Simon Ng

Student Affairs

Professor NG Siu Man, Simon

Learning Experience - Assistant Dean

Professor, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
Professor (by courtesy), School of Biomedical Sciences
Assembly of Fellows, S.H. Ho College

Learning Experience - Assistant Dean

Professor NG Siu Man, Simon

Department of Surgery

Contact Information
Office : (852) 3505-1495
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School / Department / Institute / Centre / Unit
Department of Surgery
Institute of Digestive Disease

Colorectal surgery; laparoscopic and robotic surgery; endoscopy

MBChB (Hons) (CUHK), MD (CUHK)

Academic Qualifications:
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, FRCS (Edin)
Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, FCSHK
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (General Surgery), FRCSEd (Gen)
Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Surgery), FHKAM (Surgery)
Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, FACS

Research Interests
Minimally invasive and robotic surgery for colorectal diseases
Advanced endoscopic therapy for colorectal diseases
Multimodality treatment for colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer screening
Molecular biomarkers for colorectal cancer
Electroacupuncture for surgical diseases

Additional information
President, Hong Kong Society for Coloproctology
Chairman, CME & CPD Committee, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
Member, Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Programme Task Force, Department of Health
Member, Grant Review Board, Food and Health Bureau
Member, New Territories Regional Advisory Committee, Hospital Authority

Awards and Honours:
Dr. R. C. Lee Memorial Gold Medal in Surgery (1995)
City Lions Club Gold Medal (1995)
Li-Shields’ Medal (2002)
Certificate of Merit for Doctor of Medicine Thesis, CUHK (2013)
Teacher of the Year Awards, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK (2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2017, 2018)
Master Teacher Award, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK (2010)
Northern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (2008)
International Guest Scholar, The American College of Surgeons (2010)
GB Ong Travelling Fellowship (2011)
British Journal of Surgery Prize, The European Society of Coloproctology (2011 & 2014)
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh China Medal (2014 & 2016)
Ministry of Education Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award – First-class Award in Natural Sciences 國家教育部高等學校科學研究優秀成果獎(自然科學)一等獎 (2014)
State Natural Science Award – Second-class Award 國家自然科學獎二等獎 (2016) 
Community Service
Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong 香港十大傑出青年 (2010)
Selected Publications
  1. Leung KL, Kwok SP, Lam SC, Lee JF, Yiu RY, Ng SS, Lai PB, Lau WY. Laparoscopic resection of rectosigmoid carcinoma: prospective randomised trial. Lancet 2004; 363: 1187-1192.
  2. Ng SS, Leung KL, Lee JF, Yiu RY, Li JC. MRC CLASICC trial. Lancet 2005; 366: 713.
  3. Ng SS, Li JC, Lee JF, Yiu RY, Leung KL. Laparoscopic total colectomy for colorectal cancers: a comparative study. Surg Endosc 2006; 20: 1193-1196.
  4. Ng SS, Leung KL, Lee JF, Yiu RY, Li JC, Teoh AY, Leung WW. Laparoscopic-assisted versus open abdominoperineal resection for low rectal cancer: a prospective randomized trial. Ann Surg Oncol 2008; 15: 2418-2425.
  5. Ng SS, Leung KL, Lee JF, Yiu RY, Li JC, Hon SS. Long-term morbidity and oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted anterior resection for upper rectal cancer: ten-year results of a prospective, randomized trial. Dis Colon Rectum 2009; 52: 558-566.
  6. Ng EK, Chong WW, Jin H, Lam EK, Shin VY, Yu J, Poon TC, Ng SS, Sung JJ. Differential expression of microRNAs in plasma of colorectal cancer patients: A potential marker for colorectal cancer screening. Gut 2009; 58: 1375-1381.
  7. Wu CW, Ng SS, Dong Y, Ng SC, Leung WW, Lee CW, Wong YN, Chan FK, Yu J, Sung JJ. Detection of miR-92a and miR-21 in stool samples as potential screening biomarkers for colorectal cancer and polyps. Gut 2012; 61: 739-745.
  8. Ng SS, Leung WW, Mak TW, Hon SS, Li JC, Wong CY, Tsoi KK, Lee JF. Electroacupuncture Reduces Duration of Postoperative Ileus After Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer. Gastroenterology 2013; 144: 307-313.
  9. Ng SS, Lee JF, Yiu RY, Li JC, Hon SS, Mak TW, Ngo DK, Leung WW, Leung KL. Laparoscopic-assisted versus open total mesorectal excision with anal sphincter preservation for mid and low rectal cancer: a prospective randomized trial. Surg Endosc 2014; 28: 297-306.
  10. Ng SS, Lee JF, Yiu RY, Li JC, Hon SS, Mak TW, Leung WW, Leung KL. Long-Term Oncologic Outcomes of Laparoscopic Versus Open Surgery for Rectal Cancer: A Pooled Analysis of 3 Randomized Controlled Trials. Ann Surg 2014; 259: 139-147.
Undergraduate teaching: MBChB Programme, Global Physician-Leadership Stream
Postgraduate teaching: MSc in Gastroenterology; MPhil-PhD in Biomedical Sciences; MSc in Perioperative Care of Minimal Access Surgery
Postgraduate supervision: PhD in Surgery