Dr Shim Hang Hock is a specialist in gastroenterology with subspecialty interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ie ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) and digestive cancer screening. He formally practised clinical gastroenterology and general hepatology in Singapore General Hospital where he served as the Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre; and currently continues to be a Visiting Consultant. An avid educator, Dr Shim was appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School.
Dr Shim obtained his Bachelor of Medicine (BM) from University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 2007 and accredited as specialist in gastroenterology in 2015. In 2016, he was awarded Healthcare Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) scholarship by Ministry of Health, Singapore to undergo Advanced Fellowship under the mentorship of Professors Remo Panaccione and Cynthia Seow at Calgary, Canada, one of the largest Inflammatory Bowel Disease units in the world.
Dr Shim has published numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapter in high impact medical journals. He has also been an invited peer reviewer for medical journals and closely involved in multiple clinical trials. These reflect his clinical expertise in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease field, especially in managing patients with complicated disease, use of novel therapies, and pregnancy in IBD. Dr Shim sits on Medical Advisory Boards and is regularly invited as a faculty/ speaker in medical conferences both locally and regionally. He was a key member of the small bowel endoscopy service, and also contributed to the colorectal cancer screening service during his term in Singapore General Hospital.
Dr Shim is conversant in English, Chinese, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia, and various dialects including Cantonese, Teochew and Hakka. A firm believer in holistic, patient centric care, he is well liked by his patients and has won several service related awards for his dedicated care and service excellence.