Professor Virginia Chun-Nei Wong (黃珍妮)

MBBS(HK), MRCP(UK), DCH(Glasgow), DCH(London), FRCP(Edinburgh), FHKAM(Paediatrics), FHKCPaed, FRCPCH, FRCP(London)


Clinical Professor
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,

LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Head of Division of Paediatric Neurology/ Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics/ NeuroHabilitation, Duchess of Kent Children Hospital, Queen Mary Hospital



Paediatric Neurology/ Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics / NeuroHabilitation



A. Clinical Services
  1. Outstanding Team Award (Certificate of Merit) – by HA for Establishment of CHI in DKCH (1999)
  2. Outstanding Team Award – by HA , as Team Leader and Chief of CHI in DKCH (2000)
  3. Outstanding Team Award – by DKCH, as Team Leader of HKWC Paediatric Metabolic Team (2008)
  4. Outstanding Team Award – by HA, as Team Leader of HKWC Paediatric Metabolic Team (2008)
  5. Outstanding Team Award – by DKCH, as Team Leader of the HKWC Comprehensive Paediatric Epilepsy Program (2009)
  6. Outstanding Team Award – by HA, as Team Leader of HKWC Comprehensive Paediatric Epilepsy Program (2009)
  7. 30 Years Loyalty Award – by Hospital Authority (HKWC) (2011)
  8. Extensive Achievement – Report of the Organization Wide Survey for the ACHS Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program for Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (as Chairman of HKU/HA-HKWC Institutional Review Board)(Oct 2010) 
B. Community Services
  1. Certificate of Commendation - British Red Cross Society for Meritorious Service (1990)
  2. Badge of Honor in Recognition of Devoted Service– The British Red Cross (1996)
C. Research
  1. Best Paper – 2nd Congress of Asian Oceanean Society of Neuroradiology & Head & Neck Radiology, “Ultrasound measure of the subarachnoid space in infants: normal values in Chinese patients” (1997)
  2. Best Paper – 40th Anniversary of Hong Kong Pediatric Society Scientific Meeting, “Environmental Mercury Exposure in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Case-control study” (2002)
  3. Best Paper - Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of Hong Kong Paediatric Society & Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association, “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Blood Mercury Level: A Case Control Study ” (2004)
  4. Silver Medal in Best Original Research Contest - HK Academy of Medicine, “Clinical Markers Useful in Enhancing Diagnostic Yield for Children with Global Developmental Delay ” (2005)
  5. Best Paper - The 3rd Hong Kong Genetic Symposium 2005, “(SMARD1) Spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1 mutation in a Chinese boy ” (2005)
  6. Diamond Prize - International Symposium on Epilepsy in Neurometabolic Diseases (ISENMD), “A Study of cerebrospinal fluid neurotransmitters assay in children with undiagnosed neurological diseases in Hong Kong.” (2010)
  7. Dolores Luiz prize Award – “Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales (GMDS): Validation for Chinese children” 16th International Scientific Meeting (Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham) 8th Nov 2014
D. Teaching
  1. Best Teachers Award - Faculty of Medicine, HKU (1996)
  2. Faculty Teaching Medal (2001) - Faculty of Medicine, HKU (2001)






(852) 2255-4091
(852) 2855-1523
Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
New Clinical Building,
Queen Mary Hospital,
102 Pokfulam Road,
Hong Kong




l Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy
l Epilepsy
l Autism Spectrum Disorder
l Neurogenetics
l Neurometabolic Diseases
l Neurotransmitter Disease
l Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture)

