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Kin Wah
Fung
,
MD
Staff Scientist
Location: 
38A
/
9S918
Phone Number: (
301
827-5001
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dr. Fung received his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong, Master of Science degree (Computer-based Information Systems) from the University of Sunderland, UK; and Master of Arts degree (Biomedical Informatics) from Columbia University, New York. Combining the clinical knowledge of his long surgical career, the experience in building real-life medical information systems and the skills acquired from formal informatics education, Dr. Fung’s research focuses on the use of biomedical terminologies in electronic health records. He aims to provide practical solutions to overcome obstacles in the adoption of terminology standards. The subjects of his research include inter-terminology mapping, problem list terminologies and drug terminologies.

Professional Activities: 

He serves as the chair of the Mapping Special Interest Group of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) since 2009. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He is a member of the NLM’s UMLS Steering Committee.

Honors and Awards: 

Since joining NLM in 2003, Dr. Fung has received 2 individual and 5 group NLM Special Act or Service Awards. He received an individual NIH Merit Award in 2009 for sustained excellence in multiple initiatives involving applied medical terminology research.

Publications/Tools by Kin Wah Fung: 
Cheung NT, Fung K, Wong KC, Cheung A, Cheung J, Ho W, Cheung C, Shung E, Fung V, Fung H. Medical Informatics--the State of the Art In the Hospital Authority. Int J Med Inform. July 2001;62(2-3):113-9.
Fung K, Lau Y, Fielding R, Or A, Yip AW. The impact of mastectomy, breast-conserving treatment and immediate breast reconstruction on the quality of life of Chinese women. ANZ J Surg. April 2001;71(4):202-6.

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