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Dr FONG, Yuk-fai Ben

Dr FONG, Yuk-fai Ben

Associate Division Head and 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

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Dr Ben Fong, a Specialist in Community Medicine, is the Professor of Practice (Health Studies) and Associate Division Head of the Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies (SEHS), the Discipline Team Leader of the Academic Discipline of Health and Life Sciences, the Programme Leader of the BSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences (Health Studies), and the Director of the Centre for Ageing and Healthcare Management Research.

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. Ben has taught Medical, Nursing and Chinese Medicine students, and supervised postgraduate candidates in Public Health, Family Medicine and Healthcare Management for years. He has honorary appointments in Family Medicine at both The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The University of Hong Kong, as well as in the School of Chinese Medicine, the Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine, and Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK.

In over forty 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 CUHK, and as the Deputy Medical Superintendent of Prince Henry Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of New South Wales, Australia. Academically, he has contributed to publications, books and public talks, particularly in community health. Ben is a reviewer of two local journals.