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 Class Honours and 1st in his class), and MBBS (Honours, Distinction in Surgery, Anthony de Rothschild Medal 1st in surgery). He underwent surgical training in London, Birmingham and Hong Kong. Dr Ng 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, performing the first single port VATS lobectomy in Hong Kong in 2012. His interest in hybrid operating room (HOR) image-guided surgery led to world's first publications of HOR use in single port VATS major lung resection (iVATS) in 2015, and image-guided electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (iENB) in 2016. In March 2019, he led his world renowned HOR-iENB team to perform Asia-Pacific's first HOR non-invasive transbronchial microwave ablation of lung cancer. He is Co-PI of NAVABLATE, the international study on transbronchial microwave ablation for lung cancer treatment and has one of world's largest experience of this technique. His team also performed the first Auris robotic bronchoscopy procedure outside of US in 2021 and is Co-PI of TARGET and POWER trials, investigating utilization of robotic assisted bronchoscopy in diagnosis and therapy.
His academic contributions include 24 book chapters (including in Pearson's Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery 3rd & 4th Eds, Shield's Thoracic Surgery 8th Eds), and more than 260 publications in indexed international journals (Web of Science Citations 4213; H-index 33). 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).
Dr Ng supervises a team of postgraduate students to study molecular biology of lung cancer and therapeutic role of ablation for lung diseases. He closely collaborates with Departments of Clinical Oncology (led by Prof Tony Mok), Anatomical Cellular Pathology and Biomechanical Engineering, through several competitive grants to study targeted therapies in lung cancer, magnetic actuated surgical endoscopes, organoids and nanoparticles in cancer therapy.