Doctor Erik Fung

CUHK Employment

Assistant Professor,
Lui Che Woo Institute of Innovative Medicine (LCWIIM)

Phone Number

 +852 3505 3140



Dr Erik Fung is an academic cardiologist and physician-scientist in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a medical graduate of CUHK and has had predoctoral, PhD and postdoctoral research training at Harvard Medical School, University of Cambridge, Dartmouth College, and Imperial College London. During his research training at Cambridge, he was a Prince Philip Graduate Exhibition scholar and JDRF Postdoctoral Fellow. After cardiology training at Dartmouth, he further sub-specialised in advanced heart failure, ventricular assist device and transplant cardiology at University of Southern California. Dr Fung’s research team is focused on heart failure, circulatory disorders, and inflammation.


1. Fung E, Lui LT, Gustafsson F, Yau FCF, Leung JCS, Wiklund P, Järvelin MR, Macdonald PS, Woo J. Predicting 10-year mortality in older adults using VO2max, oxygen uptake efficiency slope and frailty class. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2020 Mar 30. doi: 10.1177/2047487320914435. PMID: 32228056.

2. Teekakirikul P, Zhu W, Huang HC, Fung E. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: an overview of genetics and management. Biomolecules 2019;9:878. doi: 10.3390/biom9120878. PMID:

3. Li Q, Fung E. Multifaceted functions of epithelial Na+ channel in modulating blood pressure. Hypertension 2018;73:273-281. PMID: 30580685.

4. Yang X, Lupón J, Vidán MT, Ferguson C, Gastelurrutia P, Newton PJ, Macdonald PS, Bueno H, Bayés-Genís A, Woo J, Fung E. Impact of frailty on mortality and hospitalization in chronic heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association 2018;7:e008251. PMID: 30571603.

5. Fung E, Yang X, Newton PJ, Ferguson C, Gastelurrutia P, Lupón J, Bayés-Genís A, Jha S, Macdonald PS. Letter by Fung et al regarding article, “Frailty and Clinical Outcomes in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”. Journal of the American Heart Association 2018;19:1143-1146. PMID: 30415893.

6. Fung E, Hui E, Yang X, Lui LT, Cheng KF, Li Q, Fan Y, Sahota D, Ma BHM, Lee JSW, Lee APW, Woo J. Heart failure and frailty in the community-living elderly population: what the UFO study will tell us. Front Physiology 2018;9:347. PMID: 29740330.

7. Liu Z, Huang XR, Chen HY, Fung E, Liu J, Lan HY. Deletion of ACE2 promotes hypertensive nephropathy by targeting Smad7 for ubiquitin degradation. Hypertension 2017;70:822-830. PMID: 28808068.

8. Tang Y, Fung E, Xu A, Lan HY. C-reactive protein and ageing. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology 2017;44 Suppl 1:9-14. PMID: 28378496.

9. Fung E, Esposito L, Todd JA, Wicker LS. Multiplexed immunophenotyping of human antigen-presenting cells in whole blood by polychromatic flow cytometry. Nature Protocols 2010;5:357-370. PMID: 20134434.

10. Dendrou CA, Plagnol V, Fung E, Yang JH, Downes K, Cooper JD, Nutland S, Coleman G, Himsworth M, Hardy M, Burren O, Healy B, Walker NM, Koch K, Ouwehand WH, Bradley JR, Wareham NJ, Todd JA, Wicker LS. Cell-specific protein phenotypes for the autoimmune locus IL2RA using a genotype-selectable human bioresource. Nature Genetics 2009;41:1011-1015. PMID: 19701192.