FUNG, Erik

Name : Erik Fung 馮以文
Title :
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Home Department :  Medicine and Therapeutics
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Phone Number: (852) 3505 3125


Dr Erik Fung is an academic cardiologist and physician-scientist in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a medical graduate of CUHK and has had predoctoral, PhD and postdoctoral research training at Harvard Medical School, University of Cambridge, and Imperial College London. He was a recipient of the Prince Philip Graduate Exhibition and JDRF postdoctoral fellowship awards. After cardiovascular medicine (cardiology) fellowship training at Dartmouth, he completed an advanced fellowship in heart failure/VAD/transplant cardiology at University of Southern California. Dr Fung's research team is focused on advanced heart failure and circulatory disorders.


Specialised Research Area(s):

Heart failure; Circulatory disorders; Inflammation and thrombosis; Animal models of cardiomyopathy and mechanical circulatory support.


Selected Publications:

1. Mooney DM, Fung E, Doshi RN, Shavelle DM. Evolution from electrophysiologic to hemodynamic monitoring: the story of left atrial and pulmonary artery pressure monitors. Front Physiol 2015;6:271.

2. Fung E, Patsopolous NA, Belknap SM, O'Rourke DJ, Robb JF, Anderson JL, Shworak NW, Moore JH. Effect of genetic variants, especially CYP2C9 and VKORC1, on the pharmacology of warfarin. Semin Thromb Hemostasis 2012;38:893–904. Erratum: 2013;39:112.

3. Fung E, Esposito L, Todd JA, Wicker LS. Multiplexed immunophenotyping of human antigen-presenting cells in whole blood by polychromatic flow cytometry. Nat Protocols 2010;5:357–370.

4. Dendrou CA, Plagnol V, Fung E, Yang JH, Downes K, Cooper JD, Nutland S, Coleman G, Himsworth M, Hardy M, Burren O, Healy B, Walker NM, Koch K, Ouwehand WH, Bradley JR, Wareham NJ, Todd JA, Wicker LS. Cell-specific protein phenotypes for the autoimmune locus IL2RA using a genotype-selectable human bioresource. Nat Genetics 2009;41:1011–1015.

5. Fung EY, Smyth DJ, Howson JM, Cooper JD, Walker NM, Stevens H, Wicker LS, Todd JA. Analysis of 17 autoimmune disease-associated variants in type 1 diabetes identifies 6q23/TNFAIP3 as a susceptibility locus. Genes Immun 2009;10:188–191.

6. Fung E, Tang SM, Canner JP, Morishige K, Arboleda-Velasquez JF, Cardoso AA, Carlesso N, Aster JC, Aikawa M. Delta-like 4 induces Notch signaling in macrophages: implications for inflammation. Circulation 2007;115:2948–2956.