Reuben Wong

Reuben Wong

Biography

Gastroenterologist
Gutcare

Reuben is an Associate Professor of Medicine, and adjunct faculty at the National Univeristy of Singapore. Apart from being a practising specialist in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, he is also a Fellow of the American Gastroeneterological Assocation, Royal College of Physicians and Academy of Medicine (Singapore) and a Rome Foundation Fellow.

In his near two decades of public service, he introduced High Resolution Esophageal Manometry to and grew the utility of pH-Impedence testing in Singapore. He is also actively involved in drafting the new language for both upper and lower gut motility testing, and sits on both the International Anorectal Physiology Workgroup, and the Esophageal Chicago IV Revision Committee. He was also involved with the SAGES POEMS guidelines workgroup, and is a co-chair on the Rome V Chapter Committee.

Reuben has a keen subspeciality interest in the field of IBS, chronic constipation and gut motility, as well as being recognised for his work on quality improvement in colon cancer screening. He was part of the Rome Global Study workgroup, and lectures with the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics. He has an active interest in the realm of gut microbiota, and was part of the team that introduced Fecal Microbiota Transplantation to Singapore.

He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters; and is regularly invited as a key opinion leader to speak and chair sessions at international scientific meetings and workshops, as well as sitting on medical advisory boards and national committees. His research has garnered awards and been presented and cited at international conferences.

With his passion for education, Reuben is actively involved in post-graduate teaching, and leads GIMotility, an internationally renowned upper and lower motility hands-on teaching course.