Dr John Wong



Chief Executive, National University Health System (NUHS)
Senior Vice President (Health Affairs), National University of Singapore (NUS)
Senior Consultant , Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)

Dr John Wong is Chief Executive of the National University Health System (NUHS).

A medical oncologist-haematologist, Dr Wong obtained his MBBS from NUS and did his residency and fellowship at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr Wong jointly founded the Cancer Therapeutics Research Group (CTRG), a multi-national consortium of nine institutions. He is a member of the International Education Council for Molecular Targeted Therapy for Cancer, has served on the American Society of Clinical Oncology International Affairs Committee, has been a faculty member of the International Oncology Foundation Advisory Board as well as several American Association for Cancer Research meetings on translational cancer research.

Education and Fellowships
M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery), Chief Resident (The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center) (1991-1992), Fellow (The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center) (1988-1991), Assistant Chief Resident (The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center) (1987-1988), Resident (The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, Department of Medicine) (1986-1988), Resident (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Medicine) (1986-1988)

Specialty Interests
• Breast Cancer
• Prostate Cancer
• Gastrointestinal Cancer
• Lymphoma

Awards and Honours
• 2011 – Friend of MedSoc Award 2011, NUS Medical Society
• 2011 – SMA Lecture 2010
• 2010 – Sass Foundation Award, Sass Foundation for Medical Research, in conjunction with MD Anderson Cancer Center
• 2009 – National Outstanding Clinician Award, 2009 National Medical Excellence Awards, Ministry of Health
• 2008 – Fellow, American College of Physicians
• 2005 – Public Administration Medal (Silver), Singapore National Day Awards
• 2005 – Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London
• 1999 – Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
• 1996 – Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
• 1983 – Special Letter of Commendation, Singapore Armed Forces

Professional Memberships
• American College of Physicians
• American Society of Hematology
• American Society of Clinical Oncology
• American Association of Cancer Research
• Singapore Society of Oncology
• Singapore Society of Hematology
• Singapore Medical Association – Life Membership from 2011

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