A/Prof YEOH Khay Guan
Senior Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
National University Hospital
Deputy Chief Executive
National University Health System
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Dr Yeoh is concurrently Deputy Chief Executive (Academic Enterprise), National University Health System and Dean of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He practises as a Senior Consultant at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National University Hospital (NUH).
Dr Yeoh’s research interest is in enhancing the early detection of gastric and colorectal cancers. He is the Lead Principal Investigator of the Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium, a national flagship research group, which aims to improve the outcomes for gastric cancer by early detection, improving treatment and advancing the understanding of gastric carcinogenesis. He has published over 135 peer-reviewed papers in international journals. He also chairs the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee of the Health Promotion Board, Ministry of Health, which recommends guidelines for the national colorectal screening programme in Singapore.
Dr Yeoh received his MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) from NUS in 1987. He trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at NUH. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Glasgow, and a member of the American Gastroenterology Association and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He also serves as a reviewer for several journals and grant funding agencies. He has received several international awards for his research work, including the Nishi-Takahashi Lectureship at the 9th International Gastric Cancer Conference in 2011 and the Emerging Leader Lectureship award by the Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Foundation in 2006.