Academic Staff

Dr. Chan

Dr. Cheng Pak Wing, Calvin 鄭柏榮

MBBS (HKU), FHKAM(Psychiatry), FHKCPsych

Clinical Assistant Professor
Honorary Associate Consultant, Queen Mary Hospital
Associate Editor-in-chief, East Asian Archives of Psychiatry
Member, Publication Committee, The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists
Member, Scientific Committee, The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists
Representative of Hong Kong West Cluster, Clinical Division of Old Age Psychiatry, The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists

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Dr. Calvin Cheng joined the department in November 2017 as a clinical assistant professor. He is also the honorary associate consultant of psychogeriatric services in the Hong Kong West Cluster. Before joining the department, he obtained Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists in 2014. He was the visiting fellow and trained as a functional MRI specialist under Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in the Massachusetts General Hospital in same year. He also attended intensive courses of transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation in Harvard Medical School, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen and University Medical Center Utrecht from 2014 to 2016. His current research interests reside in pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for geriatric depression, structural and functional brain mapping, non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation for mood disorder and cognitive impairment in elderly.

Research Interests

  • Geriatric depression/late-life depression
  • Mild cognitive impairment, dementia or neurocognitive disorder
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation, such as Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and Direct current stimulation (tDCS)
  • Neuroimaging

Selected Publication List

1. Cheng, C. P. (2018). Elderly care as one of the important government policy agenda. Hong Kong Med J, 24, 442-3.
2. Cheng, C. P. W., Cheng, S. T., Tam, C. W. C., Chan, W. C., Chu, W. C. W., & Lam, L. C. W. (2018). Relationship between Cortical Thickness and Neuropsychological Performance in Normal Older Adults and Those with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Aging and Disease, 9(6), 1020.
3. Cheng, C. P. W., Wong, C. S. M., Lee, K. K., Chan, A. P. K., Yeung, J. W. F., & Chan, W. C. (2018). Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on improvement of cognition in elderly patients with cognitive impairment: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 33(1), e1-e13.
4. Cheng, C. P. W., Chiu-Wa Lam, L., & Cheng, S. T. (2016). The Effects of Integrated Attention Training for Older Chinese Adults With Subjective Cognitive Complaints: A Randomized Controlled Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 0733464816684622.
5. Cheng, C. P., Chan, S. S., Mak, A. D., Chan, W. C., Cheng, S. T., Shi, L., ... & Lam, L. C. W. (2015). Would transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) enhance the effects of working memory training in older adults with mild neurocognitive disorder due to Alzheimer’s disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 16(1), 479.