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WONG Tien Yin


  • NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Joint)
  • Vice Dean, Office of Clinical Sciences; Head, Academic Medicine Research Institute (AMRI), Duke-NUS (Primary)

Research Areas:

  • Epidemiology of eye diseases
  • Retinal imaging as a cardiovascular predictive tool

Teaching Areas:

  • General opthalmology

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • M.B.B.S. National University of Singapore, Singapore (1992)
  • M.P.H, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA (1997)
  • M.MED (Ophthalmology), National University of Singapore, Singapore (1999)
  • F.R.C.S.E., Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK (1999)
  • Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA (2002)
  • F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., Royal Australian & NZ College of Ophthalmologist (2004)

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • National University of Singapore Outstanding Researcher of the Year (2004)
  • Sandra Daugherty Award, American Heart Association, USA (2004)
  • Woodward Medal for Science and Technology, University of Melbourne, Australia (2005)
  • The Alcon Research Institute Award, USA (2006)
  • The Novartis Prize in Diabetes (Young Investigator), USA (2006)
  • The Commonwealth Minister of Health Award in Medical Research, Australia (2006)
  • AMGEN Medical Researcher of the Year, Australian Society for Medical Research (2007)
  • National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award, Ministry of Health, Singapore (2010)
  • President's Science Award, Singapore (2010)
  • Eisenhower Fellowship, USA (2013)
  • Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Award, NMRC (2014)

Career History:

  • Professor and Head, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne (2007-2008)
  • Consultant Opthalmologist, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore (2004-2007)
  • Senior Consultant Opthalmologist, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore (2007-present)
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Opthalmology, National University Health System, Singapore (2010-present)
  • Head, Department of Opthalmology and Medical Retina Service, National University Health System (2011-2014)

Administrative Leadership:

  • Chairman, Singapore Eye Research Institute (2014-present)
  • Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Centre (2014-present)
  • Vice Dean, Office of Clinical Sciences & Head of AMRI, Duke-NUS Medical School (2014-present)

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Board Member, National Medical Research Council, Singapore
  • President, College of Opthalmologists, Academy of Medicine Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Medical Council

Selected Publications:

  • Wong TY, Klein R, Couper DJ, et al. Retinal microvascular abnormalities and incident clinical strokes. The Atherosclerosis Risk in the Communities Study. Lancet 2001: 358: 1134-40.
  • Wong TY, Liew G, Tapp R, et al. Relation of fasting glucose and retinopathy for diagnosis of diabetes: three population-based cross-sectional studies. Lancet 2008; 371: 736-743.
  • Wong TY, Scott IU. Retinal vein occlusion. N Engl J Med. 2010; 363(22): 2135-44.
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