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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, National University of 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 of Singapore (Gastroenterology)
    • Fellow at the Centre for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Languages Spoken

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

Background

  • Dr Reuben Wong is a gastroenterologist practising at Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital, Singapore. His clinical expertise includes the treatment of reflux and swallowing disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gut microorganism, chronic constipation and diarrhoea.
  • Dr Wong completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore in 1998 and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK in 2004. He subsequently also became a fellow of the Academy of Medicine in Singapore, and of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK.
  • In 2008, Dr Wong was awarded the healthcare manpower development programme (HMDP) scholarship by the Ministry of Health, Singapore to pursue subspecialty training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. At the university's Centre for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, he trained in the management of functional gastrointestinal disorders, in oesophageal motility and in anorectal manometry (to evaluate patients with constipation or faecal incontinence), under the mentorship of Dr Douglas Drossman and Dr William Whitehead.
  • Dr Wong was previously a senior consultant and the clinical director of the gastrointestinal motility laboratory at the National University Hospital (NUH), where he helmed the functional gastroenterology clinic. He was also the director of undergraduate education for gastroenterology and hepatology. He continues to be a visiting consultant at NUH.
  • Dr Wong introduced the use of high-resolution manometry in Singapore to measure pressures in the gastrointestinal tract, which improves the diagnosis and management of oesophageal disorders. He also established the gastroenterology-psychology multidisciplinary service, which has provided an alternative treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. He was also part of the team that introduced fecal microbiota transplantation in Singapore, which is the transfer of faecal bacteria from a healthy individual to a recipient.
  • Dr Wong is part of the faculty of the International Anorectal Physiology Workgroup, which drafts new language and definitions for high-resolution anorectal manometry. He is also the president of the IBS Support Group in Singapore and a member of the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee, which seeks to improve colorectal cancer screening in Singapore. Dr Wong also volunteers on the committee for the St Andrew’s Home for the Aged.
  • Dr Wong has been involved in several research projects, which have been published in major journals such as Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He also regularly conducts international workshops in the field of neuro-gastroenterology, where he performs live motility demonstrations.
  • Aside from clinical work, Dr Wong is an adjunct associate professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in NUS.

Awards

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

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