MPS Associates – here to help
Associates are a group of MPS members who can provide peer support. They will treat everything in the strictest confidence and if you need medicolegal advice you will be referred to a specialist medicolegal adviser or one of our expert panel lawyers. Over the next few issues of Casebook we will be allowing readers to get to know our Associates a little better – beginning this issue with Hong Kong.
Dr Loretta Chan (GP)
MBBS, FHKAM (Family Medicine), FHKCFP, FRACGP, DCH (Ireland), DPD (Wales), PDipComPsychMed (HK), PG DOM (CUHK)
I am a family physician working in the private sector, and I also actively participate in the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians, where I am serving as the Council member from 2011 to 2014.
Dr Danny Lee (Consultant General Surgeon)
MBChB (CUHK) 1991, with distinctions in Paediatrics and Surgery, FRCS Ed (General Surgery) 1998, FHKAM (Surgery) 1998, MD (CUHK) 2005, LLM (Medical Law ) 2009, Juris Doctor JD 2011
I am currently a private surgeon working mainly in the areas of minimal invasive surgery and gastrointestinal endoscopy. I liaise and participate in MPS-related activities in Hong Kong and provide professional support to MPS members; I am also an accredited presenter of risk management workshops organised by MPS Educational Services. I received medical training both in Hong Kong and the USA. I have previously worked at the Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where I developed a longstanding interest in medical teaching, research and publication. I also studied law in my leisure time. I hold two postgraduate law degrees and in the medicolegal area, I have developed particular interests in medical communication, clinical risk management, and patients’ rights and dispute resolution.
Dr John Low (Consultant Anaesthetist)
MA (Oxford University), BMBCh (Oxford University), FRCA, FHKCA, FANZCA, FHKAM (Anaesthesiology)
I have been in the specialty of anaesthesia for 36 years. I am an instructor for the “Course on Safe Sedation” by the Hong Kong College of Anaesthetists, as well as an instructor for the St Paul’s Hospital Airway Workshop for Residents. I have also pioneered venous arterial ECMO (extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation) in the private sector in Hong Kong, and was instrumental in introducing critical incident reporting in the major private hospitals in Hong Kong. My spare time hobbies include film-based photography and scuba diving.
Dr David Wong (Consultant Plastic Surgeon)
MBBS(HK) 1982, FRCSEd 1987, FCSHK 1990, FRACS 1992, FHKAM 1993, LLB(Lond) 2004, LLM(Lond) 2008, PCLL (HK) 2007
I work in the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong. Other offices I hold include:
- Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Training Programme Director and (ex-) Secretary of the Board of Plastic Surgery, Hong Kong College of Surgeons.
- Chief Examiner in Plastic Surgery Exit Examination, Hong Kong College of Surgeons.
- President, The Hong Kong Society for Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons
- Associate, Medical Protection Society since 2012
- Co-opt member, Working Group on Differentiation between Medical Procedures and Beauty Services, Steering Committee on Review of Regulation of Private Healthcare Facilities, Department of Health, Hong Kong.
I have also written more than 50 journal articles and a book, Legal Issues for the Medical Practitioner.