Tien Yin Wong, Tsinghua University, China
Talk: Healthcare technology in the post-COVID-19 new normal: The road ahead
Prof Wong is an ophthalmologist and physician‐scientist who completed medical school at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. In 2022, he took up a new position as Chair Professor and Founding Head of Tsinghua Medicine at Tsinghua University, China. Over the past two decades, Prof Wong has served in multiple leadership positions in Singapore and Australia. His last position was Arthur Lim Professor and Medical Director of the Singapore National Eye Center, one of the largest tertiary eye‐care hospital in Asia and globally. Prof Wong has also served as Chair of Departments of Ophthalmology at NUS and University of Melbourne, Australia.
Prof Wong is a retinal specialist, with a research portfolio on retinal diseases and ocular imaging, including AI. He has published >1,400 peer‐reviewed papers (h‐index 184), given >500 invited named, plenary, and symposium lectures globally, and received >US$100 million in grant funding. Prof Wong has been recognized with multiple international awards, including Arnall Patz Medal (Macula Society), the Alcon Research Institute Award, the Jose Rizal Medal (Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology). He has received Singapore’s President’s Science and Technology Award. He is an elected international (foreign) member of the US National Academy of Medicine.
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