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Professor Lam Tai Pong

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Dr. Julie Chen

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Professor LAM, Tai Pong

Assistant Dean (Pedagogy)
Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care
The University of Hong Kong

Chief of Postgraduate Education,
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care,
The University of Hong Kong

M.B.B.S. (Western Australia), Master of Family Medicine (Monash), PhD (Sydney), MD (Hong Kong), F.R.A.C.G.P., F.H.K.A.M. (Family Medicine), FRCP (Glas)

Tai Pong had a dream: a dream that every citizen in the world has access to a well trained family doctor whenever s/he needs to. This is what drives him in his work because there is still a relative shortage of qualified family doctors in most communities. His editorship (currently with Asia Pacific Family Medicine and formerly with The Hong Kong Practitioner ) has been his major effort towards this end.

He is also very interested in medical education and in particular scholarship of teaching. He takes great effort to help his students learn which is his main emphasis, rather than how much he teaches. His Faculty Teaching Award in 2001 and the prestigious University Teaching Fellowship in 2003 were recognitions of his teaching achievements.

He also believes medical education must be continued into postgraduate years. He has therefore initiated and developed some of the most successful postgraduate academic courses in Hong Kong over the past few years.


HKU Scholars Hub: Lam, Tai Pong

Research Areas

His research interest, in addition to medical education research, is broad-based, reflecting the diversity of clinical activities that occur in primary care setting. He is particularly interested in applying both qualitative and quantitative methods in his research work in order to obtain the data which may not otherwise be available by using just one of the methodologies alone. He is a recipient of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians' Research Award on three separate occasions, including the Inaugural Award.


Key Publications

  • Wun YT, Lam TP*, Lam KF, Ho PL, Yung WH. The public's perspectives on antibiotic resistance and abuse among Chinese in Hong Kong. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2013;22(3):241-9 *Corresponding author

  • Lam TP, Sun KS. Dilemma of integration with Western medicine – Views of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners in a predominant Western medical setting. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2013;21(4):300-305

  • Sun KS, Lam TP*, Lam KF, Lo TL. Obstacles in managing mental health problems for primary care physicians in Hong Kong. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 2014 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print] *Corresponding author

  • Lam TP, Lam KF, Wun YT, Sun KS. How long do the Hong Kong Chinese expect their URTI to last? - effects on antibiotic use. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2015 Mar 15;15:23.