PROF MICHAEL TONG CHI FAI
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Michael Tong, a clinical professor and Chairman of Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Director of Institute of Human Communicative Research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, is specialized in the fields of otology, neurotology and skull base surgery. He is pioneering in development of advanced endoscopic ear surgery techniques. His interest has been extended to Epidemiology and Public Health especially in elderly health. He has numerous successful grants and over 250 peer-reviewed publications, which has resulted in a national and international reputation in the field of general otology, cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation and nasopharyngeal cancer research.
Development of technical innovations for minimally invasive surgery in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery has been his recent interest. Professor Tong has visited regional centres regularly in the past 25 years to share his clinical and surgical experience in hearing implants. He has organized a number of international conferences and co-founded the World Chinese Academy of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, which is responsible for inter- and intra- disciplinary academic communications, hat runs biennial meeting in different cities in greater China.
As the Founder and Chairman of a non-profit organization Hear Talk Foundation, Professor Tong enlists voluntary service from the professionals offering service and providing free medical and surgical treatment to the underprivileged in the mainland China. He has established Asia Pacific Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Training Group to train otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgeons in Asia-Pacific region. He is also leading the Department in swallowing research pioneering in the development of new and diagnostic therapeutic tools. In 2017, he co-chaired and organized the World Congress in Rhinology with IRS and ISIAN in Hong Kong.