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Dr Wong Kong Min, Reuben

Dr Wong Kong Min, Reuben
Dr Wong Kong Min, Reuben
  • gutCARE Digestive•Liver• Endoscopy Associates

    Address

    6 Napier Rd #10-07
    Gleneagles Medical Centre
    Singapore 258499

    Tel
    Fax
    6475 0335
  • gutCARE Digestive•Liver• Endoscopy Associates

    Address

    319 Joo Chiat Place #04-04
    Parkway East Medical Centre
    Singapore 427989

    Tel
    Fax
    6348 0685
  • gutCARE Digestive•Liver• Endoscopy Associates

    Address

    38 Irrawaddy Road #10-58
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    Singapore 329563

    Tel
    Fax
    6734 3458
  • Specialty

    • Gastroenterology
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Singapore
    • Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Gastroenterology), Singapore
    • Fellowship at the Center for Functional Gastrointestinal & Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Languages Spoken

    • Bahasa Indonesia
    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Hakka
    • Hokkien
    • Mandarin
    • Teochew

Background

  • Dr Reuben Wong is a gastrointestinal specialist currently practising at Gleneagles, Mount Elizabeth Novena and Parkway East Hospital. His forte is in reflux and swallowing disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gut microbiota, chronic constipation and diarrhoea.
  • Dr Wong introduced the use of High Resolution Manometry in Singapore to measure pressures in the gastrointestinal tract, enabling new clinical insight into the diagnosis and management of oesophageal disorders. He also established the Gastroenterology-Psychology multi-disciplinary service, which has provided an alternative treatment approach to IBS. He was also part of the team that introduced Fecal Microbiota Transplantation locally.
  • In 2008, Dr Wong was awarded the Healthcare Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) scholarship by MOH to pursue his sub-specialty training at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders. There, he honed his skills in the management of complex functional gastrointestinal disorders within a multi-disciplinary setting, and trained in oesophageal motility and anorectal manometry testing, under the mentorship of Professors Douglas Drossman and William Whitehead of the Rome Foundation. He also undertook and initiated several research projects, a number of which have culminated in widely-cited key publications in major journals such as Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology and the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
  • Upon his return, Dr Wong helmed the Functional Gastroenterology Clinic and took on the mantle as Clinical Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Laboratory at the National University Hospital (NUH). In addition, Dr Wong was actively involved in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, and was the Director of Undergraduate Education for Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Prior to joining private practice, Dr Wong served as a Senior Consultant in NUH and Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He remains an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS), and a visiting consultant at NUH.
  • Dr Wong has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is also an invited reviewer for both local and international medical journals, and is regularly invited to speak at both international scientific meetings and public education forums. His research has been presented at international conferences and he has received several research grants. In recognition of his achievements, he has received several accolades both locally and internationally, including 3 Young Investigator Awards, a Ministry of Health Quality Improvement Merit Award and a Leadership in Academic Medicine Award.
  • Dr Wong is currently faculty on the International Anorectal Physiology Workgroup, which seeks to draft the new language and definitions for High Resolution Anorectal Manometry. He is also a member of the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee, which works to improve colorectal cancer screening in Singapore.
  • A firm believer of education to improve patient outcomes, Dr Wong regularly conducts international workshops in the field of neuro-gastroenterology where he performs live motility demonstrations. He remains committed to educating the next generation of doctors for Singapore through his work in teaching and curriculum development.
  • Dr Wong’s commitment to patient care has won him numerous reviews and accolades, including an EXSA Gold and Sunny Side Up care awards. His passion for public advocacy sees him serving as President of the IBS Support Group of Singapore. On the volunteer front, he also serves on the committee for the St Andrew’s Home for the Aged and on the St Andrew’s Cathedral Servers’ Guild.

Awards

  • 2013 Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine/Dept of Medicine Phase II Best Teacher Award
  • 2012 Ministry of Health National Healthcare Quality Improvement Merit Award
  • 2012 NUHS Way Clinical Pathway Improvement Program (CPIP) Merit Award
  • 2009 Young Investigator’s Award (Gold) in Clinical Research – NHG Annual Scientific Congress
  • 2009 NUHS Leadership in Academic Medicine Award (NLAM)
  • 2008 Health Manpower Development Plan Award
  • 2007 NUH Sunny-Side-Up Service Award
  • 2006 Posters of Distinction (3 posters awarded) – GIHep Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 2006 Young Investigator’s Award – 6th Asia Pacific Digestive Week
  • 2005 Young Investigator’s Award (2nd prize) – 15th Asia Pacific Association for Study of the Liver
  • 1995 Singapore Medical Association and Medical Society Excellence Award (Community Service)
  • 1993 AIA National Achievement Awards (for excellence in Community Service)

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