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Dr Chan, Hoi Shan Sophelia 陳凱珊

Clinical Assistant Professor

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
HKFAM (Paed)
FHKCPaed(Paed Neurology)

Dr Sophelia Chan is the Clinical Assistant Professor of the Paediatric Neurology, Developmental Paediatrics and Neurohabilitation Team of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, LSK Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. She further completed her training in both the subspecialty of Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics and the subspecialty of Paediatric Neurology after she became a specialist of Paediatrics. For the overseas training, she completed the Paediatric Rehabilitation Clinical Fellowship in the New England Medical Centre  and the Pediatric EMG lab attachment in the Children’s Hospital, Boston. She further completed the Paediatric Myology Clinical and Research Fellowship in the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre in the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

In 2009, she has started the Paediatric Neuromuscular Disorder Program including a multi-specialty team in the Queen Mary Hospital and Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital focusing on the advancement in the diagnosis, treatment and management of paediatric rare neuromuscular diseases. In 2016, the Paediatric Neuromuscular Diagnostic and Management Team, with her as the team leader, was awarded one of the five outstanding teams under the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong.

She is currently leading both pre-clinical and clinical research on common and rare neuromuscular diseases. She is also the principal investigator of several clinical trials in Hong Kong University for spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Her research focuses on finding the underlying rare genetic causes, quality of life measures, and possible treatment for both rare and common neuromuscular diseases. She also studies the immune-mediated neurological disorders in childhood. 

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2018-09-01HKU Overseas Fellowship Award 2018-2019: The University of Hong Kong
Chan, AOK
Wong, S
Lee, HCH
Cheng, Y
Liu, KT
Lee, CN
Fung, STH
Cherk, SWW
Chan, TSK
Lam, WMW
Shek, WH
2016-11-01Best Free Paper Oral Presentation Award Study on 'Congenital myopathies - Characteristic clinical features and subtypes in Hong Kong' [PI and presenter]: 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Neurological Society
Research Achievement
Liang, R
Law, HY
Deng, R
Boheler, K
2018-07-01Best Poster Presentation Award ‘Generation of Induced pluripotent stem cells from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of an X-linked Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patient. R Liang, MR Deng, AHY Law, K Boheler, SHS Chan*, GCF Chan*.[PI and supervisor]: The 2nd Joint Annual Research and Scientific Meeting 2018
Research Achievement
2016-05-01Hospital Authority 2016 Outstanding Team -- Team leader of the Neuromuscular Disorder Diagnostic and Management Program in Queen Mary Hospital and Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital: Hospital Authority
Chan, A
Ip, J
Wong, S
Ng, G
Lee, H
Cheng, S
Liu, KT
Lee, CN
Fung, S
Cherk, S
Chan, T
Lam, W
Shek, T
2016-11-01Best Free Paper Award on the study ' Congenital myopathies are a group of phenotypically and genetically heterogeneous diseases': 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Neurological Society on 5th November 2016
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
05/2013 -- nowSubspecialty Board MemberDevelopmental Behavioural Paediatrics Subspecialty Board/ The Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
09/2016 -- nowCouncil memberHong Kong Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics
08/2016 -- nowHonorary Medical ConsultantFamilies of SMA Charitable Trust
05/2015 -- nowExecutive Board MemberAsian Oceanian Myology Center
09/2012 -- nowHonorary Committee member and AdvisorSpastic Association Hong Kong- SAHK Institue of Rehabilitation Practice and Marion Fang Conductive Eudcation Advisory Committee
01/2013 -- 10/2016Chief coordinatorHong Kong Children Hospital Commissioning Team -- Integrated Rehabilitation Centre (IRC) multidisciplinary team group
03/2015 -- nowPresidentHong Kong Society of Neuromuscular Diseases
11/2012 -- nowCouncil member (co-opted)Paediatric Neurology Association in Hong Kong
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