Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan will take over from Professor John Eu-Li Wong to helm the National University Health System (NUHS) from 1 January 2020. Formerly Dean of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Assoc Prof Yeoh is currently the Deputy Chief Executive of the NUHS.
“Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan is a distinguished clinician-scholar, educator and leader. This will hold him in good stead as he takes over the helm as the new Chief Executive,” said NUHS Board Chairman Mr Hsieh Fu Hua.
As Deputy Chief Executive, Assoc Prof Yeoh has been leading the clinical care planning and health system transformation for the NUHS. He is highly regarded among his peers for his leadership and well respected for his deep passion for the advancement of clinical care through research. He is the Lead Principal Investigator of the Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium, a national flagship research group; and also Chairman of the National Colorectal Screening Committee of the Health Promotion Board (HPB) and the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Assoc Prof Yeoh is concurrently a Senior Consultant at the National University Hospital’s Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In recognition of his multifaceted contributions to healthcare and the medical profession in Singapore, Assoc Prof Yeoh was awarded the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award by the Ministry of Health in 2013, and conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2016.
Professor John Wong will continue to serve the NUHS as Special Advisor. Paying tribute to him, Mr Hsieh said, “We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for Professor John Wong’s leadership. In his distinguished 27-year career with the NUHS, Professor John Wong has served the organisation with great dedication and vision, and has been instrumental in transforming NUHS into the comprehensive and learning academic health system that it is today.”