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) and served full-time in the public sector for nearly 2 decades, culminating as a Senior Consultant and Associate Professor. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh). Recognized internationally for his clinical expertise and academic achievements. he is one of the few 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 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 esophageal and anorectal 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 a key opinion leader to speak and chair sessions at international scientific meetings and workshops, as well as sitting on medical advisory boards and national committees. His research has garnered awards and been presented and cited at international conferences.
Reflecting his expertise, Dr Wong sits on multiple committees and workgroups, writing the guidelines and criteria that shape the definition and practice of medicine globally. Notably, these include the International Anorectal Physiology and esophageal Chicago IV workgroups, and most recently he has been appointed as a co-Chair on the Rome V chapter committee.
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.