Lives of the fellows

Wayne James Hsing Cheng Hu

b.12 July 1962 d.21 September 2013
BSc Lond(1984) MB BS(1988) MRCP(1992) FHKAM(1997) FHKCP(1997) FRCP Edin(2003) FRCP(2006)

Wayne James Hsing Cheng Hu was a senior medical officer in the university department of medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. He was born in Hong Kong. His father, Shih Chang Hu, was a paediatrician; his mother, Dorcas Miu Kwan Chau, was a librarian. He attended St Paul’s Co-educational College in Hong Kong and then Epsom College in the UK. He won an Epsom scholarship to King’s College, London, qualifying MB BS in 1988.

He was a senior house officer at Whipps Cross Hospital in London and at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and then became a registrar at the Royal Masonic Hospital, London. In 1995 he was a research fellow at the University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, where he worked with the gastroenterologist Nicholas Talley. In the same year he was appointed to his post at the Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong.

He was on the editorial board of the World Journal of Gastroenterology and a council member of the Hong Kong Society of Gastrointestinal Motility and the Hong Kong Society of Aging Research. He was a fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, the Hong Kong College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and of London.

Outside medicine, he enjoyed photography (he was the official photographer for the Hong Kong Ballet Company), diving, cooking and wine.

In 1996 he married Emma Pik-Ching Liu, a broadcaster. They had two children.

Tragically, Wayne Hu was killed in a boating accident. He is believed to have fallen into the sea from a yacht while on a weekend trip with friends. He was 51.

RCP editor

[South China Morning Post 25 September 2013 – accessed 31 October 2016]

(Volume XIi, page web)

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