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Professor Martin Chi-sang WONG (黃至生教授)

MD, MBChB (CUHK), BMedSc(Hons), MSc(Hons), MPH(CUHK), MBA(Edinburgh), FHKCFP,

FRACGP(Aust), FRSPH(UK), DCH(Ireland), FHKAM(Fam Med), HKAN (Hon Fellow)

Associate Director (General Affairs)

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care



Division of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care


Dr. Martin Wong graduated in the Faculty of Medicine, CUHK in 1999 and started his training in Family Medicine since as soon as he joined the Hospital Authority. He obtained his fellowships of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP) by examination and holds three master degrees in the fields of public health, human resource management and business administration. He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine degree through his studies on pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacological profiles of antihypertensive therapies in primary practice. He was conferred the Honorary Fellow of The Hong Kong Academy of Nursing in 2016.

Dr. Wong has been rewarded numerous international, regional, and local academic and research prizes. To name a few, he was granted the Dean’s List Award for outstanding academic achievements, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland; Bronze medal, Best Original Research by Trainees of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine; Best Innovation Research Award of the HKCFP; Best oral presentation award of the Master of Public Health program; and recently, the Young Investigator Award hosted by the Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention. Regarding teaching in Family medicine, he was the awardee of the “annual teacher of the year award” for five years since 2005, when he first joined the faculty, and was awarded “Master Teacher” in 2012.

Dr. Wong has been participating in volunteer community services for more than 20 years and is currently chairmen, board members or consultants in more than 30 NGOs/ Governmental committees.  He has acted as a speaker for around 400 health seminars in the community and organized more than 180 patient self-help groups for the chronically disabled and the underprivileged.  He was awarded the First Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Agency for Volunteer Service in 2005, the Hong Kong Humanity Award by the Hong Kong Red Cross in 2009, the Award of Benevolence by The Hong Kong Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund in 2010, the Outstanding NGO Volunteer Award by the Correctional Services Department in 2011, the15th Fervent Global Love of Lives, 2012 medal by the Chou Ta-kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation, and was elected as the Ten Outstanding Young Person of Hong Kong in 2012.

Research Interest

Studies of chronic diseases in family practice with focus on:

  • Non-communicable diseases 

  • Pharmacotherapy in clinical practice

  • Preventive medicine and screening

  • Effectiveness of primary care interventions

Selected Publications 

  1. Martin CS Wong, Harry H.X. Wang, Mandy W.M. Kwan, Brian C.Y. Fong, Wai Man Chan, De Xing Zhang, Shannon T.S. Li, Bryan P. Yan, Andrew J.S. Coats, Sian M. Griffiths. 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 (Impact Factor: 19.651)

  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 (Impact Factor: 16.658)

  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 (Impact Factor: 16.658).

  4. Martin CS Wong, Jessica Y. L. Ching, Thomas Y. T. Lam, Simpson K. C. Ng, John C. T. Wong, Justin C. Y. Wu, Francis K. L. Chan. Association of Interactive Reminders and Automated Messages With Persistent Adherence to Colorectal Cancer Screening.  A Randomized Clinical Trial.  JAMA Oncology 2017; doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.1062 (Impact Factor: 16.559)

  5. Martin CS Wong, William B. Goggins, Harry H.X. Wang, Franklin D.H. Fung, Colette Leung, Samuel Y.S. Wong, Chi Fai Ng, Joseph J.Y. Sung.  Global Incidence and Mortality for Prostate Cancer: Analysis of Temporal Patterns and Trends in 36 Countries.  European Urology 2016; 70: 862-874 (Impact Factor: 16.265)

  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 (Impact Factor: 9.566)

  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 (Impact Factor: 9.566)

  8. 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;  doi: 10.1038/ajg.2017.130 (Impact Factor: 9.566)

  9. Martin CS Wong, Jessica YL Ching, Victor CW Chan et al.  Diagnostic accuracy of qualitative faecal immunochemical test varies with location of neoplasia but not number of specimens.  Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015; 13:1472-1479 (Impact Factor: 7.398)

  10. Martin CS Wong, Jessica YL Ching, Victor CW Chan et al. Factors associated with false-positive and false-negative fecal immunochemical test results for colorectal cancer screening.  Gastrointest Endosc 2015; 81:596-607 (Impact Factor: 6.501)

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