Dr. Wai, Ka Chung Abraham


Clinical Assistant Professor

  • MBChB, JD (CUHK), MBA (HKUST), MSc in Clinical Education (Edin), MCIArb, AFHKCCM, FCLM, FACLM, FRCP (Glasg & Lond), FRCEM, FHKCEM, FHKAM(Emergency Medicine)
phone (+852) 3917 9859
email awai@hku.hk
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Dr. Abraham Wai is a specialist emergency physician working in Emergency medicine Unit. He received his medical degree and law degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong at 2004 and 2010 respectively, and MBA at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2013.

Before joining HKU, Abraham worked at Emergency Department at Prince of Wales Hospital, teaching medical students on clinical methods, emergency medicine, medical law and professionalism. He also conducted research on medicolegal issues and complaint management. He also served in Hospital Authority Head Office overseeing technology assessment and management, through the promotion and application of evidence-based medicine practice. During his service at Tseung Kwan O Hospital as associate consultant, he coordinated the clinical simulation training at Kowloon East Cluster of Hospital Authority, and coordinated advanced disaster training for Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. He underwent Comprehensive and Advanced Simulation Training Programs at Harvard University in 2016. 

Research Interests
  • Disaster medicine & humanitarian action
  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • Health service management
  • Medical Education
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Acute exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Artificial Intelligence Behavioral risks of health Innovative in Clinical Education
Work Experience
Organization Position Year
Emergency Medicine Unit, HKU Clinical Assistant Professor 2017 — Present
Accident & Emergency, Tseung Kwan O Hospital Associate Consultant 2013 — 2017
Hospital Authority (HA) Head Office Manager (Technology Management) 2012 — 2013
A&E, Prince of Wales Hospital Resident 2005 — 2012
Qualifications Year
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Fellow, Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

Comprehensive Medical Simulation Course, Center for Medical Simulation, Harvard.
Advanced Instructor Course, Center for Medical Simulation, Harvard.
Fellow, Australasian College of Legal Medicine.
Associate Fellow (AM), Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (HKCCM).
Master of Business Administration, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.
Fellow (Emergency Medicine), Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM).
Fellow, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (HKCEM).
Fellow, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, UK.
Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine.
Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrator.
Accredited Mediator, HKIAC/HKMAAL.
Member, The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, United Kingdom. 2012
Juris Doctor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 2010
Member, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 2008
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 2004


Academic Experience
Organization Position Year
HKJC Innovative Learning Centre for Medicine, HKAM Honorary Deputy Director 2020 — Present
A&E Medicine, CUHK Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor 2015 — Present
International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM)
Member, Core Curriculum and Education Committee 2014 — Present
A&E Medicine, CUHK Lecturer 2013 — 2014
CUHK Honorary Clinical Tutor 2005 — 2013
  • Wai A, Wong D, Cheung R, Joynt G.Medical Law & Ethics in Hong Kong. Sweet & Maxwell,, 2016

  • Rotheray KR1, Cheung PS, Cheung CS, Wai AK, Chan DY, Rainer TH, Graham CA. What is the relationship between the Glasgow coma scale and airway protective reflexes in the Chinese population? Resuscitation. 2012 Jan;83(1):86-9.

  • Wai AK. Tintinalli’s emergency medicine: a comprehensive study guide 7th ed. [Book Review]. Eur J Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 19(6):411

  • Wai AK. Prehospital Trauma Life Support: 7th ed. [Book Review]. Eur J Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 19(6):412

  • Wai AK. Education at a crossroads. Emergency Physicians International. 2011:23-4

  • Wai AK, Cattermole GN, Graham CA, Lo AD, Rainer TH. How much do Hong Kong emergency physicians know about common legal situations? J Forensic Leg Med. 2010 Feb;17(2):111-22009 (Poster presentation in Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Conference V, 2009, Valencia, Spain and Oral presentation in Scientific Symposium of Emergency Medicine 2009, Hong Kong. Awarded Best Oral Presentation) 

  • Wai AK. Roberts and Hedges: Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine (5th edition) [Book Review]. Eur J Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 17(6):358

  • Wai AK, Chor CM, Lee AT, Sittambunka Y, Graham CA, Rainer TH. Analysis of trends in emergency department attendances, hospital admissions and medical staffing in a Hong Kong university hospital: 5-year study. Int J Emerg Med. 2009 Sep 8;2(3):141-8. 

  • Wai AK, Kwok WO, Chan MS, Graham CA, Rainer TH. Patients’ perceptions of nasopharyngeal aspiration in a teaching hospital emergency department in Hong Kong. Emerg Med J. 2007 Jan;24(1):35-6.

  • Wai AK, Graham CA, Rainer TH. Undergraduate Emergency Medicine Training in Hong Kong: The Past, The Present & The Future. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine. 13(3):178-84, 2006.

  • Wai AK, Cameron P, Cheung CK, Mak P, Rainer TH. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in a teaching hospital in Hong Kong: Descriptive study using the Utstein style. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine. 12(3):148-55, 2005.