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Prof Ng Wai Hoe

Prof Ng Wai Hoe

​MBBS, MD (NUS), FRACS (Neurosurgery), FAMS

Research Interest:
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurotechnology
  • Surgical navigation

Clinical Appointments

  • Group Chief Executive Officer SingHealthSingHealth
  • Senior Consultant Department of Neurosurgery National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute


Professor Ng Wai Hoe is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at SingHealth and Senior Consultant with the Department of Neurosurgery at National Neuroscience Institute (NNI). He was previously Deputy Group CEO (Strategy & Planning) of SingHealth, CEO of Changi General Hospital, Medical Director of NNI, Academic Chair of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Neuroscience Academic Clinical Programme as well as Deputy Chairman of the SingHealth Medical Board.

Prof Ng is a neurosurgeon with clinical interests in neurosurgical oncology (brain tumours), stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery.

He was a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and underwent residency training in Singapore (NNI) and Australia (Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Children's Hospital). He underwent subspecialty training at the Royal Melbourne and Royal Children's Hospital in Neuro-Oncology, Toronto Western Hospital in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) in Paediatric Neurosurgery. He was also a Sugita Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Nagoya University.

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Group Chief Executive Officer, SingHealth
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, NNI
  • Professor (Regular Rank), Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Chairman, Neurosurgery Residency Advisory Committee (RAC) 
  • Member, Surgery-in-General (SIG) Residency Advisory Committee (RAC)
  • Member, Neuro-Oncology Committee, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)


  • ​MBBS
  • MD (NUS)
  • FRACS (Neurosurgery)
  • FAMS


  • Most People Focused CEO, HR Excellence Awards (Singapore), 2023
  • The Public Administration Medal (Gold) (COVID-19), 2022
  • The Long Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Setia), 2020
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Awards, 2017
  • Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship, College of Surgeons, 2017
  • Long Service Award (20 Years), SingHealth, 2016
  • GCEO Outstanding Clinician Award, SingHealth, 2014
  • Sugita Scholarship, Nagoya University, 2010
  • Khoo Clinician Scholar Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School, 2009
  • Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Fellowship, SingHealth, 2008
  • Singapore Millenium Foundation (SMF) Fellowship, 2003
  • Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Fellowship, Ministry of Health, 2001

Research Studies

  • Principle Investigator: NMRC-NIG: Investigating role of electrical subthalamic and pallidal stimulation of the brain on the expression of GDNF family of ligands and GFRα receptor splice isoform and neurogenesis.
  • Principle Investigator: Agency for Science, Technology & Research Science & Engineering Research Council Neurodevice Inter-RI Programme: Wireless Fully-Implantable Neuroprobe Microsystem for Motor Prosthesis & Neuroscience. Project IX: Nonhuman Primate Experiments.
  • Principle Investigator: Agency for Science, Technology & Research Science & Engineering Research Council Neurodevice Inter-RI Programme: Wireless Fully-Implantable Neuroprobe Microsystem for Motor Prosthesis & Neuroscience Phase 2.


  • Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells suppress human glioma growth through inhibition of angiogenesis, IAW Ho, HC Toh, WH Ng, YL Teo, CM Guo, KM Hui, PYP Lam, Stem cells 31 (1), 146-155, 2013
  • Diffusion-weighted MR imaging: diagnosing atypical or malignant meningiomas and detecting tumor dedifferentiation, VA Nagar, JR Ye, WH Ng, YH Chan, F Hui, CK Lee, CCT Lim, American Journal of Neuroradiology 29 (6), 1147-1152, 2008
  • Matrix metalloproteinase 1 is necessary for the migration of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells toward human glioma, IAW Ho, KYW Chan, WH Ng, CM Guo, KM Hui, P Cheang, PYP Lam, Stem cells 27 (6), 1366-1375, 2009
  • Comparison of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and perfusion-weighted imaging in presurgical grading of oligodendroglial tumors, M Xu, SJ See, WH Ng, E Arul, MF Back, TT Yeo, CCT Lim, Neurosurgery 56 (5), 919-926, 2005
  • Augmented reality neurosurgical planning and navigation for surgical excision of parasagittal, falcine and convexity meningiomas, D Low, CK Lee, LLT Dip, WH Ng, BT Ang, I Ng, British journal of neurosurgery 24 (1), 69-74, 120
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