fluid status and body composition – a randomized control trial. PLoS One 2015; 10(10): e0141425.

  5. 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 2013; 24: 1889-900.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  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.