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Minimal Access Surgery Centre
Overview Director & International Advisory Board
Director
Dr. Tang Chung Ngai M.B.,B.S. (HK), F.C.S.H.K., F.R.C.S. (Edin), F.H.K.A.M. (Surgery)
Director of Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre

Dr CN Tang graduated from medical school of the University of Hong Kong in 1989. He had his overseas attachment to the Ninewells Hospital and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for the training of Laparoscopic & Hepatobiliary Surgery in 1997. Later in the same year, he was admitted as a fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

Dr CN Tang is the first qualified Robotic General Surgeon in Hong Kong and he has performed more than 150 cases of Robotic HPB surgery since 2009 and many of them are the first in Hong Kong. Through his active participation in various clinical projects over the years, he has delivered more than 40 invited lectures and published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and also contributed to book chapter, mainly on laparoscopic and endoscopic approach in the management of hepatobiliary diseases. He serves as Editorial Board of World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Chinese Journal of Current Clinical Medicine, and also expert reviewer in more than 15 international journals since 2005.

As the Director of Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre (MASTC), he is committed to deliver a high standard of Minimal Access Surgery training and has accumulated lots of experience in medical administration through the organization of various training workshops for doctors and nurses. Currently he is one of the team leaders in driving corporate initiatives of Crew Resources Management and Credentialing Project to safeguard clinical competence of the healthcare professional.

International Advisory Board
Prof Pier Cristoforo GIULIANOTTI(USA)
MD
  • The Lloyd Nyhus Professor
    Department of Surgery,
    The University of Illinois,
    Chicago, USA
  • Chief
    Division of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery,
    The University of Illinois,
    Chicago, USA
Prof Ho-Seong HAN(Korea)
MD, PhD
  • Professor
    Department of Surgery,
    Seoul National University College of Medicine,
    Seoul, Korea
  • Director
    Comprehensive Cancer Center,
    Seoul National University Bundang Hospital,
    Seoul, Korea
  • Vice President in Cancer and Neuroscience
    Seoul National University Bundang Hospital,
    Seoul, Korea
Prof Seigo KITANO(Japan)
MD, PhD, FACS
  • President
    Oita University, Japan
  • President
    International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES)
  • President
    The Asian Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy
Prof Michael LI, BBS(Hong Kong)
MBBS (London), MRCS, LRCP, FRCS Ed, FRCS (England),
FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery)
  • Professor of Surgery, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Honorary Consultant, General Surgery, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Hong Kong
  • Director, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery Development, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consultant, Department of Surgery, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Advisor, HKEC Training Centre for Healthcare Management & Clinical Technology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
  • Chairman, Asia Pacific Endo-Lap Surgery Group
  • Secretary General, The Asian-Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy
Prof Davide LOMANTO(Singapore)
MD, PhD
  • Associate Professor & Senior Consultant Surgeon
    Department of Surgery,
    The National University Hospital (NUH),
    Singapore
  • Director
    The Minimally Invasive Surgical Centre (MISC),
    The National University Hospital (NUH),
    Singapore
  • Director
    Khoo Teck Puat Advanced Surgery Training Centre (ASTC), National University of Singapore
Prof Jacques MARESCAUX (France)
MD, FACS, Hon. FRCS, Hon. FJSES
  • Founder & President
    The Institute for Research on Cancers of the Digestive Tract (IRCAD) and the European Institute of Telesurgery (EITS), bStrasbourg, France
  • Visiting Professor
    Anglia Ruskin University, Great Britain
Dr Chinnusamy PALANIVELU(India)
MS, MCh, DNB, FACS, FRCS (Hon) ED.
  • Chairman
    GEM Hospital and Research Centre,
    Coimbatore, India
  • Adjunct Professor
    Gastro Intestinal Surgery,
    The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University,
    Chennai, India
  • Visiting Professor
    Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences,
    Nagpur, India
  • Founder President
    Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)