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President

YUEN Kwok Lai Hunter

  • MBChB, FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed), FCOphthHK, FHKAM (Ophthalmology), DipClinDerm (London)
  • Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
  • Consultant, HKEH
  • Phone : +852 27623000
  • Fax : +852 27623131
  • Email : hunterklyuen@gmail.com, hunterklyuen@hotmail.com

Dr. Yuen graduated from CUHK in 1995. He completed his ophthalmology training at HKEH in 2003 and then received his fellowship training in Johns Hopkins University. He takes an active role in training, teaching and professional development. He has more than 60 peer reviewed international publications and several book chapters. Dr. Yuen has been invited as scientific committee members in numerous international meetings and has delivered numerous presentations in these meetings as well.

His awards include Best Oral Presentation in 2001 Annual Scientific Meeting Hong Kong, Best Oral presentation of the session in 4th International Symposium of Ophthalmology, One of the best of the posters at American Academy of Ophthalmology 2005 Annual Meeting. He is also the co-authors of three other best poster awards (Best poster 1st prize at the 23rd European Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Best poster at the 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting Hong Kong, Best poster at 16th Annual meeting of Oculoplasty Association of India). Dr. Yuen was elected as one of the Ten Young Outstanding Person in Hong Kong in 2007. He was also awarded with the APAO Yasuo Tano Travel Grant in 2010, APAO Distinguished Service Award and APAO Achievement Award in 2012. With the outstanding involvement and achievements in numerous NGOs and charity activities, Dr. Yuen was awarded with the Hong Kong Volunteer Award in 2011. Dr. Yuen is also the past president of Hong Kong Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Immediate Past President

Hirohiko Kakizaki

  • MD, PhD
  • Professor at Aichi Medical University, Japan
  • Phone : +81-561-62-3311
  • Fax : +81-561-63-7255
  • Email : cosme@d1.dion.ne.jp

Dr. Hirohiko Kakizaki is a Professor at Aichi Medical University (Japan). He graduated from Osaka City University Medical School in 1996. Prof. Kakizaki completed his fellowships in Eyelid, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgeries under the supervision of Yasuhisa Nakamura at Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital (Japan, 2003), Mr. Raman Malhotra at the Queen Victoria Hospital (UK, 2007 & 2008) and Prof. Dinesh Selva at the University of Adelaide (Australia, 2008). He has published more than 200 English peer reviewed articles, more than 100 Japanese articles and 3 Japanese textbooks. He is the chairman of the board of directors of the Japanese Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, editorial board members of "OPRS (Journal of American Society of OPRS)", and "Orbit (Journal of European society of OPRS)". He is also a visiting professor of "Korean College of Cosmetic Surgery" and "Taiwan Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery".

President-elect

Raoul Paolo D. Henson, M.D.

  • Medical Director – Clinica Henson Eye Center and Ear, Nose & Throat Center, Angeles City, Philippines
  • Head – Section of Orbit Plastic and Lacrimal Surgery, Jose B. Lingad Memorial Medical Center, San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines
  • Director, The Lasik Surgery Clinic, Angeles University Foundation Medical Center, Angeles City, Philippines
  • Telephone number: +63917-839-1167
  • Fax number: +6345-626-1952

Dr. Henson finished his ophthalmology residency at the International Eye Institute, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines. He followed the footsteps of his father, Dr. Ruben G. Henson, Jr., an oculoplastic surgeon and a founding member of the Philippine Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Henson took his fellowship at the St. Francis Medical Center, University of Hawaii, USA under the tutelage of Dr. Jorge Camara. Together with Dr. Camara, they were given the “Annual Research Award” by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the year 2000. He did the first laser tear duct surgery in the Philippines in 2000 and the first case of Balloon Dacryoplasty in 2005 at the St. Luke’s Medical Center. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured on oculoplastic procedures locally and internationally. His interests are in lacrimal surgery, eyelid surgery and orbital fractures.

Dr. Henson is an incumbent officer of the Philippine Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. He is also a founding member and past vice president of the Asia-Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

First Vice President

Kelvin CHONG Kam Lung

  • MBChB (Hon), MRCS, FHKAM(Ophth), FCOHK
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, the Chinese University of Hong Kong;
  • Chief, Oculofacial & Orbital surgery division
  • New Territories East Cluster Ophthalmic Service;
  • Honorary Ass Consultant
  • Prince of Wales Hospital, Alice Ho Nethersole
  • Hospital, Hong Kong Eye Hospital;
  • Deputy Director, Refractive surgery center, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Eye Center.
  • Phone : +852-26322878 (office)
  • Fax : +852-26482943 (work fax)
  • Email : chongkamlung@cuhk.edu.hkm

Dr. Kelvin Chong graduated at the top of his class at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He completed a 2-year surgical and translational research fellowship at the division of Orbitofacial Surgery division at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2008-2010. His major awards included the City Lion Club Gold Medal, CUHK; the Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Overseas Postgraduate Scholarships, Endocrine Society’s International Award for Excellence in Published Clinical Research (thyroid eye disease) and consecutive 2 years (2010, 2011) “Best of surgical videos show” at the Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

He is the coordinator of oculofacial and orbital surgery division at the PWH and AHNH where he pioneers the use of Mohs micrographic surgery for periocular malignancy, endoscopic orbital decompression and tumor resection,biologics and combinational immunosuppressants for treatment-resistant orbital disorders, neuronavigation in complex orbitocranial conditions, use of adipose tissue derived stem cells in oculofacial reconstruction as well as minimally invasive oculofacial rejuvenations.

