Prof Pierce Chow is senior consultant and Co-Director (Surgical) at the Comprehensive Liver Cancer Clinic at the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Senior Consultant Surgeon at the Singapore General Hospital. He is concurrently Professor and Course Director at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
Prof Chow was the Chapter of Surgeon’s Gold Medallist at the conjoint Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh/M.Med (Surgery) examination in 1994 and subsequently completed a clinical fellowship in Liver Transplantation at the Queensland Liver Transplant Service with Professor Russell Strong. In 1995, he was recipient of the Young Surgeon’s Award of the Academy of Medicine Singapore.
In addition to managing a busy HPB surgical oncology service, Prof Chow has researched extensively on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). He leads collaborative research on the genomic heterogeneity of HCC and applications in precision medicine. He co-founded the Asia-Pacific Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trials Group in 1997 and has been the protocol chair of 5 multi-national trials. In 2012 the National Medical Research Council Singapore conferred him the National Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Award for improving clinical outcomes of patients with his research on Liver Cancer.
In 2016 Prof Chow was awarded the NMRC Translational-Clinical Research Grant for the National Flagship Program in Liver Cancer and in 2017 he received funding from BMRC for the multi-institutional PuRPOSE Program to develop a patient-specific diagnostic and predictive platform to improve treatment of liver cancer.