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MD, MBChB (CUHK), BMedSc(Hons), MSc(Hons), MPH(CUHK), MBA(Edinburgh), FHKCFP, FRACGP(Aust), FRSPH(UK), DCH(Ireland), FHKAM(Fam Med),

HKAN (Hon Fellow)

Professor

Academic Appointments

  • Professor (by courtesy), Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Professor (Adjunct), The Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical Colleges

  • Professor (Adjunct), School of Public Health, the Peking University

Biography

Prof. Martin C. S. Wong is a specialist in Family Medicine and a researcher in the field of cancer screening and prevention of chronic diseases. Prof. Wong has composed over three hundred publications in international peer-reviewed journals, and received over ten international and local research awards for studies in his research area. He is currently the Chairman of the Association of the Pacific Rim Universities, NCD stream; Co-Chairman of the Grant Review Board, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau; the Convener of the Advisory Group on Hong Kong Reference Framework for Care of Diabetes and Hypertension in Primary Care Settings; a member of the Expert Advisory Panel in Implementation Science of the HKSAR government, and a member of the Research Council of the Food and Health Bureau. He is a reviewer of the Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom; expert reviewer of the National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore; external examiners of doctoral thesis in the University of Malaya; and an external reviewer of the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme, Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong.  His enthusiasm to teaching has been well received by students and has been selected for the “Master Teacher” and the “Annual Teacher of the Year Award” for seven years. 

He has devoted to serving the chronically ill patients and other vulnerable groups in Hong Kong and mainland China for over 20 years. Professor Wong was awarded the First Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Agency for Volunteer Service and the Hong Kong Humanity Award by Hong Kong Red Cross in 2005 and 2009, respectively. In 2010, he was conferred with an Award of benevolence by the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwanese Charity Trust and the Radio Television Hong Kong, and the next year being named as the most outstanding NGO volunteer by the Correctional Services Department. Professor Wong was also selected as the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong in 2012. He is the only person in Hong Kong who received the Fervent Global Love of Lives Medal from the Chou TaKuan Cultural and Educational Foundation in 2012, an award recognized by the international media as “Nobel Prize of Lives”. In 2016, he was conferred as an Honorary Fellow by the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing to recognize his achievements in the profession and contributions to primary care. He was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2017; a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology; a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology; a Fellow and expert panel of the Academy of Translational Medicine, European Society of Translational Medicine; a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in 2018; and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2019. He was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of the Peking Union Medical College in March 2019; and Adjunct Professor of Global Health by the Peking University.

Research Interests

  • Disease Screening and Prevention

  • Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

  • Organization of Primary Care

Recent Funded Research Projects 

  • Competitive Research Grants

    • The risk of advanced neoplasia within subcentimetric polyps detected in colorectal cancer screening participants in Chinese populations: a multi-centre colonoscopy study. Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF) [PI]

    • The risk of advanced colorectal neoplasia according to the length of the period of surveillance colonoscopy: a multi-centre colonoscopy trial. Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF) [PI]

    • Validation of a scoring system to predict the risk of advanced proximal neoplasia for colorectal cancer screening: a multi-centre study in 13 Asia Pacific countries/ regions. Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF) [PI]

    • Recurrence rates in high-risk subjects with baseline advanced colorectal adenomas followed up at different surveillance intervals: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial in four Chinese cities. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [PI]

    • Adoption of a drug adherence-enhancing application to achieve optimal medication adherence and blood pressure control among hypertensive patients: a community-based intervention programme. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health Care and Promotion Scheme (HCPS), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [PI]

    • Evaluation of the Introduction of the Reference Framework for Diabetes among Primary Care Physicians in Primary Care Settings. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [PI]

    • Evaluation of Dietary Intervention Models for Management of Stage I Hypertensive Patients in a Primary Care Setting: Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [PI]

    • Post-polypectomy Surveillance Interval In High-risk Subjects After Screening Colonoscopy. Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF) [Co-I]

    • A Feasibility Study on A Healthcare Voucher Scheme for Screening and Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Associated Chronic Diseases in the General Population: A Mixed Methods Evaluation. Public Policy Research Funding Scheme [Co-I]

    • Continuous Glucose Monitoring as an Adjunct to Lifestyle Modification in Individuals with Impaired Glucose Tolerance: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [Co-I]

    • A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating an Online Intervention Based on the Trans-theoretical Model in Increasing Seasonal Influenza Vaccination among Community-dwelling People Aged 65 Years. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [Co-I]

    • A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Two E-health Interventions (Presence/Absence of Motivational Interviewing) in Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening among People Aged 50-60 with Moderate Risk. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [Co-I]

