Dr FONG, Yuk-fai Ben

Associate Division Head 學部副主任

MBBS(Syd.); MPH(Syd.); DOM(C.U.H.K.); DFM(C.U.H.K.);  FHKCCM;
FHKAM(Community Medicine); Specialist in Community Medicine
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Teaching and Scholarly Interests

  • Community Health and Primary Care
  • Family Medicine and General Practice
  • Preventive Care and Social Medicine
  • Health Care Systems and Reform
  • Health Service Management
  • Planning and Development of Health Care Facilities


Research-Scholarly Outputs

Professional Activities/ Achievements


Dr Ben Fong is a Family Doctor and a Specialist in Community Medicine, currently a Senior Lecturer and Associate Division Head of the Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies (SEHS), Discipline Team Leader of the Academic Discipline of Health and Life Sciences, Award Leader of BSc(Hons) in Applied Sciences (Health Studies) and of 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 in 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, 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 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (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 Administration and Policy, in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards.


Selected Publications

Kwong, C. K. Y. & Fong, B. Y. F. (2019). Promotion of appropriate use of electronic devices among Hong Kong adolescents. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health Management, 14(1):36-41. doi:10.24083/apjhm.v14i1.199.

Ng, T. K. C., Fong, B. Y. F. & Kwong, C. K. Y. (2019). Transition of hospital acute-centric to long term care in an ageing population in Hong Kong - Is it an issue of service gap? Asia-Pacific Journal of Health Management, 14(1):11-15. doi:10.24083/apjhm.v14i1.207.

Tsui, Y. M. & Fong, B. Y. F. (2018). Waiting Time in Public Hospitals: Case Study of Total Joint Replacement in Hong Kong. Public Administration and Policy, 21 (2):120-133.

Ng, A. W., Fong, B. Y. F. & Leung, T. C. H. (2018). Health and Sustainability: Reinforcing Public and Private Engagement through Tertiary Institutions. In U. M. Azeiteiro, M. Akerman, W. Leal Filho, A. F. F. Setti, & L. L. Brandli. (Eds.). Lifelong Learning and Education in Healthy and Sustainable Cities. World Sustainability Series. Springer, Cham, pp.169-186. (URL:

Wan, L. W. L., Chan, E. K. Y., & Fong, B. Y. F. (2017). An evaluation of the ‘’ Campaign in Hong Kong. Public Administration and Policy, 20 (2):74-85.

Fong, B., Ng, A., & Yuen, P. (Eds). (2017). Sustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population. Hershey: IGI Global.

Ho, W. T., & Fong, B. Y. F. (2017). Public Private Partnership in Health and Long-Term Care: the Hong Kong Experience. In B. Y. F. Fong, A. Ng, & P. Yuen. (Eds). Sustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Fong, B. Y. F., & Law, V. T. (2017). Aging in place. In B. Y. F. Fong, A. Ng, & P. Yuen. (Eds). Sustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Ng, K.C., Chiu, W. K., & Fong, B. Y. F. (2016). A Review of Academic Stress among Hong Kong Undergraduate Students. Journal of Modern Education Review, 6(8): 531–540.

Fong, B., Lo, M. F., & Ng, A. (2016). A Theoretical Model to Integrate PKM with Kolb’s Learning Model for Mitigating Risks from Exhaustive Internet Exposures. The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 14 (3):166-176.

Fong, B., Lo, M. F., & Ng, A. (2015). Healthy use of internet for personal knowledge management: an interventional approach in tertiary education. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, Bangkok, Thailand, 5-6 November 2015; pp.90-100.

Kim, J. H., Griffiths, S. M., Lau, C. H., Fong, B. Y. F., & Lam J. (2013). Pathological Internet Use and Associated Factors among University Students in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 19 (6): Suppl 7.

Fong B., & Wai J. (Eds). (2010) Marathon in Hong Kong: Challenges and Health. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.

Kim, J. H., Chan, K. W., Chow, J. K., Fung, K. P., Fong, B. Y., Cheuk, K.K., & Griffiths, S. M. (2009). University binge drinking patterns and changes in patterns of alcohol consumption among Chinese undergraduates in a Hong Kong university. J Am Coll Health, 58(3):255-65.

Wong, W. C. W., Fong, B., & Chan, P. K. S. (2009). Acceptance of human papillomavirus vaccination among first year female university students in Hong Kong. Sexual Health, 6:264-271.

Lau, C. H., Griffiths, S. M., Chow, J. K. W., Fong, B. Y. F., Kan, P. M. Y., & Kim, J. H. (2008). Heavy Internet Use and Correlations with Interpersonal Behaviours among University Entrants in Hong Kong. The Journal of APACPH, 20 supp:134-40.

Chan, K. L., Fung, H. T., Fung, A. Y. H., Fong, B. Y.F ., & Lo, W. L. (2005) Treatment Seeking Behavior with Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong. Paper presented in the 2005 Hong Kong-Macau Postgraduate Symposium on Chinese Medicine, p.84-85.

Fong, B., & Yuen, N. (1994) Primary health care and family medicine - coping with work, demand and expectation. in J. Fry, & N. Yuen. (Ed.). Principles and Practice of Primary Care and Family Medicine: Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Oxford: Radcliffe.

Fong, B., & Chung, J. (1994) Practice organisation and management. in J. Fry, & N. Yuen. (Ed.). Principles and Practice of Primary Care and Family Medicine: Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Oxford: Radcliffe.

Fong, B. Y. F., Lam, S. H., & Cheng, P. C. (l990). Torsion of the gallbladder: review and report of three cases. JHKMA, 42(l):43‑44.

Fong, B. Y. F. (1989). Medical services in Hong Kong: the present and the future. Public Health, 103:213‑218.