Welcome to the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (UPAM). We thank you for taking the time to learn more about UPAM.

UPAM is widely respected for its paediatric care, research, and education. At our core, UPAM is not about bricks and mortar or huge endowment funds, but is composed of a dedicated group of academic paediatricians guided by the mission and calling to provide the best family-centred paediatric care, student-focused teaching, and leading-edge research. We teach not because we are master teachers but because we cherish our students and trainees, and we treasure wisdom and virtue. We pursue research and innovation not for a prize or fame but for tomorrow’s evidence-based and value-driven medicine which is built on today’s research. We care for children and adolescents not because we are paediatric specialists but because we recognize child health, both physically and mentally, as basic human rights and foundation of a healthy nation.

Our major clinical, teaching and research facilities are located at Queen Mary Hospital and the HKU Medical Campus on Sassoon Road. Other facilities include Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital at Sandy Bay, Gleneagles Hospital in Hong Kong Island South, and HKU-Shenzhen Hospital in Guangdong, China. UPAM contributes the largest number of clinical professoriates to the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. Our faculty members include specialists from all seven subspecialties accredited by the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, namely Paediatric Immunology, Allergy & Infectious Diseases (PIAID), Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP), Paediatric Neurology (PN), Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM), Genetics & Genomics (Paediatrics) (GGP), Paediatric Endocrinology (PE), and Paediatric Haematology & Oncology.

For prospective students, please visit our website to find out more about our current course offerings and research areas. For current students, please continue to provide us with feedback and teach us how to teach you. Let’s learn and discover together.

For our worldwide collaborators, please visit our faculty members homepage or HKU Scholars Hub. We are grateful to you for your visit to our site today; hope we will find ways to deepen our connection.

We are actively preparing for the UPAM Diamond Jubilee Celebration in 2024. While we are excited and confident about the next chapter of UPAM, we ponder fondly our past and sincerely thank all the staff, friends and supporters of our department in the last 60 years. Specifically, I would like to thank the former department heads for their indispensable contributions: