About Christopher Kong San Choon
Dr Christopher Kong San Choon is a specialist in the field of Gastroenterology who was inducted as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1999. He completed his training in General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Gastroenterology in the UK, and was accredited into the United Kingdom Speciality register in 2007 for both GIM and Gastroenterology.Being active in medical research, he was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine, United Kingdom, in 2008 after a 2-year period in translational medical research using molecular and microbiological techniques in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).Dr Kong has been involved in multiple clinical trials and research studies, with multiple publications in scientific and clinical journals.In open competition, he was awarded the much sought-after post of Clinical Fellow in interventional Endoscopy in the internationally renowned University College Hospital, London, United Kingdom.Awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship, Dr Kong completed his Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) training in St Thomas’ Hospital, London, in 2018.Dr Kong performed the first motorised spiral enteroscopy in South East Asia in 2019, a new technique which makes it possible for small intestines to be thoroughly examined in just 30 minutes, in contrast to 6 hours by balloon-assisted endoscopes.Dr Kong helped set up the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Sengkang General Hospital as Clinical Lead of the department. He previously served as Senior Consultant in Singapore General Hospital and was Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre.
12 Farrer Park Station Road, #05-01,
About John Hsiang
Dr Hsiang is an established gastroenterologist at Livingstone Health with more than 15 years of clinical experience. He has been caring for both local and expatriate communities, and is well regarded for his professional and caring demeanor. Dr Hsiang graduated from Otago Medical School, New Zealand in 2003 and completed his specialist training in 2012. In 2013, he furthered his research career and post-specialist training in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, under world-renowned Professor Henry Chan, Professor Vincent Wong and Professor Grace Wong. Dr Hsiang has published many peer-reviewed studies on a variety of topics including hepatitis B, obesity related liver disease, hepatitis C, gut microbiome, liver cirrhosis, helicobacter infection and alcoholic liver disease. He is fluent in Mandarin, English and Hokkien.
Livingstone Digestive & Liver Clinic – Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Mon – Fri: 8:30am to 5:30pmSat: 8:30am to 12:30pm
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About Reuben Wong KM
A/Prof (Adj) Reuben Wong is a specialist in Gastrointestinal Medicine, whose forte is in reflux and swallowing disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gut microbiota, chronic constipation and diarrhoea. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), and Visiting Consultant at the National University Hospital (NUH). He is also President of the IBS Support Group of Singapore.
Dr Wong obtained his MBBS from NUS in 1998 and attained his MRCP in 2004. In 2008, he was accredited as a Gastroenterologist by the Ministry of Health and admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Dr Wong served full-time in the public service for 18 years, and was a Senior Consultant and Associate Professor at NUH, before bringing his clinic expertise into private practice.
Dr Wong undertook sub-specialty training at the University of North Carolina (UNC) under the HMDP scholarship awarded by MOH. Mentored by Professors Douglas Drossman and William Whitehead of the Rome Foundation, he honed his skills in the management of complex functional gastrointestinal disorders within a multi-disciplinary setting, and trained in esophageal motility and anorectal manometry testing.
Upon his return, Dr Wong helmed the Functional Gastroenterology Clinic, and was Clinical Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Laboratory at NUH, where he introduced High Resolution Manometry to Singapore, enabling new clinical insight into the diagnosis and management of esophageal disorders.
Dr Wong has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is also an invited reviewer for both local and international medical journals. His research interests and publications span a wide range from gastrointestinal conditions to cancer screening improvement and physician accessibility. His key publications, however, remain in the realm of gastrointestinal motility, neuro-gastroenterology and IBS.
Dr Wong is regularly invited to speak at international scientific meetings and his research has been presented at international conferences. Apart from having received several research grants, he has also received local and international accolades, including three Young Investigator Awards, an MOH Quality Improvement Merit Award and a Leadership in Academic Medicine Award. Dr Wong is currently faculty on the International Anorectal Physiology Workgroup, which seeks to draft the new language and definitions for High Resolution Anorectal Manometry. He is also a member of the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee, which works to improve colorectal cancer screening in Singapore.
Dr Wong’s commitment to patient care has won him reviews and accolades, including an EXSA Gold and Sunny Side Up care awards. He is conversant in English, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia and multiple dialects.
His passion for public advocacy sees him serving as President of the IBS Support Group of Singapore. On the volunteer front, he also serves on the committee for the St Andrew’s Home for the Aged and on the St Andrew’s Cathedral Servers’ Guild.
8.30am to 1pm & 2pm to 5.30pm (Mon - Fri)
8.30am to 12.30pm (Sat)
820 Thomson Road
Medical Centre D #07-55
About Salleh Ibrahim
Dr Salleh had begun his career at Singapore General Hospital where he started his basic surgical training upon graduation. He went on to obtain his fellowship from the Royal Colleges of England and Scotland and advanced his surgical training at CGH and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), before going on to train under Prof Chen Chao Long, the father of liver transplant in Asia, at the world famous Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan.
