Professor Philip Chiu is currently a Professor and Honorary Consultant of the Division of Upper GI and Metabolic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital; Director of Multi-Scale Medical Robotics Center; Director of CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Center; Director of CUHK Chow Yuk Ho Technology Center for Innovative Medicine and Associate Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also serves as Director of Endoscopy at Prince of Wales Hospital and Cluster Director of Endoscopy, at New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority.
Prof. Chiu is the first to perform endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for the treatment of early GI cancers in Hong Kong in 2004. In 2010, he performed the first Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (P.O.E.M.) in Hong Kong. His research interests include upper gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal cancer, minimally invasive and robotic esophagectomy, novel endoscopic technologies for the diagnosis of early GI cancers, ESD, and novel endoscopic procedures as well as Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). He has published more than 260 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 6 book chapters. He received numerous prestigious awards including the State Scientific Technology and Progress Award from the People’s Republic of China in 2007, and the 2nd class award in Technological Advancement, from the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in 2011. He served as Yeoh Ghim Seng’s Visiting Professor at the Department of Surgery, National University of Singapore from 2014-2017. His research on POEM was awarded best of DDW 2011 and a first prize in the ASGE world cup of Endoscopy 2012. He was selected for the Asia Pacific Digestive Week JGHF Emerging Leader Lectureship in 2016 and Global Outstanding Chinese Youth 2016. He is currently co-editor of Endoscopy and subject editor for Surgical Endoscopy.