February 22, 2022
Professor Chong Yap Seng is the Chief Clinical Officer of SICS and the Founding Director of the A*STAR-NUS Singapore Centre for Nutritional Sciences, Metabolic Disease, and Human Development. He is also a Senior Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology with the National University Health System (NUHS), and the Dean of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in the National University of Singapore.
A clinician-scientist with special interest in foetal growth and early development, Professor Chong is the Lead Principal Investigator for Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) – a nationwide birth cohort study on pregnancies and early childhood development. Key discoveries on gestational diabetes and its impact on children has made systemic changes towards Singapore’s public health policy in a matter of months. Professor Chong was awarded the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award by the Ministry of Health in 2017.
Professor Chong received his MBBS, MMed (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) and MD from the National University of Singapore.
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