Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

About The Department

The full time staff in the Department consist of:
University Academic Staff
  • Chair Professor
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor / Lecturer
Hospital Authority Staff
  • Consultant
  • Associate Consultant
  • Resident Specialist
  • Resident
Departmental photo with Professor John Kingdom, External Examiner of Final MBBS Examination March 2019

Departmental photo with Professor John Kingdom, External Examiner of Final MBBS Examination March 2019

Teaching and training of medical students

Teaching and training of medical students are conducted primarily at Queen Mary and Tsan Yuk Hospitals. Outpatient teaching is also undertaken in Kwong Wah, Queen Elizabeth, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern and United Christian Hospitals as well as The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong.

Queen Mary Hospital

At Queen Mary Hospital, 63 gynaecology beds and 90 maternity beds are assigned to the Department. The number of annual gynaecological admissions is about 7,800 and approximately 4,000 major and minor operations are carried out throughout the year. The patients are referred by general practitioners, gynaecologists in private practice, or other public hospitals. Besides providing a general gynaecologic and obstetric service, the Department also provides a territory-wide tertiary referral service for gynaecological oncology, reproductive medicine and complicated obstetric and gynaecological problems. There are about 3,500 deliveries per year.

Tsan Yuk Hospital

Tsan Yuk Hospital was initially a maternity hospital. The obstetrics inpatient service was relocated to Queen Mary Hospital in November 2001. Tsan Yuk Hospital is now a hospital for outpatient and ambulatory care. It accommodated our general obstetrics clinics, obstetrics day centre, as well as the Prenatal Diagnosis and Counselling Division.

The resident posts in both Queen Mary Hospital are recognized by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the Academy of Medicine for specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The Department is also recognised by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine, Gynaecological Oncology and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Postgraduate courses in new techniques and recent trends in Obstetrics and Gynaecology are held regularly for private practitioners and the resident staff of consultant units from the whole of Hong Kong. The Department is active in both clinical and laboratory research. The laboratories are fully set up for molecular biology work, endocrine studies, in vitro fertilization, immunological studies, immunoassay and prenatal diagnostic work. The Department is particularly interested in studies of patients with gynaecological malignancies, trophoblastic diseases, fertility regulation, infertility (male and female), psychosexual problems, high risk pregnancies and prenatal diagnostic problems. There is active collaboration with other institutions in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other countries.

Mission & Vision
  • To contribute to the teaching of medical students especially in Obstetrics and Gynaecology;
  • To pursue research and to take a leading role in developing and assessing new advances in Obstetrics and Gynaecology;
  • To provide a training programme for research postgraduates;
  • To provide a tertiary quality service and professional training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Hong Kong.

The history of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology could be dated back to the inception of the Hong Kong College of Medicine, the predecessor institution of the University of Hong Kong. Teaching activities in "Midwifery and Diseases of Women" were commenced at the Alice Memorial Hospital by Dr. William Hartigan and Dr. Alice D. Hickling, and were subsequently moved to the Government Civil Hospital (now the Sai Ying Pun Clinic). Other teachers contributed to teaching in the early days of the Department included Dr. JC Thomson, Dr. FO Stedman, Dr. A Rennie, Dr. RM Gibson, Dr. P Krieg, Dr. GP Jordan, Dr. WVM Koch and Dr. C Forsyth.

Alice Memorial Maternity Hospital

Alice Memorial Maternity Hospital

Government Civil Hospital at Sai Ying Pun in the 1893

Government Civil Hospital at Sai Ying Pun in the 1893


Tsan Yuk Hospital

1925 - 1935

Professor Richard Edwin Tottenham

1935 - 1937

Professor William Charles Wallace Nixon

1938 - 1956

Professor Gordon King

1957 - 1972

Professor Daphne Chun

1972 - 1995

Professor Ho-Kei Ma

1995 - 2009

Professor Pak-Chung Ho

2009 - 2021

Professor Hextan Ngan


Dr. Karen Chan

Network Units:
Queen Mary Hospital Tsan Yuk Hospital