Dr. WONG Sai Yin, Samson

MB BS (HK), FHKCPath, FHKAM (Pathology); DTM&H, LSHTM (Lond); MSc in Infectious Diseases, LSHTM (Lond)

Clinical Associate Professor of Practice

Email: samsonsy@hku.hk

ORCID : https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0266-4401


Dr. Samson Wong is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Practice in Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong. He is also Honorary Consultant of Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital.

Dr. Wong obtained Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from The University of Hong Kong and Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) and the Hong Kong College of Pathologists (Clinical Microbiology and Infection). He is also a Specialist in Clinical Microbiology and Infection in Hong Kong.

Dr. Wong has also received other postgraduate professional trainings, including (1) Swiss International Short Course on Travellers’ Health in Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland in February 2006 and (2) Postgraduate Workshop in Clinical Parasitology, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Postgraduate Technical Workshop, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam in 2010.

Special clinical interests of Dr. Wong include clinical infectious diseases and medical parasitology.

selected publications

  1. Tam WO, Wong CF, Wong SSY, Kwan CLY. Serological diagnosis of Mycobacterium avium complex lung diseases by enzyme immunoassay of IgA antibodies against MAC-specific glycopeptidolipid core antigen. Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases 2020 Sep 11;21:100189.
  2. Wong SSY, Poon RWS, To KKW, Chan JFW, Lu G, Xing F, Cheng VCC, Yuen KY. Improving the specific diagnosis of trematode, cestode and nematode infections by a multiplex single-tube real-time PCR assay. Journal of Clinical Pathology 2019;72:487–492.
  3. Wong SSY, Yuen KY. The comeback of scarlet fever. EBioMedicine 2018 Feb;28:7–8.
  4. Tang TH, Wong SS, Lai CK, Poon RW, Chan HS, Wu TC, Cheung YF, Poon TL, Tsang YP, Tang WL, Wu AK. Molecular identification of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei tapeworm in cases of human sparganosis, Hong Kong. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2017;23:665–668.
  5. Wong SS, Poon RW, Wong SC. Zika virus infection-the next wave after dengue? Journal of the Formosan Medical Association 2016;115:226–242.
  6. Wong SS, Poon RW, Chau S, Wong SC, To KK, Cheng VC, Fung KS, Yuen KY. Development of conventional and realtime quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay in the diagnosis and monitoring of scabies. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2015;53:2095–2102.
  7. Wong SSY, Wong SCY. Ebola virus disease in non-endemic countries. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association 2015;114:384–398.
  8. Wong SS, Fung KS, Chau S, Poon RW, Wong SC, Yuen KY. Molecular diagnosis in clinical parasitology: When and why? Experimental Biology and Medicine (Maywood) 2014;239:1443–1460.
  9. Tang TH, Wong SS, Lam W, Cheuk W, Lai CK, Wu TC. A 93-year-old man with a left lung mass and exudative pleural effusion. Schistosoma japonicum. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2014;58:300–301.
  10. Wong SSY, Wong SCY, Yuen KY. Infections associated with body modification. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association. 2012;111:667–681.
  11. To KK, Wong SS, Poon RW, Trendell-Smith NJ, Ngan AH, Lam JW, Tang TH, Ahchong AK, Kan JC, Chan KH, Yuen KY. A novel Dirofilaria species causing human and canine infections in Hong Kong. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2012;50:3534–3541.
  12. Wong SS, Poon RW, Hui JJ, Yuen KY. Detection of Babesia hongkongensis sp. nov. in a free-roaming cat, Felis catus, in Hong Kong. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2012;50:2799–2803.
  13. Wong SS, Ngan AH, Riggs CM, Teng JL, Choi GK, Poon RW, Hui JJ, Low FJ, Luk A, Yuen KY. Brittle tail syndrome is an emerging infection in horses caused by a keratinolytic fungus Equicapillimyces hongkongensis gen. nov., sp. nov. Veterinary Microbiology 2011;155:399–408.
  14. Wong SSY, Teng JLL, Poon RWS, Choi GKY, Chan KH, Yeung ML, Hui JJY, Yuen KY. Comparative evaluation of a point-of-care immunochromatographic test SNAP 4Dx with molecular detection tests for vector-borne canine pathogens in Hong Kong. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 2011;11:1269–1277.
  15. Wong SSY, Yuen KY. Changing epidemiology of human mycoses—China and beyond. Mycopathologia 2011;171:383–386.