Dr. Ho Kok Tong

Gastroenterology

Credentials MBBS(UNSW) M.MED AM FRACP FACG Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Gastroenterology) Member of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Language English,Mandarin Chinese,Hokkien Dialect,Cantonese Dialect,Teochew Dialect
Background

After graduating from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1970 and spending 2 years residency in Sydney and Brisbane, I returned to join the Singapore Armed Forces as a medical officer. I became a medical trainee and was subsequently appointed lecturer in 1975 and later senior lecturer at the university department of medicine, the University of Singapore (SU) at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). I received endoscopy training at the Tokyo Medical and Dental College and at St. Mark’s Hospital, London. I became head of the division of gastroenterology and set up the endoscopy service at the university department of medicine. I was a pioneer endoscopist in this region.

I was actively involved in teaching of medical students, research and providing services to patients at SGH. In 1976, I was awarded the Commonwealth scholarship to work as a research fellow and an assistant to the world renowned hepatologist Professor Dame Shelia Sherlock at the Royal Free Hospital, London. I gained extensive experience in the management of liver diseases. I have published papers on peptic ulcer, hepatitis, other liver diseases, diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy. I have contributed a chapter of a book on the management of common gastroenterological problems.

In 1981, I resigned as a senior lecturer and consultant physician and gastroenterologist of the SGH for private practice at the newly established Mount Elizabeth Hospital. My areas of practice comprises of the management of peptic ulcers, gastrointestinal infections, diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, hepatitis B and C, and other liver diseases.

From 1981 to 1995, I was appointed a visiting consultant to Ministry of Health and was a member of accreditations of specialists (gastroenterology) of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Currently, I am an advisor and medical consultant to the Ren Ci Community Hospital, a charitable organization. I am also a consultant gastroenterologist to various private hospitals in Singapore.

Achievements
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of New South Wales 1970.
  • Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) 1974.
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians 1979.
  • Member of the Academy (AM) 1979.
  • Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology 1980.
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS) 1990.
  • Awarded Commonwealth scholarship 1976.
  • Visiting consultant to Ministry of Health 1981-1995.
  • Medical advisor and consultant to Ren Ci Hospital, Singapore since 1995.