Funded Research Projects and Collaboration List


Selected publication list


  1. Wong VCN, Wong S, Chan K, Wong W. Functional Independence Measure (WeeFIM) for Chinese children: Hong Kong Cohort. Pediatrics. Feb 2002;109(2):E36.
  2. Wong VCN, Hui LH, Lee WC, et al. A modified screening tool for autism (Checklist for Autism in Toddlers [CHAT-23]) for Chinese children. Pediatrics. Aug 2004;114(2):e166-176.
  3. Chung B, Wong VCN. Pediatric stroke among Hong Kong Chinese subjects. Pediatrics. Aug 2004;114(2):e206-212.
  4. Cheuk DK, Wong VCN. Acupuncture for epilepsy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006(2):CD005062.
  5. Martins S, Calafell F, Gaspar C, Wong VCN et al. Asian origin for the worldwide-spread mutational event in Machado-Joseph disease. Arch Neurol. Oct 2007;64(10):1502-1508.
  6. Fertleman CR, Ferrie CD, Aicardi J, Wong VCN et al. Paroxysmal extreme pain disorder (previously familial rectal pain syndrome). Neurology. Aug 7 2007;69(6):586-595.
  7. Wong VCN, Cheuk DKL, Lee S, Chu V. Acupuncture for acute management and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD007700. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007700.
  8. Wong VCN, Cheuk DKL, Chu V. Acupuncture for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in neonates (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD007968. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007968.
  9. Cheuk DK, Wong VCN, Chen WX. Acupuncture for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011; 9: CD007849.
  10. Guo Y, Baum LW, Sham PC, Wong V, Ng PW, Lui CH, et al. Two-stage genome-wide association study identifies variants in CAMSAP1L1 as susceptibility loci for epilepsy in Chinese. Human molecular genetics. 2012 Mar 1;21(5):1184-9. Epub 2011 Nov 24
  11. Martins S, Soong BW, Wong VC, Giunti P, Stevanin G, Ranum LP, Sasaki H, Riess O, Tsuji S, Coutinho P, Amorim A, Sequeiros J, Nicholson GA.  Mutational origin of Machado-Joseph disease in the Australian Aboriginal communities of Groote Eylandt and Yirrkala. Arch Neurol. 2012, 69(6):746-51.
  12. Baum L., Haerian B.S., Ng H.K., Wong V.C.N., Ng P.W., Lui C.H.T, Sin N.C., Zhang, C.B., Tomlinson B., Wong G.W.K.,Tan H.J., Raymond, A.. Mohamed Z. and Kwan P. Case-control association study of polymorphisms in the voltage-gated sodium channel genes SCN1A, SCN2A, SCN3A, SCN1B, and SCN2B and epilepsy. Human Genetic, 2013 Dec 13 [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Kwong AK, Fung CW, Chan SY, Wong VCN. Identification of SCN1A and PCDH19 mutations in Chinese children with Dravet syndrome. PloS one 2012, 7(7):e41802.


International Peer Reviewed Papers (n=225); Local Peer Reviewed Journal Papers (n=16); International Conference Abstracts (n=227); Local and Regional Conference Abstracts (n=196) Book chapters (n=22); Graduate Student Thesis (n=12)


Full publications lists




Professor Wong started her teaching in 1980 as a clinical lecturer. She was appointed Senior Lecturer in 1991 and Professor in 1996. She was a member of Community-based Teaching Planning Group of Undergraduate Education Committee from 2001-2004. She is also Deputy Chairman & Assessment Coordinator of Assessment Planning Group of Undergraduate Education Assessment Committee since 2001. She had been the chief coordinator for new curriculum for Paediatrics since 2000. In recognition of her work in medical education, she was awarded the Best Teachers Award in 1996 and the Faculty Teaching Medal in 2001.


She had supervised 7 MMedSc students (7 graduated), 3 MPhil students (3 graduated) and 2 PhD students (1 graduated and 1 under study).  


Clinical Service


Professor Wong provides specialist clinical service for children with Neurodevelopmental disorders based on her pioneer establishment of a Tripartite model of Paediatric Neurology/ Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics/ NeuroHabilitation in Duchess of Kent Children Hospital. She had been active in consultative work for clinical cases referred by colleagues from the international arena and China.