Academic Profile

Teaching

2002-07 Clinical tutor for undergraduate medical students, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital
2002-06  Clinical tutor for undergraduate dental students, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital
2004 Clinical tutor for Master Nursing Students, Singapore
2005-10 Endoscopy training of AST Gastroenterology trainees
2007-10  Mentor for Medical Officers and Medicine BST Trainees, appointed by Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital
2009  Chief Coordinator at NUH for PACES MRCP
2009 Organizer and co-Director of Interactive Workshop on Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy: “From Basic To Advanced” organized in conjunction with Boston International Endoscopy Course

Reviewer of Manuscripts

2008 Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
2009 Journal of Pancreas

Professional Memberships

1997 to present Member of Gastroenterological Society of Singapore
2002 to present Member of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Research

1995 – 1999 Ph.D. thesis on gastric cancer: Association of nitric oxide with p53 and cyclooxygenase in gastric cancer
1999 - 2001 Gerbal model of Helicobacter pylori infection
2004 - 2010 Endoscopic surveillance interval for patients with Helicobacter pylori – associated gastritis and intestinal metaplasia (co-PI)
2002 – 2004 Association between mutation in NOD2 gene expression and inflammatory bowel disease in Asian patients (Principal Investigator)
2004 – 2010 Gastric Cancer Epidemiology, Clinical and Genetics Programme (GCEP) Cohort Study of Patients at High Risk of Gastric Cancer, co-PI
2005 – 2010 A Randomised Trial of Confocal Endomicroscopy versus Non-Targeted Biospy for the Detection of Intestinal Metaplasia in Patients at High Risk of Gastric Cancer (Random-CEGCEP), co-PI
2007 A Randomized Study Comparing Endoscopic Video-Autofluorescence Imaging followed by Narrow Band Imaging with Standard Videoendoscopy for the Detection of High Risk Lesions of Stomach, co-PI
2008- 2010 A Phase 3, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Blinded, Multicenter Study of the Induction and Maintenance of Clinical Response and Remission by MLN0002 in Patients with Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis; Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Principal investigator