Dr Wang Yu Tien

Dr Wang Yu Tien

Cantonese, English, Malay, Mandarin
Last updated 02 Nov 2023

Key Achievements

  • Started the irritable bowel syndrome service at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
  • Director of the gut and liver laboratory/gastrointestinal function unit at SGH


Dr Wang Yu Tien is a gastroenterologist practising in Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.

He specialises in digestive, bowel and liver diseases, and his subspecialty interests lie in digestive function disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

He is experienced in the management of a wide range of gastrointestinal, digestive and liver diseases and specialises in digestive disorders such as heartburn, GERD and IBS, liver conditions like cirrhosis, Hepatitis A, B, and C, and fatty liver disease. 

Dr Wang is also experienced in performing advanced endoscopies such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy and polypectomy.

Dr Wang graduated from The University of Sydney in 2001, and completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine and advanced training in gastroenterology and hepatology in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in 2010. To further his interest in digestive function disorders, he completed a one-year fellowship at the Centre for Digestive Diseases at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK.

Previously, Dr Wang served as a senior consultant at the gastroenterology and hepatology department in SGH where he helped establish a multidisciplinary service to manage digestive function disorders which integrates medical, dietary and psychological therapy. During his time in SGH, he was also the director of the gastrointestinal function laboratory. He was also the core faculty and co-chairperson of the SingHealth gastroenterology training programme.

He is the current gastroenterology specialty editor for Singapore Medical Journal. His research in the field of gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndromes, clinical nutrition and digestive function disorders has been recognised by the New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch.

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