Dr FONG, Yuk-fai Ben
Professor of Practice (Health Studies)
MBBS, MPH (Syd.); DOM, DFM (C.U.H.K.); FHKCCM; FHKAM (Community Medicine); Specialist in Community Medicine
Teaching and Scholarly Interests: Community Health and Primary Care; Family Medicine and General Practice; Health Care Systems and Reform; Health Service Management; Planning and Development of Health Care Facilities; Preventive Care and Social Medicine
Dr Ben Fong, a Family Doctor and a Specialist in Community Medicine, is currently the Associate Division Head and Professor of Practice (Health Studies) of the Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies (SEHS), the Discipline Team Leader of the Academic Discipline of Health and Life Sciences, the Scheme Leader of BSc (Hons) Scheme in Applied Sciences, the Award Leader of the BSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences (Health Studies), and the Programme Leader of the Associate in Health Studies. He is also the Director of the Centre for Ageing and Healthcare Management Research, which is fully supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China for three and a half years, from 2018 to 2022.
Ben received his medical training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital of The University of Sydney, Australia, where he was also awarded the Master of Public Health degree in 1989. He has also achieved post-graduate qualifications in Medical Administration, Community Medicine, Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine.
In over thirty years of his professional career, Ben has served in public, private and university healthcare facilities both in Hong Kong and Sydney. He has commissioned and managed two local hospitals, including Ruttonjee Hospital and a new private hospital, Union Hospital. He has also served as the Director of University Health Service of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and as the Deputy Medical Superintendent of Prince Henry Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Academically, Ben has taught Medical and Chinese Medicine students, and supervised postgraduate candidates in Public Health and Family Medicine for years. He is appointed Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Family Medicine at both CUHK and The University of Hong Kong, as well as in the School of Chinese Medicine, and the Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine at CUHK. He has contributed to publications, books and public talks, particularly in community health. Ben is a reviewer of a local medical journal.