A/Prof DAN Yock Young
Chair, University Medicine Cluster
National University Health System
Head, Department of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Senior Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
National University Hospital
Cancer Science Institute
Associate Faculty, GIS Partnership Programme
Genome Institute of Singapore
A/Prof Dan Yock Young obtained his basic medical degree (MBBS) from the National University of Singapore in 1994 and his internal medicine basic specialty degree in 1998 with a Master of Internal Medicine (MMED S’pore) and Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, MRCP (UK). He went on pursue advanced specialty training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and obtained his Gastroenterology fellowship from the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS S’pore) in 2003. He was awarded the A*STAR International Fellowship and he spent 2 years at University of Washington researching liver stem cells under the mentorship of Prof Nelson Fausto. This led to the award of his PhD degree from NUS in 2010.
He has vast clinical interests in Hepatology which includes viral hepatitis B and C, liver transplantation and liver cirrhosis. He is a clinician scientist and his research interests include cost effectiveness of clinical treatment, liver cancer oncogenesis, liver progenitor cells and their therapeutic applications.