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Ooi Peng Jin London Lucien



Education Qualifications: MBBS (NUS, Singapore), FRCSEd (Gen Surg) (RCS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom), FRCS (Gen Surg) (RCPS, Glasgow, United Kingdom), FCSHK (Hon) (CSHK, Hong Kong), MD (NUS, Singapore)

Professor Ooi is a senior surgical oncologist with specialisation in hepatobiliary and pancreatic (HPB) cancers. He started as a general surgeon with FRCSEd and FRCSG and exit certification in General Surgery before receiving advanced training in HPB surgery and liver transplantation as Senior Fellow in Australia.  He was instrumental in establishing the combined HPB service at SGH and NCCS which now has become the Department of Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery. He has a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) based on his work on liver cancer (HCC) and is involved extensively in various aspects of liver cancer research and clinical trials. He has trained many HPB surgeons in the region. He was also previously Chair of Surgery SGH, Deputy Director National Cancer Centre, inaugural Chair of Surgery ACP at SingHealth and founding Director SingHealth Transplant as well as being a pioneer at Duke-NUS.

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:

  • Chairman, TASC, MOH
  • Chief Examiner, General Surgery, MOH
  • Chief Examiner, ABMS (General Surgery)
  • Chairman, RAS Committee, MOH
  • Member, RAC, General Surgery, MOH
  • Numerous other committees and scientific advisory boards at International, National, Regional and Institutional levels covering diverse areas in administration, research, education and training.


  • National Outstanding Clinician Mentor, National Medical Excellence Award 2019
  • Outstanding Faculty, RISE Awards 2016
  • ASA 20th ACS Oration 2015
  • Arthur Li Gold Medal Oration, CSHK 2014
  • National Day LSA 2014
  • Visionary Leader, SingHealth Excellence Award 2012
  • ASA Lecture 2012
  • Pioneer Award, Duke-NUS 2011
  • PB Desai 25th Anniversary Oration Gold Medal Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2007
  • Courage Medal, Ministry of Health 2003
  • 3rd Yahya Cohen Gold Medal Lecturer, Academy of Medicine Singapore 1998
  • Numerous Research Grant Awards and Service Quality Awards

Leadership positions / roles in Education: 

  • Associate Dean, Admissions, Recruitment and Financial Aid, Duke-NUS Medical School
Research Interests: Liver cancer and its diagnosis and treatment, Pancreatic cancer and its diagnosis and treatment, Cancer biomarker discovery

Professor Ooi has more than 280 peer reviewed publications and books.