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Alan Sihoe

Alan D. L. Sihoe, FRCSEd, FCCP, FACS

Thoracic Surgeon, Hong Kong
Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
International Medical Centre, Hong Kong
OT&P Healthcare, Hong Kong  
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
(852) 2122-1333 - Clinic
(852) 2878-2988 - Clinic (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Honorary Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
Honorary Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
Guest Professor, Tongji University Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital

Medical Credentials:
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – University of Cambridge (UK)
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Other Certificates received:
Bachelor of Arts with Honours – University of Cambridge (UK)
Master of Arts – University of Cambridge (UK)
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Selected academic appointments:
Associate Editor, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Past Associate Editor, Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
International Director & Board Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
Thoracic Domain Board Member, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
Board Member, Asia Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program (ATEP)
Council Member, Hong Kong Society of Minimal Access Surgery
Board Member, World Association of Chinese Thoracic Oncologists
Teaching Faculty & Past Annual Meeting Committee Member, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
Committee Member, Chinese Medical Doctors Association - Thoracic Surgery Division (Shenzhen)
Examiner, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong

Other Interests

Uniportal VATS
Needlescopic VATS
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)
Air leak Management strategies
Digital Chest Drainage
Post-operative Pain Management in Thoracic Surgery
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
Medical Education
Training: surgical skills
Training: academic skills
Lung Cancer surgery
Pneumothorax surgery
Palmar hyperhidrosis therapy


Dr Sihoe received his medical training at the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded multiple prizes as a student. After working in Scotland and England, he returned to practice Cardiothoracic Surgery in Hong Kong and China, specializing in minimally invasive Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS). He was Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery at the University of Hong Kong and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital before recently moving to private practice in Hong Kong.

Dr Sihoe is today an internationally recognized advocate of ‘next generation’ VATS techniques – especially uniportal and needlescopic chest surgery. He has authored or co-authored published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference abstracts and book chapters in the international literature. He is an avid medical educator, and has been invited to perform surgery and present hundreds of lectures at surgical conferences and educational events on every continent in the world. His work in thoracic surgery and clinical research has won multiple awards – including from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS). In 2018, Dr Sihoe was the recipient of the prestigious Medical Sciences Technical Award (2nd Class) from the Chinese Medical Association. Dr Sihoe actively engages in the advancement of thoracic surgery practices for peers and patients through leadership roles in the major professional organizations of this specialty in Asia, Europe and North America.

Additional Educational Information

Specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery at:

  • International Medical Centre, Hong Kong
  • Alliance Medical Group, Hong Kong
  • OT&P Healthcare, Hong Kong

Practice Areas

  • Thoracic
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall - Tumors
  • Education
  • History
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung
  • Lung - Cancer; VATS
  • Mediastinum
  • Mediastinum
  • Medical Technology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • VATS
  • Pleura
  • Professional Affairs
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic
  • Thoracic Guidelines