Division of Respiratory Medicine

We have strong commitments in providing excellent clinical service and teaching of respiratory diseases, in addition to conducting research in the areas of obstructive sleep apnoea, asthma, pneumococcal bacteremia and penicillin resistance, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and respiratory failure.

Head of Division (Academic Affairs)
Prof. David SC Hui, Stanley Ho Professor of Respiratory Medicine

(Clinical Service)
Dr. Fanny WS Ko, Consultant
Academic Staff Prof. David SC Hui, Stanley Ho Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Prof. Ken KP Chan, Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Clinical Staff Dr. Fanny WS Ko, Consultant
Dr. Jenny CL Ngai, Associate Consultant
Dr. Kin-Wang To, Associate Consultant
Dr. Wing-Ho Yip, Associate Consultant
Honorary Teaching Staff Dr. Christopher KW Lai, Honorary Clinical Professor
Dr. Joseph CK Pang, Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)
Dr. Thomas YW Mok, Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)
Dr. Wai-Cho Yu, Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)
Dr. Kam-Shing Lau, Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)
Dr. Susanna SS Ng, Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)
Nursing Staff Fanny PY Chan
Natalie HY Chan
Cynthia HM Ho
Mickey MY Leung
Research Staff Tat-On Chan
Rita WL Cheung
Jojo HY Chu
Karen YS Yiu

Research Interests

  • Sleep related breathing disorders: epidemiology and treatment with nasal CPAP on compliance, cardiovascular outcome, and health status
  • Infection control and safety of respiratory therapy in the post-SARS era
  • Clinical management of emerging respiratory infections
  • The epidemiology and mechanisms of asthma, allergy, and COPD

Selected Publications

  1. Hui DS. Tracking the transmission and evolution of MERS-CoV. Lancet. 2013 Sep 19 [Epub ahead of print].

  2. Ko FW, Leung TF, Wong GW, Chu JH, Sy HY, Hui DS. Determinants and reference equation of exhaled nitric oxide in the Chinese population. Eur Respir J. 2013; 42:767-775.

  3. Chan MTV, Chow B, Chu Leo, Hui DS. Mask ventilation and dispersion of exhaled air. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013;187:e12-14.

  4. Hui DS, Lee N, Chan PK. Adjunctive therapies and immunomodulatory agents in the management of severe influenza. Antiviral Res. 2013;98:410-416.

  5. Hurt AC, Chotpitayasunondh T, Cox NJ, Daniels R, Fry AM, Gubareva LV, Hayden FG, Hui DS, Hungnes O, Lackenby A, Lim W, Meijer A, Penn C, Tashiro M, Uyeki TM, Zambon M; WHO Consultation on Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Virus Resistance to Antivirals. Antiviral resistance during the 2009 influenza A H1N1 pandemic: Public health, laboratory, and clinical perspectives. Lancet Infect Dis 2012;12:240-248.

  6. Hui DS, Chow BK, Chu L, Ng SS, Lee N, Gin T, Chan MT. Exhaled air dispersion during coughing with and without wearing a surgical or N95 mask. Plos One 2012; 7:e50845.

  7. Hui DS, Shang Q, Ko FW, Ng SS, Szeto CC, Ngai J, Tung A, To KW, Chan TO, Yu CM. A prospective cohort study of the long-term effects of CPAP on carotid artery intima-media thickness in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Respir Res 2012;13:22.

  8. Ko FW, Dai DL, Ngai J, Tung A, Ng S, Lai K, Fong R, Lau H, Tam W, Hui DS. Effect of early pulmonary rehabilitation on health care utilization and health status in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of COPD. Respirology. 2011;16:617-624.

  9. Hui DS, Lee N, Chan PK. Clinical management of pandemic (H1N1) infection. Chest 2010;137:916-925.

  10. Bautista E, Chotpitayasunondh T, Gao ZC, Harper SA, Hayden FG, Hui DS, Kettner JD, Kumar A, Lim M, Nicholson KG, Penn C, Shaw M, Shindo N, Uyeki TM. Clinical aspects of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009. N Engl J Med 2010; 362: 1708-1719.