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About Us

Background

Hong Kong has very few accredited allergists serving the community in both public and private care. Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH) recognised this deficiency and in March 2012 launched its Allergy Centre. The service is headed by Dr. Tak Lee, a specialist in Immunology and Allergy, who was a Consultant and Professor in Allergy in the UK for many years before being invited back to HKSH. It has introduced many innovations including a dedicated Allergy Kitchen for food allergy testing and patient education.

The Centre sees patients with any allergy or related problems
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Drug allergy
  • Eosinophilic disorders, including eosinophilic gastroenteritis / oesophagitis
  • Food allergy
  • Hives, eczema, angioedema
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Insect allergy
  • Oral allergy syndrome



Our Doctors

Dr. LEE Tak Hong 李德康醫生
Dr. LEE Tak Hong

Director, Allergy Centre
Specialist in Immunology & Allergy
Honorary Consultant in Allergy
Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
Honorary Clinical Professor,
Department of Medicine (HKU)
• MBBChir (Cantab)
• MD (Cantab)
• ScD (Cantab)
• MRCP (UK)
• MRCPath
• FRCP (Lond)
• FRCPath
• FHKCP


Part-Time/Sessional
Dr. LEE Tak Hong 陳偉明醫生
Dr. CHAN Wai Ming, Alson

Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (HKU)
Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor in Family Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care (HKU)
Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Paediatrics (CUHK)
Specialist in Paediatric Immunology & Infectious Diseases
• MBChB (CUHK)
• DCH (Ireland)
• Dip Ger Med RCPS (Glasg)
• PdipCommunityGeriatrics (Hong Kong)
• MRCPCH
• FHKCPaed
• FHKAM (Paediatrics)


Our Team

Chan King Chi, June 陳勁芝
Chan King Chi, June

Senior Dietitian
• BSc. Dietetics High Hons (UC Davis)
• MSc. Exer. & Nutr. Sci. Distinct. (U Liverpool)
• Registered Dietitian (USA)
• HKDA Accredited Dietitian

Lau Wai Yan, Vivian 柳慧欣
Lau Wai Yan, Vivian

Dietitian
• MSc Dietetics and Human Nutrition (McGill University, Canada)
• BSc Nutritional Science (UBC, Canada)
• Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate (Michener Institute, Canada)
• Registered Dietitian (Ontario, Canada)
• Accredited Dietitian (HKDA)


Milestones

2012 Established sublingual and subcutaneous injection immunotherapy for allergen desensitisation
          Established mannitol inhalation challenge tests to diagnose asthma
          Established home testing for additives and preservatives challenge
          Established the Allergy Kitchen
          Established a programme for food challenges and oral desensitisation to foods
          Established a drug allergy service including desensitisation
          Established nasendoscopy for assessment of upper airway allergies and vocal cord dysfunction
          Established sweat testing and desensitisation in cholinergic urticaria
2013 Established hydrogen breath test for identifying sugar intolerances
          Established measurements of fractional expired nitric oxide as a non-invasive measure of airways inflammation
          Established the autologous serum skin test for screening for autoimmune urticaria
2014 Developed and established a new way to desensitise patients to peanut allergy