Senior Consultant and Clinician Scientist
Singapore General Hospital
Professor Marcus Ong a Senior Consultant and Clinician Scientist, at the Department of Emergency Medicine in Singapore General Hospital. Professor & Director of Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR), Duke-NUS Medical School. Director, Health Services Research Center (HSRC), Singhealth Services. Prof Ong also serves as Medical Director, Unit for Prehospital Emergency Care (UPEC) and Senior Consultant, Ministry of Health, Hospital Services Division. He is also Chairman, Pan Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS). Vice Chair (Research), Emergency Medicine Academic Clinical Program.
Prof Ong’s research studies focus predominantly on pre-hospital emergency care (PEC), health services research, and medical devices. Prof Ong has initiated and led landmark studies regarding OHCA and other PEC issues in Singapore. His research has addressed issues such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), improving ambulance deployment, acute myocardial infarction care and emergency care. PEC is the provision of emergency medical care in a pre- or out-of-hospital setting, to an acutely ill or injured patient.
Prof Ong has been awarded multiple national research grants such the NMRC Senior clinician-scientist grants, SingHealth Foundation grant, MOH Health Services Research grant, etc. He has accumulated over $32 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 is the Principal Investigator for an international, multi-centres cohort study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest across the Asia-Pacific. Prof Ong has published close to 200 papers in both local and international peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Resuscitation, Annals of Emergency Medicine, etc. Many of papers are published in the highest impact medical journals such as the Lancet and JAMA.
Prof Ong has also patented inventions using Heart Rate Variability for risk prediction of acutely ill patients and cooling solutions for therapeutic hypothermia. The technology is currently being developed into bedside triage devices that can help in risk stratification of critically ill patients and he is Scientific Advisor for Global Healthcare, a start-up company providing medical cooling solutions.
Wednesday, December 11
11:35 AM – 12:25 PM