Second Vice President

Gangadhara SUNDAR

  • DO, FRCSEd, FAMS
  • Diplomate, The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Senior Consultant & Head, Orbit & Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Oncology
  • Adjunct Faculty, Dept of Pediatrics

  • Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

Dr Ganga after obtaining his degrees from Madras Medical College, India and advanced subspecialty training from the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, specializes in the diseases and surgery of the Eyelids, Lacrimal system, Orbit & Oculofacial diseases and Ophthalmic Oncology. Committed to clinical and surgical excellence, he is a regional and international expert in disorders such as orbital trauma, ophthalmic oncology, congential and acquired eyelid disorders, lacrimal system disorders, anophthalmic sockets, thyroid eye disease, facial palsy and esthetic orbito-facial rejuvenation (tissue fillers, Botox, blepharoplasty, brow & midface lifts). He was instrumental in starting various multidisciplinary services including the NUH Retinoblastoma service(with pediatric oncologists, neuro-interventional radiologists and pathologists), NUH Thyroid Eye Disease service(with Endocrinologists & immunologists) and the NUH Lacrimal service(with Rhinologists). He has trained Fellows from Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, India, Thailand & the United Kingdom.

Third Vice President

Yasuhiko Takahashi

  • MD, PhD
  • Associate Professor at Aichi Medical University Hospital, Japan
  • Phone: +81-561-62-3311
  • Fax: +81-561-76-0822
  • Email: yasuhiro_tak_oprs@yahoo.co.jp

Dr. Yasuhiro Takahashi is currently the Associate Professor of the Department of Oculoplastic, Orbital & Lacrimal Surgery at Aichi Medical University Hospital in Aichi, Japan. He graduated from Wakayama Medical University in 2002 and obtained postgraduate course at Osaka City University Medical School in 2009. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed international papers. His areas of research interest include the anatomy of the eyelid, orbit, and lacrimal drainage system, and the relationship between dry eye and eyelid diseases.

Secretary

Mary Rose Pe Yan

Dr. Mary Rose Pe-Yan is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She is a consultant ophthalmologist at the Philippines General Hospital Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, where she is Chief of the Orbit Service, and at the St. Luke’s Medical Center Eye Institute. She is one of the six mentors in the only fellowship program in the Philippines for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Pe-Yan graduated cum laude with a degree in B.S. Biology from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She finished her medical degree at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, where she was awarded Outstanding Intern in Ophthalmology. She completed her Residency Training in Ophthalmology at the Philippine General Hospital and her Fellowship Training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the West Virginia University Eye Institute.

Dr. Pe-Yan is a Past President of the Philippine Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and a founding member of the Asia-Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Her research interests include management and prosthetic rehabilitation of the anophthalmic socket, orbital trauma and fractures, and ophthalmic applications of botulinum toxin.

iPlastic Editor in Chief

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Audrey Looi

  • Senior Consultant
  • Oculoplastic Department
  • Singapore National Eye Centre
  • MBBS, MMed (Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FAMS

Adj A/Prof Audrey Looi is a Senior Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre and a Visiting Consultant at Kandang Kerbau Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Changi General Hospital and the National Neuroscience Institute. She is a reviewer for Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journals and an examiner for the MMed Ophth examinations in Singapore. In the region, she has served as Treasurer and Vice-President of the Asia-Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery over the last decade and is currently the editor of its newsletter iPlastic. She is also a founding Board Director of iC2 PrepHouse, a charity that provides specialised support for children with low vision.

Treasurer

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Sunny Shen

  • Department Head and Senior Consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre Oculoplastic MMed(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FAMS
  • Email: sunny.shen.yu@singhealth.com

Dr Sunny Shen is a Senior Consultant and Head of the Oculoplastic Dept in SNEC. He is also the Deputy Head of SNEC - CGH Ophthalmology Department. Dr Shen graduated with merit from the University of Hong Kong in 2000 and received his Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) degree from the National University of Singapore in 2004. He completed his Ophthalmology training with specialist accreditation in 2008 and was admitted as Fellow in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom and the College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

Dr Shen continued to pursue subspecialty development in Oculoplastic surgery. He completed his fellowship at the Singapore National Eye Centre in 2009 and was awarded the SingHealth Healthcare Manpower Development Program (HMDP) scholarship for further training in Adnexal surgery at the Moorfields Eye Hospital, United Kingdom.

Besides general oculoplastic surgery, Dr Shen’s areas of interest include Lacrimal surgery, Orbital surgery, Thyroid Eye Disease, Orbital trauma, Paediatric oculoplastic surgery, Congenital anophthalmia and Lid oncology. He runs his department in Singapore National Eye Centre, Changi General Hospital and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Dr Shen’s research interests include Asian eyelid and orbital anatomy, post enucleation socket syndrome and development of new orbital implants. He has authored and co-authored numerous research papers in the international journals.

Officers

MILIND NAIK, MD India
JAVANTA KUMAR DAS India
HEEBAE AHN South Korea
YVETTE SANTIAGO Philippines
SYEED MEHBUB UL KADIR Bangladesh
RADN ANGGA KARTIWA Indonesia
KASHIMA TOMOYUKI Japan
SHARFUDDIN AHMED Bangladesh
GOLAM HAIDER Bangladesh
SUK-WOO YANG South Korea
YUNIA IRAWATI South Korea