    • WHO-2025 Target to Reduce Children and Youth Physical Inactivity: Impact of Training Workshops and Evidence-based Electronic Portal for Educators (TWEEET). Knowledge Transfer Project Fund (KPF) [Co-I]

    • Retinal risk factors for stroke and coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes - Are they different? Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF) [Co-I]

    • Community-driven Social Media Campaigns for Promoting Organ Donation Registration in Hong Kong. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health Care and Promotion Scheme (HCPS) [Co-I]

    • A prospective colonoscopic study to investigate risk of colorectal neoplasms in first-degree relatives of patients with non-advanced adenomas. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [Co-I]

    • Pocket-size Mobile Echocardiographic Device Screening for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in Chinese Hypertensive Patients. Food and Health Bureau (FHB) - Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [Co-I]

    • Providing Repeat Prescriptions for Patients with Controlled Hypertension - A Randomized Controlled Trial. Food and Health Bureau (FHB) - Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [Co-I]

    • Projection of All-cause Mortality and Life-expectancy in Hong Kong to 2041 by Socio-economic Status: A Population-based Retrospective Cohort Study. Food and Health Bureau *FHB) - Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [Co-I]

    • A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Efficacy of an Intervention Which Enhances Social Support and Positive Affect through Online Social Networking in Smoking Cessations. Food and Health Bureau (FHB) - Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [Co-I]

    • Promoting Physical and Health Literacy in Hong Kong Pre-school Teachers, Children and their Families. Knowledge Transfer Project Fund [Co-I]

    • A Model of Knowledge Translation: The Active Healthy Kids Report Card on Physical Activity for Hong Kong Youth. Knowledge Transfer Project Fund [Co-I]

    • "Love Others Like Ourselves-Pass Life to Others" - A Social Marketing Program to Promote Organ Donation among Protestant and Roman Catholic Churches Goes and Their Significant Others. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health Care and Promotion Scheme (HCPS) [Co-I]

    • Trends and Implications of Poverty and Social Disadvantages in Hong Kong: A Multi-disciplinary and Longitudinal Study. Research Grants Council (RGC), Strategic Public Policy Research [Co-I]

    • A Community-based, Theory-based, Setting-based Screening and Clustered Randomised Controlled Trial to Promote Physical Activity among Physically Inactive People with Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Impaired Fasting Glucose. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [Co-I]

    • Propose and Evaluate New Cholesterol Screening Model for Cardiovascular Disease Primary Prevention in Chinese and Foreign Population - Modeling Study. National Natural Science Foundation [Co-I]

    • Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory for Health Risk Analysis. Science & Technology Innovation Commission of SZ Municipality - SZ Municipal Science & Technology Programme [Co-I]

    • Electroacupuncture and Wrist Splinting for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Trial Primary Care Setting. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health and Health Services Research Fund (HHSRF) [Co-I]

    • A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial: The Effects of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy on Chronic Insomnia among Chinese Patients in the Community. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health and Health Services Research Fund (HHSRF) [Co-I]

    • Smoking HPV Infection and P53 Mutation as Etiological and Prognostic Factors in Oropharyngeal Cancer - A Case Control Study. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases (RFCID) [Co-I]

    • Using a Systematic Approach to Evaluate Primary Care Development in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai. Research Grants Council (RGC), Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) [Co-I]

    • Smoking, HPV Infection and P53 Mutation as Etiological and Prognostic Factors in Oropharyngeal Cancer - A Case Control Study. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases (RFCID) [Co-I]

    • The Public Health Impacts of the Policy Decision to Reduce Alcohol Tax in Hong Kong. Research Grants Council (RGC), Public Policy Research Funding Scheme [Co-I]

    • The Association of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection in Occurrence and Prognosis of Head and Neck Cancer - A Case Control and Cohort Study. Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society [Co-I]

    • A Systematic Review of Molecular Biomarkers Predicting Clinical Outcomes of Wild-type KRAS Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treated with Anti-EGFR Monoclonal Antibodies. Food and Health Bureau (FHB), Health and Health Services Research Fund (HHSRF) [Co-I]

  • Non-Competitive Research Grants

    • Practice of screening for chronic diseases among Hong Kong residents: a population-based survey. Lee Hysan Foundation Research Grant and Endowment Fund Research Grant Scheme [PI]

    • The Persistence, Clearance and Acquisition of Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection in the General Population: a Prospective Cohort Study. FHB Commissioned Study [PI]

    • Epidemiology of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection among HPV-vaccinated Young Adult Female in Hong Kong FHB Commissioned Study [PI]

    • Epidemiology of oral HPV infection in the general population in Hong Kong: baseline data before implementation of HPV-based screening and vaccination programmes. FHB Commissioned Study [PI]

