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Professor CHIU Wai Yan, Philip

Professor CHIU Wai Yan, Philip

Associate Dean (External Affairs)

Professor, Department of Surgery

CUHK Employment
  • Associate Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Medicine
  • Director, Office of Global Engagement, Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor and Head of Upper Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Director, Multi-Scale Medical Robotics Centre
  • Director, Chow Yuk Ho Technology Centre for Innovative Medicine


  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery






Research Interests
  • Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Upper GI Cancers
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy and Submucosal Endoscopic Tumour Resection


Additional Information


Award & Honour

  • Honorary Member, European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques (EAES), 2023
  • Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury, Gold Medal and 2 Silver Medals, International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, 2023
  • International Honorary Member, Japan Society of Endoscopic Surgery (JSES), 2021
  • Outstanding Team Award (PWH Endoscopy), Hospital Authority, Hong Kong, 2021
  • Bronze Medal, International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, 2021
  • Spirit of Hong Kong Award on Innovation, 2020
  • Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury, 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, 2019
  • JGH Emerging Leader Lectureship Award, Asia Pacific Digestive Week, 2016
  • Global Chinese Outstanding Youth Award, 2016
  • Outstanding contribution award, Chinese Society of Digestive Endoscopy, 2015
  • Champion of the World Cup of Endoscopy, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2012
  • Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science and Technology) - Second-class Award in Technological Advancement, Ministry of Education of PRC, 2011
  • Research abstract awarded Best of Digestive Disease Week, United States, 2011
  • State Scientific & Technological Progress Award, State Council of PRC, 2007


Professional Service

  • Cluster Service Team Head in Upper Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Surgery, New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority

  • Cluster Director of Endoscopy, New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority

  • Director of Endoscopy, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • President of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)
  • Chairman of Surgical Endoscopy, World Endoscopy Organization
  • Co-editor, Endoscopy


Academic Engagement in CUHK

  • Associate Faculty Member, Biomedical Engineering
Selected Publications


  1. *Chiu PWY, Ho KY, Phee SJ. Colonic endoscopic submucosal dissection using a novel robotic system (with video). GastrointestEndosc. 2021 May;93(5):1172-1177.
  2. Chan SM, Ma TW, Chong MK, Chan DL, Ng EKW, Chiu PWY. A Proof of Concept Study: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Is an Aerosol-Generating Procedure and Continuous Oral Suction During the Procedure Reduces the Amount of Aerosol Generated. Gastroenterology. 2020 Nov;159(5):1949-195e4.
  3. Xu X, Xia X, Zhang K, Rai A, Li Z, Zhao P, Wei K, Zou L, Yang B, Wong WK, *Chiu PW, Bian L. Bioadhesive hydrogels demonstrating pH-independent and ultrafast gelation promote gastric ulcer healing in pigs. Sci Transl Med. 2020 Aug 26;12(558):eaba8014.
  4. Xia X, Chan KF, Wong GTY, Wang P, Liu L, Yeung BPM, Ng EKW, Lau JYW, *Chiu PWY. Mesenchymal Stem Cells Promote Healing of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug-Related Peptic Ulcer Through Paracrine Actions in Pigs. Sci TranslMed. 2019 Oct 30;11(516):eaat7455.
  5. *Chiu PWY, Ng SC, Inoue H, Reddy DN, Ling Hu E, Cho JY, Ho LK, Hewett DG, Chiu HM, Rerknimitr R, Wang HP, Ho SH, Seo DW, Goh KL, Tajiri H, Kitano S, Chan FKL. Practice of endoscopy during COVID-19 pandemic: position statements of the Asian Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE-COVID statements). Gut. 2020 Jun;69(6):991-996. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-321185.
  6. *Chiu PWY, Uedo N, Singh R, Gotoda T, Ng EKW, Yao K, Ang TL, Ho SH, Kikuchi D, Yao F, Pittayanon R, Goda K, Lau JYW, Tajiri H, Inoue H. An Asian consensus on standards of diagnostic upper endoscopy for neoplasia. Gut. 2019 Feb;68(2):186-197. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2018-317111.
  7. *Chiu PWY, Yip HC, Teoh AYB, Wong VWY, Chan SM, Wong SKH, Ng EKW. Per oral endoscopic tumor (POET) resection for treatment of upper gastrointestinal subepithelial tumors. Surg Endosc. 2019 Apr;33(4):1326-1333.
  8. *Chiu PWY, Yip HC, Xia XF, Chan SM, Ng EKW, Lau JYW. How I do it: Flexible 3-D endoscope for endoscopic submucosal dissection. Dig Endosc. 2019 May;31(3):323-328.
  9. Takeshita N, Ho KY, Phee SJ, Chiu PW. Feasibility of performing esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissection using master and slave transluminal endoscopic robot. Endoscopy 2017; Feb; 49(S01):E27-28.
  10. *Chiu PW, Joeng HK, Choi CL, Tsoi KK, Kwong KH, Lam SH, Sung JJ. High dose omeprazole infusion compared with scheduled second look endoscopy for prevention of peptic ulcer rebleeding: a randomized controlled trial. Endoscopy. 2016 Aug;48(8):717-22.