Clinical 3D Printing and Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Programme

The Tam Shiu Anatomical Modelling Laboratory welcomes overseas doctors and researchers to visit our Laboratory as Fellows. In general, these are popular and the waiting list can be quite long.  Early application is therefore well advised.


  1. Application of 3D printing in orthopaedics / point of care clinical 3D printing
  2. Use of industrial grade 3D printers, FDM / SLS / SLA & Polyjet & postprocessing
  3. Use of 3D printing software: Materialise Mimics / 3-Matics / Meshmixer/ 3D slicer
  4. Design and manufacturing of custom 3D printed orthopaedic implants
  5. Safety and quality control steps

Several categories are available:

Full Fellow

  • Duties:
    1. Provide full clinical duties including 3D printed models and surgical jigs design, 3D printers’ operations, surgical operations, wards, and clinics.
    2. Other duties as assigned by the division
    3. Surgical care of orthopaedic trauma patients
    4. Participation in clinical or basic science research project
  • Qualifications required:
    1. A medical degree
    2. Evidence of his / her specialist orthopaedic training, or its equivalent
  • Offer is contingent upon granting of limited registration by the Medical Council of Hong Kong
  • Period of appointment: 1 – 3 months
  • Emoluments: HKD20,000 per month
  • Accommodation will not be provided


  • Short term visitations as observers, aimed at familiarizing with the clinical or research practices of the Laboratory
  • There is no direct patient contact, and the observers are not expected to scrub and assist in surgical operations
  • Qualifications required:
    1. Suitably qualified researchers, biomedical engineers or clinicians
  • Period of appointment: 3 months
  • Emolument: nil
  • Accommodation will not be provided


  • Applicants are required to submit their application consisting of
    1. A full CV
    2. A covering letter stating the requested timing for the fellowship
    3. Reference letters from their referees
  • A zoom interview will be required
  • Application for Training / Employment visa is required for shortlisted candidates
  • Applications and enquiries can be made in writing to Administration Office, 5/F Professorial Block, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong or by email to Ms. Doris Lau

Project Director

Dr Christian Fang

General Information

The Tam Shiu Anatomic Modelling Laboratory is a multispecialty point of care 3D Printing Laboratory managed by the Hong Kong University Health System and primarily serves the Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster of hospitals and collaborating hospitals. The 3D printing laboratory is established in 2018 and currently houses 5 industrial grade 3D printers and services around 400 patients per year requiring various degree of 3D printing aided clinical interventions. Our laboratory focuses heavily on safety, innovation, and efficient workflow. All services are provided free of charge to patients in the public healthcare system. The unit sees exponential growth in demand in the previous years. Complex pathologies and high case load provide value for training and research. We also value international collaboration in which visiting clinicians and research may join our fellowship programme.

Caseloads per year


  • Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy Pojyjet
  • Stratasys F450MC FDM
  • Stratasys J55 Polyjet
  • Stratasys Origin One SLA
  • EOS P110 SLS
Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy Pojyjet
Stratasys F450MC FDM

Case examples

Acetabular fracture model

Distal radius osteotomy guides

Complex elbow fracture model

Shoulder replacement metaglene guides

Spinal deformity patient specific pedicle guides

Facial fracture model

Free fibula flap mandibular reconstruction guides

Cardiovascular intervention planning model

Nasal swab teaching model

Shoulder landmarks teaching model

Patient specific talar implant

Revision hip prosthesis

Tumor mega-prosthesis