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Dr Lai Wai Kwan, Vincent

Dr Lai Wai Kwan, Vincent
Dr Lai Wai Kwan, Vincent
  • Gastro, Liver and Surgical Centre (GLSC)

    Address

    6 Napier Road #03-02
    Gleneagles Medical Centre
    Singapore 258499

    Tel
    Fax
    6722 0693
  • Specialty

    • Gastroenterology
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Sheffield, England
    • Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London, UK
    • Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Languages Spoken

    • English

Background

  • Dr Vincent Lai is a gastroenterologist and liver specialist practising at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. His main clinical interests are in liver failure, viral hepatitis and liver transplantation. He is also trained in therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
  • Dr Lai attained his basic medical degree from the University of Sheffield in England in 1993. He had 5 years of specialist training in gastroenterology and 5 years of subspecialty training in hepatology in Birmingham, UK, which has one of the largest liver transplant units in Europe. During this time, he gained much exposure to general and transplant hepatology, with a particular interest in the management of acute liver failure and viral hepatitis.
  • In 2002, Dr Vincent Lai was awarded the prestigious Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellowship. He was accredited by the Specialist Accreditation Board in Gastroenterology in England in 2006. He attained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Birmingham in 2007, with his research on investigating liver immunity in viral hepatitis. Dr Lai was also actively involved in the care of patients with acute liver failure and the use of liver dialysis during this period.
  • Dr Lai was a consultant in a teaching hospital prior to his return to Singapore in 2008. As a consultant hepatologist at the Derby NHS Foundation Trust Hospital from 2006 to 2008, Dr Lai helped further the development of the provision of viral hepatitis services in Derby. During his tenure, he not only obtained a grant from the Trust for a study in infection in liver patients, but was also actively involved in medical research.
  • Since coming back to Singapore in 2008, Dr Lai has been actively involved in both cadaveric and living donor liver transplantation. He has published extensively in viral immunology and in the area of acute liver failure.
  • Dr Lai has had comprehensive training in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology, and in the investigation and management of gastrointestinal and liver conditions. His research interests are in the adaptive and innate immunity in patients with liver disease, particularly in patients with viral hepatitis and liver failure.

Awards

  • Midland Gastroenterology Society Astra Prize
  • Investigator Award
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver Travel Award
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Travel Award

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