Prof Lawrence Ho
Professor of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Head and Senior Consultant
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
National University Hospital, Singapore
Professor Ho is Professor of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Senior Consultant, National University Hospital; and Director, Centre for Innovation in Healthcare, National University Health System. Besides being an accomplished endoscopist who has been invited to perform live case demonstrations in numerous international endoscopy workshops, he is an established international key opinion leader, being conferred the honorary International Life Membership of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India, and made Fellow of Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, to recognize his significant contributions to the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Experienced in spearheading collaboration between researchers in Asia, he was the Founding Chairman of the Asian EUS Group. He was also founding Chair of the Gut & Obesity in Asia (“Go Asia”) Workgroup, and the USA NIH-NCS initiated Asian Barrett’s Consortium.
A proven clinician innovator and experienced entrepreneur, he co-invented the Master and Slave Transluminal Endoscopic Robot (MASTER), which has since been spun-off into the start-up, Endomaster Pte Ltd. He also founded two other start-up companies, Endofotonics Pie Ltd, a molecular AI based realtime diagnostic system, and Endopil Pte Ltd, an ingestible weight loss balloon capsule. He received the Singapore President’s Technology Award in 2012. He has held 6 US-granted patents in medtech products.
He is the immediate past Vice Dean (Research), School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He was President of Gastroenterological Society of Singapore in 2005. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the medical profession as a leading expert, the Ministry of Heath Singapore awarded him the prestigious Distinguished Senior Clinician award 2017. He was conferred the National Day Award 2017, Public Administration Medal (Bronze), by the President of the Republic of Singapore, for his distinguished service to public administration. He has published more than 280 peer-reviewed papers.