Dr Ho Gay Hui

Dr Ho Gay Hui

Last updated 31 Oct 2023

Key Achievements

  • Established the breast cancer survivorship programme at the National Cancer Centre Singapore in 2021
  • Led the breast service at the National Cancer Centre Singapore in 2006


Dr Ho Gay Hui is a general surgeon at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore.

She has a special interest in breast surgery, and is experienced in performing surgeries such as breast-preserving lumpectomy, skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and resection of a chest wall cancer recurrence.

In addition, she performs various types of breast biopsies such as minimally invasive vacuum-assisted needle biopsy/excision, excision of milk ducts (microdochectomy), localisation and excision of impalpable breast changes, and microcalcifications. She also treats benign conditions such as breast infection/abscess and gynaecomastia.

Before joining private practice, she led the breast service at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS).

Dr Ho graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She obtained her fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in general surgery and a doctorate in medicine. She trained in the breast service in the department of surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA.

Upon her return to Singapore, Dr Ho developed her interest in breast surgery. At NCCS, she established the breast cancer survivorship programme to provide breast cancer survivors with holistic long-term follow-up care. She has more than 25 years of experience in the diagnosis and management of benign breast conditions and breast cancer.

She was also the designated surgeon at NCCS for BreastScreen Singapore (the national breast screening programme) and served on the accreditation team.

She has won numerous accolades for her dedicated care and commitment to patients, including the prestigious SingHealth GCEO Excellence Award, Outstanding Clinician Award and the Healthcare Humanity Award.

Dr Ho is also involved in breast cancer research and has published in many international journals including Cancer, Nature Genetics, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, and Clinical Cancer Research.

Besides her clinical work, Dr Ho was an adjunct associate professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and a senior clinical lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. She was also a clinical physician faculty member in the SingHealth general surgery residency programme.

She is passionate about public education on breast cancer screening, treatment and survivorship, and has organised public forums, outdoor activities and breast cancer survivorship workshops. She has spoken at breast cancer-related talks, contributed to articles in magazines, and participated in media interviews on TV and radio.

Awards and honours

  • 2011
    Healthcare Humanity Award
    Outstanding Clinician Award
    SingHealth GCEO Excellence Award
  • 2008
    SGH Service with a Heart Award
  • 2005
    SGH Service with a Heart Award
  • 2004
    SGH Service with a Heart Award
    Excellence Service Award (Gold)
  • 2003
    NCCS C.A.R.E. Excellence Award

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