Prof Pierce Chow National Cancer Centre Singapore

Prof Pierce Chow is an academic surgeon and Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School. He is concurrently Senior Consultant Surgeon at the National Cancer Centre Singapore and the Singapore General Hospital, NMRC Senior Clinician Scientist, adjunct Faculty and Senior Group Leader at the Genome Institute of Singapore and Research Director at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology. He received his PhD from the National University of Singapore and trained in Liver Transplantation with Professor Russell Strong in Australia. In 1997, he co-founded the Asia-Pacific Hepatocellular Carcinoma (AHCC) Trials Group and has been the protocol chair of 7 prospective multi-national studies that have involved 54 sites and 17 countries and territories.

Prof Chow was Director of the Department of Experimental Surgery (DES) at the Singapore General Hospital from 2001 – 2007 and started the first IACUC in Singapore. During his tenure he expanded capabilities at DES to include an off-site non-human primate facility and the Singapore General Hospital became the first non-US military institution to achieve AAALAC accreditation in South-East Asia. DES evolved to become the SingHealth Experimental Medicine Centre (SEMC).

Prof Chow was conferred the NMRC National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award in 2012 for improving clinical outcomes with his research on Liver Cancer. In 2016 Prof Chow was awarded the NMRC TCR grant for the Flagship Program in Liver Cancer in and in 2017 a BMRC IAF-PP grant to develop a patient-specific diagnostic and predictive platform for liver cancer. In 2020 he was awarded an A*STAR IAF-ICP grant to conduct a nation-wide cohort study do develop diagnostics for early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma in in high-risk patients.

Prof Chow is a active in medical education and was the inaugural course director of the Human Structure and Function course at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore.  He is currently the inaugural Program Director of the PhD Program in Clinical Sciences at Duke-NUS.