Dr. Winnie Wan-Yee Tso (曹蘊怡)

M.B.B.S.(London)., BSc (Hon), LMCHK, MRCPCh, FHKAM (Paed)


Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of
Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine,
The University of Hong Kong







(852) 22554482
(852) 28551523
Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Room 115, 1/F, New Clinical Building
102 Pokfulam Road, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong




Research interests: Child development & neurology


Dr. Tso obtained her medical degree from King’s College, University of London, United Kingdom. She joined the Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine as clinical assistant professor since July 2011. Her research interests include using advance imaging techniques/ biomarkers to diagnose children with developmental disabilities or brain injuries. She is also involved in studies on validation of developmental assessment tools for Chinese children.




Best Dissertation Prize from the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians for the study on sleep duration and school readiness in Chinese children (Dec 2015)


Dolores Luiz Award from the Association for Research in Infant and Child Development (A.R.I.C.D) 16th Scientific Meeting for the presentation on Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales Validation in China. (Jan 2014)


Outstanding Presentation award from the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians first annual scientific meeting (Dec 2013)


Grant Record:


RGC General Research Fund 2015- 2016 – (Principle investigator) The use of diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) to quantify brain microstructure alteration as predictor for neurocognitive and functional outcomes in childhood intracranial germ cell tumour survivors.
Seed Funding for Basic Research HKU 2012 – (Principle investigator) Genetic basis of Autism & Macrocephaly.
External grant from the Hong Kong Society of Disabled Children 2011 – (Principle investigator) Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales Validation in China.


Selected publications


1. Tso WW, Rao N, Jiang F, Li AM, Lee SL, Ho FKW, Li SL, Ip P. Sleep duration and school readiness of Chinese Preschool Children. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb;169:266-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.10.064. Epub 2015 Nov 19.
2. Tao VQ, Chan KY, Chu YW, Mok GT, Tan TY, Yang W, Lee SL, Tang WF, Tso WW, Lau ET, Kan AS, Tang MH, Lau YL, Chung BH. The clinical impact of chromosomal microarray on paediatric care in Hong Kong. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 15;9(10):e109629. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109629. eCollection 2014.
3. Tso WW, Kwong AK, Fung CW, Wong VC. Folinic acid responsive epilepsy in Ohtahara Syndrome caused by STXBP1 mutation. Pediatric Neurology 2014 Feb: 50(2): 177-80.
4. BHY Chung, VQ Tao, WW Tso. Copy number variation and autism: new insights and clinical implications. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association. (2013) 14 March 2013
5. WW Tso, AWY Yung, HY Lau, GCF Chan. Basal ganglia germinoma: MRI classifications correlates well with neurological and cognitive outcome. Journal of Paediatric Haematology & Oncology 2013 Sept 25
6. AP Liu, WF Tang, ET Lau, KY Chan, AS Kan, KY Wong, WW Tso, K Jalal, SL Lee, CS Chau, BH Chung. Expanded Prader-Willi syndrome due to chromosome 15q11.2-14 deletion: report and a review of literature. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Jun: 161A(6): 1309- 18