Dr Chan, Karen Kar Loen 陳嘉倫
After graduating in medicine at the University of Cambridge, UK, Dr Karen KL Chan completed her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in both UK and Hong Kong. She obtained the fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (HKCOG) in 2005 and completed her subspecialty training in Gynaecological Oncology in 2008. She has obtained HKCOG accreditation of specialist colposcopy trainer and advanced laparoscopy surgeon. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists ( RCOG ) since 2012.
She is currently a clinical associate professor at the Department of O&G, the University of Hong Kong. Apart from the clinical work at a tertiary gynaecological oncology referral centre, she is involved in both clinical and basic research, mainly in the area gynaecological malignancies. Her research interests include investigating effective treatment strategies in ovarian cancer with fewer side effects such as the use of traditional Chinese medicine or selective hormonal therapy. Her basic research group is working on the delineation of underlying molecular mechanisms associated with tumorigenesis and chemoresistance of ovarian cancer. Her group has recently reported that the loss of programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4)is associated with the progression of ovarian cancer, and the interaction of C35 and ΔNp73 promotes ovarian cancer chemoresistance. Her group has recently focus on the roles of estrogen receptors in the development and treatment of ovarian cancer.
Dr Chan serves as an active member in the editorial board of Journal of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ISRN Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy and Scientifica. She is also a reviewer for a number of international journals. She is the President of the Hong Kong Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and a council member of the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is involved in several HKCOG committees for improvement of clinical service and training in Hong Kong, as well as the secretary general for AOGIN (Asia-Oceania Organisation in Genital Infection and Neoplasia ).
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2003-06-01||LC Ho Award: Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists||Others|
|2018-04-01||QMH/TYH Outstanding Teams (Walk Together with One Heart): HKWC cum QMH/TYH Outstanding Staff & Teams Award and Young Achiever Award for 2018||Others|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|Since 2019||Senior vice president||HKCOG|
|since 2018||Chairman||Gyn Onc Subspec board|
|since 2015-current||member||Cancer expert working group, Dept of Health|
|since 2015-current||member||Examination subcommitee , Licentiate committee of medical council|
|Since 2005||Member||International Society for the Study of trophoblastic diseases|
|since 2012-2018||Secretary||Gynae Oncol subspecialty board|
|Since 2004||Fellow||Hong Kong College of Obstetricians adn Gynaecolgists|
|since 2013-2016||President||Hong Kong Society of Colposcopy and cervical pathology|
|2009-2015||Colposcopy Accreditation Subcommittee member||Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecolgists|
|2010-2015||Council Member||Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecolgists|
|Since 2006||Member||Women Doctors Association|
|Since 2005||Member||Hong Kong Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology|
|2009-2012||Vice president||Hong Kong Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology|
|Since 1999||Member||Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists|
|Since 2012-current||Secretary general||AOGIN|
|since 2014-current||member||Grant review board|
|Since 2016- 2018||Chairman||HKCOG colp accreditation subcommittee|
|since 2015-current||member||Member of Cancer coordinating committee Dept of Health|
|Since 2016-2018||Junior vice president||HKCOG|
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