Dr. Ming-Tat Cheung

Dr. Ming-Tat CheungDr. Ming-Tat Cheung has been the chairman and president of the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto since 1989. He has been a clinical cardiologist for over 30 years. His professional involvement has included: member of the Ontario Medical Association’s Council; president of the Clinical Society and chief of Cardiology and Internal Medicine at Humber Memorial Hospital; founding member of the Chinese International Heart Health Network; and a lecturer at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. Some of Dr. Cheung’s past and present community and charitable activities have included his appointment by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship as facilitator for the merger of the Mon-Sheong and Yee-Hong seniors’ homes. He was a member of the community settlement program for Vietnamese refugees in the 1980s. ……… more >>


Dr. John H.C. Chiu

Dr. John ChiuIn 1981, when the Chinese Hospital in San Francisco was organizing the very First International Conference on Health Problems Related to the Chinese in North America, Dr. John H.C. Chiu, then the President of the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) as well as the President of the Chinese Canadian Medical Society (Ontario), responded to the call to endorse as well as participate at the Conference, held in San Francisco, California, in 1982. With that first foray started Dr. Chiu’s 30 years of involvement with the vision and goal of bringing the Chinese North American medical and health organizations together to improve the status of health for all Chinese North American residents. ……… more >>


Mrs. Yvonne Yan-Kiu Chiu, CM (1944 – 2009)

Mrs. Yvonne ChiuMrs. Yvonne Chiu was born in Shanghai, China on March 17, 1944. She met Dr. John Heung-Cheung Chiu in 1959 when attending St. Paul’s Co-Ed College in Hong Kong, China. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in 1966 in Microbiology. Yvonne and John married in Hong Kong on June 9, 1968 and had their only son, Derrick Man-Fung Gregory on April 8, 1970, in Ottawa, Canada. The Chiu family moved to Toronto, Ontario, in 1974 where Yvonne became a community and cultural superstar, through her patronage, volunteerism and educational vocational pursuits. ……… more >>


Dr. Michael Ho

Dr. Michael HoBorn in China and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Michael Ho came to Canada after finishing high school at La Salle College. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa and graduated from the same school in Medicine in 1975. After one and half years in Halifax, completing his internship and working for 6 months as a locum, Dr. Ho moved back to Ontario to set up his practice in the Chinatown area of Toronto.

Dr. Ho found that one of the most rewarding experiences in his life was looking after the first wave of refugees from Vietnam (so called “boat people”) soon after he set up his practice. With the influx of a huge number of these new immigrants, there was an immediate need for more psychosocial services. ……… more >>


Dr. David Lam

Dr. David LamDr. David Lam began his practice in family medicine in Toronto since 1991. He is an active staff at the Department of Family Medicine, Scarborough Hospitals (General Division). Dr. Lam believes that continuous education for doctors is extremely important so that they can keep up their standard of care. He is passionate about organizing Continuing Medical Education (CME) and has dedicated his time to planning professional development lectures and seminars for his fellow colleagues. He has been a CME organizer for the Chinese Canadian Medical Society and the Chairman of the Agincourt Doctors’ Journal Club for many years. He also helps to co-organize the GTA Primary Care Symposium, an event with an attendance of more than 200 family doctors each year. ……… more >>


Sim Fai Liu, MD, FACP, FRCP(C), FAGS, DTM+H(Eng.), O. Ont. (1919-1999)

Dr. Sim Fai LiuSim Fai Liu was born in Canton, China, the eldest of six brothers. His father was a respected physician and at an early age, Sim Fai decided to continue the medical tradition by studying medicine. He attended Pui Ching Middle School and then attended medical school at Shanghai Medical College, graduating in 1944. He pursued postgraduate medical training in Internal Medicine at Edinburgh University, the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, University of London, England, Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario and the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. He opened his practice in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics in 1954 and ……… more >>


Hung-Tat (Ted) Lo, MBBS, MRCPsych, FRCPC

Dr. Hung-Tat LoTed Lo is a community psychiatrist in Toronto. He came from Hong Kong over 30 years ago, and has been actively involved with the development of mental health services for the ethnocultural populations and cultural competence training of the healthcare professionals.

He was the Founding President of Hong Fook Mental Health Service, serving the Asian populations in Toronto with various innovative ethno-specific programmes. He often speaks to the community and was awarded the Educational Excellence in Community Healthcare by the Faculty of Medicine. ……… more >>


Professor Tak W. Mak, OC, Ph.D., D.Sc., FRSC, FRS

Prof. Tak W. MakTak Wah Mak is the Director of the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research at the Princess Margaret Hospital, and a University Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is affiliated with the Department of Pathology at Hong Kong University, and is the current chairman of the Croucher Foundation, an independent foundation dedicated to promoting excellence in the medicine and the sciences in Hong Kong.

Dr. Mak was born in southern China and was raised in Hong Kong. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta. His postdoctoral work was performed at the Ontario Cancer Institute under the supervision of Dr. Ernest McCulloch. ……… more >>


Dr. Ken Ng

Dr. Ken NgDr. Ken Ng was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in 1965. He graduated from Riverdale Collegiate Institutes, Toronto as Ontario Scholar; obtained his B.Sc. degree from University of Toronto in 1976; and obtained his M.D., C.M. degree from McGill University, Montreal in 1980.

Dr. Ng has been a family physician practicing in Markham and Toronto since 1981, and is the Medical Director of 4 clinics in Markham and Thornhill, helping to bring in and train various doctors to serve the growing diverse communities. He is a Lecturer with the Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto and Preceptor for medical students and interns. ……… more >>


Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, OC, PhD, FRS, FRSC

Prof. Lap-Chee TsuiProfessor Lap-Chee Tsui is the fourteenth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong.

Prior to his present appointment in September 2002, Professor Tsui was Geneticist-in-Chief and Head of the Genetics and Genomic Biology Program of the Research Institute, at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He was also the holder of the H.E. Sellers Chair in Cystic Fibrosis and University Professor at the University of Toronto. ……… more >>