Dr Ng Wai Hoe is the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (Strategy & Planning) of SingHealth, Chief Executive Officer of Changi General Hospital (CGH) and Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School. He was previously Medical Director of the National Neuroscience Institute, Academic Chair of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Neuroscience Academic Clinical Programme and Deputy Chair of the SingHealth Medical Board. He has present and past national administrative responsibilities as Member of the Medical Device Advisory Committee (MDAC) with the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) Singapore, Member of the Medical Technology Advisory Council (MTAC) of the Ministry of Health (MOH), Member of Expert Panel on Human Potential Optimisation (Prenatal/Early Childhood Development) with the National Research Foundation (NRF), Co-Chairperson of the Workgroup to Review the Taking of Informed Consent and Singapore Medical Council Disciplinary Process with the MOH and Panel of Chairmen of Disciplinary Tribunal with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC).
His clinical practice focuses on neurosurgical oncology, epilepsy surgery and stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. He has interests in advanced neuro-imaging, intra-operative imaging, brain mapping and awake surgery. He is a member of the Neuro-oncology Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), recipient of the Sugita Fellowship (2010), GCEO Outstanding Clinician Award (2014) and Yahya Cohen Memorial Lecture (2017).
He has a keen academic interest and has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters mainly on neuro-oncology, functional neurosurgery and neurotechnology. He has been awarded research funding from the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) as Principle Investigator. He has an active grant in Neurodevice development which has been validated in a non-human primate and currently funded for a first-in-man clinical trial. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of several major neurosurgery journals such as the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, and CNS Oncology.
He is active in local and international neurosurgery education and is Chairman of the Neurosurgery Residency Advisory Committee (RAC), past Chairman of the Chapter of Neurosurgeons (Singapore), and member of the Education and Training Committee of the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ACNS). He is the Programme Director for the WFNS Post-Graduate Training Centre at NNI which offers fellowship training for young neurosurgeons from developing countries.
He graduated with MBBS from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (FAMS). He also has a Doctor of Medicine (MD) by research from NUS and executive MBA from INSEAD.