Professor Hung, Fan Ngai Ivan 孔繁毅
Professor Ivan Fan Ngai HUNG is currently Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean (Admissions), Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong and Honorary Consultant in Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR. He is a dual specialist in Infectious Disease and Gastroenterology & Hepatology. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Bristol Medical School, England in 1996. After working in the University of Cambridge Medical School and Charing Cross Hospital, the Imperial College Medical School, London, he returned to Hong Kong in 1999 and joined the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital. After obtaining his MRCP, he underwent subspecialty training in infectious diseases, followed by gastroenterology and hepatology. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Division of Geographical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, USA. He obtained his M.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2011 and was awarded the Sir Patrick Manson Gold Medal award for best M.D. thesis. He is currently the Fellow of Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh.
He has published more than 150 international peer reviewed original articles, including research articles in the Lancet, the Lancet Infectious Diseases and the Clinical Infectious Diseases. He and his team have pioneered the use of topical imiquimod before intradermal influenza vaccination, which results in protection against heterologous non-vaccine and antigenically drifted viruses (Lancet Infectious Diseases). His team was also the first to prove convalescent plasma and H-IVIG reduced mortality in patients with severe influenza infection in prospective clinical trials (Clinical Infectious Diseases and Chest).
His research interest includes vaccine, innovative treatment of severe influenza and prevention of pneumococcal infection, treatment of resistant Helicobacter pylori infection, novel endoscopy techniques, and hepatitis B related hepatocellular carcinoma. He is ranked as University of Hong Kong top 1% scientists in 2013, with an H-index of 32. He is the Board & Founding Member of the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders (WAidid), member of 8 international advisory boards for vaccine and infectious diseases. He is Section Editor for the BMC Infectious Diseases and editorial board member of the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Journal of Interventional Gastroenterology and the Scientific World Journal. He is a regular reviewer for journals including the Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Vaccine, Clinical Vaccine and Immunology, Endocrine, Clinical Obesity, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Helicobacter, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestion and the Hong Kong Journal of Medicine.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2017-12-01||Distinguished Young Fellow 2017: Hong Kong College of Physicians, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine||Others|
|2016-10-01||The Richard Yu Lectureship Award for Distinguished Physician - Investigators below the age of 45 years 2016: Hong Kong College of Physicians||Research Achievement|
|2006-01-01||Best poster presentation award "Fatal Interaction Between Clarithromycin And Colchicine In Patients With Renal Insufficiency: A Retrospective Study": 11th MRC Meeting 2006||Research Achievement|
|2011-10-01||Best Oral Presentation Award “Five Days Quadruple Versus Clarithromycin Containing Triple Therapy As Empirical First And Second-line Treatment For Helicobacter Pylori Eradication: A Randomized Crossover Trial”: 19th European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) Stockholm, Sweden 2011.||Research Achievement|
|2004-03-01||Best free paper oral presentation: 9th Annual Scientific Meeting HKID Society||Research Achievement|
|2011-10-01||Distinguished Research Paper Award For Young Investigators 2011 : “Prevention Of Acute Myocardial Infarction And Stroke In The Elderly By Pneumococcal And Influenza Dual Vaccinations: A Prospective Cohort Study.”: Hong Kong College Of Physicians||Research Achievement|
|2003-09-01||Anti-SARS Gold Badge Award (Hospital Authority, Hong Kong): Hospital Authority||Research Achievement|
|2012-10-01||Dose sparing intradermal trivalent influenza (2010/2011) vaccination overcomes reduced immunogenicity of the 2009 H1N1 strain: Best Abstract in Clinical Medicine (Oral), 18th Medical Research Conference, Department of Medicine, HKU; 2013||Research Achievement|
|2012-01-01||Sir Patrick Manson Gold Medal – Best M.d. Thesis: Innovations In The Treatment And Prevention Of Influenza: Faculty Of Medicine, The University Of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2015-01-01||Best Abstract in Clinical Medicine (Oral) - "Immunogenicity of Intradermal Trivalent Influenza Vaccine with Topical Imiquimod, a Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial": 20th Medical Research Conference 2015, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2014-01-01||Best Abstract in Clinical Medicine (Oral) - "Hyperimmune Intravenous Immunoglobulin Treatment: A Multicenter Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial for Patients with Severe A (H1N1) pdm 09 Infection": 19th Medical Research Conference 2014, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong,||Research Achievement|
|2016-02-01||Research Output Prize 2015-16: Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, The Lancet Infectious Diseases||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|03/2008 - now||Member||Hong Kong Association for the Study of Liver Diseases|
|03/2004 - now||Member||Hong Kong Society of Infectious Disease|
|03/2009 - now||Member||Hong Kong Society of Gastroenterology|
|Member||Hong Kong Medical Association|
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