Pierce ChowMBBS, MMed, FRCS, FAMS, PhD
Prof Pierce Chow is an NMRC Senior Clinician-Scientist and Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School. He is concomitantly Senior Consultant Surgeon in Surgical Oncology and in HPB and Transplant Surgery at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH) respectively.
Prof Chow graduated from the National University of Singapore and subsequently obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1994 at the conjoint FRCSE/MMed (Surgery) examination where he was the Gold Medallist. Following this, he completed a clinical fellowship in liver transplantation in Australia. He was conferred his PhD for his research on liver blood flow and regeneration in 2004.
Prof Chow has developed translational and clinical research programs in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) and is the director of the Academic Multi-Disciplinary Liver Cancer Clinic at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. He actively involved in preclinical and clinical research on brachytherapy in HCC and pancreatic cancers. He led the multidisciplinary team that developed BrachySil with engineers from PsiVida (Pte Ltd) and was the study director of the first-in-man clinical trial for the device. From 2001 – 7 he was a director of the Dept. of Experimental Surgery at SGH which evolved to be the SingHealth Experimental Medicine Centre. In 2012 he has conferred the National Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Award for his research on Hepatocellular Carcinoma.