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Neurologist Dr Ho King Hee

Dr. Ho King Hee spent several years teaching Neurology and Internal Medicine in the National University of Singapore before leaving in 2001 for private practice in the Gleneagles Medical Centre. He has obtained postgraduate fellowships in the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London and Oxford University for subspecialty training in giddiness and disorders of balance as well as electrophysiology of the nervous system respectively.

Dr. Ho has published extensively on headache epidemiology in Singapore and was Founding President of the Headache Society of Singapore. He also sits on the Pain Advisory Board of Singapore and is a Board Member of the Epilepsy Care Group of Singapore. He enjoys his responsibilities as an external examiner for postgraduate Family Medicine candidates in Singapore and continues to teach primary care physicians and university undergraduates on a regular basis.

His practice encompasses patients suffering from headaches and other painful conditions, giddiness, disorders of consciousness, memory problems, strokes and limb weakness. He is married with four children and likes to play tennis, watch anime and read fantasy books with a good beer in hand.

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Cardiologist Kenneth Ng

Dr. Ng is a Heart Failure Specialist who is the Director of the Heart Failure Programme in the National Healthcare Group (2003 to 2007). He runs a very successful heart failure service and has regularly published research articles on heart failure in peer reviewed international cardiology journals. He is widely recognized as an expert in the field of heart failure in the ASEAN region and has regularly been invited to give talks on heart failure at both regional conferences as well as the American Congress of Cardiology Annual Scientific Meeting. He has also established surgical and mechanical assist device therapy programs for heart failure in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is a board certified cardiologist in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography issued by the National Board of Education in the USA. He spent a year and a half as a heart failure/transplant fellow in the Cleveland Clinic (2002 -2003). He is involved in the education of medical students and trainee doctors through his appointment as a clinical tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore. He is an accredited instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and has been invited to Malaysia and Brunei to conduct ACLS courses.

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Urologist Dr James K N Tan

After completing his Advanced Surgical Training (Urology) in 1999, Dr James Tan further subspecialize in Urological Cancer Surgery in Canada. He is also trained in Laparoscopic (Key-hole) Urologic Surgery at USA's Cleveland Clinic, Taiwan's Chi-Mei Medical Centre, and France's Henri Mondor Hospital. In 2002, he completed training in robotic surgery at USA's leading robotic surgery centre - Henry Ford Hospital.

Dr Tan has wide experience in managing kidney, bladder and prostate cancer. He is the first in Singapore to perform complex and advanced laparoscopic operations including laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer and retroperitoneal radical nephrectomy for kidney cancer (2002). He now performs robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer using the highly sophisticated da Vinci robotic system.


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Oncologist Dr S W Wong

Dr Wong Seng Weng is the Medical Director of The Cancer Centre (TCC). He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of adult cancers with special interest in breast cancers, lung cancers and gastrointestinal cancers. He is currently a Visiting Consultant at the National University Hospital (NUH).

Dr Wong was previously the Consultant Medical Oncologist and Senior Partner at the Raffles Hospital. Dr Wong obtained his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) under the Lim Boon Keng and Tan Siak Kew Scholarships and graduated on the Dean's List. He completed his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP UK). Thereafter, he achieved Specialist Accreditation with the Ministry of Health Singapore and was admitted as Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS) and College of Physicians of Singapore.

Dr Wong continued his practice at NUH and was appointed Clinical Tutor of the Clinical Faculty of NUS. Apart from pursuing his clinical practice, Dr Wong was keenly involved as an investigator in over 20 clinical trials exploring new methods of cancer treatment. Dr Wong is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as well as the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the Singapore Society of Oncology.

  • Medical Director and Consultant, The Cancer Centre (a subsidiary of the Singapore Medical Group)
  • Specialist in Medical Oncology
  • Visiting Consultant and Tutor, National University Hospital
  • Adjunct Clinician Scientist, Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR)
  • Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncolgy (ASCO)
  • Member of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

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Consultant Cardiologist Dr Lim Yean Teng

Dr YT Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Medicine in 1983. After completing his training in Internal Medicine, he underwent general cardiology training at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Cardiac Department at the National University Hospital in Singapore. He was then sent for interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology training, and later peripheral angioplasty training in the United States. He is recognized as a key opinion leader in the field of interventional cardiology, and regularly invited as speaker, chairperson and moderator for major coronary interventional meetings in Asia-Pacific region. . He has authored/co-authored book chapters, over eighty scientific papers and a hundred abstracts.

Dr Lim was Head, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and Chief, Cardiac Department, National University of Hospital before relinquishing the position to become Chairman, Medical Board of the hospital. In the 24 years with public service, he served in various capacities – as a senior consultant cardiologist, a university academic, administrator and medical leadership, promoting innovation in cardiology as well as improving the quality of health care and services in Singapore. He continues to serve on a number of national committees, and has received many awards, including a Commendation Medal during 2003 National Day Award for his leadership effort in combating SARS, and Courage Star Award.

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Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist Dr Cheong Wei Kuen

Dr Cheong Wei Kuen is a Consultant in Gastrointestinal / Hepatobiliary Diseases and an Endoscopist since 1990. Previously with Singapore General Hospital ( SGH ) Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, he moved to private practice in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in 2000. He graduated amongst one of the top 6 in his medical class with a MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 1983 and was awarded the Mickie Prize for Surgery at the Final MBBS exam. In 1988 he obtained his Masters Degree in Internal Medicine and also became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians ( United Kingdom ). He was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine ( Singapore ) in 1999.

He chose to undergo advanced training in Toronto Canada from 1991-1992 , with special emphasis in the fields of IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( Crohn’s Disease , Ulcerative Colitis ) , bowel failure ( short bowel syndrome ), malabsorption and Total Parenteral Nutrition ( TPN ). His work has seeded the establishment of specialised clinics for such diseases in SGH, in addition to overseeing, formalising and training the multidisciplinary team running the hospital wide TPN service of SGH from 1993-2000. This hospital now runs an effective Home TPN service critical in the management and rehabilitation of many patients with bowel failure of differing etiologies. He was awarded the Harry M Vars Research Award for a paper on TPN related osteoporosis , a piece of research work completed while he was overseas . He has also written chapters on the problem of Trace Element Deficiencies in TPN.

His interests are not restricted IBD and TPN . He remains active in the lecture circuit on a wide range of topics from luminal gastroenterology to hepatology and continues to participate in international treatment trials for viral hepatitis.

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