Dr Reuben Wong


Clinical Interests: Gut Motility, Functional GI Disorders, Gut Microbiome

Dr Wong is a Gastroenterologist with sub-specialty interest in reflux and swallowing disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gut microbiota, chronic constipation and diarrhoea, as well as colon cancer screening. He also serves as Associate Professor (Adjunct) at NUS and Visiting Consultant at NUH.

Dr Wong obtained his MBBS (NUS) in 1998 and served full-time in the public sector for 18 years. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh). Dr Wong also stands amongst a handful of gastroenterologists from Asia to be conferred a Fellowship by the American Gastroenterological Association.

Dr Wong was awarded an MOH scholarship to pursue sub-specialty training at the University of North Carolina Centre for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders. Upon return, he helmed the Functional Gastroenterology service and established novel treatment approaches to IBS. As Senior Consultant and Clinical Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Laboratory, Dr Wong introduced new motility and reflux testing to Singapore, enabling new insight into the diagnosis and management of oesophageal disorders.

Dr Wong believes that clinical practice should be evidence-based. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters; and is regularly invited as faculty to speak and chair sessions at international scientific meetings and workshops. His research has garnered awards and been presented and cited at international conferences. Reflecting his expertise, Dr Wong sits on international esophageal and anorectal diagnostic criteria workgroups, medical advisory boards and national committees.

A proponent of patient education and empowerment, Dr Wong regularly contributes media articles and shares about gut health on radio and television. He was President of the IBS Support Group (Singapore) and remains an advisor. Conversant in English, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia and multiple dialects, Dr Wong is able to reach out to patients from all walks of life.

Above all, Dr Wong counts it his privilege to be a physician, where the art and science of medicine are daily woven for the love of humanity.



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