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Tien Y Wong, MD, PhD

BIOGRAPHY

Founding Head and Chair Professor, Tsinghua Medicine, Beijing, China
Senior Advisor, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore

Prof Wong is a retinal specialist 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. He was previously Arthur Lim Professor and Medical Director of the Singapore National Eye Center and Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Prof Wong’s research spans epidemiology of retinal diseases and ocular imaging, including AI. He has published >1,400 peer-reviewed papers (h-index 168), given >500 invited named, plenary, and symposium lectures globally. 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 is an elected international (foreign) member of the US National Academy of Medicine.

WORDS

"Prof Brancato represented the pioneering generation of senior ophthalmologists who could link his vast clinical experience and clinical observations with new information from the emerging technology in our times (i.e., OCT). He was a giant in European retinal diseases. We will dearly miss him"