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Chong Shu-Ling, MD

Senior Staff Physician, KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Dr Chong Shu-Ling is a Senior Staff Physician in the Emergency Department of KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the larger paediatric tertiary hospital in Singapore. She is an adjunct assistant professor with the Duke-NUS (National University of Singapore) Medical School. She obtained her Masters in Public Health in the Harvard Chan School of Public Health funded by the National Medical Research Council while on fellowship. Her research interests are specifically in utility of clinical prediction tools in the paediatric emergency department. She has also published on childhood injuries and traumatic brain injuries. She collaborates with paediatricians, emergency department physicians and paediatric intensivists in Singapore and other Asian countries and is leading a number of ongoing studies.

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Marcus Ong, MD

Director, Singapore General Health

Prof Marcus Ong is a Senior Consultant, Director of Research, and Clinician Scientist at the Department of Emergency Medicine in Singapore General Hospital.  He is also the Director of HSR Singhealth; Professor and Director, Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR), Duke-NUS Medical School. Prof Ong also serves as Medical Director, Unit for Prehospital Emergency Care (UPEC) and Senior Consultant, Ministry of Health, Hospital Services Division. Chairman, Pan Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS).


Prof Ong is extensively involved in national and international research related to pre-hospitals emergency care, health services research, and medical devices. His research addressed issues such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), improving ambulance deployment, acute myocardial infarction care and emergency care, etc.  He has patented inventions using Heart Rate Variability for risk prediction of acutely ill patients and cooling solutions for therapeutic hypothermia.  Prof Ong has been awarded multiple national research grants and has accumulated over $47 million in research grants for his studies which include geospatial diseases mapping, clinical drug trials, resuscitation and cardiovascular sciences, pre-hospital emergency care, and biomedical engineering.  He has published close to 230 papers in both local and international journals.

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