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Professor Lam Tai Pong

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Dr. Julie Chen

Dr. Weng Yee Chin

Dr. Esther Yu

Dr. Emily Tse

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Professor LAM, Tai Pong

Professor and 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 work at World Health Organization for ICD-11 PHC and former editorship with Asia Pacific Family Medicine and 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.

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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.

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Key Publications


 

Professional Services


Grant Committee

  • Member, Panel of International Referees, Health Services Research Committee, Hong Kong. 1998 - To Date
  • Grant reviewer, Health and Health Services Research Fund, National Heart Foundation of Australia. 2008
  • Member, Grant Review Board, the Health and Health Services Research Fund and the Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases, Hong Kong. 2011 - 2013

Editorship

  • Chief Editor, “The Hong Kong Practitioner” – The Official Journal of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians. 1994 - 2000
  • Co-Editor in Chief, Asia Pacific Family Medicine: The Official Journal of Wonca Asia Pacific. 2002 - 2013
  • Regional Editor, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2009 - To Date
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Editorial Boards

  • Member of the Editorial Board of “BMC Family Practice”. 2001 – To Date
  • Member of the Editorial Board of “Medical Progress”. 2003 – 2007
  • Member of the Editorial Board of “Middle East Journal of Family Medicine”. 2003 – To Date
  • Member of the Editorial Board of "The Hong Kong Practitioner". 1992 – 1994, 2001 – To Date

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Professional Committees

  • Council Member, Hong Kong College of Family Physicians. 1994 – 2000
  • Convenor, Editors’ Guild, World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (Wonca) Asia Pacific. 1997 – 2002
  • Member, Expert Group on Adult Mental Health Services, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government. 2009 – 2010
  • Member, Central Committee on Diabetic Service, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong. 2006 – To Date
  • Consultant, Primary Care Consultation Group, World Health Organization for the drafting of ICD 11-PHC. 2011 – To Date
  • International Adviser (Medicine), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. 2012 – To Date
  • Member, Advisory Group on Hong Kong Reference Framework for Preventive Care for Older Adults in Primary Care Settings, Department of Health. Sep 2016 – To Date
  • Member, Advisory Group for Antibiotic Stewardship in Primary Care Settings in Hong Kong, Department of Health. Feb 2017 – To Date