    • Evaluation of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Programme in Hong Kong: Awareness, Knowledge, Attitude, Perception, Practice and Satisfaction of Stakeholders. FHB Commissioned Study [Co-I]

    • Molecular Epidemiology of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection in Hong Kong Women with Cervical Cytological Abnormalities. FHB Commissioned Study [Co-I]

    • Prevalence and Associated Factors of Parental Acceptability of Universal Free and Paid HPV Vaccination for 9-13 Years Old Chinese Boys and Girls in Hong Kong. FHB Commissioned Study [Co-I]

    • A Pilot Study of Gut Microbiota Composition and Hypertension in the Hong Kong Chinese Population. FHB Commissioned Study [Co-I].

    • Extended Evaluation of Stakeholder Satisfaction of Chronic Disease Management and Family Medicine Training Programmes of the Hospital Authority. FHB Commissioned Study [Co-I]

    • Enhancing Professional Knowledge of Primary Care Doctors with Practical Evidence-based Guide to Improve Patient Care in the Community. Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme [Co-I]

Selected Publications

  1. Martin CS Wong, Harry H.X. Wang, Mandy W.M. Kwan, et al. Dietary counselling has no effect on cardiovascular risk factors among Chinese Grade 1 hypertensive patients: a randomized controlled trial. European Heart Journal 2015;36:2598-2607 (Original Research; Impact Factor: 22.673, rank: 2/138 in Cardiac and Cardiovascular System)

  2. Martin CS Wong, Thomas YT Lam, Kelvin FK Tsoi et al. A validated tool to predict colorectal neoplasia and inform screening choice for asymptomatic subjects. Gut 2014;63:1130-1136 (Original Research; Impact Factor: 19.819, rank: 3/88 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

  3. Martin CS Wong, Jessica YL Ching, Siew C Ng et al. Prediction of proximal advanced neoplasia: a comparison of four existing sigmoidoscopy-based strategies in a Chinese population. Gut 2015;64:776-783 (Original Research; Impact Factor: 19.819, rank: 3/88 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

  4. Martin CS Wong, Jessica Y. L. Ching, Thomas Y. T. Lam, et al. Association of Interactive Reminders and Automated Messages with Persistent Adherence to Colorectal Cancer Screening. A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncology 2017;3:1281-1283 (Research Letter; Impact Factor: 24.799, rank: 8/244 in Oncology)

  5. Martin CS Wong, William B. Goggins, Harry H.X. Wang, et al. Global Incidence and Mortality for Prostate Cancer: Analysis of Temporal Patterns and Trends in 36 Countries. European Urology 2016;70: 862-874 (Original Research; Impact Factor: 17.947, rank: 2/85 in Urology and Nephrology)

  6. Martin CS Wong, Jessica YL Ching, Victor CW Chan et al. Informed choice vs. no choice in colorectal cancer screening tests: a prospective cohort study in real-life screening practice. Am J Gastroenterol 2014;109:1072-1079 (Original Research; Impact Factor: 10.171, rank: 7/88 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

  7. Martin CS Wong, Jessica YL Ching, Han-mo Chiu et al. Risk of colorectal neoplasia in individuals with self-reported family history: a prospective colonoscopy study from 16 Asia-Pacific regions. Am J Gastroenterol 2016;111:1621-1629 (Original Research; Impact Factor: 10.171, rank: 7/88 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

  8. Martin CS Wong, Jason L.W. Huang, Jacob George, Junjie Huang, Colette Leung, Mohammed Eslam, Henry L.Y. Chan, Siew C. Ng. The changing epidemiology of liver diseases in the Asia-Pacific region. Nat. Rev. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2019;16:57-73 (Review Article; Impact Factor: 29.848 rank: 1/88 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

  9. Martin CS Wong, CH Chan, Jiayan Lin, Jason LW Huang, Junjie Huang, Yuan Fang, Wilson WL Cheung, CP Yu, John CT Wong, Gary Tse, Justin CY Wu, Francis KL Chan. Lower relative contribution of positive family history to colorectal cancer risk with increasing age: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 9.28 million individuals. Am J Gastroenterol 2018;113:1819-1827 (Original Research; meta-analysis; Impact Factor: 10.171, rank: 7/88 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

  10. Jason L W Huang, Y H Wang, Johnny Y Jiang, C P Yu, Y L Wu, P Chen, X Q Yuan, Harry H X Wang, Martin C S Wong (corresponding author). The Association between Distal Findings and Proximal Colorectal Neoplasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Gastroenterol 2017;112:1234-1245 (Original Research – meta-analysis; Impact Factor: 10.171, rank: 7/88 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

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