Dr Yu, Yee Tak Esther 余懿德
Esther obtained the bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy) degree from McGill University, Canada in 2001 and graduated with the M.B.B.S. degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2006. She underwent vocational training in Family Medicine in Hong Kong and was conferred the fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians in 2012. While practising Family Medicine under various out-patient clinics of the Hospital Authority, Esther also gradually built up an interest in research. She joined the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care of the University of Hong Kong and started her academic life in November 2012. Her main areas of research interest are chronic diseases management and multi-disciplinary care.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2013-08-21||Diabetes Risk Score smartphone application (DRS app): its application in diabetes prevention and health education: Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fund Exercise 2013/14 – Impact Project, UGC||Research Achievement|
|2015-05-01||Winner of Best Research Paper Award 2014 on "Can HbA1c replace OGTT for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus among Chinese patients with impaired fasting glucose?": Hong Kong College of Family Physicians||Research Achievement|
|2012-05-01||HKCFP research fellowship 2012: Hong Kong College of Family Physicians||Research Achievement|
|2013-06-01||Winner of Best Poster Presentation Award on "The Use of HbA1c Improved Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus among At-Risk Individuals in the Community Setting in Hong Kong": Hong Kong Primary Care Conference 2013||Research Achievement|
|2015-06-01||Winner of Best Trainee Research Paper Award on "Which test to pick for detecting diabetes mellitus among Chinese patients with impaired fasting glucose: OGTT, FG or HbA1c?": Hong Kong Primary Care Conference 2015||Research Achievement|
|2016-06-01||Best Oral Presentation Award: "Not all patients with impaired fasting glucoase require the same management - development of a nomogram for predicting regression from impaired fasting glucose to normoglycaemia for primary care patients in Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Primary Care Conference 2016||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|2015-present||Trainee Examiner (Exit examination, research segment)||Hong Kong College of Family Physicians|
|2014-present||Research Committee Member||Hong Kong College of Family Physician|
|2012-present||Fellow||Hong Kong College of Family Physicians|
|2012-present||Fellow||Royal Australian College of General Practitioners|
|2014-present||Fellow||Hong Kong Academy of Medicine|
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