Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Heart Specialist International Singapore
Dr Ong graduated with honours from the University of Cambridge and pursued his cardiology specialist training in London “golden circuit” of heart centres at Hammersmith, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals. He was appointed NHS cardiology consultant and Cathlab Director at the Lister Hospital and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust in 2006. He was subsequently elected as Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology in 2008.
After 23 years in England, Dr Ong moved to Singapore in 2009 and headed the Interventional Cardiology Service at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Within a decade, his team had transformed TTSH to become one of the best interventional cardiology centres in SE Asia.
Dr Ong is internationally renowned for his expertise in Primary Angioplasty to treat heart attack patients. He is the founder of the Asia Primary Angioplasty Congress (APAC) and the Asia Physiology and Coronary Imaging Course (APACi). He was also the Asia Champion of the Stent Save a Life initiative. These provided the ideal platform for specialists to exchange ideas and deliver better cardiac care in Asia.
Dr Ong is one of the few interventional cardiologists from Singapore to initiate his own multi-centre clinical trials studying hundreds of heart attack patients across Asia. He was principal investigators of more than 20 large scale randomised clinical trials. He has over 60 high impact scientific publications in international medical journals. In recognition of his contribution in the field of interventional cardiology Dr Ong is regularly invited to sit in organising committee of scientific meetings and advisory boards.
Senior Consultant, Head of Interventional Cardiology Service, Department of Cardiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Singapore
Dr Ho Hee Hwa is presently a Senior Consultant and Head of Interventional Cardiology Service in the Department of Cardiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He subspecializes in interventional cardiology and maintains a wide interest in the management of acute coronary syndrome, primary percutaneous coronary intervention and general cardiology.
Dr Ho obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1997. He attained membership in the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom (MRCP) in 2000 and completed his core cardiology training in Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong in 2004. Dr Ho undertook an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship program in 2006 at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell Medical Center, United States of America.
Dr Ho is a core clinical faculty member of the National Health Group (NHG) Cardiology Senior Residency Program and is involved in the teaching and mentoring of senior residents. He was the Head of Cardiology Clinical Research from 2012-2019 and had led the Department of Cardiology to embark on several clinical trials and studies. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed international journals and a regular peer-reviewer for several medical journals.