A/Prof John Wong is the Head of Department of Psychological Medicine at the National University Hospital (NUH) and National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also the current President of the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He is also the appointed Director of NUS Mind Science Center, which focus on building cognitive and emotional resilience across age continuum in the community, through community based program and technology innovation.
A Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, also trained in General and Trauma Psychiatry, A/Prof Wong obtained his MBBS from NUS and did specialty training at the Singapore National University Hospital, Institute of Mental Health and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He was a Visiting Fellow in Trauma Psychiatry at the Uniformed Service University F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, USA, and Child Psychiatry Fellowship at the Guy’s Hospital Bloomfield Clinic and Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He has a special interest in Trauma Psychiatry, ADHD, Autism and Developmental Psychiatry.
He was the Head of SAF Military Psychiatrists, Senior Medical Officer (Healthcare) and Chief Medical Corps of Singapore Armed Forces, where he directed the training development of SAF Psychological Trauma Management and commissioning of the second generation of web based electronic medical record system (eMR) for the armed forces, both a first in the country.
A/Prof Wong is an established clinician and health care leader, with a wide repertoire of clinical skills and experiences in psychiatry, community care, medical education, child psychiatry research, healthcare and organizational management. He has contributed actively towards psychiatry training of undergraduate medical students, post-graduate training, having served as Clinical Teacher, and is now an Associate Professor with the Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. He has won many awards and honors at the institutional and national level. Some of his notable past achievements include Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence for AY 2013/2014 and the Lee Kim Tah Lecture Award in 2016.