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Interview with Professor Wong Tien Yin, Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Centre


Synapse (Jan.4, 2015) – Few in Singapore have attempted a career like Professor Wong Tien Yin. A President Scholar in his younger days and a graduate of the National University of Singapore (NUS), Professor Wong also has a MPH and Ph.D in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. He is currently the Provost’s Chair Professor, Medical Director at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) as well as the Vice-Dean of Clinical Sciences at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

As one of the early “clinician scientists” in Singapore (before the term was more widely used), Professor Wong is an ophthalmologist who specialises in retinal diseases. His clinical and research work focus on diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, both of which are major causes of blindness globally. To date, he has published more than 900 peer-reviewed papers in various journals including Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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(Extracted with permission from Synapse Magazine)

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