A/Prof Gwee Kok Ann
Adjunct Associate Professor
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
A/Prof Gwee Kok Ann is Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore and practices at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. He obtained his medical degree in 1985 from the National University of Singapore, his certification in gastroenterology in 1995, and his PhD in 1998 from the University of Sheffield. His thesis on post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome is one of the early works in this field.
His areas of research include the epidemiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) in Asia, the roles of melatonin, sleep disturbance and non-celiac gluten sensitivity in IBS, and the effect of H pylori eradication in dyspepsia.
A/Prof Gwee is the immediate past president of the Asian Neurogastroenterology & Motility Association, and he led the Asian Consensus on IBS, the Asian Guidelines on Management of Chronic Constipation and the development of the Enhanced Asian Rome 3 Questionnaire. He is also the chair of the Rome-Asian Working Team on Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, sub-committee chair of the Rome Foundation Multinational, Cross-cultural Research Working Team, and a member of the Rome IV chapter committee for Design of Treatment Trials. He received the Rome Foundation Research Award 2014 for his proposal “The Chinese and Caucasian Brain Study: a neuro-anthropological evaluation of the Rome III Criteria”.