Dr Lam, Pui Kin Rex

Rex 2021

Clinical Associate Professor of Practice

  • MBBS, MPH (HKU), MRCSEd, FHKAM (Emergency Medicine), FHKCEM, Dip Clin Tox (HKPIC & HKCEM)

Dr. Rex Lam is a Clinical Associate Professor of emergency medicine and the Chair of Speciality of 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency Department of Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital. Before joining The University of Hong Kong (HKU), he was the Deputy Service Director of the Hong Kong East Cluster Quality and Safety Office of the Hospital Authority .

A practicing emergency physician and medical teacher, Rex has a strong interest in clinical toxicology, management of medical emergencies and disaster response. In 2015, he collaborated with the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in conducting a multi-sectoral territory-wide scoping study on disaster preparedness of Hong Kong. He is currently the course coordinator of the Master of Public Health Module CMED 6231 Emergency Medicine for Disaster and Humanitarian Crises Responders in HKU.

Research Interests
  • Resuscitation
  • Clinical Toxicology (novel psychoactive substances and Chinese medicine poisoning)
  • Sepsis
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Disaster response
Current Work
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (Practice Track)
  • Chair of Specialty, Outpatient and Emergency Department, Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
  • Honorary Associate Consultant of the Accident & Emergency Departments of Queen Mary Hospital and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
  • Honorary Training Consultant of the Hong Kong East Cluster Training Centre
  • Editor of the Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • Lam RPK, Cheung ACK, Wai AKC, Wong RTM, Tse TS. The de Winter ECG pattern occurred after ST-segment elevation in a patient with chest pain. Internal Emergency Medicine 2019 Jan 1. doi: 10.1007/s11739-018-02013-z.

  • Lam RPK, Chan E, Leung JKS, Tse ML, Lin JX. Inorganic arsenic poisoning following an intentional overdose of realgar-containing Niu Huang Jie Du Pian: a case report and literature review. Asian Pacific Journal of Clinical Toxicology 2018;7(4):107-10. doi: 10.22038/APJMT.2018.11986

  • Hung KKC, Lam RPK, Lo RSL, Tenny JW, Yang MLC, Tai MCK, Graham CA. Cross-sectional study on emergency department management of sepsis. Hong Kong Med J. 2018;24(6):571-8. DOI: 10.12809/hkmj177149

  • Chia KL, Lam PRK, Lam CK, Tsui SH. Acupuncture in emergency department: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2018;36:183-92.

  • Leung JKS, Lam RPK. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy – a review on its use in medical emergencies and development in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Medical Journal. 2018;24:191-9.

  • Wong KW, Lam RPK. A patient with diabetic ketoacidosis and Klebsiella pneumoniae metastatic infection. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018;10:95-7.

  • Newnham EA, Balsari S, Lam RPK, Kashyap S, Pham P, Chan EYY, Patrick K, Leaning J. Self-efficacy and barriers to disaster evacuation in Hong Kong. International Journal of Public Health 2017. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1036-8

  • Lam RP, Leung LP, Balsari S, Hsiao KH, Newnham E, Patrick K, Pham P, Leaning J. Urban disaster preparedness of Hong Kong residents: A territory-wide survey. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2017 Aug 31;23:62-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.04.008

  • Lam SM, Lau AC, Lam RP, Yan WW. Clinical management of sepsis. Hong Kong Med J. 2017 Jun;23(3):296-305. doi: 10.12809/hkmj165057.

  • Lam RPK, Balsari S, Hung KKC, Hsiao KH, Leung LP, Leaning J. How do doctors and nurses in emergency departments in Hong Kong view their disaster preparedness? A cross-sectional territory-wide online survey. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 Aug 22:1-8. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2017.71.

  • Lam RPK, Tang MHY, Leung SC, Chong YK, Tsui MSH, Mak TWL. Supraventricular tachycardia and acute confusion following ingestion of e-cigarette fluid containing AB-FUBINACA and ADB-FUBINACA: a case report with quantitative analysis of serum drug concentrations. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2017 Aug;55(7):662-667. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2017.1307385.

  • Lam RP, Yip WL, Wan CK, Tsui MS. Dexmedetomidine use in the ED for control of methamphetamine-induced agitation. Am J Emerg Med 2017;35(4):665. e1-665.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.11.004.

  • Lam RPK, Yip WL, Tsui MSH, Ng SW, Ching CK, Mak TWL. Severe rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury associated with methoxphenidine. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2016;54(5):464-5. doi: 10.3109/15563650.2016.1157724

  • Yeung SH, Lam PK, Wong TW, Chan LW. Comparison of the Glidescope® with the Macintosh laryngoscope in endotracheal intubation during uninterrupted mechanical chest compression: a randomised crossover manikin study. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016;23(3):159-67.

  • Lam PK, Au TTS, Leung JKS, Wong TW. Gelsemium poisoning in a family after consumption of Cassytha filiformis Linn. collected in the countryside. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015;22(1):60-3.

  • Lam PK, Wong TW, Chan YC, Mak TWL. Generalised involuntary limb twitching after ingestion of Mesobuthus martensii Karsch (Quanxie) powder. Hong Kong Medical Journal 2014;20(6):552-5.

  • Lam PK, Leung KS, Wong TW, Lee HHC, Tang MHY, Mak TWL. Serotonin syndrome following overdose of a non-prescription slimming product containing sibutramine: A case report. Human and Experimental Toxicology 2012;31(4):414-7.

  • Lam PK, Chan CK, Tse ML, Lau FL. Dettol poisoning and the need for airway intervention. Hong Kong Medical Journal 2012;18(4):270-5.

  • Lam PK, Leung JKS, Chan LW, Wong TW, Lau CC. Emergency medicine ward as a step-down unit for selected poisoned patients after intensive care unit management: A pilot study. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012;19(4):231-41.

  • Lam PK, Wong TW, Lau CC. Pneumomediastinum after smoking cocaine: A case report and review of literature. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011;18(1):26-30.

  • Lam PK, Choi YF, Wong TW, Lau CC. Adult acute epiglottitis: Predictors for airway intervention and intensive care unit admission. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009;16(4):198-207.