Associate Professor John Wong is Head, Department of Psychological Medicine at the National University Hospital (NUH) and National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the current President of the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and appointed Director of NUS Mind Science Center, which focus on building cognitive and emotional resilience across age continuum through community based program and technology innovation.
A Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, also trained in General and Trauma Psychiatry, Dr Wong obtained his MBBS from NUS and did specialty training at the Singapore National University Hospital, Institute of Mental Health and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He was a Visiting Fellow in Trauma Psychiatry at the Uniformed Service University F Edward Herbert School of Medicine, USA, and Child Psychiatry Fellowship at the Guy’s Hospital Bloomfield Clinic and Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He has a special interest in Trauma Psychiatry, ADHD, Autism and Developmental Psychiatry.
He is the Alumni of NUS Executive Program, Singapore Command & Staff College Senior Commander Course, US Army Senior Executive Program, London Business School Senior Executive Program.
He was the Head SAF Military Psychiatrists, Senior Medical Officer (Healthcare) and Chief Medical Corps of Singapore Armed Forces, and directed the SAF Psychological Trauma Management training development, and commissioning of the second generation of web-based electronic medical record system (eMR) for the armed forces, both a first in the country.
He last served as founding Executive Director of NUHS Regional Health System (2013-14), and also was the Vice-Chairman Medical Board (Education) (2011-13) which oversaw the NUH Education Office in undergraduate, postgraduate medical education.