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Assoc Prof Evelyn Wong


Senior Consultant

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Emergency Medicine Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • NUS Yong Yoo Lin School of Medicine
  • Core Faculty, SingHealth Emergency Medicine Residency


​Dr Evelyn Wong completed her medical undergraduate studies in 1988 from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She went on to complete her Accident and Emergency training in 1995, and in 1999 she spent a year as an international fellow in Emergency Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard, Boston . Her clinical interests are in airway management and trauma. She is currently the Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, SGH.


  • ​2006 Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine ad eundem (FRCEM)
  • 2003 Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS)
  • 1995 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSED) in Accident and Emergency Medicine
  • 1988 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital
  • Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital
  • Committee member and examiner for the Master of Medicine in Emergency Medicine examination
  • Coordinator, Emergency Medicine Core Rotation, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School


  • ​Governance and Leadership Programme 2016
  • AMEI Golden Apple Award for Generativity 2015
  • Harvard-Macy Fellow 2011
  • HMDP award for Trauma in conjunction with the Harvard international fellowship in emergency medicine 1999 - 2000

Publications and Research Trials

  1. ​Pek JH, Tan HC, Seth P, Wong E
    Reducing pain experienced during potassium chloride infusion in the emergency department. Eurasian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 (accepted for publication 21 June 2017).
  2. Chan JSE, Wee JCP, Ponampalam R, Wong E
    Pulmonary Contusion and Traumatic Pneumotoceles in a Platform Diver with Hemoptysis. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016; Vol  52(2):205-207.
  3. Pek JH, Wong E, Lateef F.
    Simulation training for emergency teams. Education in Medicine Journal, 2015.
  4. Pek JH, Wee JCP, Wong E
    Canadian computed tomography head rule and its impact on Singaporean practice. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2015; Vol 22(6):359-63.
  5. Wong E, Ngo ASY, Wee JCP, Lee JMH
    Focused assessment with sonography in trauma  (FAST) – experience of a tertiary hospital in SE Asia Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine  2014; 21(4):230-236
  6. Lee JMH, Laxmikantha N, Ong MEH, Wong E, Wee JCP
    Comparing lignocaine-adrenaline-tetracaine gel with lignocaine infiltration for anesthesia during repair of lacerations: A randomized trial
    World journal of emergency medicine 2013; 4(4):281-284 (Article; Published in Print)
  7. Ho Khoy Kheng; Ong Marcus Eng Hock; Koh Mariko Siyue; Wong Evelyn; Raghuram J. A randomized controlled trial comparing minichest tube and needle aspiration in outpatient management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax.
    The American journal of emergency medicine 2011; 29(9):1152-1777.
  8. Walls Ron M; Brown Calvin A; Bair Aaron E; Pallin Daniel J; NEAR II investigators
    Emergency airway management: a multi-center report of 8937 emergency department intubations.
  9. Wee JCP, Wong E, A Annitha
    A case or Resperidone associated neuroleptic malignant syndrome in a patient receiving long term haloperidol treatment.
    Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 17 (3)285-8 2010; 17(3):285-288.
  10. Wong Evelyn; Ng Yih-Yng
    The difficult airway in the emergency department.
    International journal of emergency medicine 2008; 1(2):107-111.
  11. Ngo Adeline Su-Yin; Anthony Charles Rabind; Samuel Miny; Wong Evelyn; Ponampalam R
    Should a benzodiazepine antagonist be used in unconscious patients presenting to the emergency department?
    Resuscitation 2007; 74(1):27-37.
  12. Wong Evelyn; Ho Khoy Kheng
    The effect of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on emergency airway management.
    Resuscitation 2006; 70(1):26-30.
  13. Tiah Ling; Wong Evelyn; Chen Mei Fong Jaime; Sadarangani Sapna Pradip
    Should there be a change in the teaching of airway management in the medical school curriculum?
    Resuscitation 2005; 64(1):87-91.
  14. E Wong, V Anantharaman, 2005, Emergency Airway Management, YY Ong, KT Woo, HS Ng, P Tan, OT Tang, in A Clinical Approach to Medicine, World Scientific, 2, 213-237.
  15. Wong Evelyn; Fong Yuke Tien; Ho Khoy Kheng
    Emergency airway management--experience of a tertiary hospital in South-East Asia.
     esuscitation 2004; 61(3):349-355.
  16. Wong Evelyn; Fong Yuke Tien
    Trauma airway experience by emergency physicians.
    European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine 2003; 10(3):209-212.
  17. Wong Evelyn; Leong Mark K F; Anantharaman Venkataraman; Raman Lata; Wee Keng Poh; Chao Tzee Cheng
    Road traffic accident mortality in Singapore.
    The Journal of emergency medicine 2002; 22(2):139-146.
  18. Wong E; SBS Ooi
    Ectopic pregnancy--a diagnostic challenge in the emergency department.
    European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine 2000; 7(3):189-194.

Research Trials