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Clinical Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym is the Medical Director of Singapore’s National Healthcare Group Eye Institute (NHGEI) and the Clinical Director of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI). CHI is an open co-learning network organization, primarily focused on healthcare workforce transformation.

He is also the Pro-Tem Chief of the Ophthalmology Department at the upcoming Woodlands Health Campus, while continuing to serve as a Senior Consultant in Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department and as a member of the hospital’s Medical Board. 

From 2008-2015, he was Clinical Director of NHG 1-Health, a community ambulatory surgery centre, where he led and sustained the design and practice of a streamlined cataract surgery value-added process (VAP).

A/Prof Wong obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and his Masters degree in Medicine (Ophthalmology) in 1999.

A/Prof Wong was awarded Singapore’s Ministry of Health Manpower Development Programme scholarship in 2002, and underwent his clinical fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK, where his sub-specialty training focused on optic nerve head imaging in glaucoma. His research projects, covering topics such as glaucoma surgery, anterior segment imaging and therapeutics have been published in major peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences such as ARVO.

A/Prof Wong plays an active role in the training and education of junior ophthalmologists in Singapore, and his efforts were with multiple Best Teacher Awards. He has been mentor to four clinical fellows and has been a course instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, the World Glaucoma Congress and the European Glaucoma Society Congress.

His efforts in quality patient care have also been recognized with Singapore’s Excellent Service Star Award in 2006. His current appointments as Critical Incident Manager and Open Communication instructor reflects his keen interest in the area of patient communication.

In 2013, A/Prof Wong received the Distinguished Service Award from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for Eye and Vision Health, and in 2014 he was the proud recipient of the National Healthcare Group Outstanding Citizenship Award.

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