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​​Dr Ho graduated from the National University of Singapore and underwent postgraduate training in histopathology, gaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom (UK). Subsequently, he obtained the Health Manpower Development Plan fellowship to pursue subspecialty training in breast pathology at the Nottingham Breast Institute (UK) under the tutelage of Professor Ian Ellis. Dr Ho is also a Member of the International Academy of Cytology and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

Apart from diagnostic pathology work, Dr Ho also actively participates in laboratory safety and quality matters, chairing the department’s Quality Technical Committee. For many years, he has been involved in the audit of BreastScreen Singapore reading and assessment centres across the country and also serves on the Operations Committee, BreastScreen Singapore, Health Promotion Board. 

Dr Ho’s research interests are mainly in the area of breast cancer and pre-cancerous lesions of the breast. He has been actively collaborating with colleagues in all aspects of breast cancer research, and has published widely in peer-reviewed international pathology and breast journals. As a member of the National Healthcare Group (NHG) domain specific research ethics review board, Dr Ho regularly reviews research submissions in the fields of oncology, paediatrics and pathology. 

Besides research, Dr Ho mentors aspiring residents in the field of surgical pathology and cytopathology as faculty of the NHG Anatomic Pathology training programme and a member of its Program Evaluation Committee. Over the years, he has also taught pathology and surgical residents at various breast courses and presents regularly at the BreastScreen Singapore seminars. 


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