Dr Salleh had spent the last few years in private practice furthering his expertise in both liver transplant and surgery. He is also a trained Endoscopist in Endoscopic Retrograde Pancreaticogram and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Prior to private practice, he had set up the Hepatopancreatic Biliary Unit and Liver Transplant Evaluation Unit at Eastern Health Alliance. As Senior Consultant then, he was recognized for his contribution towards training young surgeons and the public sector when he was bestowed the Public Service Award in 2008. His other awards included the Young Surgeons Award (2002) and Long Service Award (2010) conferred by Changi General Hospital (CGH).
He is also an active speaker at conferences, having had more than 60 speaking engagements internationally. With ongoing research interest in metabolic syndrome and fatty liver with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), he has also published more than 32 research papers.
About Tan Chi Chiu
Gastroenterologists are physicians who specialise in diseases of the digestive system, also called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Dr Tan Chi Chiu studied at the Anglo Chinese School and Junior College, and then graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1983 with Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, with a distinction in Pathology. He pursued specialist training in Internal Medicine and obtained his Memberships of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine, in 1988. He specialised in Gastroenterology and was accorded the Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine in Gastroenterology in 1993 and recognised by the Ministry of Health as a specialist in Gastroenterology. He was further conferred the Fellowships of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and London in 1996 and 1998 respectively.
Dr Tan trained in the Singapore General Hospital and National University Hospital in Singapore. He spent two years in the United Kingdom (affiliated to the teaching hospitals University Hospital Nottingham and Derby City General Hospital – now the Royal Derby Hospital) as an advanced specialist trainee in therapeutic endoscopy and laser endoscopy. He was also attached to the Endoscopy Department of the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam for enhanced exposure to techniques of therapeutic Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP).
#10-08, 6 Napier Road
About Tan Poh Seng
Dr Tan Poh Seng is a gastroenterologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore.His clinical expertise includes advanced liver diseases, viral hepatitis, fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver transplantation.He is also experienced in common digestive diseases and endoscopic procedures like gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, polypectomy, endoscopic variceal ligation and capsule endoscopy.Prior to entering private practice, Dr Tan started and headed the hepatocellular carcinoma clinic in National University Health System. He was the former director of clinical services and a senior consultant of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the National University Hospital (NUH).He was a senior consultant and core transplant hepatologist of the liver transplant programme at NUH’s National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, and the clinical lead for the hepatobiliary tumour group at the National University Cancer Institute. He was also a transplant hepatologist for Mount Elizabeth Hospital’s living donor transplantation programme.Dr Tan was an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and a core faculty member for the gastroenterology and hepatology senior residency programme at NUH. Dr Tan has also served as the deputy patient safety officer for the university medicine cluster at NUH. He is currently a visiting consultant at NUH where he continues to be involved in postgraduate education and training of future specialists.Since 2008, he has performed more than 3,000 endoscopies.He has authored numerous research publications and conducted various clinical studies as a principal investigator in the fields of liver transplantation, immunosuppression and hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). Since 2018, he has been the honorary secretary of the Gastroenterological Society of Singapore.
3 Mount Elizabeth #16-02
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
About Wang Yu Tien
Dr Wang Yu Tien is a gastroenterologist at Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.He specialises in digestive, bowel and liver diseases, and in treating digestive disorders such as heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), liver conditions like cirrhosis, hepatitis A, B and C, and fatty liver disease.Dr Wang has been practising medicine for more than 20 years. He is experienced in performing advanced endoscopies such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy and polypectomy.
He served as a senior consultant at the gastroenterology and hepatology department at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), where he started the irritable bowel syndrome service, a multidisciplinary service to manage digestive function disorders which integrates medical, dietary and psychological therapy. During his time at SGH, he was also the director of the gastrointestinal function laboratory, and the core faculty and co-chairperson of the SingHealth gastroenterology training programme.Dr Wang graduated from the University of Sydney in 2001 and completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine and advanced training in gastroenterology and hepatology at SGH in 2010. To further his interest in digestive function disorders, he completed a 1-year fellowship at the Centre for Digestive Diseases at Barts Health and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK.He was an adjunct assistant professor at Duke-NUS Medical School. He currently sits on the executive committee of the Gastroenterology Society of Singapore.He is the current gastroenterology specialty editor for the Singapore Medical Journal (SMJ). His research in the fields of gastroesophageal reflux disease, IBS, clinical nutrition and digestive function disorders has been recognised by the New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch. He has also won several awards including the SMJ Best Research Paper Award 2015.
6 Napier Road, Gleneagles Medical Centre #04-01,