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Professor John Eu-Li Wong

Chief Executive, National University Health System 

Isabel Chan Professor of Medical Sciences


Dr John Eu‐Li Wong, Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences, is Senior Vice President (Health Affairs) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Chief Executive of the National University Health System (NUHS), incorporating the National University Hospital, National University Cancer Institute, National University Heart Center, National University Center for Oral Health, the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Jurong Community Hospital, Jurong Medical Center, the National University Polyclinics and the National University of Singapore's medical, nursing, dental, and public health schools under one unified governance to develop a fully integrated academic health system.


He is actively involved in the development of Health and Biomedical Sciences as a key pillar of Singapore's economy and serves as a member of the National Health and Biomedical Sciences Executive Committee.


A medical oncologist‐haematologist, Dr Wong obtained his medical degree from NUS and did his residency and fellowship at the New York Hospital‐Cornell Medical Center, where he was the Chief Resident in Medicine, and Memorial Sloan‐Kettering Cancer Center. He has previously served as Director of the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore; Chairman, Medical Board National University Hospital; Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Vice President (Life Sciences) and Vice Provost (Academic Medicine), National University of Singapore. He has also served as Chairman, Board of Directors, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore and serves on the Singapore Medical Council.


Dr Wong was awarded the Singapore National Day Awards 2016 ‐ Public Administration Medal (Gold); Singapore’s President’s Science & Technology Medal in 2014; the Outstanding Service Award from the National University of Singapore in 2013; recognised by the NUS Medical Society in 2011 for his contributions to medical student education; the Singapore Medical Association Lecturer in 2010; the Sass Foundation Award in conjunction with MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2010; the National Outstanding Clinician Award in 2009 by the Ministry of Health; the Singapore National Day Awards 2005 ‐ Public Administration Medal (Silver); and a Special Letter of Commendation from the Singapore Armed Forces in 1983. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and London, and the American College of Physicians.


He is involved in the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers where he was Past President of the World Health Summit in 2013, the Association of Academic Health Centers – International, the Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative, the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the International Editorial Board of the American Journal of Medicine, and the Advisory Board to the Government of Qatar on Academic Medicine. He was previously involved in the Global Agenda Council on Personalized & Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum, jointly founded the Cancer Therapeutics Research Group (CTRG), a consortium of eight academic institutions spanning 5 countries in Asia and Australia and served on the International Affairs Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.