Doctor CHAN Ching Ching Kate

CUHK Employment

Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics

Phone Number

+852 3505 3515


Dr. Kate Chan is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Paediatrics. She is also an Honorary Associate Consultant at the Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital and the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. She is a specialist in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine.

Her research focuses on paediatric sleep disordered breathing (SDB), including its natural history, pathogenesis, diagnostic tools, complications, and personalised management to childhood SDB. Her research work has received multiple awards including the Guilleminault Award for Sleep Research, the Best Young Investigator Award from the International Pediatric Sleep Association and the Best Young Investigator Award from the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians in 2015 and 2020.

She is the Teaching Coordinator of the Paediatrics module of the Year 5 undergraduate medical curriculum, with the passion in delivering high-quality education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is also a board member of the International Pediatric Sleep Association, which is devoted to promote paediatric sleep medicine worldwide.



Research Interest

Sleep-disordered breathing in children and adolescents


Paediatric respiratory and sleep medicine



Awards and Honours

  • Teachers of the Years Awards 2023 – MBChB (Year Five), Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 2023
  • Distinguished Young Fellow 2021. Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Dec 2021.
  • Best Young Investigator Award 2020, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Dec 2020.
  • Abstract Award. The 5th King’s John Price Paediatric Respiratory Conference, Apr 2019.
  • Best Young Investigator Award 2016, the 4th International Pediatric Sleep Association Congress, Mar 2016.
  • Best Young Investigator Award 2015, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Dec 2015.
  • Guilleminault Award for Sleep Research 2015, the World Association of Sleep Medicine, Mar 2015
  • Distinguished Young Fellow 2014. Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Dec 2014


  • Teaching Assistant, World Sleep Academy, World Sleep Society, Sep 2022-Aug 2023
  • Board Officer, The International Pediatric Sleep Association, Aug 2021 – present
  • Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Pediatric Pulmonology, Jan 2014 – present.
  • Honorary Secretary and Board Member, Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Subspecialty Board, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Jun 2022 – May 2025
  • Course Coordinator, Paediatrics Module, Undergraduate Year 5 Medical Curriculum of MBChB
  • Mentorship for Global Physician-Leadership Stream (GPS)


  • Parikh SR, Boudewyns A, Friedman NR, Schwartz S, Baldassari CM, Benedek P, Carr MM, Chan DK, Chan KC, Cheng AT, Couloigner V, Diala OR, DeRowe A, El-Hakim H, Fayoux P, Hsu WC, Ishman S, Kirkham E, Mitchell R, Thevasagayam R, Lam D. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus on scoring of pediatric Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE). International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. In Press.
  • Au CT, Chan KC, Lee DLY, Leung NMW, Chow SMW, Kwok KL, Wing YK, Li AM. Effect of surgical intervention for childhood OSA on blood pressure: a randomized controlled study. Sleep Medicine. 2023 Jul;107:9-17.
  • Chan KC, Au CT, Leung AWK, Li AM, Li CK, Wong MMT, Li CST, Cheung HL, Fan P, Ling SC, Li CH, Ha SY. Restrictive lung disease in β-thalassemia major is associated with myocardial iron overload. Scientific Reports. Accepted on 1 March 2023.
  • Yuen HM, Chan KC, Chu WCW, Chan JWY, Wing YK, Li AM, Au CT. Craniofacial Phenotyping By Photogrammetry In Chinese Prepubertal Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Sleep. 2023 Mar 9;46(3):zsac289.
  • Wong OY, Au CT, Yuen HM, Yu KN, Lan QY, Chan NY, Tsang CC, Li AM, Chan KC. Impact of COVID-19 on the sleep-wake patterns of a prospective cohort of preschool children. (*Corresponding author) Sleep Medicine. 2023 Jan; 101: 50–57.
  • Chan KC, Au CT, Wong E, Chook P, Li AM. Inferior endothelial function improved following optimisation of asthma control in children. Respiratory Medicine. 2022 Nov-Dec;204:107024.
  • Cheng ETW, Chan RNC, Chan KC, Au CT, Li AM. Level of urinary catecholamines in children with sleep disordered breathing: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine. 2022 Dec;100:565-572.
  • Chan KC, Au CT, Yu MW, Wing YK, Li AM. Natural History of REM-OSA in Children and Its Associations with Adverse Blood Pressure Outcomes: A Longitudinal Follow-Up Study. Nat Sci Sleep. 2021;13:1967-1984.
  • Au CT, Chan KC, Chook P, Wing YK, Li AM. Cardiovascular risks of children with primary snoring: A 5-year follow-up study. Respirology. Aug 2021;26(8):796-803.
  • Au CT, Chan KCC, Lee DLY, Leung N, Chow SMW, Chow JS, Wing YK, Li AM. Effect of surgical intervention for mild childhood obstructive sleep apnoea on attention and behavioural outcomes: A randomized controlled study. Respirology. Jul 2021;26(7):690-699.
  • Au CT, Chan KC, Zhang J, Liu KH, Chu WCW, Wing YK, Li AM. Intermediate phenotypes of childhood obstructive sleep apnea. J Sleep Res. Jun 2021;30(3):e13191.
  • Chan KC*, Yu MW, Cheung TWY, Lam DSY, Leung TNH, Tsui TK, Ip KI, Chau CSK, Lee SL, Yip AYF, Wong TW, Mak VCW, Li AM. *First and corresponding author. Childhood bronchiolitis obliterans in Hong Kong-case series over a 20-year period. Pediatr Pulmonol. Jan 2021;56(1):153-161.
  • Lan QY, Chan KC, Yu KN, Chan NY, Wing YK, Li AM, Au CT. Sleep duration in preschool children and impact of screen time. Sleep Med. Dec 2020;76:48-54.
  • Chan KC, Au CT, Hui LL, Wing YK, Li AM. Childhood OSA is an independent determinant of blood pressure in adulthood: longitudinal follow-up study. Thorax. May 2020;75(5):422-431.
  • Chan KC, Au CT, Hui LL, Ng SK, Wing YK, Li AM. How obstructive sleep apnea evolves from childhood to young adulthood – natural history from a 10-year follow-up study. Chest 2019;156(1):120-30.