Department Chairmen

Professor LEUNG Ting Fan

Professor and Chairman, Department of Paediatrics

Professor LEUNG Ting Fan

Department of Paediatrics

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Department of Paediatrics
Paediatric Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases
MBChB (CUHK), 1992
MRCP (UK), 1995
FHKCPaed, 1999
FHKAM (Paediatrics), 1999
MD (CUHK), 2004
FRCPCH, 2006
FAAAAI, 2011
First Fellow, Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases, HKCPaed, 2012
Research Interests
Immunogenetics and natural history of childhood asthma and allergy
Non-invasive monitoring of respiratory diseases
Early-life microbial exposures and allergy development
Emerging paediatric infectious diseases
Clinical trials on childhood vaccines
Professor Leung graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1992, and he received subspecialty training on Immunology and Allergy in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada in 1997-1998.  He was awarded Doctor of Medicine degree by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004 for his research works on immunogenetics of childhood asthma.  In addition to being a Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Professor Leung was elected as an International Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in 2011.  He was conferred as a First Fellow in Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases subspecialty by the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians in 2012.  Professor Leung is a professor in Department of Paediatrics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2009, and he resumed Chairmanship in the Department since 2014.  He is also honorary consultant paediatrician in both the New Territories East Cluster Hospitals and Kwong Wah Hospital of the Hospital Authority.  Professor Leung is a member of the Grant Review Board of Health and Medical Research Fund in Hong Kong.  He is also an overseas member of the review board for nationwide research grants in the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.  Professor Leung is Secretary-General of the Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology, Vice President of the Hong Kong Society for Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases and a fellow or member of over 10 other international and regional subspecialty organizations.  Professor Leung published more than 330 refereed journal articles.  He supervised seven post-doctoral fellows and 24 master and doctoral students as well as mentored six undergraduate medical students under Global Physician-Leadership Stream of the Faculty.  Professor Leung serves as editor, editorial board member or reviewer for over 60 international journals in the fields of allergy, immunology, infectious diseases, pulmonology, dermatology and genetics.
Selected Publications
  1. Leung TF (corresponding author), Tang MF, Leung AS, Tam WW, Sy HY, Wong GW. Trajectory of spirometric and exhaled nitric oxide measurements in Chinese schoolchildren with asthma. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 2018; 29(2): 166-173.
  2. Wang SS, Hon KL, Kong AP, Tang MF, Sy HY, Chan JC, Leung TF (corresponding author). Eczema phenotypes are associated with multiple vitamin D pathway genes in Chinese children. Allergy 2014; 69(1): 118-124.
  3. Leung TF, Ko FW, Sy HY, Tsui SK, Wong GW. Differences in asthma genetics between Chinese and other populations. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2014; 133(1): 42-48.
  4. Leung TF, Ko FW, Wong GW. Roles of pollution in the prevalence and exacerbations of allergic diseases in Asia. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2012; 129(1): 42-47.
  5. Wang SS, Hon KL, Sy HY, Kong AP, Chan IH, Tse LY, Lam CW, Wong GW, Chan JC, Leung TF (corresponding author). Interactions between genetic variants of FLG and chromosome 11q13 locus determine susceptibility for eczema phenotypes. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2012; 132(7): 1930-1932.
  6. Leung TF (corresponding author), Sy HY, Wong GW, Ng MC, Chan IH, Li CY, Tang NL, Waye MM, Lam CW. Asthma and atopy are associated with chromosome 17q21 markers in Chinese children. Allergy 2009; 64(4): 621-628.
  7. Chan IH, Leung TF, Tang NL, Li CY, Sung YM, Wong GW, Wong CK, Lam CW. Gene-gene interactions for asthma and plasma total IgE concentration in Chinese children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2006; 117(1): 127-133.
  8. Leung TF (corresponding author), Wong GW, Ko FW, Lam CW, Fok TF. Clinical and atopic parameters and airway inflammatory markers in childhood asthma: a factor analysis. Thorax 2005; 60(10): 822-826.
  9. Leung TF (corresponding author), Tang NL, Li CY, Lam CW, Wong GW, Fok TF. Association between TARC C-431T and atopy and asthma in children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2004; 114(1): 199-202.
  10. Leung TF (corresponding author), Wong CK, Chan IH, Ip WK, Lam CW, Wong GW. Plasma concentration of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine is elevated in childhood asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2002; 110(3): 404-409.
  1. Resident Paediatrics and Family Medicine trainees in respective Colleges, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
  2. Subspecialty trainees of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
  3. Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  4. Master of Science in Obstetric Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  5. Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  6. Professional Diploma Programme in Critical Care Nursing (Paediatric & Neonatal Intensive Care), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  7. Post-registration Certificate Course in Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing, Institute of Advanced Nursing Studies, Hospital Authority
  8. Chinese Medicine Program, School of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  9. General Education Course organized by School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong