Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies
Dr FONG, Yuk-fai Ben
Associate Division Head and Professor of Practice (Health Studies)
- MBBS, MPH (Syd.)
- DOM, DFM (C.U.H.K.)
- FHKAM (Community Medicine)
- Specialist in Community 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 Award Leader of the BSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences (Health Studies) and the Diploma in Active Ageing, and the Scheme Leader of Applied Sciences. He is also the Director of the Centre for Ageing and Healthcare Management Research, which is fully supported by a grant for three years, from 2018 to 2021, from the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
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 at CUHK. He has contributed to publications, books and public talks, particularly in community health. Ben is a reviewer of a local medical journal. He was chosen as an Outstanding Reviewer for the journal, Public AdministrationandPolicy, in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards.