Dr Ng is Professor in Thoracic Surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Consultant Surgeon at New Territory East Cluster (NTEC) hospitals in Hong Kong. He graduated from Imperial College, London in 1999 with BSc (1st Hons), and MBBS (Hons, Distinction in Surgery). After undergoing training in Hog Kong and UK, he was awarded FRCSEd(CTh) in 2007, and subsequently Doctorate of Medicine in Research (MD(Res)) from University of London for his work on ventilator induced and IR lung injury.
Dr Ng is a pioneer in Single Port (Uniportal) VATS in the Asia-Pacific region. He also has interest in hybrid operating room (HOR) image-guided surgery with some of the world's first publications of HOR single port VATS major lung resection, and HOR image-guided electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (iENB). In March 2019, his HOR-iENB team performed Asia-Pacific's first HOR non-invasive bronchoscopic microwave ablation for treatment of lung cancer. He is a Co-PI of NAVABLATE, the international study on bronchoscopic microwave ablation for treatment of lung cancer, and has accumulated the world's largest experience of this technique. He is also Co-PI of TARGET trial and PI of FLEX-MC MET, investigating utilization of robotic assisted bronchoscopy in diagnosis and therapy.
His academic contributions include 24 book chapters, and more than 250 publications in indexed international journals (Citations 3584; H-index 31; ResearcherID; Sept-2021). Dr Ng is the corresponding Editor of the book Atlas of Uniportal Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (Springer Science), the standard text for uniportal VATS surgeons, and Associate Editor of the book Lung Cancer (1st & 2nd Editions). He also supervises a team of postgraduate students together with other departments to study molecular biology of lung cancer, therapeutic role of lung ablation, magnetic actuated surgical endoscopes, organoids and nanoparticles in cancer therapy.