Professor John Eu-Li Wong, Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences, is Senior Vice President (Health Innovation & Translation) at the National University of Singapore.
A medical oncologist-haematologist, Prof Wong obtained his MBBS from NUS and did his residency and fellowship at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, where he was the Chief Resident in Medicine, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
He is actively involved in the development of Biomedical Sciences as a key pillar of Singapore's economy, as well as the development of Singapore's first academic health system linking the National University Hospital and NUS' medical, public health, dental, and nursing schools under one unified governance. Prof Wong represents Singapore in the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers and the Association of Academic Health Centers – International. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Personalized and Precision Medicine, the Nature Index Panel of Senior Medical Advisors, the International Editorial Board of the American Journal of Medicine, and the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Medical Association. He jointly founded the Cancer Therapeutics Research Group, a multinational consortium of nine academic institutions, and has served as a member of the International Education Council for Molecular Targeted Therapy for Cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology International Affairs Committee, and the International Oncology Foundation Advisory Board.
Prof Wong's research interests are in the development of new drugs, new treatment strategies and differences between Asian and Caucasian cancers.
He was awarded the Degree of Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2019; Singapore National Day Awards 2016 - Public Administration Medal (Gold); Singapore’s President’s Science & Technology Medal in 2014; the Outstanding Service Award from the National University of Singapore in 2013; recognised by the NUS Medical Society in 2011 for his contributions to medical student education; the Singapore Medical Association Lecturer in 2010; the Sass Foundation Award in conjunction with MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2010; the National Outstanding Clinician Award in 2009 by the Ministry of Health; the Singapore National Day Awards 2005 - Public Administration Medal (Silver); and a Special Letter of Commendation from the Singapore Armed Forces in 1983. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and London, and the American College of Physicians. He was elected as an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine in 2019.
Senior Vice President (Health Innovation and Translation)
National University of Singapore (NUS)