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Prof Koh Woon Puay

Dr Koh Woon-Puay is Professor in Epidemiology at Duke-NUS Medical School and the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS. Prof. Koh received her MBBS (Honours) from NUS, PhD in Immunology from the University of Sydney in Australia, and postdoctoral training in University of Southern California in USA. Currently, she is the principal investigator of the Singapore Chinese Health Study, a 63,257-strong cohort of middle-aged and elderly Chinese Singaporeans established for the long-term study of dietary, genetic and environmental determinants of chronic diseases common among Singaporeans. Prof. Koh has co-authored over 250 scientific papers on diet, lifestyle and genes in relation to risk of diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, gout and osteoporosis. She is a recipient of the Ministry of Health NMRC Clinician Scientist Award (Senior Investigator), and the Duke-NUS Dean’s Excellence Award in Research. Besides research and teaching, her other passion is in mentoring clinician-scientists, and she is the Director of Centre for Clinician-Scientist Development in Duke-NUS.

Prof Koh Woon Puay

 
Dr Koh Woon-Puay is Professor in Epidemiology at Duke-NUS Medical School and the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS. Prof. Koh received her MBBS (Honours) from NUS, PhD in Immunology from the University of Sydney in Australia, and postdoctoral training in University of Southern California in USA. Currently, she is the principal investigator of the Singapore Chinese Health Study, a 63,257-strong cohort of middle-aged and elderly Chinese Singaporeans established for the long-term study of dietary, genetic and environmental determinants of chronic diseases common among Singaporeans. Prof. Koh has co-authored over 250 scientific papers on diet, lifestyle and genes in relation to risk of diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, gout and osteoporosis. She is a recipient of the Ministry of Health NMRC Clinician Scientist Award (Senior Investigator), and the Duke-NUS Dean’s Excellence Award in Research. Besides research and teaching, her other passion is in mentoring clinician-scientists, and she is the Director of Centre for Clinician-Scientist Development in Duke-NUS.

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Prof Jimmy So

Prof Jimmy So graduated from Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991. He received his surgical training in National University Hospital, Singapore. He was trained in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Bariatric Surgery, Therapeutic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He received fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA. He was also appointed as visiting consultant surgeon in Esophageal and Gastric Surgery at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He established a multidisciplinary program for Esophageal and Gastric cancers in NUH in 2005. He is the pioneer in endoscopic surgery for early esophageal and gastric cancers, robotic surgery and Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Achalasia in Singapore.
 
Prof Jimmy So’s special interests are in gastric cancer, esophageal cancer and obesity. He has published more than 140 peer reviewed scientific papers. He received a Gold Award at the annual scientific meeting of the National Healthcare Group. He was invited regularly to speak at International Gastric Cancer Congress, Annual Scientific Meetings of Japanese Gastric Cancer Association and Korean International Gastric Cancer Week. He has also presented his works at American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery.
 
He is founding president of the Asia-Pacific Gastro-esophageal Cancer Congress in 2006. He is also a founding member of Asia-Pacific Bariatric Surgery Society. Prof So is a member of editorial board of medical journals such as Gastric Cancer, Journal of Gastric Cancer and Translational Medicine. He is a reviewer for a number of prestigious medical journals including New England Journal of Medicine, British Journal of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Surgical Endoscopy and Digestive Disease and Science. Presently, he is actively involved in management of patients with gastric and esophageal cancers, morbid obesity and other Upper GI disorders. 

Prof Jimmy So

Prof Jimmy So graduated from Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991. He received his surgical training in National University Hospital, Singapore. He was trained in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Bariatric Surgery, Therapeutic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He received fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA. He was also appointed as visiting consultant surgeon in Esophageal and Gastric Surgery at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He established a multidisciplinary program for Esophageal and Gastric cancers in NUH in 2005. He is the pioneer in endoscopic surgery for early esophageal and gastric cancers, robotic surgery and Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Achalasia in Singapore.
 
Prof Jimmy So’s special interests are in gastric cancer, esophageal cancer and obesity. He has published more than 140 peer reviewed scientific papers. He received a Gold Award at the annual scientific meeting of the National Healthcare Group. He was invited regularly to speak at International Gastric Cancer Congress, Annual Scientific Meetings of Japanese Gastric Cancer Association and Korean International Gastric Cancer Week. He has also presented his works at American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery.
 
He is founding president of the Asia-Pacific Gastro-esophageal Cancer Congress in 2006. He is also a founding member of Asia-Pacific Bariatric Surgery Society. Prof So is a member of editorial board of medical journals such as Gastric Cancer, Journal of Gastric Cancer and Translational Medicine. He is a reviewer for a number of prestigious medical journals including New England Journal of Medicine, British Journal of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Surgical Endoscopy and Digestive Disease and Science. Presently, he is actively involved in management of patients with gastric and esophageal cancers, morbid obesity and other Upper GI disorders.