Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)

Dr. Melissa Ooi graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She underwent medical and haematology training in Ireland where she obtained her postgraduate qualification. During her specialty training, she was awarded a research fellowship in the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center in Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. She worked under Professor Kenneth Anderson and Dr. Constantine Mitsiades in Dana Farber and with Dr. Peter O’Gorman, Professor Martin Clynes and Dr. Robert O’Connor in the National Institute of Cellular Biotechnology in Dublin City University. This collaborative research resulted in a number of peer-reviewed journal publications and presentations in international meetings. Dr. Ooi was awarded her PhD from Dublin City University in 2011. She then went on to complete her haematology specialist training and was awarded her CSCST in 2013. Her interests include treatment of patients with plasma cell dyscrasias, acute leukemia and myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms.

Education and Fellowships

Specialty Interests
• Plasma cell dyscrasias
• Acute leukaemia
• Myelodysplasia

Awards and Honours
• Oral presentation for William Stokes Award (2011)
• SPORE Myeloma Career Development Award (2009)
• International Research Fellowship (Ireland) (2007)

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