Lawrence Khek-Yu Ho University Medicine Cluster, National University HSingapore

Lawrence Khek-Yu Ho University Medicine Cluster, National University HSingapore

Lawrence Khek-Yu Ho
Professor Ho is Professor of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Senior Consultant, National University Hospital; and Director, Centre for Innovation in Healthcare, National University Health System. Besides being an accomplished endoscopist, he is an international key opinion leader, being conferred the honorary International Life Membership of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India, and made Fellow of Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, to recognize his significant contributions to the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Experienced in spearheading collaboration between researchers in Asia, he was the founding Chairman of the Asian EUS Group. He also co-chairs Gut & Obesity in Asia (“Go Asia”) Workgroup, and the USA NIH-NCS initiated Asian Barrett’s Consortium. A proven clinician innovator and experienced entrepreneur, he co-invented the Master and Slave Transluminal Endoscopic Robot (MASTER), which has since been spun-off into the start-up, Endomaster. He also founded two other start-up companies, Endofotonics, a molecular AI based realtime diagnostic system, and Endopil, an ingestible weight loss balloon capsule. He received the Singapore President’s Technology Award in 2012. He is the immediate past Vice Dean (Research), School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is also past Head, Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He was President of Gastroenterological Society of Singapore in 2005. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the medical profession, the Ministry of Heath Singapore awarded him the prestigious Distinguished Senior Clinician award. He was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2017. He has published more than 260 peer-reviewed papers (H index Google Scholar, 60), more than 15 book chapters, co-edited 4 books, and held 6 US-granted patents in medtech products.
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