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Dr CHAN Ying Kuen, Jason

Dr CHAN Ying Kuen, Jason

Assistant Dean (Student Development)

Associate Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

CUHK Employment
  • Assistant Dean (Student Development), Faculty of Medicine
  • Deputy Director, CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre
  • Director of Undergraduate Teaching, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Associate Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


  • Ear, Nose and Throat surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery


Education & Qualifications

MBBS (London), LMCHK, DABOto, FHKCORL, FHKAM (Otorhinolaryngology), FRCSEd



Research Interests
  • Early diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers
  • Minimally invasive and robotic head and neck surgery
  • Microbiome in head and neck cancers


Additional Information

Professional Service

  • Education committee member, Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists
  • Head and Neck Surgery Board member, Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists
  • Member, Global Outreach Service, American Head and Neck Society
  • Associate editor, Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery


Academic Engagement in CUHK

  • Mentor & Coordinator, Global Physician-Leadership Stream, MBChB Programme
Selected Publications


  1. Ge Fang, Marco C. K. Chow, Justin D. L. Ho, Zhuoliang He, Kui Wang, T. C. Ng, James K. H. Tsoi, Po-Ling Chan, Hing-Chiu Chang, Danny Tat-Ming Chan, Yun-hui Liu, F. Christopher Holsinger, Chan JYK *, Ka-Wai Kwok*  Soft Robotic Manipulator for Intra-operative MRI-guided Transoral Laser Microsurgery. Sci Robot; 6(57); 18 Aug 202 doi: 10.1126/scirobotics.abg5575 * Co – corresponding author
  2. Hon-Sing Tong, Yui-Lun Ng, Zhiyu Liu, Justin D. L. Ho, Po-Ling Chan, Chan JYK*, Ka-Wai Kwok* Real-to-virtual domain transfer-based depth estimation for real-time 3D annotation in transnasal surgery: a study of annotation accuracy and stability. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 30 March 2021. doi: 10.1007/s11548-021-02346-9 *Co-Corresponding Author
  3. Meghan T. Turner, Michael C. Topf, F. Christopher Holsinger, Chan JYK. Robotic transmaxillary approach to the lateral infratemporal fossa: A preclinical cadaveric study using a next‐generation single‐port robotic system. Head Neck, 25 March 2021 doi: 10.1002/hed.26680
  4. Sherwood Y H Fung, Kwan Chee Allen Chan, Eddy W Y Wong, Cherrie W K Ng, Ryan Cho, Zenon W C Yeung, Jacky W K Lam, Chan JYK. Droplet digital PCR of tumor suppressor gene methylation in serial oral rinses of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 17 Feb 2021. doi: 10.1002/hed.26647
  5. Catherine P.L. Chan, Chan JYK. Profiling severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and its relevance to otolaryngologic examinations during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. February 2021, Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 21(1):38-45; doi: 10.1097/ACI.0000000000000709
  6. Zigui Chen, Po Yee Wong , Cherrie W. K. Ng, Linlin Lan, Sherwood Fung, Jing W. Li, Liuyang Cai, Pu Lei, Qianqian Mou, Sunny H. Wong, William K. K. Wu, Ryan J. Li, Katie Meehan, Vivian W. Y. Lui Chit Chow, Kwok W. Lo, Amy B. W. Chan, Siaw Shi Boon, Eric H. L. Lau, Zenon Yeung, Kwan C. Allen Chan, Eddy W. Y. Wong, Alfred S. L. Cheng, Jun Yu, Paul K. S. Chan, Chan JYK. The Intersection between Oral Microbiota, Host Gene Methylation and Patient Outcomes in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Cancers 2020, 12(11), 3425; 18 Nov 2020. doi: 10.3390/cancers12113425
  7. Chan JYK, Wong EWY, Lam W. Practical Aspects of Otolaryngologic Clinical Services During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Epidemic: An Experience in Hong Kong.  JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Mar 20. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0488. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32196070
  8. Wiliam James Moss, Andrey Finegersh, Ajay Narayanan, Chan JYK. Meta‐analysis does not support routine traditional nuclear medicine studies for malignant otitis. Laryngoscope, Nov 2019; 130(7): 1812-1816. doi:10.1002/lary.28411
  9. Chan JYK, F. Christopher Holsinger, Stanley Liu, Jonathan Sorger, Mahdi Azizian, Raymond Tsang. Augmented Reality for image guidance in transoral robotic surgery. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 2020 Aug. DOI: 10.1007/s11701-019-01030-0
  10. Chan JYK; Raymond Tsang; F. Christopher Holsinger; Michael Tong; Philip Chiu; Simon Ng; Eddy Wong. Prospective Clinical Trial To Evaluate Safety and Feasibility of using a Single Port Flexible Robotic System for Transoral Head and Neck Surgery. Oral Oncology 2019 Jul;94:101-105. doi: 10.1016/