Today’s competitive job market demands specialization beyond a bachelor’s degree. The Master of Science in Gastroenterology, Asia’s first and only premier postgraduate programme in gastroenterology, is designed to address those growing career demands. It will give you the knowledge, experience, and opportunities to set you apart as a future leader in the ever-expanding GI field.


Digestive diseases are rapidly increasing by number and complexity. Cancers related to digestive disorder account for 45% of deaths in WHO Western Pacific region.* In response to the soaring demand for all-round GI professionals, the number of registered gastroenterologists in Hong Kong rose from 61 in 2001 to 199 in 2018. A specialized degree in gastroenterology, therefore, will give you a competitive edge in a commencing and advancing your career in the ever expanding GI field.

You don’t have to be a gastroenterologist or an aspiring one to enroll in our programme. Our alumni come from diverse professional backgrounds.

Fresh degree graduates, doctors, nurses, researchers, dietitians, pharmacists, allied health practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners, nutritionists, radiation therapists all find our programme beneficial in preparing them to tackle even the most difficult digestive diseases.


One of its kind, the Master of Science in Gastroenterology programme boosts features unmatched by any degree in Asia. Combining multidisciplinary approaches, leadership coaching, researching opportunities, invaluable network and critical thinking training, our programme offers an unsurpassed education in GI for people who are ready to become a leader in the field.

Our programme is CME/CNE/CDE accredited.


Our faculty is made up of world-class medical experts. You will learn from these exceptional professors from a spectrum of specialties with outstanding academic credentials and a breadth of clinical experience.

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Programme Director
Professor, Institute of Digestive Disease, CUHK
Research Interest:
Dr. Wong’s main research interests include non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis, chronic viral hepatitis, and risk prediction for hepatocellular carcinoma. She has published over 210 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Gut. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of Hepatology (Hong Kong edition), Associate Editor of Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, an editorial board member of 12 journals, and a reviewer of 66 biomedical journals.
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Director, Institute of Digestive Disease, CUHK
Research Interest:
As a renowned scientist in gastroenterology, Professor Sung’s research interests include intestinal bleeding, Helicobacter Pylori, peptic ulcer, hepatitis B, colorectal cancer, and other cancers related to the digestive system. Professor Sung and his team proved the relationship between H. Pylori and peptic ulcer diseases. They were first in demonstrating that a course of antibiotics lasting a week can cure H. Pylori infection and successfully treat peptic ulcers and minimize their relapse. At the same time, he and his research team pioneered the use of endoscopic treatment for ulcer bleeding to reduce the need for operative surgery.
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Professor of Public Health, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK
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Prof. Yeoh research is in health systems, services and policy with an interest in applying systems thinking in studying how the complex components of health systems interact and interrelate to improve health. He has a vast experience and knowledge in health systems research and in social and elderly services. Prof Yeoh is currently the Principle Investigator of 2 commissioned studies (i) to investigate Hong Kong’s early detection, assessment and response system to COVID-19, and (ii) to evaluate a new primary care initiative – an innovative district health system in Hong Kong. 
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Chief Operating Officer, Medical Centre, CUHK
Research Interest:
Professor Justin Wu is the Chief Operating Officer of CUHK Medical Centre and the former Associate Dean (Development), Faculty of Medicine, CUHK. He is specialized in functional gastrointestinal disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease and GI motility with over 200 publications in top journals including NEJM, Lancet and Gastroenterology.
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Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, CUHK Medical Centre
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Executive Director and Chief ExProfessor FUNG was President (2014-2018) and Chief Censor (2010-2013) of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine. Professor FUNG is well recognized for his expertise in medical leadership, health planning, health informatics, and health services management. Professor FUNG teaches health services planning, healthcare innovation and technology management, healthcare financing, communications and marketing, and decision making at the School.cutive Officer, CUHK Medical Centre.


Our programme is offered by the prestigious The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), which has been ranked No. 7 in Time Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2019. With more than 20,000 local and international enrolments annually, CUHK consistently attracts the brightest students with its stimulating learning environment and excellent academic reputation. Be amongst one of them to make a wise choice in joining our community.


Join our community of foremost experts and leading healthcare professionals. Turn your aspiration into reality! Registering for the programme is easy. We are ready to assist you in every step!

(852) 2637 3201

Institute of Digestive Disease
Room 94020, 7/F, Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building,
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

(852) 2646 8915