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Dr Samuel Ow

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS, MRCP (UK), M.Med (Int Med), MPH


Medical Oncology

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Cancer Genetics

Special Interests:

Breast Cancer, Clinical Cancer Genetics

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Dr Samuel Ow is a Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist in the Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS). He obtained his medical degree from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, where he was awarded Distinction in Medicine, the Nestle Gold Medal, and placed on the Dean's List for his academic achievements. He received the Dean's Award for Outstanding House Officer of his entire cohort, and obtained the Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine) and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) on an MOHH Postgraduate Exam Scholarship. He subsequently successfully completed his specialty training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at NCIS where he served as Chief Registrar, and was also selected for the inaugural Singapore Chief Residency Program.

Dr Samuel Ow's clinical and research interests are in Breast Cancer and Clinical Cancer Genetics. He received a Master of Public Heath with concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on an Academic Medicine Development Award. During his time in Baltimore, USA, he also attended sessions at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is a co-investigator in several investigator-initiated and multi-national clinical trials, and has published his research in peer-reviewed journals. He is an alumnus of the Clinical Cancer Genetics Community of Practice Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment conducted by the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, and currently runs the Cancer Genetics Clinic at NCIS. He also sits on the committee for the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign at the institutional and national level, to help drive greater awareness for breast cancer screening and prevention in the general public.

Dr Samuel Ow strongly believes in the importance of training the next generation of physicians, and was previously Associate Program Director of the Medical Oncology Senior Residency Program at NCIS. He is an Assistant Professor on the Clinician-Educator track at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and currently sits in the national Residency Advisory Committee for Medical Oncology. He is active in medical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, and has been awarded for teaching excellence. On the administrative front, Dr Samuel Ow serves as Clinical Director of the Department of Haematology-Oncology, and is involved in improving processes to enhance clinical care in cancer patients. He is an advocate for multidisciplinary collaboration, and notably led a team from NCIS to win the Best Practice Medal (Care Redesign Category) at the National Healthcare Innovation and Productivity Medals.


  • 2019: Best Practice Medal (Care Redesign Category), National Healthcare Innovation and Productivity Medals 2019

Professional Memberships

  • Singapore Society of Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

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