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Professor CHIU Wai Yan, Philip

Professor CHIU Wai Yan, Philip


Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Professor of Robotic Surgery

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CUHK Employment
  • Dean, Faculty of Medicine
  • Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Professor of Robotic Surgery
  • Director, Multi-Scale Medical Robotics Center
  • 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

  • Karl-Storz-Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope Award, The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, Imperial College London, 2023
  • 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

  • Member, Steering Committee, Health and Medical Innovation Development, Health Bureau, HKSAR Government
  • Ex-officio Member, Research Council and Research Fellowship Assessment Panel, Health and Medical Research Fund, Health Bureau, HKSAR Government
  • Cluster Director of Endoscopy, New Territories East Cluster, Hong Kong Hospital Authority
  • Director of Endoscopy, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Member, Research Projects Assessment Panel, Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Commission, HKSAR Government
  • Member, Institute for Translational Research Incu-Bio Assessment Panel, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
  • Founder and Executive Board Member, The Upper GI International Robotic Association (UGIRA)
  • President of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) (2021-2023)
  • Chairman of Surgical Endoscopy, World Endoscopy Organization
  • Executive Councillor, Asia Diabetes Foundation
  • Co-editor, Endoscopy
  • External Assessor, University of Malaya, Malaysia


Brief CV


Selected Publications


  1. Cao J, Yip HC, Chen Y, Scheppach M, Luo X, Yang H, Cheng MK, Long Y, Jin Y, Chiu PW, Yam Y, Meng HM, Dou Q. Intelligent surgical workflow recognition for endoscopic submucosal dissection with real-time animal study. Nat Commun. 2023 Oct 21;14(1):6676. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-42451-8. PMID: 37865629; PMCID: PMC10590425.
  2. Lau LHS, Ho JCL, Lai JCT, Ho AHY, Wu CWK, Lo VWH, Lai CMS, Scheppach MW, Sia F, Ho KHK, Xiao X, Yip TCF, Lam TYT, Kwok HYH, Chan HCH, Lui RN, ChanT-T, Wong MTL, Ho M-F, Ko RCW, Hon S-F, Chu S, Futaba K, Ng SSM, Yip H-C, Tang RSY, Wong VWS, Chan FKL, *Chiu PWY, (ENDOAID-TRAIN study group), Effect of real-time computer-aided polyp detection system (ENDO-AID) on adenoma detection in endoscopists-in-training: a randomized trial, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2023), doi:
  3. *Chiu PWY, Ho KY, Phee SJ. Colonic endoscopic submucosal dissection using a novel robotic system (with video). GastrointestEndosc. 2021 May;93(5):1172-1177.
  4. 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):eaba801.
  5. 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):eaat745.
  6. *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):991-99 doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-321185.
  7. *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):186-19 doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2018-317111.
  8. *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.
  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.


* corresponding author