About Associate Professor Ngai Wah Cheung

By being involved in research, we can improve the care of many more patients than what we can by seeing individual patients.

Professor Cheung's main research interests are the effect of hyperglycaemia on hospitalised patients, the prevention of diabetes, and diabetes in pregnancy

Associate Professor Cheung is a practicing Endocrinologist with a strong commitment to research and public health. He is a Co-director of the Centre for Diabetes & Endocrinology Research, Westmead. His appointment in the Sydney West Area Health Service, which includes 4 teaching hospitals, has placed him in a unique position to facilitate the conduct of large scale investigator initiated clinical trials. He has been a Chief Investigator on 2 NHMRC grants, including a multicentre study of insulin/dextrose infusion for myocardial infarction, of which he was the Principal Investigator. He has also previously been awarded 7 Novo-Nordisk Diabetes Regional Support Scheme Grants, a Pfizer Cardiovascular Lipid Research Grant and a Diabetes Australia Research Trust Grant. Dr Cheung is also the Honorary Secretary of the Australian Diabetes Society, a Director on the Board of Diabetes Australia, and Chairman of the Steering Committee for the National Association of Diabetes Centres. He is a co-chairman of the National Diabetes in Pregnancy Advisory Council, a body established by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to provide advice regarding policies and issues related to diabetes in pregnancy, including gestational diabetes. He was a member of the writing group for the ADIPS Guidelines for the Management of Pregestational Diabetes, and has contributed chapters on gestational diabetes and pregestational diabetes to a Textbook of Obstetric Medicine.

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Associate Professor Cheung's publicatons, please visit his Sydney Medical School profile page.