Vice Dean, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore
Prof Wong completed medical school at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained a MPH and PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, USA and received his clinical residency training in ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). Prof Wong is currently the Medical Director of the SNEC, and was previously Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at NUS and Chair of the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Prof Wong has published >1,300 peer-reviewed papers (h-index of 148, 2018 Highly Cited Researcher). He has given >400 invited named, plenary, and symposium lectures globally, and received >US$50 million in grant funding. He is a two-times recipient of the Singapore Translational Researcher (STaR) Award (2008 and 2014). He is a Board member of the International Council of Ophthalmology, the Academy of Medicine Singapore, the Singapore Medical Council, and the National Medical Research Council Singapore. For his contributions, Prof Wong has been recognized with the Australian Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award, the Arnall Patz Medal from the Macula Society, the Alcon Research Institute Award and others. He has received the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award, the President’s Science Award (2010), and the President’s Science and Technology Award (2014), the highest awards for healthcare and scientific contribution in Singapore.