Dr Cheong Wei Kuen is a Consultant in Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases and has been an Endoscopist since 1990. Previously with Singapore General Hospital's (SGH) Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, he entered private practice in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in 2000.
In 1983, Dr Cheong graduated among the top 6 in his medical class with an MBBS from the National University of Singapore and was awarded the Mickie Prize for Surgery at the Final MBBS exam. In 1988 he obtained his Masters Degree in Internal Medicine and also became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom). He was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) in 1999 and chose to undergo advanced training in Toronto Canada from 1991-1992, with special emphasis on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis), bowel failure (short bowel syndrome , malabsorption), and Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN). His work has seeded the establishment of specialist clinics for such diseases in SGH, in addition to overseeing, formalising and training the multidisciplinary team running the hospital wide TPN service of SGH from 1993-2000. He was awarded the Harry M Vars Research Award for a paper on TPN related osteoporosis, a piece of research work completed while he was overseas.
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